Irish technology security provider Integrity360 is aiming to add up to 30 jobs by the end of the year. The business, which has already created 55 jobs in the last 12 months, has set a minimum goal of adding 10 staff by the end of 2015. The 30 positions being targeted would see 25 new positions in Ireland and 4 in its British office. The Dublin based firm currently has 120 staff in total.
“We see ten as a realistic minimum. There is huge demand at the moment. We have expanded our offering, in our view we are the only firm in Ireland with a complete security operations centre,” Eoin Goulding, chief executive of Integrity360, told The Sunday Business Post.
“Our business in Britain has quadrupled over the past two and a half years. We have customers now in the US as well. The problem with the US is working out where to start because it is such a big market.”
Integrity360 spent €750,000 on upgrades to its security operations centre over the last 12 months. Goulding said the business typically spends around €6,000 on training for each new staff member. Overall the firm has invested over €2.5million in the last year.
The Integrity360 chief executive said the business, which was set up in 2005, has prioritised its training budget in order to remain competitive in the battle for talent. “We spend more money on training than marketing. We want to be the best at what we do and technical people love learning.” “Our staff turnover is very low. We don’t expect to get a return on investment from a new staff member for the first 12 months,” said Goulding.
At present 25% of the company’s revenue comes from outside of Ireland. Goulding said the investment and creation of new positions was driven by a desire to grow its international operations. “It took us 12 months to find the right person to start our British office. We have 12 there now and we are going to grow that,” said Goulding.
“The struggle we have with Ireland is it is becoming less competitive. Rents are expensive. Right now we are looking at setting up another security operations centre elsewhere in Europe. No matter what country we go to, we are going to have to fight to get taken,” he said.
Article courtesy of Emmett Ryan, The Sunday Business Post