It was announced today that JRI America is to further expand its Technology Centre in Tralee, Co. Kerry, creating 100 new jobs over five years.
JRI America, Inc., is a subsidiary of the Japanese IT financial services company, Japan Research Institute Ltd ("JRI"), which is the specialist IT subsidiary of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group ("SMFG").
Since 2011, when JRI America, Inc. established in Ireland, it has successfully grown its team in Tralee to 100 staff. JRI America now plans to expand its Tralee Technology Centre with the creation of a Security Operations Centre (SOC) involving approximately 25 roles across a range of security-related functions including Security Operations, Security Event/Incident Monitoring, Threat Vulnerability Analysis & Management & Network/Systems Security.
This Tralee SOC will work closely with the group’s existing SOC in Japan to monitor, assess, mitigate and investigate Cybersecurity threats/incidents on behalf of the group’s global operations.
The remainder of the proposed 100-person expansion will involve additional roles being created within JRI America Tralee’s existing Development, QA/Testing, Network, Infrastructure, Data Centre support and Helpdesk teams. Recruitment for the new roles is underway.
Speaking at today’s announcement in Tralee, Minister of State, Brendan Griffin said, "The jobs created by JRI America, Inc. continue to contribute positively to our rural communities and to the strengthening and diversification of the wider economy of Kerry. I welcome today’s announcement that JRI America, Inc. will continue to focus on supporting jobs in this region steadily over the next 5 years."
Managing Director & General Manager, CIO Americas and EMEA and President & COO JRI America, Inc. Michael O’Dea added, "JRI America's Tralee Technology Centre continues to expand upon its vital role assisting SMBC Group's IT support in the Americas and EMEA. Today's announcement of the commencement of operations in our Security Operations Centre in Tralee is a welcome addition providing additional roles necessary to our Cybersecurity capability."