Minister O’Keeffe announces 30 jobs as global software firm expands
10 January, 2011
The Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation, Batt O’Keeffe TD, today [Monday] announced 30 new software jobs in Dublin as part of an expansion plan.
The new jobs in Murex, a French financial software firm, will be in software development, business development and consulting.
Murex already employs 60 workers in Shelbourne Road in south Dublin.
The firm, which established the software centre 11 years ago, expects to fill the new positions within three years.
The new workers will have a combination of degree and masters qualifications in maths, engineering and computer science.
The investment is supported by the Government through IDA Ireland.
Announcing the jobs, Minister O’Keeffe described the investment as an important boost for Ireland’s information and communications technology (ICT) sector.
‘Eight of the world’s top 10 technology firms are based in Ireland so Murex’s decision to hire more highly skilled workers in Dublin fits well with the Government’s focus on innovative high-tech industry.
‘It is significant that Murex, which operates in a technically challenging niche area of the software market, has chosen Ireland for expansion, adding to our strong cluster of global ICT players and acknowledging the strong track record of the Dublin workforce,’ said Minister O’Keeffe.
Commenting on the announcement, the managing director of Murex, Francois Pourprix, said: ‘The success of Murex’s Irish operation to date has led to this further expansion being announced today.
‘Ireland provides for Murex a pool of highly skilled people from which to choose our workforce, an excellent environment for research and development, and a reputation for success in software development.
‘I would like to thank the existing workforce here for their dedication in making this office a success and to IDA Ireland for their support of this development.’
The chief executive of IDA Ireland, Barry O’Leary, said: ‘Murex is one of a significant number of international ICT companies using Ireland as a base to develop software products for the global financial services industry and the expansion of this operation is evidence of Ireland’s ability to host high-end innovative operations of this nature.
‘The Dublin centre has world-wide responsibility for the end-to-end development, marketing, sales and distribution of the Murex Enterprise Risk platform and the operation also owns the intellectual property for this product.
‘The presence and expansion of Murex in Ireland enhances Ireland’s position in winning knowledge-led investment and adds to the growing cluster of financial technology companies in Ireland.’
Bernard Mallee, Press Adviser to Minister Batt O'Keeffe, Department of Enterprise, Trade and Innovation, on Tel: +353 1 631 3944, Mobile: +353 87 9173022, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last modified: 10/01/2011