IT & Semiconductor Recruiter

Providing you access to some of Ireland’s leading companies

Who are Software Placements?

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Software Placements is a leading IT & Semiconductor recruitment & consultancy agency that offers clients & candidates both permanent & contract jobs.

Our wealth of knowledge on current & upcoming projects means that you will have access to jobs that other companies may not be able to offer. This knowledge means you can rest assured that we’ll take care of you every step of the way.

Unlike other agencies, we do not seek to be all things to all people; rather, we focus on several specific areas in the technology industry & concentrate our energy / resources on these.

We are members of the National Recruitment Federation (NRF), a voluntary organisation that was established to set up & maintain standards for the recruitment industry in Ireland. Members of the NRF abide by a strict code of conduct that ensures a superior level of quality service; cementing our commitment to both candidates & clients.


Comprehensive Knowledge

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Our success can be attributed to our extensive knowledge and experience in the IT and technology industry. We have built relationships with employers and candidates, both of which benefit you by attracting only the best in the industry.

Our consultants have held various careers before landing at Software Placements. From specialising in Python, Magento, and UI, to Software Development and Semiconductors: each consultant offers up a different skill set that complements each other to provide you with the best possible job.

You can rest easy knowing that all our consultants are well versed in the IT and Technology industry.

Meet the team

Michael Brennan

Michael is Co-Director of Software Placements and has over 11 years recruitment experience in the IT sector. Michael has worked in both the domestic and international markets. He started his recruitment career working in London before moving back to Dublin where he has worked since 2002.

He has recruited predominantly in the IT Permanent sector across a variety of technical areas including Software Development/Testing, RDBMS, ERP and Infrastructure. Michael specialises in Ruby on Rails, MySQL, PHP, DevOps, JavaScript and related frameworks.

Michael graduated from University College Dublin with a BComm degree in Commerce.


Michéal is Co-Director of Software Placements. Michéal specialises in senior and mid-level appointments and business titles. His client base includes a wide range of industries including IT & telecoms, software, hardware and semiconductor.

He has 15 years recruitment experience mainly within in the IT Contract sector across a variety of technical areas including Software Development/Firmware, RDBMS, ERP and Business Analysis.

Michéal holds a BA Hons degree in History & Politics and a Masters degree in Peace & Conflict Studies from the University of Ulster.

Mick Duffy

Mick has over 7 year’s experience in the recruitment of IT professionals. Prior to that Mick spent 12 years in Japan in senior management roles. Mick Specialises in Project Management, Business Analyst and Business Intelligence positions.

Mick has a BA(Hons)Degree in Economics from UCD and a Post Grad Diploma in Marketing from DIT

Michael Diver

Michael has over 9 years of recruitment experience, beginning his career in the domestic market before moving to a role abroad to broaden his skills. He joined the recruitment sector after working in senior sales and human resources roles within industry

Michael specialises in Management and Software Development positions within the Python and DevOps areas.

Michael holds a B.Sc degree in Industrial Biochemistry from the University of Limerick

Steven Latchford

Steven has deep expertise across information security, specialising in penetration testers, vulnerability analysis, CEH, CISSP and IDS/IPS for the Irish Market.

Specialise in IT Infrastructure recruitment campaigns for the Irish market, Microsoft, Linux Unix for permanent positions and contract positions.

Part of a specialist recruitment team which covers recruitment of developers, test / Q.A., release, database and infrastructure specialists.

Steven began his career in the recruitment of IT and technology consultants in the UK in the early nineties, before returning to Ireland to work in and manage a number of financial and technology recruitment companies serving the Dublin market.

Steven is now building client and candidate relationships in the IT infrastructure and networks sector, such as Cisco, Microsoft ,IT Operations and Security personnel at all hiring levels.

Laura Boland

Laura is an IT Recruitment Consultant at Software Placements specialising in software testing roles. Laura had worked in finance for four years before starting her recruitment career with Software Placements.

Laura has built her client base to include a wide range of industries including IT & telecoms, software, hardware and semiconductor. Laura is currently looking for candidates in QA (Automation, SDET, Manual, Mobile), Java Development (BigData, NoSQL, Machine Learning, AWS), and C# Development (.Net, Microsoft, Microservers)

Laura graduated from the Dublin Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Accounting and Finance.

Kenny Vaughan

The areas I specialise in are: UI/JavaScript, PHP and Mobile development recruitment, jobs, career opportunities from Graduate to Senior Architect level.

I am actively recruiting for roles relevant to these areas. If you are interested in learning more about the clients I work with and how I can help you find your next career, don’t hesitate to reach out. My phone number is +353 1 525 4648, or you can contact my email at [email protected]

Dublin Beta (@dublinbeta)

Software Placements is proud to sponsor Dublin Beta, an event series designed to give Irish start-ups access to the tech community so they can receive constructive feedback and grow their early-stage ventures.

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Startup Grind - 2017

Software Placements is proud to sponsor Startup Grind, a global network of entrepreneurs which meets to learn from the best thought-leaders and proven founders, and learn from each other.

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What are you waiting for?

The right job for you could be just around the corner, so why not begin your search today for a better tomorrow?