TRAVEL WEBSITE TRIPADVISOR is to establish a new engineering hub in Dublin, with the creation of 50 new jobs over the next 12 months.
The company is to locate in the area known as Silicon Docks, bordering the Grand Canal Docks, with recruitment for the new positions beginning immediately.
TripAdvisor said the Dublin hub will be “a centre for key engineering roles globally”, working closely with its team of engineers in the US to deliver new and improved features to its platforms.
Making the announcement today, Minister Richard Bruton said that “in recent years we have seen jobs growth in this area as the biggest names on the internet decide to locate operations in Ireland”.
He said today’s announcement “confirms our status as the internet capital of Europe”.
Andy Gelfond, SVP Engineering and Operations of TripAdvisor said the company felt it was important to base its new engineering hub in a location that “had a history of supporting technology and innovation, and had a talent pool to recruit from, and in that respect Dublin fits the bill perfectly”.
Applications for the web engineering jobs are being accepted on the website. Senior engineering roles will be filled first, followed by graduate positions.