SQS established it's office in Ireland in 2002. The German company which is listed on the London stock exchange currently employs 200 people in Dublin and Belfast at present. The new jobs are high end specialist roles and include software quality engineers, software testing managers, business analysts, performance engineers and software test analysts.
The company's chief executive Dik Vos made this comment ''Our continued expansion in Ireland is a strong reflection of the growth of the IT industry and the increasingly important role that independent software testing and quality control plays in the successful rollout and ongoing operations of IT systems,''
He went on to say "that such measures will remain a key part of the company's recruitment strategy, ''providing valuable training and investment in developing key skillsets to support businesses in the Irish economy to the required SQS quality standards''.
The Taoiseach Enda Kenny, TD, described the company's expansion as a welcome development and "another encouraging sign of the ongoing rise of Dublin's Digital Docklands".
|Dik Vos CEO SQS Report Irish Times 19-9-13|
Dik Vos was appointed to the SQS Management Board in March 2011 and started in SQS as COO, responsible for global sales and operations. In this role, he focused on driving forward company growth and improving the operational excellence of the global SQS Group.
Source: RTÉ News, The Irish Times & SQS