Press Release 24 Jun 2013

Dublin based tech titan set to boost the Irish jobs market with 40 new roles

24th June 2013, Dublin  - AOL Ireland, a key player in shaping Ireland’s technology landscape, today announced plans to create 40 new software engineering roles over the next 12 months at its Dublin Development Centre.

AOL Ireland is driving the development of cutting edge technology and content platforms, and leading the way in the innovation of digital advertising solutions.  The open roles include junior and senior positions. Candidates, who need industry experience, will work with programming languages such as Java, Erlang and C++. 

The 40 new positions are within AOL Networks, a team that is spearheading the delivery of AOL’s state of the art programmatic advertising solutions for brands and publishers globally. AOL Networks brands include ADTECH, Advertising.com, The AOL On Network, Be On and Pictela. The announcement comes as AOL continues to expand its reach as a leading provider of digital content, advertising solutions and services through a wide range of brands including The Huffington Post, Engadget, TechCrunch and MapQuest.

Commenting on the announcement, Barry O’Leary, CEO IDA Ireland said, "AOL is a globally recognised brand and the choice of Dublin for these roles is a vote of confidence in the quality of the Irish workforce. This investment by AOL involves significant levels of innovation and will lead to the Dublin operation becoming a Centre of Excellence for a strategic growth segment for AOL. The research and development aspect of the investment will provide the basis for deeper engagement with research centres in Ireland and the successful completion of this project will result in the positioning of the Irish Centre to drive the future direction of digital advertising at AOL.’’

Aengus McClean SVP, Global Advertising Technologies at AOL Ireland added, “I am delighted to announce these 40 new positions as part of our global investment in programmatic advertising solutions. The new talent will help us expand our current suite of market leading products in display advertising into a comprehensive, world-class offering that extends across the whole digital ad ecosystem and will set a benchmark for others to follow."

AOL has been based in Dublin for 16 years and currently employs 170 people. Dublin is the development engine for Europe and works alongside sister development centres in Palo Alto, Dulles, New York, Baltimore and Frankfurt. 

AOL Ireland will be launching its 2014 Technology Graduate Programme in August 2013. 

Please visit aol.ie see our current career opportunities.

For more information, imagery and interviews with AOL personnel contact Thinkhouse on 01 4200070.
Dave Byrne      dave@thinkhouse.ie
Katie Mac Carthy   katie@thinkhouse.ie
John Nolan    john.nolan@teamaol.com

About AOL

AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL) is a brand company, committed to continuously innovating, growing, and investing in brands and experiences that inform, entertain, and connect the world. The home of a world-class collection of premium brands, AOL creates original content that engages audiences on a local and global scale. We help marketers connect with these audiences through effective and engaging digital advertising solutions.


 

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