Silicon Valley software firm Engine Yard creates 30 jobs in Dublin

27 Oct 2011346 Views

San Francisco software player Engine Yard, a leading platform-as-a-service (PaaS) player with expertise in PHP and Ruby on Rails, has revealed it is to create 30 new jobs in Dublin.

As well as the new jobs, there is potential to accelerate hiring as it looks to other markets for growth and international expansion.

Engine Yard empowers businesses to build and run cloud-based applications easily and cost effectively. Thousands of customers in more than 40 countries, from explosive-growth web start-ups to Fortune 500 enterprises, rely on Engine Yard for agile deployment and scaling, high performance, and 24×7 uptime, allowing them to leverage the cloud for competitive advantage. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, Engine Yard is backed by Benchmark Capital, New Enterprise Associates and

“A key part of this Government’s strategy to create employment and growth in the economy is to ensure that we can build on our established base of world-leading technology companies,” the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton, TD, said this morning.

“This means ensuring that more and more dynamic and innovative international companies locate operations here, and ensuring that more indigenous companies start and expand on the back of their presence here. This announcement by yet another dynamic technology company that it is locating major global headquarters in Dublin is great news and shows that we are making real progress.”

Engine Yard is expanding globally, and we are excited to open our EMEA headquarters in Ireland and support the region’s thriving technology community,” said John Dillon, CEO of Engine Yard.

“Joining forces with Dublin-based Orchestra strengthens both our technological and geographical coverage, bringing our industry-leading platform to an even greater number of customers seeking to leverage the cloud for competitive advantage.”

Barry O’Leary, CEO, IDA Ireland, in welcoming Engine Yard to Dublin said: “I am delighted that a pioneering company like Engine Yard has chosen to establish its EMEA headquarters in Dublin. Cloud computing represents a major economic opportunity for Ireland.

“IDA Ireland, as part of our Horizon 2020 strategy, will continue to target and win investments from high-growth technology companies in order to become a global cloud centre of excellence.”

By John Kennedy

John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist who served as editor of for 17 years. He joined Silicon Republic in 2002 to become the fulcrum of the company’s news service. He received of the Irish Internet Association’s NetVisionary Technology Journalist Award 2005 and saw awarded ‘Best Technology Site’ at the Irish Web Awards seven times. In 2011 he received the David Manley Award commending him for his dedication to covering entrepreneurs. His interests include all things technological, music, movies, reading, history, gaming and losing the occasional game of poker.

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