Expansion to drive further global innovation around VMware’s multi-cloud platform and the way businesses consume cloud services.
VMware is extending its presence in Dublin with a commitment to recruit 205 new technologists by 2025.
The extended team builds on VMware’s established presence in Ireland, which is already the third largest location for VMware globally with more than 1,000 employees. The firm opened its first Irish office in Cork in 2005.
“Ireland is an important geography for VMware and our commitment to recruit more than 200 talented technologists in Dublin to bolster our multi-cloud innovation is testament to the exceptional talent pool Ireland provide”
VMware will draw on Ireland’s highly skilled workforce, including engineers, project managers and graduate-level developers, and has appointed Andrei Grigoriev, vice-president of Engineering to lead the team in Ireland.
Strategic R&D mandate for Ireland
The investment is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.
“By establishing this new engineering hub, enterprise tech leader VMware is adding a new strategic R&D mandate to Ireland,” said IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan.
“This demonstrates the company’s confidence both in our local talent and in Ireland’s ability to deliver next-generation, core technology for VMware. This investment by VMware is very welcome, and IDA Ireland offers its ongoing support to the team.”
This expansion extends the presence of VMware’s Office of the CTO, which is dedicated to exploring, inspiring, researching, and innovating technologies that impact the future, in Ireland. The new hires will focus on driving innovation to forge the multi-cloud platform of the future and contribute to the delivery of new cloud services.
VMware’s multi-cloud platform with cross-cloud services is an integrated portfolio of SaaS solutions to help organisations build, run, manage, and secure all of their applications across any cloud.
Europe remains a key region for VMware and expanding its engineering closer to customers and talent is essential to achieving the business’s vision of becoming the global multi-cloud leader and employer of choice.
“Ireland is an important geography for VMware and our commitment to recruit more than 200 talented technologists in Dublin to bolster our multi-cloud innovation is testament to the exceptional talent pool Ireland provides,” said Kit Colbert, senior vice president and chief technology officer, VMware.
“It is with Andrei’s engineering leadership that we will build and foster a team that develops world-class multi-cloud services that organisations can easily consume and embrace to accelerate their digital ambitions.”
While the team will have a hub in Dublin, the new VMware employees will have the opportunity to exercise anywhere working, which the business believes maximises productivity, morale, performance and team cohesion. By offering the opportunity to work remotely, VMware hopes to attract leading talent across Ireland.
“This is excellent news. VMware’s decision to expand is an incredible achievement and a great boost to our efforts to reach historic employment levels in this country,” said Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar.
“Over 200 new jobs will be created by 2025, and I’m particularly pleased to see VMware offering the option to work remotely. Remote and flexible working is something I’m passionate about and want to see a lot more of. Congratulations to the team and the 1,000 strong staff in VMware’s Cork office who I’ve no doubt were pivotal in making this happen. I wish you all the very best of luck.”
Main image at top: Kit Colbert, CTO of VMware with Minister Michael McGrath and Victoria MacKechnie, IDA Ireland