5G player Zinkworks to create 50 new jobs in Letterkenny

Zinkworks is establishing a software engineering hub in the CoLab Facility on the Letterkenny IT campus.

Telecoms and financial services R&D player Zinkworks is to create 50 new jobs in Letterkenny.

The company is establishing a software engineering hub in the CoLab facility on the Letterkenny Institute of Technology (IT) Campus in Letterkenny Co. Donegal, and will fill the new jobs over the next 18 months.

“Since our launch four years ago, we’ve grown to a 180 person company in our head office in Athlone and today marks an exciting new step on our journey”

Zinkworks was founded in 2018 and currently employs 180 people at its head office in Athlone Co. Westmeath. The company’s focus is primarily in research and development in Telecommunications, particularly on 5G, where it works with world leading clients, delivering its own portfolio of products to market.

Bringing the office to the people

 “As part of our ‘Bring the office to our people’ strategy, we are delighted to announce that we are opening a new branch in Letterkenny in the CoLab facility on the Letterkenny IT Campus,” said Zinkworks CEO Paul Madden.

“Since our launch four years ago, we’ve grown to a 180 person company in our head office in Athlone and today marks an exciting new step on our journey. We work with some of the biggest companies in the world and are developing our own product portfolio in telecommunications.”

The Letterkenny hub will provide software development services including 5G network consulting, 5G network deployment, telecommunications R&D, and ICT consultancy.  These 50 new roles will be across the areas of senior and mid-level software developers as well as a graduate programme.

“The key to our success is our people,” said Aileen Cramer, COO of Zinkworks. “We build an environment where people can grow and be at their best. Instead of asking people to commute to us or asking them to work from home all the time, we’re bringing our office to where our people are.  We’re delighted to be in Letterkenny and look forward our future here.”

This project is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.

“The decision by Zinkworks to establish a software engineering hub in Co Donegal is very welcome news,” said Denis Curran, head of Regions and Enterprise Development at IDA Ireland.

“It is a strong endorsement of the high quality talent pool available in Donegal and across the North West region. It also demonstrates IDA Ireland’s continued commitment to winning jobs and investment for regional locations. I wish Zinkworks every success with their new investment.”

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

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