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Global tech company creates 100 jobs in Galway

Written by Robert McHugh, on 6th Jan 2021. Posted in Technology

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Genesys, the global provider of cloud customer experience and contact centre solutions, announced it is creating 100 new software roles in Ireland. The company’s R&D Centre for Digital and artificial intelligence (AI) in Galway is a key driver of technology innovation for Genesys as it works to transform the way brands and people connect in a digital-first world.

Genesys first established its presence in Galway in 2018 when it acquired local AI start-up, Altocloud. At that time, it pledged to create 200 jobs in the region by the second half of 2021 and is on track to meet this commitment. 

Now, it plans to fill an additional 100 software engineering roles based at its Galway facility or across Ireland in remote positions spanning software development, cloud computing, DevOps, AI and user experience, a 50% increase over its original commitment.

As a result of this growth, Genesys is relocating to a larger Galway location in the Bonham Quay development in the fourth quarter of 2021. The new Genesys offices in Galway, its largest R&D site in Europe, will occupy nearly 40,000 square feet of the new development. 

In addition to bringing jobs to Galway, Genesys is looking to attract talent from across the country with remote work options. The new facility will serve as a hub for innovation workshops, training and meeting space.

Furthermore, the company is also investing in the community and fostering local talent. To kickstart career prospects for young adults in the West of Ireland, the company employs interns and graduates from across the region, including NUI Galway, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology and the University of Limerick. Genesys has also become the principal sponsorship partner to Connacht Rugby Club. 

Welcoming  the news, The Taoiseach, Micheál Martin said, "I am delighted to welcome today’s announcement by Genesys of 100 new roles here in Ireland. This is a strong vote of confidence in the skills, talent and ability of our workforce, and of Ireland’s continued attractiveness as a destination for international investment. Genesys has enjoyed great success since coming to Galway in 2018 and I wish them every continued success in the future."

"Galway has played an integral role for Genesys in developing innovations in the fields of cloud, digital, and AI," said Barry O’Sullivan, EVP and GM of Digital and AI, Genesys. "As companies need to keep pace with consumers’ evolving preferences for digital engagement across the overall customer experience, we are focusing on hiring world-class talent in Ireland to help deliver technologies that make it possible with our vision of Experience as a Service."

Source: www.businessworld.ie

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