Over­stock to add 100 re­search and de­vel­op­ment jobs in Sligo

The Irish Times - Business - - BUSINESS | NEWS - CIARA O’BRIEN

US firm Over­stock.com is to ex­pand its Euro­pean base in Sligo, cre­at­ing 100 re­search and de­vel­op­ment jobs.

The new roles will be in soft­ware de­vel­op­ment and test­ing, ma­chine learn­ing and data an­a­lyt­ics, and will in­clude both ju­nior and se­nior roles.

The ecom­merce com­pany al­ready employs 40 peo­ple at its Ir­ish op­er­a­tion. “Over­stock has been at the fore­front of de­vel­op­ing tech­nol­ogy to make our cus­tomers’ lives eas­ier, and our Sligo tech teams have been cru­cial to that ef­fort over the past five years,” said chief ex­ec­u­tive Dr Pa­trick Byrne. Founded in 1999, the Utah-based com­pany has a $2 bil­lion on­line shop­ping site. The com­pany set up in Sligo in 2013, and has been sup­ported by IDA Ire­land. “It is great to see such an am­bi­tious high-growth com­pany like Over­stock ex­pand­ing their op­er­a­tions in Sligo,” said IDA Ire­land head Martin Shana­han.

“This sig­nif­i­cant ex­pan­sion clearly il­lus­trates the con­fi­dence Over­stock has in the re­gion’s ta­lented work­force to drive the com­pany’s in­ter­na­tional growth.”

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