Subsidiary of Japanese financial services company, SMFG, creating up to 100 new jobs
TRALEE, Friday, 30th SEPTEMBER, 2011: JRI America Inc., today announced plans to establish a Software Development Operation in Tralee, Co. Kerry which may create up to 100 highly skilled positions over the next 5 years, with recruitment already underway for a number of positions. The operation will locate on the Kerry Technology Park in Tralee.
JRI America, Inc., is a subsidiary of the Japanese IT financial services company, Japan Research Institute Ltd (“JRI”), which is the specialist IT subsidiary of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (“SMFG”). SMFG which owns Japan’s second-largest bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (“SMBC”) by asset size and a Fortune Global 200 company offers a broad range of financial services, primarily banking-related. The group is also engaged in leasing, securities, credit cards, mortgage securitization, venture capital and other credit related businesses and employs 61,555 people (as of the end of March 2011) worldwide and has a stated strategic objective of further global expansion.
The Tralee operation will support the group’s Western Hemisphere IT operations including US, UK, Dubai and potentially other markets in due course. A range of functions including Java Software Development and Testing, Network Support, Data Centre Support, Testing and Helpdesk activities will be created. IDA Ireland worked closely with the company to secure this investment.
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