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Workday to add 400 jobs at its European HQ in Dublin

22 Mar 2021

The majority of the roles will span product and technology development, with opportunities for software engineers.

Enterprise software company Workday is expanding its European headquarters and aims to grow its workforce in Ireland by 30pc.

The company announced today (22 March) that it plans to create 400 new jobs in Dublin, with recruitment beginning immediately.

Most of the new roles will span product and technology development, including software engineering. There will also be opportunities in sales, customer operations and other functions.

Workday provides enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. It currently employs more than 1,300 people from all over the world at its European headquarters in Dublin 7, including more than 800 engineers.

The company first arrived in Dublin in 2008 following the acquisition of Irish tech company Cape Clear. It then established its European headquarters in the city in 2015.

Workday’s co-CEO, Chano Fernandez, said the team in Ireland has helped to shape Workday’s technology and support the company’s global growth. “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.”

Chris Byrne, senior vice-president of technology customer operations at Workday, added that there are very dynamic career opportunities at the company as part of the new round of hiring. “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,” she said.

“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.”

Speaking to in December last year, Byrne discussed the importance of employees’ wellbeing during the switch to remote working. “The crisis of Covid means leaders need to communicate and influence like never before, especially with employees,” she said at the time.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin, TD, said today’s jobs announcement is a “great vote of confidence in Dublin”.

“It is a strong endorsement of the skills and talent of our workforce and provides a welcome boost to our economy,” he added.

To find out more about the roles available, check out the Workday career page.

Jenny Darmody
By Jenny Darmody

Jenny Darmody became the editor of Silicon Republic in 2023, having worked as the deputy editor since February 2020. When she’s not writing about the science and tech industry, she’s writing short stories and attempting novels. She continuously buys more books than she can read in a lifetime and pretty stationery is her kryptonite. She also believes seagulls to be the root of all evil and her baking is the stuff of legends.

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