18 companies hiring workers with automation skills right now

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This week on Silicon Republic we explored the world of automation and we found out lots of interesting reasons why it’s such an important tech skill to possess.

From the researcher with his sights on smart robots to the robotic process automation developer, there are a lot of trailblazers working on innovative projects using automation skills.

While most people think of robots when they hear the word ‘automation’ there is still a huge demand for people for skilled roles in the area, as this list can attest. Here are eighteen companies looking for automation workers right now.

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Multinational corporation Aon provides risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage and investment banking.

The company currently has a number of automation roles available around the world including an automation QA engineer, a senior process improvement and automation specialist, and a junior VBA and automation analyst.


Global professional services firm Accenture specialises in digital, cloud and security solutions in over 120 countries worldwide.

The company has more than 500,000 employees spread across all its locations, and its Dublin branch is currently advertising several roles which require automation skills, including a DevOps engineer and DevOps architects.


Californian biopharmaceutical company Amgen is hiring automation workers at its Santry and Dun Laoghaire facilities.

Amgen’s manufacturing facility in Dun Laoghaire specialises in biotech secondary manufacturing activities such as formulation, filling and lyophilisation of syringe and vial products.

While its Santry location covers sales, marketing and clinical research.


Digital services and business solutions company Avanade launched in Ireland in 2018, and since then it has helped clients navigate a range of challenges, including moving to the cloud and harnessing technology to expand their business.

The subsidiary of Accenture currently has offices in Leopardstown in Dublin, and it is hiring automation workers for roles such as DevOps consultant.

Bristol Myers Squibb

Global biopharmaceutical operation Bristol Myers Squibb is hiring for a number of roles in Ireland and abroad which require automation skills, such as automation engineers, process automation specialists and specialists in downstream and upstream manufacturing.

The company, which has been in Ireland for more than 50 years has a drug-manufacturing facility in Dublin, as well as external manufacturing facilities in Dublin and Shannon, Co. Clare.


US multinational investment bank Citi is a major employer in the fintech sector. Considered one of the ‘big four’ banks worldwide, Citi has had a presence in Ireland since 1965 and was one of the first foreign banks to open an office here.

Citi has an R&D centre in Dublin since 2009 and it is involved in numerous corporate social responsibility programmes in the area.

It is looking for people with automation skills for several positions, including DevOps engineer, software developer, automation engineer, and solutions architects.


The financial services company provides audit and assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax, and related services to people in 150 countries.

Deloitte’s Irish branch employs around 3,000 people in its offices in Cork, Dublin, Limerick, Galway and Belfast.

The company is seeking somebody to work in digital finance automation, as well as a number of other roles which require automation skills.

Dun & Bradstreet

US company Dun & Bradstreet Corporation provides commercial data, analytics, and insights for businesses.

It is hiring for a number of automation-related positions at its Dublin office. The roles available include data operations analyst, senior quality assurance engineer, as well as several software engineering jobs.

Fidelity Investments

Multinational financial services company Fidelity Investments, which is headquartered in Boston hired 100 new workers last year in response to the pandemic. Now the company is hiring again for a number of automation-related roles, including automation engineer, software engineers at various levels and DevOps engineers.

The jobs will be based at the company’s sites in Dublin and Galway.

Kemp Technologies

Kemp Technologies, which has its EMEA headquarters in Limerick, is on the lookout for automation specialists.

The software firm is seeking software engineers specialising in R&D. The New York company is best known for its LoadMaster, a load balancer built on its own proprietary software platform.

Liberty IT

Liberty IT create software, services and solutions for its parent company, Liberty Mutual Insurance. At the moment it is recruiting for several virtual-first roles in automation with the possibility of some visits to its Irish locations in Belfast and Dublin.

The company is mainly looking for remote-first software engineers.

Johnson & Johnson

Automation is a big part of the life sciences sector and pharma giant Johnson & Johnson is no different in its requirements.

In Ireland, the company is currently looking for a manufacturing manager and a senior engineering manager, both of which require knowledge of automation.


Payments giant Mastercard has been growing steadily in Dublin with plans to create 1,500 jobs at its tech hub there.

The company is looking for several roles within the automation area including a lead software developer engineer in test and automation, a senior software engineer developer/tester, a software developer in test and a senior systems platform engineer.


As with other pharma companies, MSD relies on automation in its manufacturing and supply chain processes.

With operations across Ireland, the company is currently recruiting an automation co-ordinator, a process automation supervisor and a senior automation engineer.

Verizon Media

Verizon Media focuses on media and online business and it is growing its Dublin-based team at the moment.

The company is often hiring for roles that require automation skills including software engineering and DevOps engineering.


Broadband satellite player Viasat moved into its Dublin office in 2018 and since then has been growing its presence in Dublin steadily.

The company is always looking to hire for tech roles, many of which require automation skills. Current vacancies include several principal and senior software engineer positions.


Workhuman develops an integrated social recognition and continuous performance management platform.

The company has several current vacancies in automation including a senior QA automation engineer, a principal QA engineer and a software development engineer in test.


Fashion tech company Zalando has a growing presence in Dublin at its new office on Windmill Lane.

The company is currently looking for software engineers, which would be required to know automation processes.

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