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If you like working with others, and like problem solving then its definitely worth considering. Do you ever look at a bridge/skyscraper etc. and wonder how they did that? Or better still, are you looking at the way the road at home is laid out and thinking if they had of done something differently it would have been better.

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50 New Jobs with IIS Group

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50 New Jobs with IIS Group

Thursday, June 25, 2015 

50 New Jobs with IIS Group

Dublin-based software provider IIS Group is to create 50 new jobs, taking the number of positions created within the company to 80 this year.

It is estimated that about 30 of the jobs would be based in Ireland with the remaining 20 based abroad in their offices in Britain, the Netherlands and Poland. 

The company are looking to hire candidates across a variety of areas including Sales, Marketing and IT Support. 

IIS Group chief executive Morgan Browne commented: "Everyone thinks IT is for young people but in reality we need people with business experience, preferably 20 or 30 years of business experience.”

Current job vacancies advertised with IIS Group at their Dublin base include:

  • IT Co-coordinator
  • SDK Support Developer
  • Junior ASP.NET/C# Software Support Developer

For more information on these positions and to apply click here

IIS provides business management software, services and support to small and medium-sized enterprises. Employee numbers have grown from 14 in 2010 to more than 100 this year. When the new positions are filled, the group’s total headcount will exceed 150 people.

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Source: The Irish Times 25/6/15

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