LetsGetChecked announces 160 new jobs for Dublin

LetsGetChecked creates 210 new jobs, hiring for developer and engineer roles in Dublin, as well as jobs spanning lab employees, marketing, customer solutions and sales.

Just a month after launching its at-home Covid-19 test indigenous Irish medtech company LetsGetChecked has officially announced 160 new Dublin positions as well as 50 roles internationally.

The company, which was founded by CEO Peter Foley in 2015, has so far already added 200 positions in Dublin in 2020 as well as 140 in the US.

“Through the hard work of each and every one of our team members, we’ve been able to make a positive impact by helping people around the world manage their health during a global crisis”

The latest jobs announcement will bring the company’s global team to 653 employees.

LetsGetChecked tests cover general health, men’s health, women’s health, and sexual health, and are available in Ireland and other European countries, as well as nationwide in the United States. By combining health data and diagnostic results, LetsGetChecked provides rich health insights to enable better healthcare decision making.

The company has experienced significant growth in 2020, with sales increasing by over 800pc year-on-year.

LetsGetChecked has also shipped more than 1m coronavirus tests since the beginning of the pandemic. LetsGetChecked is currently working alongside American Airlines, British Airways, and OneWorld to launch a transatlantic Coronavirus testing trial to demonstrate how testing can re-open travel routes and remove the need for quarantine periods.

The 160 new positions in Dublin will include several developer and engineer roles, as well as expanding departments such as nursing, data science, marketing, customer solutions, sales, and recruitment.

Lab employees will be the newest addition in Dublin, to facilitate the analysis of their recently announced at-home Coronavirus tests. The growth in staff will allow LetsGetChecked to continue to expand and increase access to the company’s unique health testing and clinical services platform.

Let’s start a medtech revolution

“This year has been like no other,” said CEO and founder Peter Foley. “Through the hard work of each and every one of our team members, we’ve been able to make a positive impact by helping people around the world manage their health during a global crisis. We are looking for people who share our passion and our mission here in Dublin to ensure we are doing as much as we can to allow people to take control of their health.”

In May of this year, LetsGetChecked announced a $71m funding round, co-led by Illuminum Ventures and HLM Venture Partners, to fuel their expansion and the supply of their at-home Coronavirus tests. The oversubscribed Series C round brought their funding total to $113 million.

“During my time at LetsGetChecked, I’ve watched the challenges and wins associated with a high growth company, but I don’t think anyone could have prepared me for the dedication and talent of our team here,” said CTO Mike Tesar on the meaningfulness of the new roles for engineers and developers.

“You can be a software engineer or a front end Developer in any company, but at LetsGetChecked you are helping people take ownership of their health and get to work with a team that is deeply mission-driven.”

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

Published: 1 December, 2020