Microsoft was joined today by Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar TD and Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA Ireland to announce the creation of 200 engineering roles to strengthen its existing Dublin-based team of over 600 highly skilled engineers.
The company also unveiled details and images of its new €27m Engineering Hub at its growing campus in Leopardstown, Dublin. Upon conclusion of the current phase of recruitment the company will employ more than 2,700 people in Ireland across its Leopardstown campus and within its Data Centre operations.
The 200 talented individuals that will be hired for the newly created Dublin based roles will be involved in the development, deployment and support of new Cloud services and emerging technology solutions for customers around the globe.
Recruitment has already started with the company hiring people for positions in Software Engineering, Customer Engineering, Program Management, Product Design, User Experience and Data Science. The new roles will sit predominantly within two global teams - Modern Workplace Transformation and Microsoft Identity.
The new Engineering Hub, named One Microsoft Court, is a 10,000m2 facility located a few steps from Microsoft’s flagship building, One Microsoft Place. The Engineering Hub was redesigned to support Microsoft’s Engineering Workspace Principles delivering an inspiring, accessible environment for engineers to innovate and learn from one another.
The building aims to engage engineers by creating an environment that supports work and fun – inspiring creativity, supporting wellness and empowering people to be themselves. All of this is delivered with the support of a smart building system, which will help Microsoft achieve its sustainability goals.
Speaking at today’s announcement, the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar said, "This is great news from Microsoft today. Not only are they creating 200 new jobs, but they are also creating a new €27m Engineering Hub. This investment builds on decades of commitment by Microsoft in Ireland and further strengthens the country’s position as a centre for innovation in Europe."
Managing Director at Microsoft Ireland, Cathriona Hallahan added, "This year we have been forced to change how we live, work and do business with technology keeping us all connected and productive. The pace of digital transformation has accelerated. It is essential that we maintain the momentum and continue to leverage the benefits of digital as we reimagine Ireland and drive an inclusive recovery. Our engineers will be at the centre of that effort and we look forward to welcoming them into our newly redesigned space when restrictions allow."