Twitter begins the hiring process for its Dublin office

4 Oct 2011

Twitter has posted its first available full-time job at its international operations in Dublin – yep, its HR manager role. The role will be an international one, as the lucky candidate will be responsible for recruitment in Dublin and internationally.

Last week, the entire country got a nice little lift when the news broke that Twitter was locating its international operations in Dublin city. A spokesman for IDA Ireland told that the social networking powerhouse had shortlisted a number of offices in Dublin 2 and Dublin 4, close to where other major social media giants like Zynga and Facebook have located operations.

In recent days, Twitter posted its first Dublin-related position: that of HR business partner.

“We currently have an opening for an HR business partner. Here at Twitter, the goal of HR is to serve as a consultant across the organisation, to shepherd the core values and to protect the culture,” the brief said.

“We help to foster relationships of trust, influence and change, when it is needed. Increasingly, we are championing best practice solutions before they are needed. And, very importantly, we provide great service to all of our employees. We spearhead solutions that promote healthy and productive professional lives for everyone at Twitter.”

The successful candidate’s responsibilities will include run-of-the-mill HR manager stuff, like managing compensation and following employment law, but also to “work with managers and senior leadership to ensure that development is happening for all employees” and to “aid the cultural integration in the remote offices within the broader Twitter global org.”

Twitter is looking for someone with at least seven years of relevant HR experience, with experience in media or technology strongly preferred, and, of course, experience in organisations that “have undergone significant growth, change or expansion.”

It is still unclear how many people will work in the Twitter international offices in Dublin, but the IDA said it was confident the Twitter operation might enjoy the same growth trajectories both Facebook and Google have enjoyed.

An IDA Ireland spokesman told last week: “Facebook came to Dublin with plans to create 40 jobs and will employ 300 people at the end of this year. Google came here with plans to create 230 jobs and now employs 2,200.

“It would be prudent enough to say that like other internet operations, the Twitter operation in Dublin will start relatively small but has potential to grow in line with international demand.

“Ireland will be central to the company’s international growth, so the jobs potential will ultimately be determined by the success of the Irish operations,” the spokesman said.

John Kennedy
By John Kennedy

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years. His interests include all things technological, music, movies, reading, history, gaming and losing the occasional game of poker.

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