Not every day you get to interview and welcome the CEO and Co-Founder of a $7.2B company to your country. Zalando are hiring 200+ Engineers and Data Scientists in Dublin over the next year.
From a European eco-system perspective this is very interesting when you consider that despite being based in Berlin they are coming to Dublin for our engineering talent. As they will not have any sales functions in Ireland, they will not be taking advantage of Ireland’s low corporate tax rate of 12.5%. This for me is big news… and emphasises that Ireland is growing in reputation as a location to ‘scale’ ALL areas of fast growing tech companies.