Sidero invests €4.5m and creates 75 jobs in Athlone

9th November 2021

Enterprise Ireland Executive Director, Kevin Sherry, Minister of State Robert Troy, TD and Sidero CEO Carmel Owens

Sidero, Ireland’s software, cloud and digital transformation specialist, is today announcing the creation of 75 jobs at its Athlone base over the next two years following an investment of €4.5m. Sidero is also launching a new consulting division within the business.

Headquartered in Athlone, Co. Roscommon, Sidero currently employs 150 people and builds mission critical software for some of the most successful Irish and global companies.

The company will be hiring in the areas of multi-cloud and software development across Java and frontend technologies in response to increasing customer demand for digital transformation services. The new roles will enable the expansion of Sidero’s services in the high-growth digital transformation space in multiple markets including telecoms, fintech and the public sector.

This growth will allow Sidero to cement its position as a leader in large-scale enterprise-grade cloud projects involving cloud re-hosting/re-platforming, automated pipelines, orchestration, container deployment and micro-services. This capability also includes a cloud managed service offering with both proactive and reactive services for migration, maintenance, and optimisation.

The new roles will also include graduate positions as part of Sidero’s graduate placement programme. The company has strong links with local third-level institutions, including the newly opened Technological University of the Shannon (TUS), and has invested more than €1 million in the initiative since 2018.

Sidero is also launching a new consulting arm within the business to reduce hiring timelines and enhance company growth and project delivery for customers. The new division will solve customers’ business challenges through Sidero’s expertise in cloud, cloud native and software development, providing specialist resources to lead or support both new and existing projects and programmes.

Minister Robert Troy TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Trade Promotion:“I am delighted to join Sidero in the heart of Ireland on such a significant milestone in its business journey. The announcement of these new jobs will come as a further economic boost to the midlands as the spotlight on the regions intensifies. I am reassured by Sidero’s commitment to playing its part in cultivating the next generation of IT workers, as it extends its graduate programme and cements its relationships with third-level institution in the region.

“As the demand for digital transformation services continues to grow, it is fantastic to see a local company delivering projects to some of the most successful Irish and global organisations.”

Kevin Sherry, Executive Director, Enterprise Ireland:“Enterprise Ireland has worked closely with Sidero, both in Ireland and internationally, since 2013 and is delighted to support its expansion in Athlone. Sidero’s growing presence in Athlone will make a very important contribution to prosperity in the region and further highlights the positioning of Ireland as a key centre of excellence for communications software and cloud technology. We look forward to continuing to work with Carmel Owens and the Sidero team to support their global ambition as they focus on expanding their reach with international customers in export markets and deliver new jobs here in Ireland.”

Carmel Owens, Chief Executive Officer, Sidero: “The creation of these new jobs will enhance Sidero’s capabilities in the fast-growing area of digital transformation. We are seeing an increasing demand for these services from our customers, and the expansion of our team with critical skills across cloud and software development will drive this growth and build on Sidero’s track record of delivering always.

“We are also delighted to be extending our graduate programme, as Sidero is committed to collaborating with the education sector to develop the next generation of engineers, developers and consultants in Ireland, while helping to narrow the technology skills gap. Our Athlone base continues to offer key advantages for attracting and retaining the highest quality talent with lower cost of living, improved work/life balance and easier commutes.

“With the need for quality technical talent at an all-time high, Sidero is also delighted to announce the launch of our new Consulting Services division. Our growing team will provide our customers with the skills and expertise they need at every stage of their digital transformation journeys.”


About Sidero

Sidero Technologies was founded in Athlone in 2013 and today is home to one of Ireland’s most accredited and experienced teams of Software Engineers and Cloud Experts. Currently standing at 150 people, Sidero builds mission critical software for some of the most successful Irish and global companies. The company was founded by a small team of engineers on the basis of trust and responsiveness. Today, it has a track record of delivering highly successful projects, with an entire organisation that is agile and easy to do business with, ensuring that customers stay for the long term.

Culturally diverse, Sidero has a team of 21 nationalities and is constantly investing in its people. Customers and staff alike love how we have adopted Scrum values as an organisation – Commitment; Courage; Focus; Openness and Respect. Our Midlands base offers key advantages for hiring and retaining the highest quality talent, and we are proud that employee numbers have grown 35% on average per annum for the past 7 years and we are set for further significant growth.

As an Amazon Web Services (AWS) partner, with 40+ accredited consultants, Sidero is increasingly using Cloud Native to build, deploy and run software that exploits the flexibility of cloud computing, i.e. delivering applications that users want at the pace that business needs.


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