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150 new jobs with IT security company Citrix

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150 new jobs with IT security company Citrix

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 

150 new jobs with IT security company Citrix

IT security company Citrix is creating 150 new jobs in Dublin. The jobs will be at the company's existing offices in East Point Business Park.

Job roles will be in the areas of inside sales and technical support. The East Point Business Park is to be upgraded and expanded by 26,000 sq ft to accommodate 400 employees.

Citrix has been in Ireland since 1999. The expansion results from a decision to centralise its inside sales in Dublin. The company is also increasing its focus on customer services and moving its services to the cloud.

Citrix is seeking a mixture of graduates, experienced technical support engineers and sales staff. As part of the expansion, the company is also establishing a sales academy in Dublin to develop junior sales talent.


Details of jobs and career opportunities with Citrix can be found here.

The announcement is welcomed by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O'Connor and IDA Ireland Chief Executive Martin Shanahan.

The CareersPortal Team