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Get some experience working with both children and the elderly and feel comfortable working with both. Throughout college you will take part in clinical placements where you will be required to work with various age groups.

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40 new jobs for Dublin with tech firm BrowserStack

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40 new jobs for Dublin with tech firm BrowserStack

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 

40 new jobs for Dublin with tech firm BrowserStack

Technology company BrowserStack has announced plans to create 40 new jobs.

BrowserStack is a cloud based service with offices in San Francisco and Mumbai. It allows web developers to perform tests on website changes quickly, thus eliminating the need for expensive in-house testing infrastructure. 

The new jobs will be based in Dublin and recruitment is already underway, to be completed within 2-3 years. Details of current vacancies and job opportunities with Browserstack can be found here.

BrowserStack currently supports more than 1,100 combinations of browsers, operating systems and devices. It has over 35,000 customers in more than 130 countries including the likes of Twitter, Microsoft, AirBnB and Mastercard. 

Co-founder Ritesh Arora said the Dublin expansion is an important step towards building a best-in-class global testing infrastructure "This will allow us to provide a better experience to our existing customers and support new product launches. We are also excited to expand our presence in Dublin and look forward to benefiting from its deep talent pool."

IDA Ireland chief executive, Martin Shanahan, said the BrowerStack investment will assist the agency in attracting more Indian technology companies to Ireland. "BrowserStack is a rapidly growing company with significant potential given its leading position in the market and the increasing demand for smart devices and availability of wireless internet connectivity."

The development is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.

Read: IDA Ireland full Press Release here

The Careersportal Team