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SAP creates 100 jobs in Ireland to expand technical and R&D functions

Jenny Williams

SAP will create 100 jobs in Dublin and Galway as part of an expansion programme in Ireland.

The enterprise software firm has signed a lease on office space in Citywest, Dublin, and is recruiting to expand its technical support and research and development (R&D) departments to support international customers.

Liam Ryan, managing director of SAP Ireland, said SAP expects growth in Ireland.

"Current activities in Ireland include the provision of services and support for our customer base in EMEA and the US. Ireland provides the best in talent and its excellent workforce is one of the key factors in SAP's continued recruitment here," said Liam Ryan.

Expanding SAP's 1,100-strong workforce in Ireland, job vacancies include test automation engineers and software developers with Java, ABAP and .Net experience.

Barry O'Leary, CEO of IDA Ireland, supported the creation of jobs for its impact on Ireland's Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) portfolio.

"SAP's presence here significantly adds to Ireland's reputation in this area. I would like to offer the continued support of IDA Ireland to SAP as it brings this investment to fruition," said Barry O'Leary.

At SAP's Sapphire Now 2011 conference, Jim Hagenamm Snabe said the company has gained over 40,000 customers over the past year, with more than 500 using SAP's cloud-based Business ByDesign products.

Browse SAP's vacancies here >>


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