19 September 2013

German firm SQS opens new office in Dublin, to create 75 jobs in Ireland

Dublin, Belfast - 19 September 2013 - SQS plans to create additional 75 jobs over the coming three years in Ireland, where it already employs over 200 people across its Dublin and Belfast operations. Coinciding with this latest jobs announcement, SQS Ireland has moved to new expanded 4,000 sq ft modern office facilities in Dublin’s emerging technology hub in the ‘Docklands’ area of the city. Headquartered in Cologne, Germany, SQS is a leading specialist in software quality and employs approximately 2,600 staff.

The new jobs to be created will see 50 based in Dublin with 25 located in the Belfast office. The company is currently looking to recruit up to 30 skilled positions before the end of this year. The latest jobs being created by SQS Ireland are high end specialist roles encompassing software quality engineers, software testing managers, business analysts, performance engineers and software test analysts. Established in Ireland since 2002, SQS has enjoyed impressive year-on-year organic growth directly servicing the Irish market, with an average growth rate in employment numbers of 20 per cent.

An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, T.D. said: "The expansion of SQS with the creation of 75 jobs is a most welcome development and another encouraging sign of the ongoing rise of Dublin's Digital Docklands. The growth of SQS is an example of how the IT and digital sector can play an important role in job creation and, through the Action Plan for Jobs, the Government is determined to continue creating the conditions to support the growth of the digital economy. I would like to commend the company for the contribution it is making through its graduate programme and its work in building links with Irish third level colleges." 

Commenting on behalf of the company, Dik Vos, CEO of SQS Group said: “We are delighted to be in a position today to announce our commitment to meeting such ambitious recruitment plans, both in the immediate and longer term 3 year timeframe. There is no doubt that recruitment of such specialist roles remains a challenge. However working closely with Ireland’s third level colleges and initiatives such as the SQS Graduate In-Take Programme, have proved very successful and will remain a key part of our recruitment strategy, providing valuable training and investment in developing key skillsets to support businesses in the Irish economy to the required SQS quality standards.”

In Ireland, SQS is meeting the increasing demand for independent outsourced IT testing services. Its customers operate across the main vertical sectors including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Utilities, Retail and Telco.

SQS is the world's leading specialist in software quality. Headquartered in Cologne, Germany, the company employs approximately 2,600 staff. Along with a strong presence in Germany and the UK, SQS has further subsidiaries in Egypt, Finland, France, India, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Sweden, Switzerland, South Africa and the US. In addition, SQS maintains a minority stake in a company in Portugal. In 2012, SQS generated revenues of 210.1 million Euros.

Source: SQS