Farmville developer Zynga has decided to set up shop in Dublin, Ireland.
Farmville and Mafia Wars are just a couple of the games in Zynga’s portfolio. The social network game developer has seen huge success over the last couple of years, with a reported 250 million users. With so many registered users, it’s only natural the company would need a customer care centre, right?
Zynga does need customer care for its international userbase, and the San Francisco-based devloper has selected Dublin as the location for its new customer care offices. Opened officially yesterday, the Zynga office currently employs 50 people and is looking to hire more. Though the company was unable to put a figure on the number of people it needs, the Irish Times reports that Zynga is looking to fill customer care, community management, IT, business operations and human resources positions. The office will be responsible for supporting the company’s French-, Italian-, German-, Spanish-, Portuguese-, Turkish-, Indonesian- and Korean-speaking users.
"We are excited to officially launch our office in Dublin to service our international players with customer care and community management in multiple languages," COO Marcus Segal said in a statement.
On choosing Dublin as the location, Segal said the company would be ‘crazy’ not to consider it.
"If it's good enough for Facebook it's good enough for us, too," he told the Irish Independent. "We'd be crazy not to consider Dublin, it's a fantastic city. The Dublin market for talent has been robust and the talent fantastic."