Online payment company stripe is set to create more than 100 remote software engineer jobs in North America, according to an Irish Times report.
The company, founded by Limerick-born brothers Patrick and John Collison, has announced plans to create a remote engineering hub to function alongside its other facilities in San Francisco, Seattle, Dublin, and Singapore.
“We are doing this to situate product development closer to our customers, improve our ability to tap the 99.74% of talented engineers living outside the metro areas of our first four hubs, and further our mission of increasing the GDP of the internet,” said Stripe’s Belfast-born head of engineering, David Singleton.
He said that while the company eventually plans to recruit more engineers for its Dublin and Singapore hubs, the facilities, which both opened in 2018, aren’t mature enough to support such workers at this present moment.
“In our first phase, we will be focused primarily on remote engineers in North America, starting with the US and Canada. While we are confident that great work is possible within close time zones, we don’t yet have structures to give remotes a reliably good experience working across large time zone differences,” said Mr. Singleton.
“Though we intend to hire remote engineers in Europe and Asia eventually, our hubs in Dublin and Singapore are not sufficiently established to support remotes just yet,” he added.
The announcement comes after the company confirmed plans to create hundreds of additional jobs in Dublin to coincide with it securing an e-money license from the Central Bank.
The firm, which last month bought Irish payment start-up Touchtech, currently hires more than 1,000 people globally, including over 150 in Dublin.
Stripe, which is now valued at $22.5bn after its latest funding round from Tiger Global Management in January, handles billions of dollars in transaction each year and considers firms like Amazon, Uber, Booking.com, Deliveroo, and Google among its customers.