50 new jobs to be created in Limerick by FileCloud – RTE.ie

50 new jobs are on their way to Limerick as the US based file sharing and content collaboration software provider, FileCloud, establishes a presence there.

The company is to open an headquarter for Europe, the Middle East and Africa in the city, as well as a research and development centre.

The new roles, in areas such as development, operations and support, research and development, sales and marketing and general administrative support will come on stream over the next two and half years.

“I started my own career in the locality, and I have had great experience with operating prior companies from Ireland’s Midwest,” said chief executive, Ray Downes.

“We see first-hand that there is an excellent ecosystem to fast-track growth plans with the support of the local business community and our IDA partners.”

“We get access to the region’s highly skilled technology focused talent and competitive cost base.”

Founded six years ago and headquartered in Austin Texas, FileCloud is privately owned.

The company already has offices in the USA, Brazil, Dubai, India, and the Philippines.

It claims to have millions of customers in 90 countries around the world, both individual users as well as over 3000 small, medium and large companies and other organsiations.

“FileCloud’s decision to establish its EMEA HQ and R&D Centre in Limerick is terrific news,” said IDA chief executive, Martin Shanahan.

“The addition of these 50 technical and commercial roles to Limerick City will have a positive impact on the Mid-West region, creating opportunities for employment, third level collaboration, and R&D.”

The news was also welcomed by the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise Trade & Employment Leo Varadkar who said it was great news for Limerick.

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