IT management and security software provider Kaseya will create 250 jobs over the next three years at its planned centre of excellence in Dundalk, adding to its EMEA headquarters in Dublin.
The company, which provides software to managed service providers and SMEs, will hire people in engineering, technical support and sales, specifically new customer acquisition, as well as corporate positions.
Kaseya said it would collaborate with third-level institutions in the area to train students for the available positions, and that the centre would have a focus on research and development, housing a high-growth engineering team.
“We saw tremendous opportunity to expand the tech ecosystem in Ireland – we’re already in Dublin – and decided to open a second office in Dundalk,” said Fred Voccola, CEO of Kaseya.
“We are planning to attract top tech talent and generate a robust workforce pipeline in the local community. We are excited about this partnership that will expand Kaseya’s footprint in Ireland, where Kaseya has its roots.”
The Miami-headquartered company has in the past two years grown the workforce at its head office from 150 people to 600, with plans to increase numbers at its 150,000 sq ft facility to 1,200 by 2023.
Kaseya’s has modelled its plans for Dundalk off its Miami program and believes the investment, which is supported by the government through IDA Ireland, will increase economic growth in the region.
Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar said it was “excellent news” that demonstrates “Kaseya’s commitment to Ireland and the attractiveness of Dundalk as a place to invest” as well as a vote of confidence in the company’s existing team in Ireland.
“Thanks to Kaseya’s positive experience with establishing a facility in Dublin, the company has selected Dundalk as the location of its second Irish site,” said Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland.
“This is very good news for the entire region and the skilled and talented workforce located there. I wish Kaseya every success with this expansion.”
Kaseya previously added 150 jobs in Dublin following a €15 investment by the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) in 2017, a year after establishing its EMEA headquarters in the capital.
Photo: (l-r) Martin Shanahan; Shane Mulholland, senior vice-president of operations and Ireland site lead at Kaseya; Leo Varadkar; andVictoria McKechnie, technology project executive at IDA Ireland. (Pic: Maxwells Dublin)