Shutterstock to focus on engineering and R&D in new Dublin office
26 June 2018
L-R: Shutterstock founder and CEO Jon Oringer, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys and Martin Shanahan, IDA Ireland CEO
Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), the global technology company that offers assets, tools and services through its creative platform, has announced the unveiling of its Dublin office with the intent to initially hire 40 professionals including engineering roles, and to potentially grow the team further over the coming years.
Support global business need for highly skilled, international technical talent
The Shutterstock Dublin team will support the global business need for highly skilled, international technical talent. They will initially focus on certain products including the company’s Bigstock business and continued development of its editorial platform, Shutterstock Editorial.
The team will use advanced techniques from machine learning, computer vision, cloud computing and analytics to drive the development of capabilities around advanced search, personalisation, recommendation, and intelligent digital rights management.
Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD said: “I would like to congratulate Shutterstock on the opening of their Dublin office and thank them for their investment in Ireland.
Strong footprint of innovative ICT businesses investing in Dublin
“We have a strong footprint of innovative ICT businesses investing in Dublin, and we have the IT specialists and multilingual talent available to enable the company to grow and to embed their operations here. Their arrival is a great vote of confidence in what we have to offer, and I wish them well for the future.”
Jon Oringer said: “Shutterstock’s creative platform serves more than 1.8 million customers in 21 languages across 150 countries. Providing high site availability to our customers and contributors at all times and building smart scalable systems is paramount to Shutterstock’s continued global success. I’m delighted to launch our Dublin based engineering hub as it will further enable us to build the next generation of tools and services.”
CEO of IDA Ireland Martin Shanahan said: “Shutterstock is a significant addition to Ireland’s media, content, ecommerce and machine learning clusters.
Pioneering and innovative subscription business model
“The company’s pioneering and innovative subscription business model has made the Shutterstock brand instantly recognisable across the globe and I am delighted to welcome them to their new offices in Dublin. Ireland is an excellent strategic choice for companies like Shutterstock due to the pro business environment and the wealth of experienced technical talent.”
In addition to its new Ireland office, Shutterstock has been licensing content to Ireland-based businesses, media organisations and production companies for a number of years and has a robust contributor network that sells their images, videos and music through Shutterstock’s creative platform.
Since the company’s founding in 2003, it has paid out more than $5 million to Irish based artists, photographers, videographers and musicians.
The project is supported by the government through IDA Ireland.
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