Online teaching company Udemy is to create 120 jobs this year with the expansion of its Europe, Middle East, and Asia (EMEA) headquarters in Dublin.
The roles include account executives, sales leaders, customer success managers, as well as jobs in sales operations, product development, engineering, and human resources.
Udemy was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California, with hubs in the United States, Turkey, Australia, India, Brazil, and Ireland.
It is described as a “global marketplace” for learning and teaching online, with 46 million learners, 175,000 courses, and 60,000 instructors teaching in over 75 languages. Udemy’s learners and instructors are drawn from over 190 countries.
Udemy established its EMEA headquarters in Dublin in 2014, its first operation outside the US. The group currently employs nearly 200 people in Dublin.
The Dublin office has become a go-to-market hub for the company’s employee training and development product, Udemy Business, and supports Irish customers such as TG4, Gaelic Players Association, ESW, Teamwork, and CR2.
Udemy relocated to a larger premises in the Windmill Quarter in Dublin in February 2020 when increased capacity and headcount were required to address the growing number of learners and enterprise customers worldwide.
On the heels of its recent IPO, Udemy plans to invest in the company’s go-to-market efforts worldwide, and continue developing products that deliver “engaging and immersive learning experiences” for learners and customers around the globe.
It said the Dublin office was “critical” in supporting these efforts.
Bill O’Shea, Udemy vice president, EMEA, said: “I look forward to welcoming more Udemates to our Dublin office, where they’ll not only contribute to Udemy’s growth but also the success of our learners, instructors, and enterprise customers.”
IDA Ireland chief executive Martin Shanahan said Udemy “has become part of an evolving and growing cluster in Dublin which reflects the strong growth being experienced in the eLearning sector”.