Mastercard eyes 1,500 new tech hires in Dublin

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Mastercard will expand its European Technology Hub in Dublin over the next three to five years, as the card network plans to create more than 1,500 tech jobs at the site.

The decision to add the jobs in Dublin are part of Mastercard's plan to make the city the key location for its work globally.

"Our Dublin Tech Hub is an innovation engine for our company across Europe and beyond, and we're delighted to be expanding our technology footprint in the city," Ed McLaughlin, president of Mastercard operations and technology, said in a Monday press release.

Mastercard Ireland opened its first office in Dublin in 2008 with 36 staff members, and has since grown to more than 650 people working in the Dublin Tech Hub. The new campus in Leopardstown, South Dublin, is not far from the current tech hub.

The expansion plans will trigger a major recruitment campaign for software developers and engineers interested in working on projects encompassing artificial intelligence, cyber security, blockchain and user experience testing.

Dublin also serves as the global headquarters for Mastercard Labs, said Ken Moore, executive vice president of product and innovation, and head of Mastercard Labs. The company and its partners look forward to "welcoming new people with unique ideas to our already strong workforce, ensuring we continue to provide cutting edge payment technology solutions for our customers and consumers globally," Moore added.

Two years ago, Mastercard bolstered its New York City technology hub by tripling the size of its operation with new hires.

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