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Mastercard to create 1500 Irish jobs and new campus site in Leopardstown

Written by , on 24th Feb 2020. Posted in Technology

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Mastercard has today announced its plans to create 1500 jobs in the next three to five years as it significantly grows its new European Technology Hub in Dublin.

Mastercard is to grow its workforce with notable investments in its artificial intelligence, cyber security, blockchain, user experience teams, and more. As such, Mastercard will be recruiting for technologists with strong development and software skills looking to work on impactful, cutting edge technology projects.

Mastercard Ireland opened its operations in 2008 with 36 staff and since then has grown to over 650 people. In line with its expansion plans, Mastercard will be taking on additional office space at One and Two South County, a newly built campus site in Leopardstown, South Dublin, not far from Mastercard’s current home. 

The new campus-style workplace aims to provide state-of-the-art facilities with positive environmental design principles focused on neuro-diversity, wellbeing and collaboration at its core. Highlights include a rooftop terrace, café, luxurious changing rooms, car parking and wellbeing classes. Mastercard says it will continue to encourage flexible working and offer above and beyond benefits whilst its people enjoy the new airy and collaborative workplace.

Welcoming the news, An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar said, "The 1,500 jobs being created at Mastercard are high quality, skilled positions, which I’m sure will be much sought after. We can never be complacent when it comes to our economy and employment; as a country we must continue to pursue policies which make Ireland attractive to investment and job creation and open to free trade. I commend the IDA for their work in promoting Ireland as an excellent location for investment and I wish everyone at Mastercard well as these exciting expansion plans take shape."

President of Mastercard Operations and Technology, Ed McLaughlin added, "Our Dublin Tech Hub is an innovation engine for our company across Europe and beyond, and we’re delighted to be expanding our technology footprint in the city. Our new campus will help us continue to attract the best and brightest tech talent, so that we stay on the forefront of emerging tech trends and are well positioned to forge the future of digital commerce across the globe."

Soutrce: www.businessworld.ie

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