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130 New Jobs across Cork and Dublin with Pivotal

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130 New Jobs across Cork and Dublin with Pivotal

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 

130 New Jobs across Cork and Dublin with Pivotal

Silicon-Valley headquartered software company Pivotal is to create 130 new jobs as part of a €100 million five-year investment.

The 130 jobs will be created across its brand new Pivotal Labs office in Dublin and its current operations in Cork.

Recruitment will be for full time positions in in the areas of:

  • Software engineering
  • Technical support
  • Operational, General and Administrative roles

Initially, Pivotal will be based at DogPatch Labs at the chq Building in the IFSC. The company works with many of the world’s most admired brands such as AllState, BMW, Comcast, GE and Verizon, as well as a deep heritage working with many of the world’s most valuable Internet companies.

“The continued rapid development of Dublin’s tech scene makes it the perfect location for further investment by Pivotal,” said Kevin Flanagan, head of Pivotal in Ireland. “It is a hotbed of talent, innovation and exciting ideas that we are looking forward to playing a central role within. Pivotal Labs will quickly become a software innovation hub for Dublin’s largest enterprises in all industries and will help transform them into great software companies.”

Current job vacancies advertised online at the company’s Dublin base include:

  • Product Designer UX and visual
  • Product Manager
  • Software engineer

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


The CareersPortal Team