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Cloud communications firm Twilio announces 100 jobs for Dublin

3 Nov 2017

Twilio, an international cloud communications company, has revealed plans to expand its Dublin EMEA headquarters over three years.

With An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, TD, in San Francisco on a trade mission, good news is spreading here in Ireland as cloud communications company Twilio has announced plans to hire 100 skilled staff over the next three years.

The jobs will be created as part of an expansion of its existing EMEA headquarters in Dublin and will be in the areas of marketing, sales, HR, legal, security, finance, support and engineering.

Driving this need to expand, Twilio said, was rapid growth in the region.

Founded in 2008, Twilio has more than 800 employees, with headquarters in San Francisco and other offices in Bogotá, Hong Kong, London, Madrid, Malmö, Mountain View, Munich, New York City, Singapore and Tallinn.

Varadkar and IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan are due to meet with Twilio COO George Hu and chief people officer Marty Reaume to further discuss the company’s grander expansion plans in Europe.

“As a home to many established and high-growth companies, Ireland was an ideal choice for us because of the incredible talent in the country and because it brings us closer to our European customers, which contribute a growing portion of our revenue,” Reaume said.

Shanahan added: “Twilio was attracted to Ireland due to our international reputation as a location where companies can quickly establish their operations and rapidly expand using the strong pool of tech talent.

“The EMEA HQ in Dublin will play a central role in the company’s international expansion.”

Meanwhile, Varadkar has described his current trade mission to the US west coast as vital in a post-Brexit world full of global uncertainty, as he aims to attract further investment from one of the world’s biggest tech regions.

Colm Gorey
By Colm Gorey

Colm Gorey was a senior journalist with Silicon Republic. He joined in January 2014 and covered AI, IoT, science and anything that will get us to Mars quicker. When not trying to get his hands on the latest gaming release, he can be found lost in a sea of Wikipedia articles on obscure historic battles and countries that don't exist any more, or watching classic Simpsons episodes far too many times to count.

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