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25 New Jobs with IT Alliance Group

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25 New Jobs with IT Alliance Group

Monday, August 31, 2015 

25 New Jobs with IT Alliance Group

Dublin cloud outsourcing player I.T. Alliance is to create 25 new jobs as part of the expansion of its project management group.

IT Alliance is now reporting demand for project management personnel right across its divisions, including:

  • Core outsourcing business which provides services to global IT companies
  • Auxillion, which delivers support and transitioning to companies moving to the cloud
  • IT staff resourcing group

The company said hiring will begin at Career Zoo in the Convention Centre, Dublin on Saturday 12th September.

Revenues for the company from project management services alone are on course to reach €10m this year. It already employs 50 project management staff across its divisions out of a total 500 staff.

“As confidence returns to the economy, many organisations are looking to dust down and rapidly implement ICT (information and communications technology) projects which had previously been shelved during the recession,” said Dermot Hore, head of PMO, IT Alliance Group.

Current job vacancies advertised with the company include:

  • Graduate Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • SharePoint Engineer

For more information on these positions including details on how to apply click here

For more information on Career Zoo 10 and for details on how to register click here


The CareersPortal Team