Workday to create 400 Dublin jobs

New jobs in product and tech development will support regional growth and innovation, says Workday.

Finance and HR enterprise software player Workday Inc is to create 400 new jobs at its European headquarters in Dublin, growing its Irish workforce by 30pc.

In an investment supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland, hiring will commence immediately.

“Since setting up operations in Ireland in 2008, we’ve attracted some of the industry’s best talent to help develop our innovative products”

Workday currently employs more than 1,300 people from all over the world, including over 800 engineers, at its European headquarters in Kings Building, Smithfield, Dublin 7. It first located in Dublin in 2008 following the acquisition of Annrai O’Toole’s Cape Clear, an Irish technology company which was an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) provider. In 2015, Workday opened its new European headquarters in Kings Building.

Fostering culture

“Since setting up operations in Ireland in 2008, we’ve attracted some of the industry’s best talent to help develop our innovative products,” said Chano Fernandez, co-CEO, Workday.

“Our Irish team has helped to shape our technology and ultimately supported the success of our customers around the world. With this added support, we’ll be able to continue this great progress by expanding our efforts in the region and fostering a great culture in our Dublin office.”

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“As part of this new round of hiring, there are really dynamic career opportunities available at Workday Dublin,” said Chris Byrne, senior vice president, Technology Customer Operations, Workday. “Applicants have the chance to join a team at an innovative technology company with a strong global brand, known for being a great place to work.

“Not only does our team support the company’s regional efforts, but we’re also committed to the community at Smithfield, regularly volunteering and participating in local projects. We look forward to returning to our in-person community engagement as the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic subsides.”

Taoiseach Micheál Martin, TD, welcomed the investment as a “great vote of confidence in Dublin and in Ireland as a place to do business.”

“Since establishing its European headquarters in Dublin, Workday’s business operations in Ireland have grown rapidly,” said IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan. “This announcement further enhances Ireland’s reputation as a premier location for companies in the cloud computing industry, due to the availability of highly skilled ICT graduates and professionals here.”

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Published: 23 March 2021