Slack to create 80 jobs in One Park Place move
13 April 2016 | 0
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 to meet growing demand from European businesses.
A privately held software company headquartered in San Francisco, Slack opened its first office outside of the US in The Digital Hub in May 2015. Having outgrown the space, 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 jobs are being created with the support of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.
The move to the new European HQ, comes after the 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.
As of April 2016, Slack has 2.7 million daily active users and 430 employees worldwide. Its customers include Ticketmaster, Lush and Spotify.
“Customer growth and adoption across all markets in Europe are driving the growth of our team and operations in Dublin,” said James Sherrett, Slack’s Dublin-based senior manager of accounts. “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.”