“We are thrilled by the exceptional technical talent that we’ve found in Dublin. Guidewire’s goal is to build the best software possible for our industry. Our current Dublin team has already demonstrated their commitment to our core principles of product quality and long-term orientation. We are looking forward to the continued expansion of the team,” said Jeremy Henrickson, vice president, Product Development, Guidewire.The 75 new roles on offer in Dublin include: • Graduate/Entry Level Software Consultants • Experienced Software Consultants • Experienced Software Developers • Experienced Software Product Manager Recruitment activity is underway to fill the newly created positions. Lalor adds: “Guidewire has put a lot of effort into making this a great place to work, where people are truly valued and challenged every day. In Dublin, we have the passion, drive and energy of a start-up but within the shell of an established multinational company.” Lalor’s view is supported by Alex Naddaff, global vice president, Professional Services, Guidewire who says that the company is delighted with the high quality of employees in Dublin. “Our aspiration when starting out in Dublin was to build a high quality team that was a good cultural match with our core company values, our agile project approach and our belief in home and work life balance. We are very pleased that we are achieving these goals. This has been a very rewarding experience for Guidewire and we look forward to a successful future in Ireland.” Today’s jobs announcement by Guidewire Software is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland, the Government agency responsible for the attraction and development of foreign investment in Ireland. Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, says: “The ICT sector forms a major part of the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs. Since we have taken office, employment in this sector has increased by over 5,000 people and we are determined to build on this and take the maximum possible advantage of the global strengths which we have built in this area. Today’s announcement that Guidewire expects to create 75 additional jobs in Dublin is great news for the city and further evidence of our solid progress in this sector. I commend all involved and am determined to ensure that we can see further announcements like this in the coming months.”
Barry O’Leary, CEO IDA Ireland, also welcomed today’s announcement: “The rapid expansion of Guidewire’s Global Consulting Centre in Dublin further endorses Ireland’s credentials as a hub for both the software and business services sectors. Guidewire provides core system software for the general insurance industry and Ireland provides the highly-skilled talent pool the company requires.’’About Guidewire Software: Guidewire Software is a provider of core system software to the global General insurance industry. Designed to be flexible and scalable, Guidewire solutions give insurers the capability to deliver excellent service, increase market share and lower operating costs. Guidewire InsuranceSuite™, consisting of Guidewire PolicyCenter®, Guidewire ClaimCenter® and Guidewire BillingCenter® spans the key functional areas in insurance – underwriting and policy administration, claims management, and billing. Guidewire is headquartered in Foster City, California, with offices in Dublin, Beijing, Hong Kong, London, Munich, Paris, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, and Warsaw. For more information, please visit www.guidewire.com. NOTE: Guidewire, Guidewire Software, Guidewire ClaimCenter, Guidewire PolicyCenter, Guidewire BillingCenter, Guidewire InsuranceSuite, Guidewire Live, Before & After, Guidewire PartnerConnect, Guidewire SolutionConnect, Deliver Insurance Your Way, and the Guidewire logo are trademarks, service marks, or registered trademarks of Guidewire Software, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.