The new jobs will be across a range of specialities including engineering and technical support, as innovations in generative design, machine learning and robots will have a broader, more significant role.
Autodesk established a presence on Dublin’s historic Windmill Lane in early 2018. In that time, it has grown the site to more than 200 people, representing 30 different nationalities. The company plans to continue increasing the headcount with up to 400 people to support the company’s growth and development in Ireland.
Recruitment has begun for the new roles - expected to be filled over the coming years - across engineering, product localisation, technical support, client services, finance, HR, operations and sales.
Autodesk is also growing a new team of marketing and business development representatives (BDRs) in Dublin for construction solutions, supporting the EMEA business.
In addition, the company has expanded its office space across an additional floor (22,200 sq ft) at its Windmill Lane office.
With clients including BAM, Mace Technology and John Sisk & Sons in Ireland, the expansion by Autodesk is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.
Autodesk is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Autodesk software is used to build high-performance cars, iconic skyscrapers, smartphones and some of the most popular box office movies.
The company’s software was also used to design some of Ireland’s most iconic buildings, including the Guinness Storehouse, the Central Bank of Ireland, the Samuel Beckett Bridge, and even Dublin’s Spire.
Martin Gurren, client services director and Dublin site leader at Autodesk said: “Having announced our intention to establish our EMEA HQ in Dublin in 2018, we have developed our Irish business with a team of 200-plus talented staff over the past year.
"As a result of our continued success in developing our solutions and customer base, both in Ireland and globally, we are expanding our Dublin operation with more office space and the creation of new jobs to support our customers to imagine, design and make a better world.
“To ensure that we can continue to supply our global customers, we need to attract and retain the right talent to our Dublin team. Serving our local and global markets, we are looking for people with skills across engineering, finance, operations, sales and client services to join our energetic, talented and dedicated Dublin team.”
Vikram Dutt, senior director, building business line at Autodesk said: “Autodesk’s commitment to Ireland is part of our global growth focused on delivering solutions to help the global architecture, engineering and construction industry manage the demand with the inevitability of fewer resources.
Local housing challenges
“The local housing challenges being faced are only too familiar. Around the world, increased urbanisation and demand for more housing, commercial buildings, transport and renewed infrastructure, means we need to do more with less negative impact.
"It’s the biggest design opportunity we have ever had. Automation provides the opportunity to improve our processes, materials we use, the way we build and the future of work for the better.
“Prefabrication and Design-for-Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA) are proven methods of speeding up design and construction processes.
"Innovations in generative design, machine learning and robots will have a broader, more significant role to in helping design and construction teams solve the skills labour gap, and deliver safer, more resilient and sustainable buildings and infrastructure too.
“Supported by our global team, the Dublin team is committed to working with our Irish customers to provide solutions to current challenges facing design and construction teams and housing.”