Fidelity Investments announces 300 New Jobs

Today, Fidelity Investments Ireland has announced further expansion of its national footprint commencing a recruitment drive for 300 new full-time positions for its world-class team in Ireland.

Work to fill these roles is underway and the company is looking to have all positions filled within 2 years. When complete this recruitment will see the company’s Irish footprint grow to 1,800, including a graduate pipeline as a key part to that overall growth.

The recruitment will seek to find 200 new associates in Galway and 100 in Dublin with flexible working arrangements available. The roles offer a competitive compensation package. The roles will primarily align to Fidelity Investment’s technology team which underpins the global operations of the company. There will also be a number of business operations roles in Dublin.

The technology roles will focus on the following disciplines:

—  Software engineering
—  Cloud
—  Application and data architecture
—  Cyber Security
—  Agile roles including scrum masters and squad leaders (product roles).

A sign of the company’s resilience and continued commitment to Ireland, the increased footprint is due to the growth and high demand in several business areas including Enterprise Technology; Asset Management; Workplace Investing with specific focus on Enterprise Stock Plan Services; Fidelity Brokerage; Fidelity Labs; and The Fidelity Centre for Applied Technology.

For over 25 years, Fidelity Investments Ireland has provided innovative technology solutions to the wider global firm serving the individual needs of over 32 million customers. The organisation in Ireland has grown steadily from a workforce of 400 in 2013 to almost 1,500 today.

Minister for Finance Paschal O’Donohoe TD and Lorna Martyn, SVP and Ireland Regional Chair, Fidelity Pic. Robbie Reynolds

Lorna Martyn, Ireland Regional Chair and SVP, Technology, Fidelity Investments Ireland: ‘We are excited to be growing our operations in Ireland again. In recent years we have had exceptional success in recruiting high quality candidates and look forward to welcoming our new associates over the coming months.

We have shown huge resilience over recent years and, as a company, we are firmly committed to supporting our customers. These new highly skilled positions will enhance our ability to meet our customers’ changing needs into the future.’

Commenting on the announcement, Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe said: “Since first establishing a presence in Ireland over a quarter of a century ago, Fidelity Investments has become a key part of the Irish financial services sector. The company’s commitment to Ireland is reflected in today’s announcement and we look forward to seeing Fidelity enjoy continued success in both Dublin and Galway. The Ireland For Finance Strategy underlines the Government’s approach to encouraging overseas investment and supporting jobs by focusing on growth in green, sustainable and digital financial services.”

Martin Shanahan, the CEO of IDA Ireland, said: “The addition of 300 new jobs for Galway and Dublin is a clear commitment by Fidelity to their operations in Ireland. The expansion reflects positively on the strength of the fintech ecosystem here which enables companies like Fidelity to create products to serve their global customer base from Ireland. The investment also endorses IDA’s long-term strategy of partnering with existing clients based in Dublin to expand into second sites in regional locations, to tap into the talent base available across the country.”

Fidelity Investments’ financial strengths come from its unmatched scale and combination of market-leading businesses that serve different markets with solutions – asset management, brokerage, and administrative solutions serving personal, workplace, intermediary, and institutional markets.

For more information on the positions or to apply to join the Fidelity team, visit https://www.fidelityinvestments.ie/.