Jack Dorsey’s Square creates 30 jobs in Dublin

Twitter and Square founder Jack Dorsey’s payments tech firm is establishing its European HQ in Ireland.

Payments technology player Square is creating an additional 30 jobs in Ireland, bringing the company’s total workforce to 150 people.

The jobs come on the heels of the company’s recent launch in Ireland to help businesses start, run, grow and digitally adapt their businesses.

“Dublin has been a great base for us in Europe for several years”

Square is an American digital payments player headquartered in San Francisco. It was founded in 2009 by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey and Jim McKelvey and has been a public company on the New York Stock Exchange since 2015. The business reported revenues of $9.49bn in 2020.

“Square is a fantastic addition to the payments industry here. I wish the team continued success as they grow their operations,” said Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar, TD.

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The new open roles include positions across Square’s Seller and CashApp business units.

Candidates will have a breadth of opportunities to consider across a variety of business functions, including customer success, software engineering, sales, product management, marketing, legal, finance, and accounting.

Depending on the role, successful candidates will have the chance to be based in Dublin, the company’s European headquarters in Ireland, or in some cases work remotely within Ireland.

“Dublin has been a great base for us in Europe for several years. We’re excited to continue to focus our efforts on our growth in the region and investing in new roles here in 2021 and beyond”, said Jason Lalor, European Executive Director at Square.

“It’s an exciting time to join the business in Europe. We launched in Ireland earlier this year, and this has been followed by France in September, with Spain to follow in 2022. We are building teams to bring Square’s technology to customers across Europe and beyond, both for our business customers and the broader Square business.

“Successful candidates who join Square can expect to work on purposeful projects that further our purpose of economic empowerment, creating a fairer financial system for all.”

Kieran Donoghue, global head of International Financial Services at IDA Ireland said that this investment by Square will further enhance Ireland’s reputation as a centre for both digital payments and the commingling of finance and technology.

“Square is a global leader and innovator in the payments space. The functions being expanded in Ireland will enable the company to serve a growing customer base in Europe,” he added.

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