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35 new jobs with digital mapping specialist Esri Ireland

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35 new jobs with digital mapping specialist Esri Ireland

Thursday, April 27, 2017 

35 new jobs with digital mapping specialist Esri Ireland

Digital mapping specialist Esri Ireland has announced plans to create 35 new jobs, bringing the total number employed by the company in Dublin and Belfast to 85.

Esri Ireland is a provider of geographic information systems (GIS). The addditional jobs will come on stream over the next 2½ years, supporting its expansion plans towards 2020. 

Esri Ireland is recruiting across a number of roles, including:

  • GIS consultants and developers
  • Technical support
  • Software engineers and
  • Sales and marketing

Details of current vacancies with Esri Ireland are available here.


Esri Ireland's flagship product suite called ArcGIS, had revenues of €7 million in 2016, up 21 per cent on the previous year and is now looking to grow revenues by a further €3 million.

ArcGis provides an infrastructure for making and sharing maps and geographic information available throughout communities.

“The growth of digital information and mapping in particular means that businesses and government are increasingly seeing opportunities to achieve competitive advantage, service improvement and cost savings from geographic information systems,” said Esri director and country manager Paul Synnott.

What college course? Check out DT112 Geographic Science at Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT

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