HP has announced that it will be adding 105 highly skilled jobs to its Enterprise Business unit in Galway, to boost the company’s software engineering base.

With the support of investment promotion agency IDA Ireland, HP is looking for IT workers with a range of skills, including enterprise data architecture, application development, and software engineering and testing.

The positions range from entry level to architect IT, and engineering positions from graduate to PhD level.

The workers will be located in HP’s Ballybrit campus, and will work on two multi-year projects that are currently underway at the site. New recruits will work on HP’s latest technologies including its cloud infrastructure, as well as for its services business.

Martin Murphy, managing director of HP Ireland, said: “HP’s strategic intent is to continue the shift towards research and development, including working with institutions such as LERO, the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre at Limerick University.”

People interested in finding out more about the jobs can contact HP at [email protected]
Separately, last week IDA Ireland supported Citi’s recruitment drive announced for the creation of 250 new jobs in Dublin and Waterford, some of which will be in operations and technology roles. Other positions will be available in its funds, client services and product development divisions.

These are in addition to the 440 new IT jobs that the US financial services company announced it would be creating in Belfast last month.

Meanwhile, Yahoo is planning to reduce its workforce by up to 700 people, according to Reuters. The newswire cited sources close to the situation.

The losses would be equal to between four and five percent of the Internet company’s total workforce, and are expected to be mainly in Yahoo’s US products group.

Its Q3 2010 results showed that the Yahoo had 14,100 employees at the end of September, and this latest round would be the company’s fourth large-scale cuts in the past three years. Reports claim that employees could be notified of the cuts as early as today.