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50 New Jobs for Citrix in Ireland

31/08/11

As our customers embrace virtual and cloud computing as an agile and cost effective way to deliver desktops and applications to employees, Citrix continues to grow across EMEA. Our services business in Europe is also growing rapidly; as such we have immediate career opportunities at all levels from graduate to management for technology professionals who want to advance their career in a fast paced, customer-focused technical environment.

John Kelly, senior director, Customer Technical Support and Education Services, EMEA

DUBLIN, 31 AUGUST 2011: Citrix Systems Ireland, the headquarters of Citrix Customer Technical Support and Education Services for Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA), announced today that it is increasing its workforce by up to 50 full time employees. These high value jobs, at all levels, are in addition to the 30 new jobs announced in March 2010 and are required to support the on-going growth of Citrix technical services business in the EMEA region.

John Kelly, senior director, Customer Technical Support and Education Services, EMEA, said: ‘As our customers embrace virtual and cloud computing as an agile and cost effective way to deliver desktops and applications to employees, Citrix continues to grow across EMEA. Our services business in Europe is also growing rapidly; as such we have immediate career opportunities at all levels from graduate to management for technology professionals who want to advance their career in a fast paced, customer-focused technical environment.

‘As a services business one of the key ingredients for ongoing success and growth is the availability of the right skills and talent. These job openings exist now, we are hiring immediately and want to hear from talented technology professionals from graduates to experienced industry professionals,’ Kelly continued.

Citrix is currently recruiting for candidates with experience in the following areas and roles:

  • Customer technical support engineers – software technology
  • Networking technical support engineers
  • Escalation engineers
  • Technical relationship managers
  • Renewals sales and sales support roles
  • Management - networking technical support and technical relationship management

Candidates with experience in customer on-line content development, software development and program and contract management are also of interest. 

‘Good technical skills, customer management skills and language skills are relevant and Citrix has an in-house technical training team to help new recruits transition their skills from other technologies to Citrix specific ones. We are excited with this latest investment and our success is heavily dependent on filling these positions with the right talent quickly,’ Kelly said.

Commenting on the announcement, Barry O’Leary, IDA CEO said, ‘This 50 jobs announcement following on from last year’s 30 jobs announcement is very welcome news from a leading ICT company. The expansion illustrates that Ireland is an increasingly attractive location for technical services due to the talented and highly skilled workforce. IDA Ireland offers its continued support to Citrix as it expands its operations in Ireland.’

The Citrix technical support business provides support to partners and end users across the entire EMEA region, for all Citrix technologies including hardware networking products as well as software virtualisation technologies. In addition, the Dublin site has diversified to include software development activities, online content and customer self-help technology and product and program activities. The site also anchors the EMEA Education business, which involves selling Citrix Education products to partners and end users across EMEA.

For details of Citrix very competitive benefits package, full job descriptions and to apply for these positions please visit www.citrix.com/careers or come and meet Citrix at the Career Zoo event which will take place in The Mansion House, Dublin, on 10/11 September 2011.

About Citrix
Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) is a leading provider of virtual computing solutions that help people work and play from anywhere on any device.  More than 230,000 enterprises rely on Citrix to create better ways for people, IT and business to work through virtual meetings, desktops and datacenters.  Citrix virtualization, networking and cloud solutions deliver over 100 million corporate desktops and touch 75 percent of Internet users each day.  Citrix partners with over 10,000 companies in 100 countries. Annual revenue in 2010 was $1.87 billion.
www.citrix.com

For further information, contact:
Kieran O’Byrne or Orla Sheils in the Citrix press office at Hill & Knowlton Public Relations
Telephone: 01 662 6930 / 0862547949/ 0879707709
E-mail: citrix@hillandknowlton.com