Dublin Spire | Squarespace, Amazing, Asana, Pond5, Wave2Wave, Primary Integration
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320 tech jobs announced across six companies in Dublin

4 Nov 2015

Ireland’s capital has received a whopping slice of good news on the jobs front as six separate tech companies have revealed expansion plans, totalling 320 new jobs.

Squarespace, Amazing.com, Asana, Pond5, Wave2Wave and Primary Integration each reported significant expansions, with the former responsible for half of the total figure.

The roles across all sites will cover software development and engineering, business development and sales, finance and operations and multilingual customer support.

Squarespace, Amazing and Asana

Web-publishing platform Squarespace is bigging up its current EMEA base in Dublin, with 160 jobs coming in the next three years. That more than doubles its current workforce, with customer care and support the primary roles already in place ahead of this expansion.

Amazing.com – a business course provider – is recruiting 50 people over the same timeframe. The Austin company wants to better serve its global clients so it is creating a global support and technology development centre in the capital, with roles including customer team members, software engineers, and office admin.

Asana, meanwhile, is looking for 30 people as it sets up an operations centre in Dublin. The software company, headquartered in San Francisco, plans to initially hire 30 people by 2017.

Pond5, Wave2Wave and Primary Integrations

Pond5, a stock video company, is hiring the same number in its own new operations centre over the next three years, with the 30 roles coming in “high quality software positions”.

Wave2Wave, which operates in network connectivity, is bringing in 30 jobs in its new international HQ in Dublin, which will house sales, marketing, finance and operations immediately, with R&D rolling out next year.

Finally, Primary Integration has opened a new office in Dublin and expects to create 20 new roles by the end of 2016 for project managers and commissioning engineers.

Ireland a launchpad

“Ireland has become a launchpad for high-growth companies from across the world,” said Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland.

“Ireland, and our talented workforce, will play a big part in the next phase of the development for these companies as they embark upon their next phases of expansion.

“It’s worth remembering that many companies that started out with modest plans are now some of the top employers in Ireland, making a significant contribution to the economy.

“Since 2010, 130 high-growth companies have been attracted to Ireland as a place from which to access the European market. IDA Ireland looks forward to continuing to partner closely with this new group of companies as they grow their global footprint from Ireland.”

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Gordon Hunt
By Gordon Hunt

Gordon Hunt joined Silicon Republic in October 2014 as a journalist. He spends most of his time avoiding conversations about music, appreciating even the least creative pun and rueing the day he panicked when meeting Paul McGrath. His favourite thing on the internet is the ‘Random Article’ link on Wikipedia.

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