Citrix expansion to create 150 new jobs

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Pictured: Sherif Seddik, Citrix EMEA; Minister for Jobs Enterprise & Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor; and Martin Shanahan, IDA Ireland

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12 April 2017 | 0

Citrix will create 150 new jobs as part of an expansion drive at its East Point Business Park, Dublin, office.

The addition of 2,415 square metres (26,000 square feet) of office space to the current footprint will facilitate the centralisation of the company’s Inside Sales activities in Dublin, combined with an increased focus on Customer Success services and the growing adoption of cloud technologies by businesses across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).  The new jobs will primarily consist of Inside Sales and Technical Support Services roles to support Citrix transition to a cloud model, in a project supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.

The company also said that its current office facilities will be upgraded to provide a “state-of-art work environment, which encourages open collaboration and social interaction”. The expanded office will provide workspaces for more than 400 employees and will host the EMEA Inside Sales and Tech Support functions and other support roles.

Speaking at the launch, Minister for Jobs Enterprise & Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor said: “We already have a strong footprint of ICT companies in the Dublin area and we always encourage these companies to expand and diversify. That is exactly what Citrix have decided to do, with the creation of an additional 150 valuable, high skilled jobs, which is a great vote of confidence in what we have to offer. I am confident that Ireland has the IT skills available to facilitate this exciting expansion.”

Sherif Seddik, VP and managing director, Citrix EMEA, said: “We ultimately decided that Dublin is the best location to attract the right talent and build out our Inside Sales EMEA practice. Having first committed to Ireland in 1999, we have gone from strength to strength and are delighted to continue our growth story in Dublin.

“Citrix recognises that the mid-market and SMB segments, combined with the move to a Cloud-based model, are pivotal to our success. Adopting cloud technologies in the enterprise is much more complex than just downloading an app. Companies have to rationalise all of their past, present, and future investments and tie them together seamlessly as they progress toward the cloud future. Today’s announcement will enable us to create a better experience for our customers and partners.

“We are looking for a wide range of talent, including new graduates, experienced technical support engineers and sales staff. We would encourage anyone looking to take their career to the next level to explore the roles available.”

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