Square’s latest investment in Ireland has been hailed as a boost to the country’s fintech ecosystem.
Square will create 30 new jobs in Ireland, less than six months after officially launching its services here.
These jobs will be created in Square’s Seller and Cash App business units. This will include roles in software engineering and product management, as well as customer success, sales, marketing, legal, finance and accounting.
Information on jobs currently available at Square can be found on the company’s website.
Square was co-founded by CEO Jack Dorsey, the tech billionaire who is also the co-founder and CEO of Twitter. It gets its name from the shape of the compact contactless card reader it produces, allowing merchants to turn almost any location into a point of sale.
Its European headquarters in Dublin will have 150 people at the end of this latest recruitment campaign. In some cases, applicants will have the opportunity to work remotely in Ireland.
Square also offers employee benefits such as health coverage, flexible time off, paid parental leave, and personalized learning and development programs.
While Dublin has been the site of Square’s operations in Europe for several years now, the company began rolling out its e-commerce and payment processing tools to customers in Ireland in April, before a full launch in May.
“Dublin has been a great base for us,” said Jason Lalor, European Executive Director of Square. “It is an exciting time to join the company in Europe. “
Lalor explained that the European branch of the company is putting together teams that will lead to Square’s expansion across Europe. After its launch in Ireland, Square was rolled out in France in September and a launch in Spain is scheduled for 2022.
“Successful applicants who join Square can expect to work on meaningful projects that advance our goal of economic empowerment, by creating a fairer financial system for all,” said Lalor.
The investment is supported by the Irish government through IDA Ireland and has been hailed by the government as a boon to the country’s fintech ecosystem.
“This once again demonstrates Ireland’s potential to become a fintech hub,” said Minister of State for Financial Services Sean Fleming, TD. “This rapidly growing sector offers exciting opportunities for senior executives and graduates across the country and an environment in which they can thrive.”
Tánaiste and Enterprise, Trade and Employment Minister Leo Varadkar, TD, said the announcement was “a real vote of confidence” in Ireland. “Square is a fantastic addition to the payments industry here,” he said.
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