• Paul Fingleton

Amazon Primed for Growth in Ireland with 500 New Jobs

Amazon announced today plans to create 500 new jobs in Ireland as part of a large expansion in Europe. The internet giant, best known for it's retail site, will be creating these new jobs in the technical areas for it's successful Amazon Web Services(AWS) cloud computing resources in addition to supporting the retail operations.


This year AWS celebrates its tenth anniversary. AWS first launched its services in Ireland in March 2006. The company also announced the AWS EU Ireland region joins AWS EU Frankfurt as a carbon-neutral region, the second carbon-neutral region in Europe and fourth AWS carbon neutral region worldwide.


The highly skilled new roles currently being recruited include: Software Development Engineers, Network Development Engineers, Data Centre Engineering, Support Engineers, Systems Engineers, Optical Deployment Engineers, Security Specialists, Big Data Specialists, DevOps Engineers, and a range of technical management positions.

"Ireland’s creative culture and the diverse set of technical skills we’re able to recruit for here, make it an ideal location for our rapidly expanding business." - Jeff Caselden, General Manager, Amazon Ireland.

Speaking of the expansion, Martin Shanahan, CEO at IDA Ireland said, “Amazon has a long history of success in Ireland and adding 500 jobs to their current workforce is testament to the high quality technical talent that is readily available throughout the country. IDA Ireland will use this announcement in our worldwide marketing efforts to highlight Ireland's suitability as a place to invest.”

“We have already exceeded our previous talent growth targets for Ireland set in 2014, which is testament to the abundance of expertise we have been able to find in the country,” added Jeff Caselden, General Manager, Amazon Ireland. “We’ve been an active member of the Irish technology community for over a decade now and Ireland’s creative culture and the diverse set of technical skills we’re able to recruit for here, make it an ideal location for our rapidly expanding business. Some of our most exciting creations we have at Amazon stem from the work we do here for our customers.”


Amazon also has offices in Cork employing Customer Service and Seller Support staff. People looking to apply for one of the roles with Amazon in Dublin, or any of Amazon’s offices across EMEA, can apply online at http://international-tech.amazon-jobs.com/.


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