Autodesk the American software corporation that makes software for the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media, and entertainment industries has announced its intention to move to Ireland.
Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys TD joined CEO of Autodesk Andrew Anagnost today to announce the opening of a major new site for the company in Dublin.
The company will initially hire 200 people in finance, operations, localisation and sales operations by the end of 2018 to support its EMEA business.
Minister Humphreys warmly welcomed the investment by Autodesk saying: "I am delighted that a company of Autodesk’s international stature and expertise has decided to invest in Ireland with a project which will create 200 new jobs."
CEO Andrew Anagnost commented: ''Today we are announcing a significant investment in Ireland which will see us open a new office space and recruit 200 people in the first year. We selected Dublin because of its global business environment, talent, ability to support European languages, excellent long-term cost structure, and quality of life for employees. Dublin is a vibrant, multicultural and creative city. These qualities align well with our brand and culture and we think Dublin will be a great fit for us.''