Wednesday, September 18 10:39:47
Software quality specialist, SQS, today announced further expansion of its Irish operations with the creation of an additional 75 jobs over the coming three years.
Already employing over 200 people across its Dublin and Belfast operations, SQS said it is committed to increasing its workforce by over 35 per cent up to 2016.
The new jobs to be created will see 50 based in Dublin with 25 located in the Belfast office. The company is currently looking to recruit up to 30 skilled positions before the end of this year.
The latest jobs being created by SQS Ireland are high end specialist roles encompassing software quality engineers, software testing managers, business analysts, performance engineers and software test analysts. Established in Ireland since 2002, SQS has enjoyed impressive year-on-year organic growth directly servicing the Irish market, with an average growth rate in employment numbers of 20 per cent.
Coinciding with this latest jobs announcement, SQS Ireland has moved to new expanded 4,000 sq ft modern office facilities in Dublin's emerging technology hub in the 'Docklands' area of the city. The new offices have a state of the art training centre, IP-based high-speed communications facilities and fit-for-purpose customer hosting services.
Commenting on behalf of the company, Dik Vos, CEO of SQS Group said: "Our continued expansion in Ireland is a strong reflection of the growth of the IT industry and the increasingly important role that independent software testing and quality control plays in the successful rollout and ongoing operations of IT systems. As we all know, so many of these IT systems have now become almost mission critical to our business and everyday lives."
"We are delighted to be in a position today to announce our commitment to meeting such ambitious recruitment plans, both in the immediate and longer term 3 year timeframe. There is no doubt that recruitment of such specialist roles remains a challenge. However working closely with Ireland's third level colleges and initiatives such as the SQS Graduate In-Take Programme, have proved very successful and will remain a key part of our recruitment strategy, providing valuable training and investment in developing key skillsets to support businesses in the Irish economy to the required SQS quality standards."