Hewlett Packard Enterprise creates 150 new Irish jobs

Marking 50 years in Ireland, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) establishes new digital transformation practice and names Galway as European hub for cyber security operations.

Tech giant Hewlett Packard Enterprise is planning to recruit 150 experienced technologists in Ireland over the next two years.

The company has also named Galway as its European hub for cyber security operations and is establishing a new Hybrid Cloud Practice to help Irish customers accelerate their digital transformation.

“This year HPE will celebrate a 50-year legacy of operations in Ireland, so I am delighted to be building on our strong history of investing in Ireland”

Hewlett Packard Enterprise said the strategic investment underscores HPE’s long-term commitment to Ireland and will enable the company to grow its operations and employee base in the country, increase its R&D, product development and global cyber security services, as well as continuing to make positive contributions to local communities.

50 years’ legacy in Ireland

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has been long-established in Ireland and is a significant source of employment in both Galway and Kildare. This announcement demonstrates the company’s continued commitment to our country and shows that we have the right infrastructure and ecosystem to enable leading technology companies to grow and thrive. I wish the Hewlett Packard Enterprise team all the best with their expansion plans.”

“This year HPE will celebrate a 50-year legacy of operations in Ireland, so I am delighted to be building on our strong history of investing in Ireland with today’s announcement of new jobs and operations in the country,” said Antonio Neri, President and CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

“Ireland has an incredible technology-focused economy and a highly skilled workforce, and our investment in the country will further develop the country as a critical market for HPE’s global business, as well as benefitting our customers, partners, team members and the citizens of Ireland.”

HPE plans to increase its workforce in Ireland with 150 new roles over the next two years. In particular, HPE will hire experienced talent with expertise in areas of critical importance to customers such as cyber security, software development, global R&D and cloud consulting. The jobs will be based at HPE’s sites in Galway and Kildare, but thanks to HPE’s Edge-to-Office initiative the majority of work can be carried out from flexible locations, thus opening up these roles to applicants from anywhere in the country.

HPE has also taken the decision to locate global centers of excellence focused on cyber security and software development in Ireland. HPE has been building its cyber security footprint in Galway over the past five years and Ireland has been made the European hub for cyber security operations.

Galway is the home of HPE’s Cyber Defense Center which protects HPE and its customers from global cyber threats utilizing the latest Machine Learning and AI technologies. The Galway site already has the largest footprint of cyber professionals within HPE globally and is set to expand with new roles for data scientists and incident response practitioners.

Ireland is an R&D hub for the HPE GreenLake cloud services business with the latest developments to HPE’s hybrid cloud platform being architected by Irish engineers and software developers. Ireland is also the EMEA hub for HPE Financial Services (HPEFS), HPE’s fully licensed international bank. HPEFS funds digital transformation across the world and is at the heart of HPE’s leading circular economy program. Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, also hosts a global operations team in Cork. These global HPE businesses are hiring now.

The expansion was welcomed by Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar, TD.

“Hewlett Packard Enterprise has been long-established in Ireland and is a significant source of employment in both Galway and Kildare.

“This announcement demonstrates the company’s continued commitment to our country and shows that we have the right infrastructure and ecosystem to enable leading technology companies to grow and thrive. I wish the Hewlett Packard Enterprise team all the best with their expansion plans.”

HPE is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.

“The addition of 150 highly skilled roles by HPE is testament to the company’s ongoing commitment to Ireland,” said IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan.

“Today’s announcement that Galway has been chosen as HPE’s European hub for cyber security operations is an important endorsement of Ireland’s advanced technology ecosystem. This is a strategically important investment by HPE for Ireland and reflects the importance that the Galway and Leixlip sites play in the company’s global business.”

By John Kennedy (john.kennedy3@boi.com)

Published: 31 March 2021