350 jobs for Dublin and Kildare as IT firm and brewery expand

Ammeon, a leading Irish IT professional services company, is to create 100 high-skilled jobs in Dublin as it expands its development operations and Cloud Centre of Excellence in Ireland.

The company employs more than 200 people, with the majority based in the company’s Dublin headquarters and a smaller number in its British offices.

Last November, it hired an additional 30 IT professionals in the areas of software development, test automation and DevOps.

Ammeon is looking for experienced engineers and graduates with a focus on cloud and development operations skills.

Of particular interest are candidates with experience in service delivery management, project management, cloud architectures and deployment. Hiring will start immediately and details are available on Ammeon.com.

Meanwhile, a further 150 jobs are to be based in a state-of-the-art craft brewery and visitor centre in Celbridge, Co Kildare, created by beer and cider business The Rye River Brewing Company.

In what will be the biggest independent brewery in Ireland, the jobs will be created over three years and, along with the visitor centre, will be worth a reported extra €12.5m to the local economy.

The positions will be spread across manufacturing, customer service, brewing, export, general operatives, and management. Up to 100 further jobs will be generated in the construction of the brewery plant and visitor centre, which, it is hoped, will be open in late spring 2016, subject to planning.

The Rye River Brewing Company was established in 2013 by Niall Phelan, Alan Wolfe and Tom Cronin, who previously worked with global brewing giants Diageo, Heineken and Molson Coors.

Now employing almost 60 employees, the brewery produces a range of 15 beers including six of their own brand McGargle beers.

It is also a distribution centre for imported brands such as Bavaria and San Miguel, along with craft beers from Innis & Gunn in Edinburgh. They also supply private label contracts with Lidl and supply some exclusive brands to Tesco and Dunnes.

Company turnover has increased from €189,000 in 2013 to €5.5m in 2014 — a 2900% increase. It has forecast a further growth in turnover to €16m by the end of 2015

Founder Niall Phelan said it is “a really exciting time” for The Rye River company as it continues to expand with consumers turning to non mainstream beers.


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