23/10/2014

Groupon To Create 200 Jobs

Groupon has said it is to create up to 200 jobs in Dublin.

The local commerce firm made the announcement at the official opening of its International Engineering and Marketing Centre in the city.

The office will serve as a Research and Development hub which will be responsible for the development of technology platforms to be used across the firms worldwide markets.

To date, almost 100 highly skilled roles have been created, but Groupon has said aims to add a further 200 jobs over the next two years.

For its Dublin office, the company is said to be looking for experienced tech professionals in the fields of software engineering, data analysis and digital marketing. They will work in areas such as advanced customer analytics, marketing automation, content delivery and core systems architecture.

The investment is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.

Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, said: "A key part of our Action Plan for Jobs is attracting some of the biggest 'born on the internet' companies to set up operations here, and our success in this area is the envy of many countries.

"Today's announcement that Groupon, a world leader in this area, is establishing a research and development hub in Dublin, and creating up to 100 extra jobs, is a huge boost. I wish Groupon every success with this significant operation in Dublin."

Sasha Berson, Groupon's Chief Marketing Officer for EMEA, added: "Our International Engineering and Marketing Centre will enable us to better support and grow the local businesses we work with, not just in Ireland but across the world.

"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."

(JP/CD)

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