Esri Ireland, the market leader in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), today announces that it will create 35 new jobs over the next two-and-a-half years to support its goal of becoming a €10 million business by 2020. This will bring the total number employed by Esri Ireland to 85. The majority of new employees will be based in Dublin, while some will operate out of Esri Ireland’s offices in Holywood, Co. Antrim.
Available positions include skilled and specialist roles such as software engineers, GIS consultants and developers, technical support as well as sales and marketing people. As a member of Esri UK and the global group, the team will be working on Irish and international projects.
Esri Ireland had revenues of €7 million in 2016, up 21% on 2015, with the strong growth being driven by new public and private sector clients. The company specialises in the application of geographic information systems, helping customers record where things happen and analyse why, with the aim of providing insight and helping them to make better decisions.
Speaking about the investment, Paul Synnott, director and country manager, Esri Ireland, said: “The growth of digital information and mapping in particular means that businesses and government are increasingly seeing opportunities to achieve competitive advantage, service improvement and cost savings from geographic information systems.
“As the global leader, our platform is seen as being best in class, however, technology is increasingly taken for granted, and the real value comes from the knowledge and expertise involved in deploying geography into companies’ business processes and workflows. These customers now need greater access to experienced and skilled GIS experts.
“By continuing to recruit and invest in hiring the highest calibre of GIS professionals, we will ensure that we continue to serve the needs of our customers. As well as a sign of our ongoing commitment to our existing customers throughout Ireland, this will empower us to demonstrate the tangible cost savings and service improvement that GIS can deliver to leading businesses around the country.”
Esri Ireland is part of a global network at the forefront of innovation in the spatial software industry. Esri invests 30% of its annual profits into the ongoing development of its technologies, which represented an R&D investment of approximately €250 million in 2016.