Accenture is to hire 300 tech and design professionals in Ireland this year, including 100 new roles at The Dock in Dublin.
The 300 new jobs will cover a variety of technology and design roles and will add to Accenture’s workforce of more than 2,200 in Ireland.
Opportunities will be offered across a range of areas including artificial intelligence, advanced analytics and the internet of things; and industries including financial services, retail, consumer goods, life sciences and utilities.
‘Our talented professionals across Ireland are imagining the future every day to solve some of the biggest challenges facing businesses, governments and consumers’
– PIERRE NANTERNE
This includes 100 new roles at The Dock, the company’s multidisciplinary research and incubation hub, which will officially open today (10 February).
At The Dock, more than 200 professionals from multiple countries co-create new services and solutions centred on the Accenture Innovation Architecture.
The investment was welcomed by Ireland’s Taoiseach Enda Kenny, TD, who said it enhances Ireland’s position as a global technology hub.
“The Government has been committed to driving initiatives that create high-value jobs and competitive advantage for both multinational and indigenous companies looking to set up leading-edge research, innovation and technology facilities,” the Taoiseach said.
“The opening of The Dock and the creation of new technology jobs validates our strategy.”
The new world of work
The Accenture Innovation Architecture integrates the company’s capabilities across research, ventures, labs, studios, innovation and delivery centres to pioneer new ways of working.
Located in Dublin’s Silicon Docks, The Dock is one of the world’s most connected and intelligent buildings, using sensors to learn from occupant behaviour, react to user feedback and enable the building to continually evolve.
“Our talented professionals across Ireland are imagining the future every day to solve some of the biggest challenges facing businesses, governments and consumers,” said Pierre Nanterme, Accenture’s chairman and CEO.
“We are proud to build on our long history in Ireland with today’s official opening of The Dock, and investment in new jobs to drive innovation that helps our clients meet the demands of a rapidly evolving digital world.”
Accenture’s investment in The Dock is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.
“Accenture’s decision to expand its innovation capability in Ireland represents a major win for the country, providing high-value employment and opportunities for people to work on exciting projects,” said Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor, TD.
As Nanterme said, The Dock will be all about pioneering new ways of working.
In this vibrant collaborative environment, Accenture staff and clients, universities and start-ups will team up to investigate, develop and scale disruptive innovations.
“The Dock showcases Accenture’s depth of technology expertise in Ireland,” said IDA Ireland chief executive Martin Shanahan.
“The company’s continued investment in innovation and in its team of talented professionals greatly enhances Ireland’s position as a compelling location for global professional service firms. IDA continues to target additional investment in this key sector.”
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