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Over 300 Jobs Announced in April So Far

Ireland Continues to Attract Investment from FDI Companies

It has been an auspicious start to April with over 300 jobs announced by Foreign Direct Investment companies: Mastercard, LiveTiles and Viasat. Ireland has become internationally recognised as a leading location for companies in the software sector and an attractive location for FinTech. These announcements are an endorsement of the talent pool and business environment in Ireland.

These projects are supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.

Mastercard Hiring 175 New Employees in Dublin

Mastercard has announced it will expand its presence in Ireland, hiring 175 new employees in Dublin focused on driving innovation and creating the future of payments around the world.  

Roles include software engineers, blockchain specialists, data scientists, project managers, analysts, product designers, cloud infrastructure specialists and information security experts. The new jobs represent Mastercard’s commitment to driving innovation in payments and beyond, designing ground-breaking security solutions, and striving for a world beyond cash.  

Mastercard’s Leopardstown office currently houses 380 staff. It is the global headquarters of Mastercard Labs, the company’s research and development arm, which is dedicated to bringing innovative payment solutions to market at speed. The office is also the hub of Mastercard’s business in Ireland, working with banks and credit card issuers to deliver convenient, safe and secure payment services to consumers and businesses across Ireland.

   

The creation of these new jobs follows Mastercard’s recent announcement that it would bring its digital and physical payment teams under one organisation. The newly-formed Products and Innovation team will bring core products, digital payments, Mastercard Labs and processing activities together.  

Mastercard has taken on more space at its Mountainview headquarters in Leopardstown and has signed a lease until 2026, to accommodate growing numbers of staff. Since the opening of its Irish office in 2008, the number of people employed by Mastercard in Dublin has increased by 880%.  

Find your job at Mastercard: http://www.mastercard.com/corporate/careers/ireland/

LiveTiles Plan to Create up to 50 Jobs in Sligo

Global software company LiveTiles announced that it will establish an Intelligent Innovation Centre in Sligo, to support the further development of its design and artificial intelligence (AI) products. LiveTiles plan to create up to 50 jobs. This includes a number of key roles such as AI developers, marketing, management, presales and a new product solutions team that will create industry-specific digital platforms that incorporate AI. Founded in 2014 and headquartered in New York, LiveTiles is a Microsoft partner that is defining the market for the Intelligent Experience Platform (IXP) – with no code, ‘drag and drop’ technology giving business users the tools to create easily adoptable dashboards, portals or corporate intranets that can be heightened with personalized artificial intelligence and analytics features.

LiveTiles began as an Australian startup company in 2014 and has expanded rapidly, with a customer list spanning all major verticals and some of the biggest organisations in the world such as PepsiCo and the US Department of Defence. For more information/to apply for the new roles go to https://www.collinsmcnicholas.ie/livetiles

Viasat Expects to Create Nearly 100 Jobs

Viasat Inc. a global communications company, proudly opened its new expanded office in Dublin, which is expected to house up to 250 Viasat team members focused on developing next-generation software and technology for Viasat’s target broadband markets.    The expanded Dublin office represents a signal of growth for Viasat. Today, the Company has nearly 100 team members located in Dublin primarily developing innovative software solutions for the commercial aviation industry. Viasat expects to more than double its headcount in Dublin over the next few years, and extend development beyond connected aircraft software to include broader software and mobile application support for international maritime customers, European residential broadband and Wi-Fi markets, government systems as well as support for Viasat’s next-generation ultra-high capacity satellite platform, known as ViaSat-3.    

About Viasat: Viasat is a global communications company that believes everyone and everything in the world can be connected. For more than 30 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the world communicate. Today, the Company is developing the ultimate global communications network to power high-quality, secure, affordable, fast connections to impact people’s lives anywhere they are—on the ground, in the air or at sea. To learn more about Viasat, visit: www.viasat.com.

Information sourced from www.idaireland.com

 

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