Global Shares, Deloitte ‘FinTech Company of the Year 2017’ and Technology Fast 50™ Company 2018, the leading global provider of equity compensation management software, today, April 5th 2019, celebrates the Grand Opening of its new Lisbon IT Hub and Service Delivery Centre, creating over 30 new high-tech jobs.
Ireland's Ambassador to Portugal - her Excellency Orla Tunney – will cut the ribbon at the company’s brand new office for 50+ staff in Lisbon city centre, kick starting a recruitment drive to fill a range of new high skilled jobs including C#.NET Software Engineers, Mobile App Developer, Front End Angular Developer, QA Engineer, multi-lingual Service Desk Analysts and more.
Lisbon is one of 11 Global Shares’ offices around the world and has been designated as a strategic operations base in terms of new product development and centralised Service Delivery. The Lisbon team is split between its pioneering IT development team, and its highly experienced support team of Service Analysts.
Luís Castro Henriques, Chairman & CEO aicep Portugal Global, comments “The business service sector in Portugal has been quite dynamic and vibrant. The number of foreign operations in Lisbon more than doubled in the last 5 years from many different countries like France, the US, Germany, the UK and Ireland. The Shared Service Centre sector has been expanding and migrating additional functions, it has become increasingly specialised and with higher added value. Due to scale and growing maturity, this industry is well recognised among students and graduates, becoming more and more attractive for the labor force. Newcomers in Lisbon in the last five years include global companies like Mercedes-Benz, Bose, Nestlé, Volkswagen, Google, Siemens, Webhelp, Uber, SKY, SGL Business Services, Grunenthal, Europcar, Daimler Truck and Buses… And now AICEP is very pleased to be part of Global Shares’ Grand Opening, in Lisbon. ”
Mark Purcell, Global Shares Chief Operating Officer comments “We share an indelible link to Lisbon and Portugal. When we took our first steps to develop Global Shares’ technology platform in 2009 we worked with amazing Portuguese developers at our Irish HQ who were significant to our success. Those developers, in turn, created a ripple effect as they brought even more of their friends to Ireland. Over time, as staff wanted to return home we opened a small Lisbon office; thereby creating another chapter of our Portuguese story. Our decision to invest in Lisbon is a direct response to the incredible commitment given to Global Shares by the team here, and the warm rapport that exists between our cultures. Lisbon is a major hub with an extensive pool of resources in terms of language skills and access to highly talented staff. As our company scales further we look forward to see our new strategic Lisbon hub go from strength to strength.”
Lead Software Engineer and Office Manager, Luis Goncalves, states: “The new Lisbon office copper-fastens our ambition to help drive our company’s growth. It has been a privilege to be part of this wonderful journey with Global Shares. Our new office reinforces our company’s level of faith in the quality of staff available in Lisbon and serves as a tremendous motivator for everyone. This evolution is the result of a truly global effort that we all extremely proud of. Our priority is to continue to deliver the highest quality software and superior support services for all our clients and participants.
Aisling Riordan, Marketing Manager