Dublin West TD and Minister for Social Protection has welcomed the announcement by Guidewire to hire extra staff at its Dublin 15 centre as a, “major vote of confidence in its existing global support operation in Blanchardstown”.
Minister Burton said “Today’s announcement is very welcome and is further recognition by Guidewire of Ireland’s strength in the field of software writing and development. Guidewire were originally attracted to locate in the Blanchardstown area as a result of the positive experiences gained by many of the hi-tech companies already established in Dublin 15. The Irish Government through IDA Ireland worked closely with Guidewire to attract them to Ireland”. This new investment is major vote of confidence in its existing global support operation in Blanchardstown”.
Speaking at the announcement Alex Naddaff, vice president, Professional Services, Guidewire said,“We were attracted to the strength of Ireland’s software sector, the ease of doing business in the country and by its talented and highly skilled workforce, IDA Ireland has been a key partner in making the decision to locate in Ireland the right one for Guidewire in order to manage our growth while providing the highest levels of service to our customers.”
Barry O’Leary, CEO of IDA Ireland said, “Ireland’s reputation as a leading location for global software companies is further embedded by Guidewire’s decision to locate this operation here. Companies in the ICT sector continue to take advantage of Ireland’s competitive opportunities and knowledge-based economy and today’s announcement follows on from a number of significant announcements in recent months from companies in this sector. I would like to offer the continued support of IDA Ireland to Guidewire and wish them every success with this venture.’’
Guidewire currently employs 25 people at Blanchardstown Corporate Park, was originally established in 2001 and specialises in developing software solutions for the global insurance industry. Guidewire currently have nine global support centres located at Dublin, Beijing, Hong Kong, London, Munich, Paris, Sydney, Tokyo, and Toronto. For more information, please visit www.guidewire.com.
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