Database company 10gen signals Irish expansion

Multinational officially opens new European headquarters in Dublin

Database multinational 10gen will grow its presence in Dublin "five-fold" in the next five years, the company said yesterday as it officially opened its new offices in the capital.

The company behind the MongoDB database announced the creation of 60 jobs earlier this year, and has moved into an office development in Latin Hall in Dublin city centre which has capacity for up to 48 staff and will accommodate the first stage of its expansion. The offices, which were opened by Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore, will serve as the company's headquarters for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.

The company has now launched a recruitment campaign for positions in engineering, sales, human resources, legal affairs and finance, with 10gen chief executive Max Schireson describing Dublin as "the perfect choice" of location for the company.

“Our business in Europe is growing at 300 per cent year-on -year, so we need access to a skilled workforce that can help us keep up with the pace,” he said.