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100 new jobs for Dublin with Twilio

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100 new jobs for Dublin with Twilio

Friday, November 03, 2017 

100 new jobs for Dublin with Twilio

Communication software maker Twilio is to create 100 jobs in Ireland by the end of 2019 as part of an expansion at its EMEA headquarters in Dublin.

The announcement was made by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during this trade mission to Silicon Valley this week.

The new jobs will be in a variety of areas including marketing, sales, HR, legal, security, finance, support and engineering.


You can explore current vacancies with Twilio here.

Founded in 2007 by Jeff Lawson, Evan Cooke, and John Wolthuis, Twilio’s cloud-based communication software is used by such companies as Uber, OpenTable and WhatsApp to easily communicate via voice, messaging and video using application programming interfaces (API).

Twilio currently has six European offices in London, Madrid, Malmö, Munich, Tallinn and its Dublin office. The Taoiseach is meeting with leading executives at Twilio later today.

The CareersPortal Team