Deem, a mobile and cloud software technology provider, has announced that it will create 50 highly skilled jobs at a new European innovation centre in Dublin. Deem’s expansion into Europe is part of a growth strategy that will see the company doubling its workforce around the world, including at its headquarters in San Francisco. Deem offers a suite of travel booking and management tools for corporate customers and travel management firms. It is a wholly owned and independently operated subsidiary of Enterprise Holdings – the world’s largest car rental provider, which provides services in more than 90 countries and has annual revenues of $24.1 billion.

Firm will hire 50 software engineers

With the support of Enterprise Holdings – which has operated the Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand in Ireland for the past 22 years – Deem will hire 50 software engineers for its Dublin innovation centre in the coming 12 months, with further expansion in 2020. “Dublin is the ideal location for our new European innovation centre,” said John F Rizzo, CEO and president, Deem. “It’s a world-renowned hub for technology, innovation and excellence with an exceptional number of skilled workers, great international connections and a high standard of living. “Expanding into Dublin will allow us to pursue our mission – to transform corporate travel – faster than ever before. Business travellers from around the world are counting on Deem to take the frustration and uncertainty out of booking and managing their trips, and travel managers are relying on us to help them save time and money for their companies.” The new European innovation centre in Dublin will house a highly-skilled research and development team that will focus on building the next-generation platform to optimise Deem’s travel solutions. Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys TD said: “I am delighted to welcome Deem to Dublin. Ireland is well-established as a vibrant technology hub, and the opening of this new innovation centre in Dublin is a welcome addition to that landscape. "This announcement is a reflection of how attractive Ireland is to companies operating in the tech sector. We have the skills and talent available to enable the company to grow and to embed their operations here and I look forward to their continued expansion and success over the coming years.”

'Once-in-a-career opportunity'

“This is a once-in-a-career opportunity,” said Ashutosh Saxena, director, Ireland operations, Deem. “The European innovation centre will design an innovative architecture that enhances and builds on the efforts of hundreds of the very best software engineers in Silicon Valley over the past two decades.” Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland said: “Today’s announcement by Deem is testament to the highly skilled, diverse workforce we have here in Ireland, particularly in the technology sector. I wish Deem every success in establishing their Irish operations here and offer the continued support of IDA Ireland.” This announcement is supported by the government through IDA Ireland.