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Address: 504 Lavaca Street, STE 1000, Austin, TX 78701 United States

WP Engine , a US tech firm that powers websites and applications built on the WordPress platform, is setting up operations in Limerick, which will create 100 jobs over three years.WP Engine said that its new technical support and innovation centre in Limerick will support the growing demand for managed WordPress across EMEA. Around 5% of the online world visits a website powered by WP Engine daily. The Texas-headquartered firm opened a London office in 2015 and was founded in 2010.

WP Engine’s Limerick centre is the firm’s first customer service hub established outside the US. Its customers range from New Relic, Network Rail and Soundcloud to individuals and startups. WP Engine offers a subscription-based service for WordPress users, providing them with a range of managed services, including security, cloud hosting and disaster recovery

Heather Brunner, CEO of WP Engine, said that the company’s aim was to be present in cities that are successful in terms of job creation and attracting businesses. “Limerick … has a terrific environment and culture where the community, government and business leaders are committed to building local talent and creating a technology innovation and incubation centre,” she continued.

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No of jobs: 100
Job title: I.T.
Jobs take effect: over 3 years