US company WP Engine has experienced rapid growth in Ireland since it set up in Limerick in 2016. It has opened a new office on Limerick’s Henry Street.
Texas-headquartered tech company WP Engine is hiring 20 people at its newly opened Limerick office. Roles it is looking to fill include lead software engineer, senior DevOps engineer and product designer positions.
WP Engine specialises in WordPress technology, providing managed hosting, as well as e-commerce and enterprise offerings.
The company has been operating in Limerick since 2016. It created 100 new jobs in the county the same year.
It currently employs 120 people in Limerick. It has experienced significant growth in the intervening years, having doubled its customers from 3,328 customers three years ago to 8,000. Limerick was the company’s first customer service hub outside of the US.
Its new office space, located on Henry Street in Limerick is to serve as an innovation and economic growth hub for the company. The office is a former leisure centre and garage. It has been transformed into a workspace suitable for hybrid working.
WP Engine has approximately 1,000 employees worldwide, many of whom work hybrid or remotely. The company encourages staff to choose flexible working.
The new office has been designed to reflect this. It includes several employee breakout and lounge areas with complimentary food and drinks. There is also a multi-purpose lounge with low and high tables, a breakfast bar and sofas. In total, there are 88 desks in the office. It has nine conference rooms with capacity for between two and six employees.
In 2019, WP Engine featured on the Great Place to Work Institute’s list of best workplaces in Ireland. It was named one of the best small workplaces alongside other new entrants the same year, such as First Data and Eventbrite.
As well as its Limerick location, WP Engine has operations in Austin, Brisbane, Kraków, London, Nebraska and San Antonio.
For more information on the roles on offer, see WP Engine’s website.
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