Up to 90 new jobs have been announced for Dublin by two technology companies - Wachsman and Shutterstock.

Blockchain professional services firms Wachsman said it plans 50 new jobs at its European headquarters in Dublin by 2019. 

The new roles include public relations, events, strategy, operations, and marketing based out of their office in The Digital Hub, Dublin 8. 

The company said the new jobs will assist the firm in expanding its international client base while amplifying service offerings.  

Wachsman Ireland Managing Director Emma Walker said that Ireland continues to be the destination of choice for the world's leading technology companies. 

"Ever since we established our European headquarters in Dublin last year, we have seen the national ecosystem thrive. 

"As one of the largest blockchain services firms in Ireland, we hope that today's announcement will further signal Ireland’s potential as a global blockchain hub and we look forward to welcoming many more to this burgeoning community," she added.

Meanwhile, technology company Shutterstock has today launched its Dublin office with plans to recruit up to 40 people intitally.

It also said it has the potential to grow its Irish workforce further over the coming years. 

The project is supported by IDA Ireland.

The company's new Dublin office will focus on engineering and R&D for its global customer base.

Shutterstock provides photographs, illustrations, videos and music to businesses, marketing agencies and media organisations around the world. Working with its more than 400,000 contributors, it has over 200 million images and over 10 million video clips available.

The company said that staff in Dublin will support the global business need for highly skilled, international technical talent. 

They will initially focus on certain products including its Bigstock business and continued development of its editorial platform, Shutterstock Editorial. 

"The team will use advanced techniques from machine learning, computer vision, cloud computing and analytics to drive the development of capabilities around advanced search, personalisation, recommendation, and intelligent digital rights management," the company added.

Jon Oringer, Shutterstock founder and CEO, said the company's creative platform serves more than 1.8 million customers in 21 languages across 150 countries. 

"Providing high site availability to our customers and contributors at all times and building smart scalable systems is paramount to Shutterstock’s continued global success," he said. 

"I'm delighted to launch our Dublin based engineering hub as it will further enable us to build the next generation of tools and services," he added. 

IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan said that Shutterstock is a significant addition to the country's media, content, ecommerce and machine learning clusters. 

The company’s pioneering and innovative subscription business model has made the Shutterstock brand instantly recognisable across the globe. Ireland is an excellent strategic choice for companies like Shutterstock due to the pro business environment and the wealth of experienced technical talent," he added.