Financial services company State Street is to create 400 new jobs in Kilkenny.
They are setting up a new specialist team to provide technology infrastructure and cyber security services to support its group operations globally.
The company said it had selected Ireland for the new jobs mainly due to the availability of relevant and skilled technology talent from universities and third level institutions.
The new unit will be located at IDA Ireland Business and Technology Park in Kilkenny where State Street already employs around 600 staff.
They are already in the process of developing a new office.
The new jobs include cybersecurity operations analysts, cybersecurity instrumentation engineers, data scientists, cybersecurity architects, cybersecurity forensics/investigations, pen testers and governance as well as risk and compliance experts.
Tadhg Young, State Street’s head of Ireland, said:
“Ireland’s tech ecosystem and financial services credentials alongside Kilkenny’s central location and access to talent from third level institutions in Dublin, Carlow, Waterford and beyond were all compelling factors in our location decision,” Mr Young said.
Ireland South East Financial Services Cluster manager Catriona Murphy said:
Working the Cathal Smyth and Criona Fitzgerald we will be supporting the recruitment campaign, creating pathways for people to upskilling to meet their minimum entry requirements, supporting and promoting their ED&I ReThink Ireland campaign and more.
State Street celebrates 25 years in Ireland and 20 years in Kilkenny this year.
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