Cisco putting €26m and 115 new jobs into Galway site
Mon, 30 Apr 2012
Networking solutions firm Cisco is investing €26m (£21.1m) and creating 115 new research & development (R&D) roles at its Galway facility.
Recruitment began late last year but is not yet complete, with Cisco Galway ready to focus on new business areas including cloud-enabled desktop, mobile applications and desktop virtualisation.
Barry O’Sullivan, senior vice president for Cisco’s global collaboration business, says: “Access to diverse top-class engineering talent and support from [state investment agency] IDA Ireland have helped build a successful, innovative and global development capability over the last five years.”
He adds that the firm is still “actively seeking to fill new software engineering, product management and user experience positions”.
Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny, says: “The decision by Cisco to expand its R&D capabilities here in Galway demonstrates the value of economic stability and Ireland’s position in Europe when it comes to our ability to attract the overseas operations of world-leading multinational companies such as Cisco.”
Cisco’s Galway site opened in 2007, with the firm also having offices in Dublin. It is estimated that 70% of the world’s internet traffic is routed through Cisco equipment.