A major expansion at Guidewire Software in Dublin will see up to 80 new positions created over the next two years.
A provider of software products to the insurance industry, Guidewire’s announcement will see the company seek software engineers/developers, web and mobile developers, automation QA engineers, dev ops engineers, product managers, technical consultants and graduate developers.
Already employing more than 150 people at its Global Services and Development Centre in Blanchardstown, Dublin, this expansion will position Guidewire Software Ireland as the company’s largest office outside of the US.
Recruitment appears to be starting immediately. The additional staff will provide consultancy support and product development resources to some of Guidewire’s 180 customers around the world.
The Dublin office is separated into two components, the European Development Centre (EDC) and the Guidewire Services Centre (GSC). Product development has been a significant factor in the growth of the EDC this year, where its highly-skilled technical team is developing product extensions, accelerators, mobile applications and web portals.
The strength of technical talent in Ireland led Guidewire to designate the Dublin site as its fifth development centre, joining the teams in the San Francisco Bay Area, Exton (Pennsylvania), Tokyo, and Toronto as a product development operation.
“We have been very pleased with the quality of talent and output from our Dublin office, and I regard our decision to start operations in Ireland as one of the best we have made in the last several years,” said Marcus Ryu, chief executive officer, Guidewire Software. “We intend to build on that success with a significant increase in our hiring plans and a deeper integration of our Dublin-based personnel into the career progression opportunities of the company, especially in Europe.”
Dan Lonborg, engineering director and head of the European Development Centre, added, “It's a great vote of confidence in the team and the outstanding work they have done that we‘ve decided to increase our investment in the European Development Centre. This expansion will allow us to take on bigger, more complex and new types of projects in Dublin.”