TripAdvisor is creating at least 50 jobs by establishing a new engineering hub in Dublin.
The company is to locate in the area known as Silicon Docks and recruitment for the new positions will begin immediately.
The Dublin hub will be a centre for key engineering roles globally, working closely with the company’s team of engineers in the US to deliver new and improved features including its core TripAdvisor websites, Vacation Rentals and TripAdvisor for Business.
Senior vice president of engineering and operations Andy Gelfond described the creation of the first European engineering hub in the Irish capital as a “significant milestone”.
He said: “As a global and growing company, we need to expand the places where we can find best-in-class talent.
“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.”
Irish jobs, enterprise and innovation minister Richard Bruton said: “The ICT sector is at the heart of the government’s action plan for Jobs, and in recent years we have seen jobs growth in this area as the biggest names on the internet decide to locate operations in Ireland.
“Today I am delighted to welcome the announcement that TripAdvisor is coming to Dublin. This is a company which has revolutionised the travel industry and one of the fastest growing businesses on the internet, and today’s announcement confirms our status as the internet capital of Europe.”