45 new engineering jobs for Dublin
45 new software engineering jobs will be created in Dublin over the next two years.
US based online shopping website Gilt said today that they will be increasing their investment in Irish operations and intend on creating a new Platform Innovation Centre in Dublin.
The company first established and Irish base in 2011 and currently employ more than 150 people in Dublin and Limerick.
The project is being supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland
CEO of Gilt Michelle Peluso explained: “Our Irish technology team has been instrumental in further developing Gilt’s core ecommerce platform, bringing a combination of engineering discipline, innovation and a passion for quality that is rare.
"We are excited by the opportunity to further harness the rich, deep talent pool available to us in Ireland.
"Our Platform Innovation Centre in Dublin will own and accelerate some of Gilt’s most critical development projects.”
The company was established in 2007.
Minister Richard Bruton is currently on a business visit to New York, visiting Gilt's headquarters, where the announcement was made.
“E-commerce is a major growth sector that we have targeted as part of our plans for jobs and growth, and in recent years we have seen significant progress in this area," he said.
"Gilt is a world-leading and highly innovative company in this sector which established its first European operations in Ireland in 2011, and today’s announcement that it is expanding further with the creation of 45 high-end jobs is great news.
"This confirms the message I have been getting in the boardrooms of major US companies throughout this week – Ireland’s reputation is now strong, our offering is highly competitive and with continued strong implementation of our plan we can see further jobs growth in the multinational sector in the coming months and years."