We are thrilled to announce our expansion plans to the Dublin Operations Center! We will be adding more than 200 new employees in the next 12 months and have already started recruiting for roles in, Ad technology, Operations, Customer support, Human Resources and Finance. This expansion will support our business across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions.
We opened the Dublin office back in 2003. For the past decade, what started as a small team has grown into a multilingual and multicultural workforce. Dublin has been a great home for Yahoo!, with its talented international workforce, strong business environment and sophisticated technology infrastructure.
“At Yahoo!, we’re all about making people’s daily habits inspiring and entertaining, and our team in Dublin helps make this happen everyday. It’s the face of Yahoo for millions of users and advertisers throughout EMEA,” said Christophe Parcot, VP and head of EMEA. “We’re keenly focused on recruiting and developing the best talent in the industry, and there is significant opportunity at Yahoo for the right individuals who want to grow their careers with a global digital brand.”
An Taoiseach, Mr. Enda Kenny, recently visited our headquarters
in Sunnyvale, California as part of his St. Patrick’s Day United States trip.
He met with our CEO Marissa Mayer, COO Henrique de Castro and CFO Ken Goldman
along with representatives of the Irish Industrial Development Agency (IDA).
"I'm delighted to welcome the further expansion of Yahoo! in Dublin with 200 new jobs. Ireland is becoming the internet capital of Europe with companies like Yahoo offering great opportunities to our passionate, highly-skilled work force,” said An Taoiseach, Mr. Enda Kenny T.D. “The Government, through its Action Plan for Jobs, will continue to make the changes to ensure Ireland remains competitive and a natural home for digital companies. Yahoo!'s growing footprint in Ireland is a welcome statement of its commitment to this country."
Come and join our amazing team! Please check out job opportunities here.
At Yahoo!, Master Inventor Awards are given to recognize and reward some of the company’s top innovators. The criteria are not just about the number of patents, but also the inventor's contribution to innovation and their capacity and experience in mentorship. We had a chance to interview some of them on their great work and suggestions to junior inventors.
Why is Yahoo a good place for developers and inventors?
Peter Mika: Yahoo! is a great place for inventors of all kinds. Yahoo! Labs in particular is unique in the industry in that it's renown both for scientific excellence externally and for having a huge impact on Yahoo!'s businesses.
Tarun Bhatia: It’s a great place for developers and engineers. There’s much room for creative solutions. We have many interesting problems with the potential of meaningful impact, large amounts of data, adequate resources, and a unique and fun culture. I love how many disciplines we embrace to solve our business challenges – economics, social sciences, artificial intelligence, distributed computing, etc. Each day is like being back in school, only better.
What are you working on now?
Tarun Bhatia: Right now, I’m trying to see if we can real-time assess how we affect a user with each interaction in a session. This has significant marketplace implications. Imagine how effectively we could delight our users and advertisers if every serve-time decision is consciously informed by this assessment.
What advice do you have for more junior inventors?
Ron Jacoby: Find something you are passionate about. Work to really understand the current state of technology and business of that market. Find the opportunities that exist. Develop your ideas and plan. And never take No as a final answer; use it as feedback to further develop your ideas and pitch.
Tarun Bhatia: Best advice I received was - write it down. Apart from that, encourage yourself to cover a problem outside your area of focus with a fresh perspective. Think of where else your solutions may apply. Do this often.
Ricardo Baeza -Yates: Do not plan your life. Just do your best and unthinkable opportunities will cross your life path.
Yoelle Maarek: Think simple, think user. Don't think like an engineer or scientist – think about your mom, your kids, would they understand the value of your invention, would they want to use it.