Okto managing director Philip Dowds is standing in a room with air-filtration technology behind him as he looks into the camera.
Okto managing director Philip Dowds. Image: Okto

20 new jobs for Dublin as Okto expands its air-filtration services

10 Mar 2021

Okto will be hiring for project managers, engineers and more at its new Dublin office.

Okto Technologies, a Northern Irish company specialising in smart building technology, will open a new Dublin office in the coming weeks.

The Lisburn-headquartered business said it has seen demand from Irish schools and businesses for its air-filtration system. It will be expanding its services in the Republic of Ireland and will be hiring for project managers, commissioning and design engineers, and sales and business development staff.

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Okto develops smart building tech for the likes of commercial and hospitality properties, focusing on areas such as lighting controls, climate controls and security systems.

The company’s most recent development, OktoAir, was rolled out in response to the pandemic. It uses AI to determine how to manage air in an indoor environment and achieve ideal conditions, automatically venting the air and showing air quality data on a dashboard.

Okto said that it uses a disinfection filtration system from US company HealthWay, which can remove 99.99pc of particles, including contagions, allergens and pathogens, within minutes.

Okto’s new Dublin office will open in late April, creating 20 new jobs. Its managing director, Philip Dowds, said the goal is to help Irish businesses and organisations provide safer working environments once they reopen.

“Our additional technologies as part of our OktoAir wellness suite will also greatly assist with this transition to a safer, healthier workspace, with social distancing measures easily implemented through our touchless control offerings,” he said.

“It is technology such as this, which facilitates and prioritises the public’s health and wellbeing, that will help to speed up the reopening of society.”

Information about jobs at Okto can be found on its website. The company said that an Ireland-specific website will launch when the Dublin office opens next month.

Lisa Ardill
By Lisa Ardill

Lisa Ardill joined Silicon Republic as senior careers reporter in July 2019. She has a BA in neuroscience and a master’s degree in science communication. She is also a semi-published poet and a big fan of doggos. Lisa briefly served as Careers Editor at Silicon Republic before leaving the company in June 2021.

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