Unum brings 50 new jobs to Carlow

Despite the downturn in the technology jobs market, Unum is planning further expansion in 2023, adding 50 IT roles.

Unum Technology Centre in Carlow has announced 50 new IT roles for 2023. 

Having filled 80 roles during 2022, bringing the employee base to over 200, the roles currently being recruited for will bring the total number employed by Unum to 250 at the Irish campus.

“Whilst there has been some instability in the tech jobs market, Unum offers security in the stable and growing fintech sector”

The roles include software developers, business analysts, IT delivery managers and cybersecurity engineers. 21 of the 50 jobs announced are available with immediate effect via www.unumjobs.ie. The remainder will roll out over the coming months.

Fintech sector continue to grow

“Unum’s projects are set for 2023 and beyond and we are now recruiting a range of tech roles,” explained Padraig O’Neill, Managing Director and VP of Unum Ireland. “Whilst there has been some instability in the tech jobs market, Unum offers security in the stable and growing fintech sector.

“We can offer exceptional development and progression with flexible working arrangements, including hybrid, and initiatives to support our team’s well-being. Opportunities are available for both graduates and senior IT professionals at the state-of-the-art campus, just one hour from Dublin city.” 

Unum is a leading income protection and insurance provider, protecting over 41 million people across businesses in Europe and the US. The Carlow Tech hub is a driving force behind the cutting-edge Digital Transformation at the Fortune 500 company.

The growth announcement comes as Unum adds a Great Place to Work certification to its credit for a second year. The company invests in creating an exceptional work culture where team members are supported to perform at the highest level.

“People want to know they are recognised for their contribution to the workplace,” explained Edel Spillane, HR Director of Unum. “They want strong leadership and the opportunity to develop their skills with further education and career progression. Yes, they want to be well-compensated, but beyond that, people value working in an environment where they can thrive. This is where Unum excels.”

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