The jobs will be created by the company’s expansion in the country and will bring its total number of employees in Ireland to 1,800.

New opportunities will be spread across the company, from graduate level to senior, according to RTÉ.

The American multinational is one of the largest professional services firms in the world, with a market cap of US$34 billion and over 350,000 employees worldwide.

“Cognizant is the place to work if you want to be at the forefront of the advances in digital technologies and want to develop and further your career within a progressive, large and expanding multinational, servicing most of the top companies in the world,” said Jim Lehane, assistant vice president of life-sciences manufacturing at Cognizant, according to The Irish Times.