Dublin food firm Flipdish orders up 200 new jobs

Digital food ordering platform Flipdish adapted quickly to the changes brought about by Covid-19.

Dublin-headquartered digital food platform Flipdish is to create 200 new jobs having already created 100 jobs during the pandemic.

Fifty of the roles are being hired immediately with the remainder being filled by December next year.

“During the pandemic Flipdish enabled thousands of food businesses in Ireland and across the globe to pivot from dine-in to delivery and takeaway”

Founded by brothers Conor and James McCarthy and included in our 50 start-ups to watch in 2021, Flipdish is headquartered in Dublin and operates in 15 countries including the UK, US, France and Germany. In Ireland it provides its technology to well known brands like Eddie Rockets, Press Up Group, Base Pizza and Bombay Pantry.

Flipdish also partners with  Manna, the Irish drone delivery company. Flipdish’s online ordering system currently connects Manna with Tesco and other outlets in ongoing drone delivery trials in Oranmore, Co. Galway.

Spinning plates and keeping kitchens warm

“Expansion was always on the cards for Flipdish in 2020, but we could never have imagined pre-Covid how rapidly we would need to grow this year to play a crucial role in alleviating the crisis the hospitality industry faced,” said CEO Conor McCarthy.

“During the pandemic Flipdish enabled thousands of food businesses in Ireland and across the globe to pivot from dine-in to delivery and takeaway, sometimes in under 48 hours, and we were proud to partner with them and help them stay open and operating.

“Hiring 200 roles next year looks different than it has in the past for us. We are reimagining what the workspace looks like for Flipdish in 2021. We know that the in-person office job is over but our focus is now on finding the best talent regardless” he added.

The new jobs are mainly technology roles such as software engineers, engineering managers, software architects, data scientists, mobile engineers, and product designers. Other roles being recruited include customer success, customer support, marketing, and sales.

“Flipdish employees will have significant opportunities to either launch or enhance their careers across a very fast-growing sector,” said Brian Kelly, vice-president of Engineering at Flipdish.

“The tech roles we’re hiring for are important and make a real difference in day to day operations not only for us at Flipdish, but also for the restaurants that we work with. These employees will be directly responsible for building products and bringing them to market. Every engineer hired will join a team that will be on at least one product line, and will see their work released on a constant basis, making a real difference for restaurants who otherwise struggle with this problem.” 

Flipdish offers equity to all employees, as well as attractive opportunities for promotion.   For anyone interested in a career with Flipdish, more information can be found at https://www.flipdish.com/careers/.

“I am delighted to see the ongoing expansion of Flipdish, a high-tech company with a strong culture that Enterprise Ireland has been proud to support over its development stages, including a significant Research & Development grant this year,” said Carol Gibbons, manager of ICT and International Services at Enterprise Ireland.

“The new high-value jobs which will be created in 2021 demonstrate that Irish innovation and enterprise continues to thrive internationally, even in very challenging market circumstances. Enterprise Ireland looks forward to continuing our support of the Flipdish team as it embarks on a very exciting growth stage of development.”

Main image at top: Flipdish founders Conor and James McCarthy

By John Kennedy (john.kennedy3@boi.com)

Published: 8 December 2020