A TOTAL of 1,500 jobs will be created on the Southside over the next five years after Mastercard announced plans to significantly grow its new European Technology Hub in Dublin.
One and Two South County buildings will be at the heart of a new tech campus site in Leopardstown.
The new jobs will be in addition to Mastercard’s existing 650 plus employees already working in the area.
As a leader in payments technology, Mastercard is to grow its workforce with notable investments in its artificial intelligence, cyber security, blockchain and user experience teams.
As such, Mastercard will be recruiting for talented 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.
“Today, it is a vibrant, multi-cultural hub that attracts passionate technologists from Ireland, across Europe, and indeed the world,” they said in a statement.
“This is testament to the great talent the company enjoys here and highlights the important role the Dublin Tech Hub plays as part of the global business.
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, not far from Mastercard’s current home.
The new campus-style workplace will 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 will continue to encourage flexible working and offer above and beyond benefits whilst its people enjoy the new airy and collaborative workplace.
Ed McLaughlin, President of Mastercard Operations and Technology added: “Our Dublin Tech Hub is an innovation engine for our company across Europe and beyond.
“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.”
Martin Shanahan, Chief Executive at the IDA, said the expansion of Mastercard’s new European Technology Hub was excellent news.
“This demonstrates a substantial commitment to Ireland, making it a key location in the company’s global operations,” he said.
Mastercard expects to begin occupying One South County by the end of 2020, with further plans for Two South County when ready.
Applications for open roles at Mastercard are encouraged and can be found on Mastercard Careers.
Sandyford Business District, the largest business district in Ireland, welcomed the jobs announcement.
They said MasterCard will now join the 1,000 other businesses located in the District that include Salesforce, Google, Vodafone and AIB among other indigenous Irish companies.
CEO of Sandyford Business District, Conor Battigan, said: “This is a welcome announcement of a substantial number of jobs by payments giant, MasterCard and it is a real vote of confidence in the District.
“Sandyford Business District has gone from strength to strength in recent years with the quality of businesses we are attracting.”