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Company aims to bolster IT applications and cloud computing

HP is set to expand its workforce in Ireland by creating up to 150 research and development jobs at its centres in Kildare and Galway along with an additional 130 technical and support roles. The R&D positions are supported by funding from IDA Ireland, Ireland’s inward investment promotion agency.

The technical and support roles will help to support the expansion.

Recruitment begins immediately and HP is expected to fill the positions from Ireland’s wealth of highly qualified computer, science and engineering graduates, as well as hiring experienced engineers.

The company says the new recruits will work on projects involving the build, test and deployment of large-scale systems using cloud-based infrastructures and multiple delivery channels, including mobile, video and social media.

Martin Murphy, managing director, HP Ireland says the jobs will contribute up to €45 million to the Irish economy over the next three years. He believes they will “solidify Ireland’s strong position at the heart of HP’s commitment to invest in research and development”.

HP’s news comes shortly after Bill Veghte, executive vice president of HP Software, was named new chief strategy officer.

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