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Software firm brings jobs boost

Up to 80 jobs are to be created with the expansion of a software company in Dublin.

Guidewire Software, which provides support to the insurance industry, said it will lease more office space at its Blanchardstown operation to handle its growing business.

It is looking for software engineers, developers, engineers, product managers and technical consultants.

Marcus Ryu, chief executive officer of Guidewire Software, said they plan to take on an extra 60 to 80 staff over the next two years.

"We have been very pleased with the quality of talent and output from our Dublin office, and I regard our decision to start operations in Ireland as one of the best we have made in the last several years," he said.

"We intend to build on that success with a significant increase in our hiring plans and a deeper integration of our Dublin-based personnel into the career progression opportunities of the company, especially in Europe."

Headquartered in California, Guidewire Software already employs 150 at its Blanchardstown plant.

The latest expansion will mean the Irish operations is the company's largest outside the US.

Jobs Minister Richard Bruton said the expansion was a huge boost to Ireland's financial services technology industry.

"What is particularly encouraging is how important the Dublin operation has become in a short time within this global company, and how impressed the decision-makers have been with the talent they can employ here," he added.

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