Wednesday 18 October 2017

Groupon to create 20 new jobs

Peter Flanagan New Technology Correspondent

DAILY deals website Groupon is to take on 20 more staff in Dublin, as it seeks to leave its troubled past behind.

The US firm, based in central Dublin, said it would hire the staff as part of an expansion of its "software development centre" in the capital.

Groupon is looking for "experienced software engineers, computer programmers, data scientists and computational marketers, as well as for new college graduates in related disciplines".

The expansion will take the headcount at Groupon's operation here past 30. The firm arrived in Ireland last year.

Groupon's chief marketing officer Rich Williams said his employer was "incredibly pleased to be actively recruiting for the Dublin office".

"Groupon is driving growth through big-data analytics, and we want to hear from candidates with competencies across a range of areas, including maths, statistics computing, science and sociology," Mr Williams said.

Enterprise Minister Richard Bruton welcomed the expansion, while the IDA's Barry O'Leary, who is supporting the investment by Groupon, said the expansion would "significantly add to our cluster of cutting-edge online companies at the forefront of innovation in the online sector".

Irish Independent

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