Microsoft is to increase its presence in Ireland with the creation of 200 new jobs at its Dublin campus.
Half of the roles are on its innovative engineering team, which is working to support the development of new and emerging technology solutions, such as artificial intelligence, for customers across the globe.
Once this new wave of recruitment is complete, it will bring the total numbers employed by the company in Ireland to 2,200.
In addition to the 100 engineering roles, the company is also recruiting 50 people to support the growth of its 700-strong Europe, the Middle East and Africa digital sales organisation.
While an additional 50 roles are available across a range of areas in the company including the data centre, the sales subsidiary, as well as positions on the company’s graduate and intern programme.
“The expansion of Microsoft in Ireland reflects the dynamism, energy and continued transformation of our team in Dublin,” Cathriona Hallahan, MD, Microsoft Ireland, said.
“Our engineering team is at the centre of this work. With the expansion of our engineering team together with the additional roles in other divisions of the business including EMEA digital sales and data centre, our new operations in Dublin will play an increasingly important role within the company globally.”
The announcement was welcomed by both the Government and IDA Ireland, with Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA Ireland, describing the news as “a further strong endorsement of [Microsoft’s] commitment to Ireland.”
“[It] is clear evidence that Ireland meets the criteria for innovative, global companies like Microsoft to successfully operate here, including sourcing the highly skilled staff they need,” Mr Shanahan said.