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About us

Our Story

Established over 14 years ago, Software Placements is a boutique indigenous Irish IT and Semiconductor recruitment company based in Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Ireland. We are a company who pride ourselves on our quality of service, experience and market knowledge of our consultants, our entrepreneurial culture and empowering Start-Ups through sponsoring Dublin Beta and Startup Grind Dublin.

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    Our Value: Customers

    We understand our customers and we put them at the centre of our decisions and actions.

    We take our responsibility to our customers, employees and community at large seriously and act with integrity in carrying out our commitments.

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    Our Value: Performance

    We expect to deliver outstanding results.

    We hold ourselves and others accountable for meeting commitments, achieving our goals and desired behaviours.

    When we need to, we have hard conversations. Candour is expected and celebrated; it helps us to continually improve.

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    Our Value: People

    We value diversity and create an inclusive environment where all can contribute and succeed.

    We are one team; we trust and respect each other.

    We pursue development and learning; we actively seek feedback and new ways to grow and be challenged.

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    Our Value: Innovation

    We are visionaries and innovators; always in pursuit of new and better. We are bold; we think big, take risks and experiment.

    We collaborate enthusiastically to generate the best ideas and find game-changing solutions.

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    Our Value: Positivity

    We aspire to maintain a positive attitude by always expecting the best possible outcome in every situation. We exhibit a can-do attitude in our work every day when we interact with our colleagues and clients.

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    Our Value: Collaboration

    Through collaboration we multiply our contribution. Together, we are stronger and can contribute more. Shared goals and mutual support lead to greater success, putting the interests of the whole company before each individual branch. We are accountable for the company’s successes and failures. We build on each other’s strengths. We look for ways to help each other. We keep an open mind and listen constructively. We treat each other fairly, with courtesy, candour and sensitivity. We encourage diversity.

Company History

Established Business

​Software Placements was established in September 2009 as a boutique indigenous Irish IT recruitment agency servicing the Contract and Permanent Irish Software Market.

Semiconductor Division Established

​Software Placements establishes a new Semiconductor Recruitment Division.This new market presents a new challenge but a rewarding one.​​


Software Placements continues to grow. We move to a larger office with a central location in Merrion Square North, Dublin 2.

Software Placements Celebrates 10 years of success

The Software Placements team marks 10 years of success. In the recruitment industry where agencies often come and go, we have stayed on course and grown.

Global Pandemic

One of the advantages of having experienced founders that have worked through previous downturns, such as the dotcom bubble burst of the early 2000s and the financial crisis of late 2008, is that we were able to react quickly in a changing market.
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Why Relocate to Ireland

​​It is home to over 900 Software companies, including both multinational and indigenous firms, employing 24,000 people and generating €16 billion of exports annually. The sector’s wide-ranging activities include Software Development, R&D, Business Services and EMEA/International headquarters.

Sixteen out of the top 20 global technology firms have strategic operations in Ireland, including Microsoft, Google, Apple and Metha. 

The Semiconductor industry is based in Dublin, Belfast, Cork and Limerick and goes back to 1976 when Analog Devices established itself in Limerick, with a wafer fabrication facility and a design team making CMOS Digital to Analog Converters.

The next significant milestone was Intel setting up in Leixlip, near Dublin, in 1989.

Over the years, industry growth has been fuelled by a focus on engineering and technology at several universities and ITs.

Multinationals such as: Qualcomm, Cadence, Infineon, Vishay, Xilinx/AMD, Bosch, Synopsys, Microchip, CEVA-DSP, Decawave/Qorvo to name a few!

The industry support infrastructure was greatly enhanced by advanced research at several institutes across Ireland, including the Tyndall National Institute in Cork (established as NMRC in 1981), and the CRANN Institute in Dublin established in 2003.

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