Sunday 21 January 2018

Cloud storage firm to boost staff as it ramps up European operations

Peter Flanagan New Technology Correspondent

DROPBOX has begun recruiting for its Dublin office as it seeks to ramp up its European business.

The cloud storage firm announced plans to set up its first international office in Dublin last year. It has about 15 staff on site here, but is looking for graduates and numerous other positions.

While many of the roles will require a mainstream European language, Dropbox country manager Johann Butting has made clear his team will take on any staff who have the prerequisite skills in the likes of sales and operations.

"The Dropbox Associate Programme is what we use to bring in people either straight out of college or who are a year or two into their career.

"We don't have a specific 'checklist' of what we want from people. We want staff that are excellent communicators, very analytically minded or 'bring a spark' to the business," he said.

"The programme will see successful applicants undergo extensive training both here and in San Francisco. It is vital for us that new people can appreciate the culture of the company and understand how we go about our business," he added.

Dropbox was only set up in 2009 but already has nearly 200 million users worldwide, despite still being a very small company.

"Dropbox has a huge user base, but is still an early stage company so staff have great freedom in what they do here," Mr Butting said.

Applicants can apply at while the company will also be holding an open night at a "Pub Summit" next Thursday.

Irish Independent

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