Daily deals giant Groupon to create 200 jobs at new Dublin centre
Daily deals site Groupon has opened an Engineering and Marketing Centre in Dublin

Daily deals giant Groupon to create 200 jobs at new Dublin centre

22 Oct 2014228 Views

Daily deals site Groupon wants experienced tech professionals in software engineering, data analysis and digital marketing to fill 200 jobs in Dublin at its new Engineering and Marketing Centre.

The centre will serve as a research and development hub, responsible for the development of technology platforms that will be used across Groupon’s local markets worldwide, which number more than 500.

Groupon has already created 100 highly skilled roles in Dublin, with plans to expand to 200 over the next two years.

The new team will be a key pillar of growth for the company in areas such as advanced customer analytics, marketing automation, content delivery and core systems architecture.

Sasha Berson, Groupon’s chief marketing officer for EMEA, said the Engineering and Marketing Centre will play an important part in Groupon’s continuing transition from a daily deals site to a true online marketplace, Berson said.

“Our Dublin location gives us access to a diverse and talented pool of tech professionals and we look forward to building a world-class team here,” she said.

Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland, added that Groupon’s choice of Dublin as the location for its Engineering and Marketing Centre is an endorsement of Ireland’s strong credentials as a hub for international commerce.

Ireland’s Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland is supporting the investment.

Groupon image via Shutterstock

Tina Costanza
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Tina Costanza came to Ireland from Canada, where she had held senior editorial positions at daily newspapers in Ottawa and Toronto. When she wasn’t saving dangling participles or managing production at Siliconrepublic.com, she was training for 10K races or satisfying a craving for scones. She left the company in April 2015 in order to return to her native Canada.

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