The latest investment by Square in Ireland has been welcomed as a boost to the country’s fintech ecosystem.
Square will create 30 new jobs in Ireland, less than six months after its services officially launched here.
These jobs will be created across Square’s Seller and Cash App business units. This will include roles in software engineering and product management as well as customer success, sales, marketing, legal, finance and accounting.
Information on jobs currently available at Square can be found via the company website.
Square was co-founded by CEO Jack Dorsey, the tech billionaire who is also co-founder and CEO of Twitter. It takes its name from the shape of the compact contactless card reader it produces, enabling merchants to turn almost any location into a point of sale.
Its European headquarters in Dublin will have 150 people at the close of this latest recruitment round. In some cases, job candidates will have the opportunity to work remotely within Ireland.
Square also offers employees benefits such as healthcare coverage, flexible time off, paid parental leave, and customised learning and development programmes.
While Dublin has been the site of Square’s operations in Europe for several years now, the company began rolling out its e-commerce and payment processing tools for clients in Ireland in April, ahead of a full launch in May.
“Dublin has been a great base for us,” said Jason Lalor, European executive director at Square. “It’s an exciting time to join the business in Europe.”
Lalor explained that the European arm of the business is building teams that will drive Square’s expansion across Europe. After launching in Ireland, Square was rolled out in France in September and a launch in Spain is tabled for 2022.
“Successful candidates who join Square can expect to work on purposeful projects that further our purpose of economic empowerment, creating a fairer financial system for all,” said Lalor.
The investment is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland and has been welcomed by the Government as a boon for the country’s fintech ecosystem.
“It once again demonstrates Ireland’s potential to be a leading hub for fintech,” said Minister of State for Financial Services Sean Fleming, TD. “This rapidly growing sector offers exciting opportunities for experienced executives and graduates across the country and an environment in which they can thrive.”
Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar, TD, said the announcement is “a real vote of confidence” in Ireland. “Square is a fantastic addition to the payments industry here,” he said.
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