As reported in Business World, the world’s largest travel site, Trip Advisor, is set to create at least 50 jobs for Irish people in a new web engineering hub. The hub will be the largest of its kind outside of the US and will see 50 high quality web engineers employed in the short-term, with the company leaving the door open for possible expansion in the next few years. The company are looking for a diverse team of skilled web engineers from graduates to higher, senior roles.
The Dublin hub will play a central role in improvements to the website, working closely with US based web engineers to ensure improvement on the TravelAdvisor website. The Irish Times also reports that engineering site manager, Lars Holzman, who will be head of the Dublin hub, has confirmed that they are looking for people to also work on TripAdvisor’s mobile and social team.
Speaking of the decision for TripAdvisor to set up a large hub in Dublin, Andy Gelfond, Senior Vice President of Operations and Engineering says: “Given the robust roles we are looking to recruit, we felt it was important to base our new engineering hub in a location that had a history of supporting technology and innovation, and had a talent pool to recruit from, and in that respect, Dublin fits the bill perfectly”.
The move has been welcomed by Richard Burton, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation who says it confirms Ireland’s status as “the Internet capital of the world”. In addition to highly qualified engineers in Ireland, Gelfond has complimented Ireland’s business culture and support from Government with IDA Ireland providing aid to the company as they set up here.
TripAdvisor currently employs more than1,600 people globally with recruitment to begin in Ireland immediately.