BrowserStack to create 40 new jobs at mobile data centre in Dublin
BrowserStack represents a new generation of tech companies selecting Ireland, and its presence will attract more. Image: Kanuman/Shutterstock

BrowserStack to create 40 new jobs at mobile data centre in Dublin

14 Feb 2017905 Views

Cloud testing giant BrowserStack wants Dublin to be at the centre of its plans for a global cloud-based testing infrastructure.

Mumbai-headquartered BrowserStack is an industry-leading mobile and web testing platform used by some of the biggest digital brands including Airbnb, Twitter, MasterCard and Microsoft.

The company’s new state-of-the-art ‘real device’ mobile data centre has just been made operational in Dublin.

‘We are excited to expand our presence in Dublin and look forward to benefiting from its deep talent pool’

As part of a global expansion, it will create more than 40 roles within two to three years. Recruitment is already underway.

Test, test and test again

“Setting up of the real device mobile data centre in Dublin expands our existing cloud capacity,” said BrowserStack co-founder Ritesh Arora.

“This expansion is an important step towards building a best-in-class global testing infrastructure.

“This will allow us to provide a better experience to our existing customers and support new product launches. We are also excited to expand our presence in Dublin and look forward to benefiting from its deep talent pool.”

The massive popularity of internet browsing, combined with the proliferation of browsers, operating systems and devices has resulted in inconsistent website experiences for users worldwide.

Developers need to test their website changes across hundreds of possible combinations of mobile devices and platforms. BrowserStack is a cloud-based service that allows web developers to perform these tests quickly and eliminates the need for expensive in-house testing infrastructure.

BrowserStack currently supports more than 1,100 combinations of devices and platforms. The company has 35,000 customers in 130 countries.

IDA Ireland chief executive Martin Shanahan said that BrowserStack is part of a new generation of tech companies arriving in Ireland.

Yesterday, Cork woke to the news that web infrastructure player Nginx is to create 100 new jobs in the city at a new EMEA headquarters.

“BrowserStack is a rapidly growing company with significant potential, given its leading position in the market and the increasing demand for smart devices and availability of wireless internet connectivity,” Shanahan said.

“This investment will assist IDA in attracting more Indian technology companies to Ireland.”

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John Kennedy
By John Kennedy

John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist who served as editor of for 17 years. He joined Silicon Republic in 2002 to become the fulcrum of the company’s news service. He received of the Irish Internet Association’s NetVisionary Technology Journalist Award 2005 and saw 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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