Conor and James McCarthy of Flipdish are standing in an office that has the Flipdish logo on a glass wall beside them. They are smiling into the camera.
From left: Conor and James McCarthy of Flipdish. Image: Conor McCabe

Flipdish delivers 300 jobs as Covid drives demand for food orders

8 Dec 2020

The new roles range from engineering, product design and data science to sales and marketing.

Irish firm Flipdish announced 300 new roles today (8 December) in response to the uptick in food ordering during the pandemic.

The company has had to expand rapidly and has already filled around 70 of the positions, a spokesperson told The rest will be filled by December 2021, with about two-thirds opening in Ireland and 50 already taking applications.

The majority of the roles are in technology, including engineering managers, software architects, mobile engineers, product designers and data scientists. There are also vacancies across sales, marketing and customer support and success.

Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar, TD, welcomed the announcement. He praised Flipdish as “another great example of an Irish company adapting quickly to the changes brought about by Covid”.

“More and more of us are ordering online from our favourite takeaways and restaurants,” Varadkar said. “It’s great that there is an Irish company behind it all. Flipdish has seen significant growth in 2020, enabling thousands of businesses in the hard-hit hospitality sector to pivot to online ordering systems.”

A flourishing 2020 for Flipdish

Headquartered in Dublin, Flipdish caters to thousands of brands in 15 countries. Its customers include The Press Up Group, Eddie Rockets, Wagamama, Base Pizza, Café Sol and Bombay Pantry. It also partners with drone delivery company Manna, connecting it to Tesco and other outlets for a trial in Co Galway.

The company’s co-founder and CEO, Conor McCarthy, commented: “Expansion was always on the cards for Flipdish in 2020, but we could never have imagined pre-Covid how rapidly we would need to grow this year to play a crucial role in alleviating the crisis the hospitality industry faced.”

McCarthy founded Flipdish in 2015 with his brother James – now the company’s CTO – with backing from Enterprise Ireland.

“During the pandemic, Flipdish enabled thousands of food businesses in Ireland and across the globe to pivot from dine-in to delivery and takeaway, sometimes in under 48 hours, and we were proud to partner with them and help them stay open and operating,” he continued.

“Hiring 200 roles next year looks different than it has in the past for us. We are reimagining what the workspace looks like for Flipdish in 2021. We know that the in-person office job is over, but our focus is now on finding the best talent regardless.”

VP of engineering, Brian Kelly, explained what potential technology recruits can expect of working at Flipdish: “These employees will be directly responsible for building products and bringing them to market.

“Every engineer hired will join a team that will be on at least one product line and will see their work released on a constant basis, making a real difference for restaurants who otherwise struggle with this problem.”

Learn more about jobs at Flipdish here.

Lisa Ardill
By Lisa Ardill

Lisa Ardill joined Silicon Republic as senior careers reporter in July 2019. She has a BA in neuroscience and a master’s degree in science communication. She is also a semi-published poet and a big fan of doggos. Lisa briefly served as Careers Editor at Silicon Republic before leaving the company in June 2021.

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