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50 New Jobs for Dublin with Software Services provider Ellucian

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50 New Jobs for Dublin with Software Services provider Ellucian

Thursday, July 16, 2015 

50 New Jobs for Dublin with Software Services provider Ellucian

Ellucian, world leader in provision of software and services for helping higher education institutions achieve student success has today opened new offices in Ballsbridge, Dublin.

The company announced its intention to create up to 50 new positions over three years as it drives its European business.

The new jobs being created are in:

  • Technical sales
  • Marketing
  • Customer support and
  • Product development

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD today officially opened Ellucian’s new offices. The company’s CEO Jeff Ray, members of the Ellucian executive team and IDA Ireland’s CEO Martin Shanahan joined him for the ceremony.

Minister Bruton who met with the company’s CEO Jeff Ray, at its HQ in Fairfax, Virginia, US late last year said: “A key part of our Action Plan for Jobs is building on the cluster of tech companies we have in Dublin to make Ireland into a truly global capital for technology. Today’s announcement that Ellucian, a company which leads the world in its particular sector, is creating an extra 50 jobs in its new office in Dublin is another important step on this road and a very welcome boost. I wish Jeff and all the team every success with this project."

Jeff Ray, Ellucian President and CEO said: “We keep higher education, technology, and enabling student success at the heart of all that we do. It fuels the growing global economy. There’s great talent in Ireland and we are proud to make investments in job creation to help propel that growth.”

Details of career opportunities with Ellucain can be found here.

Welcoming the announcement, Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA Ireland said: “Ellucian’s plans for the Dublin operation will further strengthen Ireland’s ICT cluster. This announcement also complements IDA’s strategy of winning investments in the software and cloud computing space. We look forward to working with the company as it scales its global business from Ireland.”

The project is supported by IDA Ireland through the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.

Source: IDA Ireland Press Release

The CareersPortal Team