Amazon celebrates 10 years in Ireland with plans to add to the 1,400 staff already employed in the country
Dublin – 06 November 2014 – (NASDAQ:AMZN) Amazon today announces the creation of over 300 new jobs in Dublin. The highly-skilled roles— datacenter technicians, software engineers and customer support staff—will be hired over the next two years and will be based out of Amazon’s expanded offices in Ballsbridge, Dublin. As part of this announcement Amazon has expanded its presence in the city by adding more capacity to existing office space. This brings Amazon’s office space to over 100,000 square feet with room to further grow the number of employees in Dublin.
This news also comes as Amazon celebrates the start of its tenth year in Dublin. In September 2004 Amazon established a presence in Ireland and since then has invested over €1.5 billion in the local economy. The first jobs in Ireland for Amazon were datacenter technicians and networking staff and since then the business has seen dramatic growth both in the numbers of staff and the diversity of roles. Dublin has also been a location for the engineering of new technologies that support a number of Amazon’s businesses including its retail operations, devices and Amazon Web Services.
“Amazon has been an active contributor to the Dublin technology community for a decade and during this time, we have been extremely impressed with the creativity and strong technical talent available in the country,”Dr. Werner Vogels, Chief Technology Officer, Amazon.com.
“We recognise that some of the greatest technology minds in the world can be found in Europe and we are looking for some of these talented people to join our rapidly growing team. By expanding our presence in Dublin we will further accelerate the growth of some of the most exciting businesses we have at Amazon and support for our customers here in Europe and around the globe.”
The new, highly skilled roles currently being recruited for include: Software Development Engineers; Network Development Engineers; Datacenter Engineering; Support Engineers; Technical Account Managers; Systems Engineers; Kindle Field Quality Engineers; Security Specialists; Technical Managers; and many more.
“The Government's plan to secure recovery involves supporting and growing the vibrant digital sector in Ireland. Amazon has been an integral part of the Irish technology community for many years and we welcome today's announcement of 300 new jobs created in Dublin,” said An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD. “Within Ireland's internationally recognised digital sector, having a company of Amazon's stature adding more jobs further strengthens our international reputation. This is a fantastic announcement for Amazon and Ireland as we continue to secure recovery and create jobs for our people.”
“Amazon is one of the first and most iconic of the born on the internet companies that has transformed the way we do business today,” said Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. “I am delighted that such an iconic company and brand is celebrating 10 years here and want to use Ireland as a base to grow their business further.”
Martin Shanahan, CEO at IDA Ireland added, “Creating a further 300 jobs in addition to their current workforce of 1,400 is a huge vote of confidence in their highly skilled Irish workforce and the talent pool that is now available to them in Ireland. We wish Amazon and their employees continued success.”
Amazon also has offices in Cork employing over 800 Customer Service and Seller Support staff. People looking to apply for one of the roles with Amazon in Dublin, or any of Amazon’s offices across EMEA, can apply online at http://international-tech.amazon-jobs.com/.
Amazon.com opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire phone, Fire tablets, and Fire TV are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon.
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