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100 More New Jobs on the way with Qualtrics

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100 More New Jobs on the way with Qualtrics

Thursday, May 21, 2015 

100 More New Jobs on the way with Qualtrics

Qualtrics the world’s leading insight platform, has today announced it will create a further 100 jobs in Ireland. The development will bring the total number of employees at the company to 250 by the end of 2016, exceeding its original target of 150 jobs.

“Our experience of doing business in Europe from our Irish base has been phenomenal,” said Ryan Smith, CEO Qualtrics who travelled over from Utah with his family for today’s announcement.

“The market response to our technology has been hugely positive and our sales teams are now working with customers in 16 languages across European markets including Ireland and the UK.

We’re ahead of our business targets and as a result we’re on track to increase our workforce to 250 by the end of 2016 This is because our insights platform is helping companies to make the right business decisions based on voice of the customer data.”

Qualtrics is actively recruiting for its sales, support  and technical teams as well as graduates from the science, business and mathematics disciplines.  “Anyone looking to work with an innovative fast growing company on data insights will love working at Qualtrics,” said Dermot Costello, Qualtrics Ireland. “We provide a great opportunity for candidates that are looking for an energetic environment to grow their career in a rapidly expanding market.”

The announcement was made at the official opening the company’s new 27,000 sq ft EU Headquarters in Dublin’s city centre today.

Qualtrics has been supported by the Department of Jobs through IDA Ireland.

Speaking at the official opening today, Taoiseach Enda Kenny T. D., said, “The creation of 100 new jobs in Dublin by Qualtrics is great news for Ireland's reputation as a location for young, innovative digital companies. These new jobs will contribute to the goal of the Government's Action Plan for Jobs to create 100,000 new jobs by 2016. When Qualtrics first decided to establish its operations in Ireland, it did so because of the talent available here, Ireland’s pro-business environment and our proximity to European markets. This has proved to be a winning combination over the past 18 months with the company planning to further expand its headcount to 250 jobs by 2017.”

Details of career opportunities with Qualtrics in Ireland are available here. Qualtrics currently has a wide range of open vacancies, in particular for candidates with languages.

Source: IDA Ireland Press Release

The CareersPortal Team