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Eileen Faherty

Electrician / Quantity Surveyor

Construction Industry Federation

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My advice would be that if you are not afraid of hard work that construction can be a very rewarding industry. It is a constantly changing industry which is interesting to work in.

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30 Jobs for Dublin with DAQRI

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30 Jobs for Dublin with DAQRI

Friday, June 19, 2015 

30 Jobs for Dublin with DAQRI

Augmented reality company DAQRI has today announced the opening of its new European headquarters on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay in Dublin.

The American company will hire 30 positions for its software and hardware development centre and will host a two day hackathon at DCU Innovation Campus on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th June to activate the developer community around the DAQRI Smart Helmet. This new product is in its pilot phase geared towards industries such as shipbuilding and oil and gas.

For the first time ever, the company are asking developers to come together to learn from globally recnognised hardware and software experts and build apps for the industrial use cases DAQRI Smart Helmet was made for.

The hackathon, which is fully subscribed at over 100 attendees, will offer developers the chance to learn hands-on about the Smart Helmet’s sensors and development platform, as well as DAQRI’s authoring tools, to build apps for the ‘Future of Work’.  

Recognising how significant both the opening of the Dublin office and Hackathon is to DAQRI’s international expansion, its founder and CEO, Brian Mullins is coming to Dublin on Friday 19th June to meet with and share learnings with Hackathon attendees and join fellow judges. 

“We have been blown away with the calibre and deep technical talent by those who have registered," he said.  Elaborating that, “It’s very exciting for us, both from a recruiting standpoint and because it’s seeding the developer community, a very important constituency for us.  We welcome independent developers, mobile shops, systems integrators, and more getting involved as we want to empower them to build apps on our platform.”

DAQRI currently have the following job vacancies advertised for their Dublin base:

  • Android Developer
  • Lead Unity Developer
  • Bid Manager
  • Designer - Production 

For more information on these positions and to apply click here

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Source: IDA Press Release 

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