09 Apr 2019 | 02.49 pm
Global Shares Expands Lisbon IT Hub
Company follows its developers home
09 Apr 2019 | 02.49 pm
Global Shares, the Clonakilty-based global provider of equity compensation management software, has expanded its IT Hub in Portugal.
The company says that over 50 people are now employed at the service delivery centre in Lisbon.
In recent years, the Cork company has received grant aid of c.€860,000 funded by Irish taxpayers through Enterprise Ireland. Global Shares says the job creation outside Ireland is due to the preponderance of Portuguese software developers working for the company.
In Lisbon, the company is hiring for roles including C#.NET Software Engineers, Mobile App Developer, Front End Angular Developer, QA Engineer, and multi-lingual Service Desk Analysts.
Mark Purcell, chief operating officer, commented: “When we took our first steps to develop Global Shares’ technology platform in 2009, we worked with amazing Portuguese developers at our Irish HQ who were significant to our success. Those developers, in turn, created a ripple effect as they brought even more of their friends to Ireland.
“Over time, as staff wanted to return home we opened a small Lisbon office. Our decision to invest in Lisbon is a direct response to the incredible commitment given to Global Shares by the team here. Lisbon is a major hub with an extensive pool of resources in terms of language skills and access to highly talented staff. As our company scales further we look forward to see our new strategic Lisbon hub go from strength to strength.”
Lisbon office manager Luis Goncalves added: “Our new office reinforces our company’s level of faith in the quality of staff available in Lisbon and serves as a tremendous motivator for everyone. This evolution is the result of a truly global effort that we all extremely proud of.”
Global Shares develops cloud-based software and service solutions for private and public companies of all sizes to manage their employee equity plans globally.
Total headcount has increased from 68 staff in 2015 to 250 staff currently, and the company is projecting 450+ staff within five years.
Photo: Mark Purcell with Ambassador Orla Tunney (right) and Aoife Healy of the Ireland Portugal Business Network