Microsoft reveals 200 new Dublin jobs

The addition of 200 new engineering roles brings employment at Microsoft in Ireland to 2,700 people.

Software giant Microsoft has announced 200 new engineering roles to strengthen its Dublin-based team of more than 600 highly-skilled engineers.

The company also unveiled details and images of its new €27m Engineering Hub at its growing campus in Leopardstown, Dublin.

“The new engineering jobs announced by Microsoft will help shape the future of our economy and ensure that Ireland remains at the forefront of technological innovation globally”

The announcement represents a further significant investment by the company in Ireland and strengthens Microsoft Ireland’s position at the forefront of innovation globally.

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.

Jobs fit for the digital age

Two men and a woman outside Irish Government buildings.

Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA Ireland; Cathriona Hallahan, MD, Microsoft Ireland; Tánaiste Leo Varadkar

“This is great news from Microsoft today,” said Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar, TD. “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.

“Our focus in the months ahead will be to rebuild Ireland’s economy in a manner that will be sustainable. We need to protect and create in-demand jobs fit for our digital age. A growing engineering talent pool is crucial in helping to imagine and create the solutions that Ireland will need to rebuild and recover. By positioning Ireland as a leader in engineering, we can help enhance Ireland’s competitiveness into the future,” Varadkar concluded.

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.

“We are delighted to announce the further expansion of our team here in Ireland and the enhancement of our Leopardstown campus,” said Cathriona Hallahan, managing director of Microsoft Ireland. “Our engineers are driving innovation within the company and our Dublin based team is at the centre of this – developing technology and solutions for customers here in Ireland and around the world.

“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.”

Microsoft engineering hub

The new Engineering Hub, named One Microsoft Court, is a 10,000 square-metre 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.

For those interested in a potential career as an engineer at Microsoft Ireland, visit: www.careers.microsoft.com

“Today’s announcement by Microsoft demonstrates not only the company’s continued commitment to Ireland but also the attractiveness of Ireland’s value proposition despite the unprecedented challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland.

“The new engineering jobs announced by Microsoft will help shape the future of our economy and ensure that Ireland remains at the forefront of technological innovation globally.”

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

Published: 23 November, 2020