Technology learning company Pluralsight has unveiled plans to open a new EMEA headquarters in Dublin early next year, creating 150 jobs and investing more than €40m in the region over the next three years.

The Dublin office will house the firm's strategic business operations for the region and support its growing customer base in Ireland and throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Pluralsight plans to hire 150 people in Dublin over the next three years, across a variety of roles, including sales, marketing, operations, finance and customer support. 

"We are thrilled that our new Dublin office allows us to be closer to our customers in Europe and beyond," said co-founder and CEO Aaron Skonnard.

"Dublin's thriving tech community will allow us to build a strong team of high-calibre, multi-lingual talent. This will help enterprise leaders and professionals identify skills gaps and quickly acquire the skills needed to remain competitive and adapt to the rapid pace of technological change."

Heather Humphreys TD, minister for business, enterprise and innovation, added: "I am delighted that Pluralsight has decided to invest in Ireland with a project that will create 150 new quality jobs.

"The company is at the cutting edge of new learning technologies, which are so important today, given the pace of technology development and new innovation in business.

"We have the skills available to enable Pluralsight to grow and to embed their operations in Ireland. Their decision to invest here is a great vote of confidence in what we have to offer."

Mike Featherstone has been named as head of business operations of the new headquarters and will lead the new team in Dublin. Featherstone, who is currently based at Pluralsight’s global headquarters in Utah, will relocate to the city in early 2018.