MathWorks announced plans this week to grow its Irish business, with 85 jobs coming on stream in its Galway office by the end of next year.
The company, a leading developer of mathematical computing software, announced the new positions this week as part of a plan to develop its Irish business. Twenty job openings are currently available with a further 65 jobs expected to be created next year.
The Galway office provides centralised sales and services support to the company’s operations throughout EMEA and is building the team with candidates offering IT experience and fluency in multiple European languages.
MathWorks set up its Galway office two years ago. Today, the company’s Galway team offer support in 11 languages, range in work experience from seasoned professionals to new graduates, and represent diverse geographical backgrounds, including long-term Galway residents, those who have relocated from cities such as Dublin and Cork, and those originally from countries such as Germany and Finland.
“I am delighted to see MathWorks expanding their operations in Galway, and I thank them for their continued investment in Ireland,” Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys said this week. “We have a strong footprint of innovative ICT businesses investing in Ireland, and we have the IT specialists and multilingual talent available to enable the company to grow and to embed their operations here. Their expansion is a great vote of confidence in what we have to offer, and I wish them well for the future.”
Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland, also welcomed the investment. “We are confident Ireland can meet MathWorks Galway’s expansion needs given our proximity to the European market, the steady pipeline of talent spanning professionals and students, and our investments in economy and infrastructure,” he said.
MathWorks opened the Galway office with an initial focus on sales and support in the EMEA region. Today, MathWorks Ireland spans customer-facing roles including sales and services support, inside sales, channel development and support, marketing, and finance and administration. Most recently, the office expanded to include a team of customer success specialists who focus entirely on helping customers realise the return on their investment in the company’s flagship products MATLAB and Simulink.
“The growing job opportunities in our Ireland office are a testament to the success of our new staff in delivering for our customers throughout EMEA in our first two years,” said Richard Haxby, managing director of MathWorks Ireland. “We are confident that we will have a strong pipeline of candidates to fill these jobs quickly given the overwhelmingly positive feedback we receive on our collaborative culture, competitive compensation, excellence in staff development, and potential to explore global career opportunities.”
For more information on MathWorks Galway and the available job openings, see mathworks.com/company/jobs/galwayarea html.