LinkedIn reveals its new EMEA headquarters in Dublin.
If you’ve ever wanted to work at LinkedIn, now is the perfect time to apply for a job.
Not only is the tech giant currently hiring for more than 70 roles in Dublin, it officially launched its brand new office building today (18 September).
The Dublin office opened in April, with staff gradually moving over from the old premises to the new, but today marks the official launch with An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, TD, and An Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald, TD.
This site is LinkedIn’s first new build outside the US. “This building cost €85m, so a lot of work and a lot of effort has gone into making it look absolutely fabulous,” said Lisa Finnegan, HR director at LinkedIn.
“Culture here at LinkedIn is incredibly important and it’s the absolute foundation for everything that we do,” she said.
The new offices boast a soundproof music room, a games room, a gym with personal trainers and a different theme on every floor, reflecting the culture of LinkedIn.
“We want to make sure that employees feel deeply connected to our culture,” said Finnegan.
For those who want to work at LinkedIn, the company is currently hiring for a variety of roles for its new EMEA headquarters. Finnegan said the open positions are primarily sales roles and the company is always looking for language skills.
“We’re a very fast-paced organisation so we’re looking for people who are quite dynamic but absolutely want to come and really contribute to the overall LinkedIn culture,” she said.
The new building was undertaken in order to meet the needs of LinkedIn’s growing workforce in Ireland, which has increased from three employees to 1,200 in seven years.
Speaking at the official launch, Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland, said LinkedIn’s ability to grow its team at such an impressive rate is a great endorsement of the talented workforce in the region.
“The significant investment in the construction and fit-out of this new EMEA HQ is a clear demonstration of LinkedIn’s long-term commitment to Ireland.”
Dublin residents who wish to see the inside of LinkedIn’s new offices for themselves can register for a tour on Saturday, 14 October.
The office itself is energy-efficient, and has environmentally friendly design features, such as a rainwater-harvesting system, 250 bicycle parking spaces and weather station-controlled automatic blinds.
As the EMEA headquarters, the site is home to employees from across the region. The building hosts art from across a variety of countries, with rooms named after brands, innovators and places of learning from around the world.