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We asked Natasha Ibanez from CRH plc to give some advice for people considering this job:


Natasha Ibanez

Mechanical Engineer

CRH plc

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  Natasha Ibanez
An education in Mechanical Engineering would be preferable. I would advise them to get as much diverse work experiences as possible, even if these jobs are not engineering related.

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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320 New Tech Sector Jobs

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320 New Tech Sector Jobs

Wednesday, November 04, 2015 

320 New Tech Sector Jobs

Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD with Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD and Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland today announced the creation of 320 new jobs for Dublin by six North American high growth companies.

The new jobs will be spread across a number of sectors such as Technology and Business Services. All companies are actively recruiting for roles in their Dublin operations including:

  • Software development and engineering
  • Business development and sales
  • Finance and operations
  • Multilingual customer support

The companies creating the new jobs are:

Squarespace (160 Jobs) – the leading all-in-one website publishing platform, today announced that it is to expand its EMEA Headquarters in Dublin with the creation of 160 new jobs over 3 years. Established in in May 2013, Squarespace’s Dublin EMEA HQ is responsible for serving Squarespace customers around the globe. Currently employing 115 people in a variety of customer care and support roles, today’s announcement will see the company further expand the operation increasing its headcount to 275 by the end 2018.

Details of Career Opportunities with are SquareSpace available here. (50 Jobs) - the results-focused online entrepreneurial business course provider is planning to create 50 new jobs over the next three years. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, offers results-focused online courses that teach entrepreneurs skills and strategies for starting or growing their business. In order to serve its growing international client base, plans to locate its Global Support and Technology Development Centre in Ireland, employing 50 people in customer experience and product/technology development roles. Roles will include customer team members, software engineers, and office admin.

Details of Career Opportunities with are available here.

Asana (30 Jobs) –the popular app teams use to track their work and get results, today announced that it is establishing an Operations Centre in Dublin to meet growing global demand. The privately held software company, headquartered in San Francisco and well known throughout Silicon Valley for its unique and healthy workplace culture, plans to initially hire 30 people by 2017.

Details of Career Opportunities with Asana are available here.

Pond5 (30 Jobs) - the thriving stock video company, today announced plans to open an Operation Centre initially creating up to 30 high quality software development jobs over three years in Dublin. Pond5 founded in 2006 is head quartered in New York with offices also in Prague and Genève. It is one of the world’s most exciting and fastest growing ecommerce companies offering a diverse collection of video footage.

Details of Career Opportunities with Pond5 are available here.

Wave2Wave (30 Jobs) - an innovator in the network connectivity industry announced today that it is establishing its International Headquarters in Dublin, employing 30 people over three years. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, Wave2Wave is the emerging leader in network connectivity for Data Centres. The International Headquarters is responsible for Sales & Marketing, Finance and Operations and will commence R&D activity in 2016.

Details of Career Opportunities with Wave2Wave are available here.

Primary Integration (20 Jobs)- a leading mission critical facilities/data centre global commissioning and operational risk management consulting organization, has opened a new office in Dublin and expects to create 20 new roles by the end of 2016 for project managers and commissioning engineers.

Details of Career Opportunities with Primary Integration are available here.

The investments are supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.

Source: IDA Ireland

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