It was announced yesterday that Shutterstock has launched its Dublin office with the intent to initially hire 40 professionals including engineering roles, and to potentially grow the team further over the coming years. This project is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.
The Shutterstock Dublin team will support the global business need for highly skilled, international technical talent. They will initially focus on certain products including the company’s Bigstock business and continued development of its editorial platform, Shutterstock Editorial.
The team will use advanced techniques from machine learning, computer vision, cloud computing and analytics to drive the development of capabilities around advanced search, personalisation, recommendation, and intelligent digital rights management.
Headquartered in New York City, Shutterstock has offices around the world and customers in more than 150 countries. In addition to its new Ireland office, Shutterstock has been licensing content to Ireland based businesses, media organizations and production companies for a number of years and has a robust contributor network that sells their images, videos and music through Shutterstock’s creative platform.
Since the company’s founding in 2003, it has paid out more than US $5 million to Irish based artists, photographers, videographers and musicians.
Welcoming the announcement by Shutterstock, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys said, "I would like to congratulate Shutterstock on the opening of their Dublin office and thank them for their investment in Ireland. We have a strong footprint of innovative ICT businesses investing in Dublin, and we have the IT specialists and multilingual talent available to enable the company to grow and to embed their operations here. Their arrival is a great vote of confidence in what we have to offer, and I wish them well for the future."