Unum Ireland

A thriving technology hub

Unum Ireland serves as a strategic software development and services centre for Unum, a leading provider of employee benefits. Located in Carlow, a thriving business center that is home to many young professionals and institutions of higher learning, Unum Ireland plays a vital part in developing critical business applications and providing services to the overall company.

Established in 2008, Unum Ireland has built a deep pool of knowledge supporting many of the business applications needed by a global benefits provider such as Unum, including enrollment, claims management and other critical systems. Our strong collaborative environment allows us to design and build innovative solutions with technologies such as plug-and-play architecture, cloud-based platforms and web services.

Our culture

Unum Ireland benefits from the best of both worlds, thriving on the energy, excitement and entrepreneurial spirit commonly found at a tech start-up combined with the resources of a Fortune 500 company. We’re committed to providing our employees the best tools and leading technologies available, and in turn challenge them to deliver top-notch solutions for our customers.

Just as important as our technology foundation is the emphasis we place on business excellence. Our culture embraces a continuous improvement philosophy that permeates everything we do — from meeting the needs of our customers quickly and efficiently to developing the skills and expertise of our employees.

Being a good corporate citizen is also part of our DNA. We value the excellent connection we have with our local community to foster programmes in education, disability, health and well being, and culture.

Career opportunities

Using leading-edge technology and information systems, Unum Ireland offers software development and business professionals excellent career opportunities and progression. We actively recruit for a number of roles across our strategic software and services centre, and we offer flexible career paths and well as continuous professional and development training opportunities. If you have an innovative spirit, strong leadership skills and a desire to collaborate with colleagues, check out our current job openings.

Benefits at Unum Ireland

Unum Ireland offers a highly competitive benefits package for our employees and their dependents.

Annual salary

Unum Ireland offers base salary opportunity reflective of the competitive market and individual performance.

Bonus scheme

Employees participate in an annual incentive plan with bonus pay opportunity based on corporate, company and individual performance.

Pension scheme

The company provides a defined contribution pension scheme that takes effect at the start of employment.

Health insurance

Employees, their spouses and children are provided health insurance with 100% coverage cost paid by the company.

Life assurance

A death benefit is provided for all employees.

Disability insurance

The Long Term Disability Benefits Plan combines with the state disability benefit to provide for two-thirds of annual salary for absences from work in excess of 26 weeks due to injury or illness.

Illness salary protection

For absences due to illness, the company will pay a benefit that, when combined with the state disability benefit, will pay full salary for the first 26 weeks.

Flexible working

Unum Ireland supports flexible work hours to allow the productive work/life balance of our staff.


Unum Ireland provides 22 days of annual holiday with an additional day earned after 1, 3 and 5 years of service.

Education scheme

Unum Ireland supports the continuous development of our staff through reimbursement of costs for certificate or college degree courses relevant to the employee's job.

Sports and social

The Sports and Social Club, open to all employees, is financed 50% by the company and boasts a wide range of events to suit all types of people.

Rewards and recognition

A program of rewards and recognition ensures that our employees are recognized for their efforts on an individual and team basis.

Browse and apply

View our open positions to see the roles we're actively recruiting for, or submit your CV so we can match your talents to positions as they become available.

Unum is particularly keen to ensure that equal opportunity is available to all applicants. We select only on grounds of merit, capability and skills without regard to person’s race, religion, national origin, age, disability, civil status, family status, membership of the travelling community, gender or sexual orientation.