TripAdvisor looks to establish engineering hub in Ireland

TripAdvisor, a travel review website based in Newton, said it will establish a new engineering hub in Dublin, Ireland, that will initially seek to employ 50 Web engineering jobs.

The Dublin facility will be the company’s largest engineering hub outside the US, the company said in a press release.

A call to TripAdvisor was not immediately returned. TripAdvisor operates in 30 countries, and earlier this year, it said it had about 1,600 employees.

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The Dublin hub will be a center for key engineering roles globally, working closely with TripAdvisor’s team of engineers in the United States to deliver new and improved features to TripAdvisor’s platforms including its core TripAdvisor websites, Vacation Rentals, and TripAdvisor for Business products, the company’s release said.

In a statement, TripAdvisor’s senior vice president of engineering and operations Andy Gelfond, said: “As a global and growing company, we need to expand to places where we can find best-in-class talent. Given the robust roles we are looking to recruit, we felt it was important to base our new engineering hub in a location that had a history of supporting technology and innovation, and has a talent pool to recruit from; in that respect, Dublin perfectly fits the bill.”