Saturday 15 December 2018

Pluralsight to create 150 tech jobs in Dublin

Martin Shanahan welcomed the announcement from Pluralsight
Martin Shanahan welcomed the announcement from Pluralsight
Ellie Donnelly

Ellie Donnelly

Enterprise technology learning company Pluralsight is to create 150 jobs in Dublin over the next three years.

The jobs will be in a number of areas including sales, marketing, operations, finance, and customer support.

As part of the announcement the company said that it would open a new Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) headquarters in Dublin early next year.

The Dublin office will house the company’s strategic business operations for the region and support its growing customer base in Ireland and throughout the EMEA regions.

Overall, the company said that its investment in the region will bring more than €40m to Dublin’s local economy.

"We are thrilled that our new Dublin office allows us to be closer to our customers in Europe and beyond," Aaron Skonnard, co-founder and CEO of Pluralsight, said.

"Dublin’s thriving tech community will allow us to build a strong team of high-calibre, multi-lingual talent. This will help enterprise leaders and professionals identify skills gaps and quickly acquire the skills needed to remain competitive and adapt to the rapid pace of technological change."

Pluralsight has also named Mike Featherstone as the head of business operations of its new EMEA headquarters.

Mr Featherstone, who currently is based at Pluralsight’s global headquarters in Utah, has a wealth of international experience across EMEA and APAC and will re-locate to Dublin in early 2018.

The announcement was welcomed by both Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD, and Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland.

Commenting on the announcement Mr Shanahan said that the company’s choice of Ireland as a location for investment demonstrated that Ireland continued to resonate with international companies as "a very attractive place for businesses to scale rapidly, serve their customers in the region and attract the right talent to facilitate expansion."

This year Pluralsight announced partnerships with Microsoft, Oracle, Adobe, and Google and launched its philanthropic entity, Pluralsight One.

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