Technology company Fidelity Investments has announced that it will be creating 200 new jobs in Galway as it expands its Irish operations.
The company will be filling the jobs over the next two years, with roles in software engineering, cloud, application and data architecture, cyber security, and agile roles.
The major expansion will also see another 100 jobs created at its Dublin offices.
When complete this recruitment will see the company’s Irish footprint grow to 1,800 employees total.
Lorna Martyn of Fidelity Investments Ireland said, “We are excited to be growing our operations in Ireland again.”
“In recent years we have had exceptional success in recruiting high quality candidates and look forward to welcoming our new associates over the coming months.”
“We have shown huge resilience over recent years and, as a company, we are firmly committed to supporting our customers.”
“These new highly skilled positions will enhance our ability to meet our customers’ changing needs into the future.”
Since opening in Ireland in 1996, the company branches here have grown steadily from a workforce of 400 in 2013 to almost 1,500 today.
Commenting on this announcement, Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe said, “Since first establishing a presence in Ireland over a quarter of century ago, Fidelity Investments has become a key part of the Irish financial services sector.”
“The company’s commitment to Ireland is reflected in today’s announcement and we look forward to seeing Fidelity enjoy continued success in both Dublin and Galway.”
“The Ireland For Finance Strategy underlines the Government’s approach to encouraging overseas investment and supporting jobs by focusing on growth in green, sustainable and digital financial services.”
Martin Shanahan, Chief Executive of IDA Ireland added that this expansion is a “clear commitment” by Fidelity to Ireland.
“The expansion reflects positively on the strength of the fintech ecosystem here which enables companies like Fidelity to create products to serve their global customer base from Ireland.”