Guidewire to scale EMEA HQ in Dublin to 600 staff

Adapting to the new world of work, Guidewire is offering employees fully remote and hyper-flexible working practices.

US insuretech platform Guidewire has opened its new EMEA headquarters in Blanchardstown and has revealed that it plans to scale headcount by 150 new recruits to around 600 staff over the next two to three years.

The new 85,000 sq ft office building provides a state-of-the-art work environment as well as an executive briefing centre. The company is offering its employees fully remote and hyper-flexible working practices.

“We’ve still only scratched the surface and look forward to growing our talented team even more across the country, with Guidewire in Dublin well placed as a hub for innovation that supports our business both in EMEA and globally”

Guidewire is actively hiring across a range of positions, from entry-level graduate roles to business analysts, cloud operations, consulting managers, engineering, HR and recruitment, project managers, specialist cloud transition roles, and technology consultants.

“Guidewire is a leading player in the software industry and this expansion, which will create an additional 150 highly skilled jobs, demonstrates the company’s continued commitment to Ireland after 10 years,” Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar, TD, said.

Innovation hub

Since 2016 Guidewire Dublin has made the top 20 in the Great Place to Work, including 10th place in Ireland’s Best Workplaces 2021 for best large company.

“This is an exciting moment for Guidewire in Ireland as we open our new EMEA HQ, reflecting the enormous contribution of our team to the Guidewire corporate and customer community,” said Niall Lalor, Ireland country manager, Guidewire.

“As the company has grown and evolved over the past 10 years in Ireland, I’m hugely proud that we have retained our strong sense of identity and close-knit culture throughout. We’ve still only scratched the surface and look forward to growing our talented team even more across the country, with Guidewire in Dublin well placed as a hub for innovation that supports our business both in EMEA and globally.”

The Irish operations include Customer & Cloud Operations, Delivery Services, and Product Development, with teams that have spearheaded Guidewire’s digital products, created specific local solutions for European customers, as well as managed the implementations and support of the company’s first cloud customers. The siting of the cloud team in Dublin also takes advantage of access to top new graduates from Ireland, the wider European Union, and beyond.

“Ireland has been central to Guidewire’s international growth over the past 10 years,” said Mike Rosenbaum, chief executive officer, Guidewire. “It’s nothing new to say that the world has witnessed extraordinary changes over the past two years and the insurance industry is no exception.

“Guidewire continues to be an indispensable partner to our 450+ customers around the world. Guidewire aspires to design, build, and run a mission critical cloud service, and our team in Ireland is critical to making this a reality.”

Guidewire is the platform general insurers trust to engage, innovate, and grow efficiently. It combines digital, core, analytics, and AI to deliver our platform as a cloud service. More than 450 insurers, from new ventures to the largest and most complex in the world, run on Guidewire.

“Today’s announcement demonstrates Guidewire’s continued confidence in the availability of a highly skilled and talented workforce in Ireland to further support its evolution and to deliver on its strategic corporate goals,” said Mary Buckley, executive director of IDA Ireland. “I wish the team continued success in their new office building and offer the company the ongoing support of IDA Ireland.”

John Kennedy
Award-winning ThinkBusiness.ie editor John Kennedy is one of Ireland's most experienced business and technology journalists.

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