Thursday 14 December 2017

Web giant AOL to create 40 jobs

Peter Flanagan New Technology Correspondent

AMERICAN internet giant AOL is to create 40 jobs in Dublin.

The company, which was one of the pioneers of the early internet, is to create the positions in software engineering over the next year in Dublin.

In a statement, the company said it was seeking staff for senior and junior roles with experience in programming languages such as Java, Erlang and C++. The roles are within AOL Networks which deals with "delivery" of the company's advertising solutions for clients around the world.

AOL Ireland's senior vice-president for global advertising technologies, Aengus McClean, said the new recruits would "help us expand our current suite of market-leading products".

AOL already employs some 170 people in Dublin.

The company came to Ireland in 1997, when it was close to the peak of its power and dominated the internet market in the US. It has fallen away since then but it remains a top-tier internet firm, with revenues of more than $2bn (€1.5bn).

Meanwhile, Facebook has apologised after a glitch in its software exposed the contact details of some six million of its users, even though they had their security settings configured to keep their information private.

Irish Independent

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