Groupon to create 100 additional jobs in Dublin

Daily deals firm opens up new international and marketing centre with promise of new jobs


Daily deals site Groupon is to create up to 100 more highly-skilled jobs in Dublin over the next two years, the company confirmed on Wednesday.

The Chicago-based firm, which officially opened its new international and marketing centre in the capital this morning, said nearly 100 roles have already been created here.

The new office will serve as a research and development hub with responsiblity for the development of technology platforms that will be used across Groupon’s 500+local markets.

The company said it is actively seeking experienced tech professionals in the fields of software engineering, data analysis and digital marketing for its Dublin office. This new team will be a key pillar of growth in areas such as advanced customer analytics, marketing automation, content delivery and core systems architecture, Groupon said.

Groupon delivers daily deals and real-time digital coupons for consumers and businesses. It is one of the fastest-growing companies in history although has struggled somewhat of late as consumers turn away from discounted certificates.

In April 2010, the company was valued at $1.35 billion. Full year revenue increased 7 per cent to $5.8 billion last year.

“Our international engineering and marketing centre will enable us to better support and grow the local businesses we work with, not just in Ireland but across the world. It will play an important part in our continuing transition from a daily deal site to a true online marketplace. Our Dublin location gives us access to a diverse and talented pool of tech professionals and we look forward to building a world class team here,” said Groupon’s chief marketing officer for EMEA Sasha Berson.