Saturday 20 January 2018

Software firm to create 150 jobs at new HQ

Qualtrics co-founder Ryan Smith (left) with Taoiseach
Qualtrics co-founder Ryan Smith (left) with Taoiseach

Technology firm Qualtrics said it hopes to create 150 jobs over the next three years after opening its European headquarters in Earlsfort Terrace in Dublin yesterday.

Utah-based Qualtrics makes software used to conduct research and surveys. Dublin is its first international office and 50 people will be employed in the office in the next year. Chief executive Ryan Smith said Ireland serves as "the perfect entry point to Europe" and Dublin offered a significant amount of the talent and resources needed to grow internationally. Mr Smith added that he picked Dublin because his brother, who works for Google, recommended the city to him.

ICT Ireland director Paul Sweetman hailed the move. "Just three weeks ago Qualtrics decided to open its EMEA HQ in Dublin. Today the company's founder formally opened the Dublin facility. This is a real testament to the ease of doing business in Ireland that is not matched elsewhere."

Irish Independent

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