Guidewire Software, a global software provider to the general insurance industry, will expand its presence in Dublin with the addition of 100 roles.
Guidewire Software has announced today (21 March) that it will increase its presence in Ireland by growing its Dublin base of operations by 100 over the next 18 months.
Guidewire Software was first incorporated in 2001 in Foster City, California. The company is a global provider of software products for property and casualty (P&C) insurers, with its main offering being a technology platform for insurers.
Its offering is multifaceted in its approach, comprising core transaction processing, data management and analytics, and digital engagement.
Guidewire first landed on Irish shores in 2011. At present, it employs 300 people in Dublin, making its Irish hub the company’s largest office outside of its US headquarters. The Irish office also serves as one of 11 product development centres dotted around the globe.
Guidewire is seeking applicants for roles such as build and release engineers; consulting and engineering managers; operations, cloud services and site reliability engineers; product, project and programme managers; and UX designers.
Recruitment is already underway and set to hit the ground running, with 40 of the positions due to be filled before the end of August. The remaining 60 are to be filled by the end of 2019.
These new positions have been created with the support of the Irish Government through IDA Ireland. More details about the available positions can be found here.
The announcement was welcomed by Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys, TD.
She said: “I warmly welcome this expansion and additional job creation by Guidewire, which builds on and enhances Ireland’s capability in the software sector.
“I have no doubt that they will be able to attract the high-tech skills needed and that the company will continue to thrive and prosper here.”
Speaking at the announcement, vice-president of professional services at Guidewire, Sandia Ren, said: “We have seen growth of 20pc in our Dublin professional services team since September 2017 alone, and plan to continue on this trajectory through to the summer.
“This allows us to extend expertise in a range of practices, including digital and cloud.”