Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced more than 150 new technical roles at its Global Center of Excellence for the HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform in Galway, Ireland. The new Center is integral to the development of the HPE GreenLake platform, which is the central offering for HPE’s Hybrid Cloud solutions. The team of software R&D professionals will support customers and partners with one integrated platform, one customer experience, and a portfolio of solutions under one brand. HPE GreenLake supports 27,000 customers globally, powers more than 3.4 million connected devices and manages 20 exabytes of data with customers worldwide.
This strategic investment underscores HPE’s ongoing commitment to Ireland, which already serves as the EMEA hub for Digital Services R&D, HPE GreenLake Cloud Services & Solutions R&D, and Cyber Security in Galway, as well as HPE Financial Services (HPEFS) in Leixlip, and HPE Aruba Networking operations in Cork. Ireland’s advanced technology ecosystem and highly skilled workforce makes it an ideal location to establish and grow core research as well as development. This project is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.
Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Enterprise Trade & Employment, said, “I am delighted with the announcement from Hewlett Packard Enterprise that it will add 150 technical roles at its new Global Centre of Excellence for HPE GreenLake in Galway. Galway’s thriving tech hub continues to grow from strength to strength and this expansion will provide excellent employment opportunities for tech talent, from graduates to experienced tech professionals. These highly skilled roles are in addition to 150 jobs announced in 2021 and are a fresh vote of confidence in the wealth of talent in Galway and surrounding areas. HPE has a long history with Ireland dating back over 50 years and their continued commitment to Ireland, and the West, is very welcome. I wish all the team the very best in this exciting new phase.”
Fidelma Russo, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, said, “the new Center of Excellence in Galway will help Hewlett Packard Enterprise realize its vision and shape the future experience of the HPE GreenLake platform. Designing technology and creating innovative applications is part of our heritage and at the heart of what we do at HPE. This investment will capitalize on the strong pool of technology expertise and engineering talent within Ireland. I’m excited to bring together a diverse team from those starting out in their careers to highly experienced tech professionals who will play a pivotal role in developing our Hybrid Cloud business.”
The new Center of Excellence will recruit top talent, from graduates to experienced technology professionals, across a range of roles, including architects, software engineers, product, engineering and project managers, researchers, user experience engineers, security specialists, test engineers, data analysts and AI professionals. The team will perform a key role within the newly created Hybrid Cloud business unit, which comes into effect November 1, 2023, led by HPE Chief Technology Officer Fidelma Russo, a Cork native who started her career as an engineer in Ireland in the 1980s. The Hybrid Cloud business unit will accelerate HPE’s hybrid cloud strategy to deliver one portfolio of storage, software, data, and cloud services on the HPE GreenLake platform.
Michael Lohan, CEO, IDA Ireland, said, “HPE has helped to drive the growth of the technology eco-system in the West region through its 50-year history in Ireland and its continued partnership with IDA Ireland. This investment will support the transformation of the Galway site, diversifying existing operation and adding core competency in edge-to-cloud development. This strategic investment underscores HPE’s long-term commitment to Ireland and will enable the company to grow the employee base in the West region, diversify its R&D presence, and continue to make positive contributions to the Irish economy.”
The new roles are in addition to 150 jobs announced in 2021 in a range of areas including cloud native development, DevSecOps, AI research, and cyber security, as well as product and program management.
HPE has a legacy of more than 50 years in Ireland, going back through multiple former entities and the company continues to build on this legacy by supporting Irish government initiatives to apply technology to drive community benefits in critical areas.
Source: IDA Ireland