24th Feb 2017

150 new jobs in Software as a Service for Ireland

Over 150 new jobs are to be created by overseas technology companies, in the software-as-a-service (SaaS) area.

Minister for Jobs Mary Mitchell O’Connor revealed that the 153 roles would be developed across a range of activities such as software engineering, R&D, sales, customer support. Welcoming the announcement she was keen to point out that there are now more than 2 million people working in Ireland, the highest number of people at work since the end of 2008.

Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland, added:

Ireland has been very successful in attracting Software as a Service (SaaS) companies in recent years. Ireland provides SaaS companies with well-educated Multilingual, Customer Support, Sales, Finance and Technical Teams. Ireland has a young, educated & adaptable workforce strengthened by the free movement of people within the European Union’s 200M strong labour market. Dublin is building a reputation as Europe’s centre for SaaS companies looking to scale with Pressreader, Looker, ThinkSmart, and ArtofUs establishing their EMEA HQ in Dublin. The key differentiator for Ireland over other locations is that the Ireland gives SaaS companies the ability to scale quickly with access to the right talent.

Canadian technology and media company Pressreader are creating 65 new roles over the next few years across a range of functions, including Research & Development, Multilingual Business Development, Sales and Marketing, Management and Administration. Looker announced on Wednesday the expansion of its international operations with the opening of its new European Headquarters in Dublin. Their Irish operations will create approximately 50 positions within Sales, Marketing, Professional Services and Support over the next three years. ThinkSmart have also announced the opening of an office in the capital, creating 20 jobs.

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