140 characters now at Twitter in Dublin
(From left) Linda Murphy, Dave Shaw, Twitter's Ireland MD Stephen McIntyre, Jennifer Prior, Katie Doyle and Sean Kayes. Photo by Conor McCabe Photography

140 characters now at Twitter in Dublin

30 Jan 201410 Shares

Twitter is well on its way to achieving its stated goal of employing 200 people in Dublin by the end of this year and is now at ‘140 characters.’

Speaking with Siliconrepublic.com today, Stephen McIntyre, managing director of Twitter Dublin, said: “Unlike our product, we’re obviously not going to stop at 140 characters.”

In September, Twitter announced that having reached the 100-employee mark it was going to further to create 100 new jobs in order to have 200 employees by the end of 2014.

“We currently have at least 20 to 25 distinct roles available, from public policy to sales, marketing and engineering, at various seniority levels.

“At the moment, there are 15 different functions in Dublin, including HR, sales, engineering, policy-making – a whole cross section of the company as we get closer to our goal of 200.”

McIntyre said Dublin’s vibrant ecosystem of multinationals and start-ups is providing Twitter and other technology companies with a deep pool of talent.

He said Twitter’s workforce in Dublin is 50pc Irish and 50pc international.

“We’ve had a very positive experience hiring across the board,” McIntyre said.

John Kennedy
By John Kennedy

Editor John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist. He joined Silicon Republic in 2002 to become the fulcrum of the company’s news service He was recipient of the Irish Internet Association’s NetVisionary Technology Journalist Award 2005 and Siliconrepublic.com has been awarded ‘Best Technology Site’ at the Irish Web Awards seven times. In 2011 he received the David Manley Award commending him for his dedication to covering entrepreneurs. His interests include all things technological, music, movies, reading, history, gaming and losing the occasional game of poker.

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