Minister Coveney, Michael Lohan, CEO, IDA Ireland and Professor David FitzPatrick, President, TU Dublin, joined Graham Abell, Site Lead and Vice President, Software Engineering, Workday, to ‘cut the ribbon’ at Dockline, an 80,000 square foot high tech, high spec building in Dublin 1 and announce the funding of the new Research Chair.
“As we celebrate 15 years in Ireland, I am delighted to welcome Minister Coveney here today to officially open Workday’s second Dublin office,” said Abell. “We continue to hire talented people as Ireland plays a crucial role in our innovation efforts at Workday. Such growth also means we can extend our community programmes and embrace new opportunities with TU Dublin, collaborating on projects that will have positive societal impact at both a local and national level.”
Dockline will accommodate Workday’s strategic EMEA functions such as finance, sales, support, and HR, while the engineering and development teams will remain at the existing Workday office in Smithfield. Workday in Ireland continues to recruit across product development, engineering and data science, sales and services. It currently employs over 1,800 people in Ireland, representing approximately 70 nationalities.
Bi-locating its operations will allow Workday to continue to grow in Ireland, while the company progresses to the next phase of planning and design work for its proposed new 550,000 square foot European headquarters at Grangegorman.
In the meantime, Workday and TU Dublin in Grangegorman have deepened their partnership by establishing a new Chair of Technology & Society, the first of its kind in Ireland. This seven-year commitment will see the creation of a new pioneering research unit in Grangegorman, examining the intersection of technology and society, across topics ranging from Artificial Intelligence to STEM. Recruitment will commence shortly for the Chair role and eight additional roles, including five PhD students and three staff members. Workday is providing €2 million in funding to support this initiative.
Speaking at today’s event, Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Enterprise, Trade & Employment said: "I am very pleased to hear of Workday's new 'Dockline' investment in Dublin and, as a first of its kind in Ireland, for providing €2 million to support the establishment of a new Chair of Technology & Society at TU Dublin. The new facility will house a range of functions including finance, sales, support, and HR and will be another platform to show off an extremely talented workforce. This is a further welcome investment and adds to Workday's already well established and thriving presence in Ireland. I would like to congratulate all involved in this great initiative."
Prof. David FitzPatrick, President of TU Dublin said: “TU Dublin is grateful to Workday for this donation which will be used to conduct impactful research to solve problems in organisations and communities and to effect meaningful change. This underpins TU Dublin's core pillars of People, Planet, and Partnership and we look forward to working with Workday to ensure positive societal impact from this programme.”
Michael Lohan, CEO, IDA Ireland said: “Workday’s second Dublin office is a testament to the strength of the Irish talent pool. The company’s growth plans signal confidence in the conditions that Ireland offers for European Headquarters of large scale companies. The development of a new Chair of Technology & Society at TU Dublin will offer a great opportunity to further research in this area and deepen the link between enterprise and education in Ireland. I wish Workday continued success over the coming years.’’
Further details on open opportunities and careers at Workday can be found here: https://www.workday.com/en-us/pages/careers-dublin.html
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