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Slack announces 80 jobs at new Dublin HQ

By Business & Finance
14 April 2016
messaging mobile phone Håkan Dahlström

Slack has moved its European headquarters to One Park Place in Dublin and announced it will be hiring for 80 new jobs over the next two years.

Slack, headquartered in San Francisco, opened its first office outside of North America in The Digital Hub in May 2015.

The company is moving its European headquarters to accommodate new positions in customer experience and account management teams, which will bring the total number of people working for Slack in Ireland to 180 by the end of 2017.

The move to the new European HQ comes hot on the heels of strong growth and the company opening its Asia Pacific headquarters in Melbourne, Australia, at the end of March.

Slack is a messaging app for teams, which helps make working lives simpler, more pleasant, and more productive by bringing team communication, file sharing and other tools together in one central platform.

It integrates with dozens of popular services such as Twitter, Dropbox, Trello, Asana, Google Docs, JIRA, MailChimp, Stripe, Zendesk, and others to help consolidate and make sense of the ever-growing flows of data that confront modern teams.

Slack has 2.7 million daily active users, and 430 employees worldwide.

“Customer growth and adoption across all markets in Europe are driving the growth of our team and operations in Dublin,” explained James Sherrett, Slack’s Dublin-based senior manager of accounts.

He continued: “We are the fastest growing business application in history. Our user base grew tenfold last year and we’re seeing strong demand across all industries and from businesses of all sizes, for more efficient and effective team communications.”

Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA Ireland, commented: “Slack is a great example of how companies can quickly establish their operations in Ireland and rapidly expand using the strong pool of local talent. Slack’s decision to ramp up its team here reaffirms Ireland’s reputation as a hub for innovative and exciting tech companies and comes on the heels of other recent significant announcements in the technology space.”

Photo: Håkan Dahlström