Sidero reveals 75 jobs for Athlone

Athlone-based cloud computing firm Sidero is to create 75 new jobs following an investment of €4.5m.

The company is hiring across the high-growth areas of multi-cloud and software development in response to customer demand for digital transformation services. New hires will also include graduates as part of Sidero’s graduate programme.

Founded in Athlone in 2013, Sidero currently employs 150 people and builds mission critical software for some of the most successful Irish and global companies.

“Our Athlone base continues to offer key advantages for attracting and retaining the highest quality talent with lower cost of living, improved work/life balance and easier commutes”

The company has strong links with local third-level institutions, including the newly opened Technological University of the Shannon (TUS), and has invested more than €1 million in the initiative since 2018.

Digital transformation journey begins at heart of Ireland

“The creation of these new jobs will enhance Sidero’s capabilities in the fast-growing area of digital transformation,” said Carmel Owens, CEO of Sidero.

“We are seeing an increasing demand for these services from our customers, and the expansion of our team with critical skills across cloud and software development will drive this growth and build on Sidero’s track record of delivering always.

“We are also delighted to be extending our graduate programme, as Sidero is committed to collaborating with the education sector to develop the next generation of engineers, developers and consultants in Ireland, while helping to narrow the technology skills gap. Our Athlone base continues to offer key advantages for attracting and retaining the highest quality talent with lower cost of living, improved work/life balance and easier commutes.

“With the need for quality technical talent at an all-time high, Sidero is also delighted to announce the launch of our new Consulting Services division. Our growing team will provide our customers with the skills and expertise they need at every stage of their digital transformation journeys.”

This growth will allow Sidero to cement its position as a leader in large-scale enterprise-grade cloud projects involving cloud re-hosting/re-platforming, automated pipelines, orchestration, container deployment and micro-services. This capability also includes a cloud managed service offering with both proactive and reactive services for migration, maintenance, and optimisation.

Sidero is also launching a new consulting arm within the business to reduce hiring timelines and enhance company growth and project delivery for customers. The new division will solve customers’ business challenges through Sidero’s expertise in cloud, cloud native and software development, providing specialist resources to lead or support both new and existing projects and programmes.

“Enterprise Ireland has worked closely with Sidero, both in Ireland and internationally, since 2013 and is delighted to support its expansion in Athlone,” said Kevin Sherry, executive director at Enterprise Ireland.

“Sidero’s growing presence in Athlone will make a very important contribution to prosperity in the region and further highlights the positioning of Ireland as a key centre of excellence for communications software and cloud technology. We look forward to continuing to work with Carmel Owens and the Sidero team to support their global ambition as they focus on expanding their reach with international customers in export markets and deliver new jobs here in Ireland.”

The expansion was welcomed by Minister Robert Troy, TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Trade Promotion. “Regional development is a key milestone for this Government and working with our agency Enterprise Ireland the announcement of these new jobs will come as a further economic boost to the Midlands. I am reassured by Sidero’s commitment to playing its part in cultivating the next generation of IT workers, as it extends its graduate programme and cements its relationships with third-level institution in the region.

“As the demand for digital transformation services continues to grow, it is fantastic to see a local company delivering projects to some of the most successful Irish and global organisations.”


John Kennedy
Award-winning editor John Kennedy is one of Ireland's most experienced business and technology journalists.