Amazon to create 500 new high tech jobs in Ireland

Monday, May 30, 2016

Amazon today announces the creation of 500 new jobs in Ireland. The highly-skilled roles include data centre technicians, software engineers and customer support staff among others, to be hired over the next two years at a number of Dublin facilities.

Amazon’s first appointments in Ireland were data centre technicians and networking staff. Since then, the business has grown dramatically both in the numbers of staff and the diversity of their roles. Dublin has also been a location for engineering new technologies to support a number of Amazon’s businesses including its retail operations, devices and Amazon Web Services (AWS). This latest recruitment drive is part of Amazon's plans to create several thousand more new jobs in Europe.

“We have already exceeded our previous talent growth targets for Ireland set in 2014, which is testament to the abundance of expertise we have been able to find in the country,” said Jeff Caselden, General Manager, Amazon Ireland. “We’ve been an active member of the Irish technology community for over a decade now and Ireland’s creative culture and the diverse set of technical skills we’re able to recruit for here, make it an ideal location for our rapidly expanding business. Some of our most exciting creations we have at Amazon stem from the work we do here for our customers.”

The highly skilled new roles currently being recruited include: Software Development Engineers, Network Development Engineers, Data Centre Engineering, Support Engineers, Systems Engineers, Optical Deployment Engineers, Security Specialists, Big Data Specialists, DevOps Engineers, and a range of technical management positions.

The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, T.D. said: "The Irish Government is continuing to prioritise making Ireland a fantastic location for investment and innovation. This announcement of 500 new jobs by Amazon is a testament to Ireland's reputation as a leading European location for technology and digital industries. On behalf of the Irish Government I would like to commend Amazon for their belief in Ireland and her resourceful people. "