US software company Salesforce has announced a significant expansion of its Dublin operations with the addition of 1,500 jobs over the next five years.

The new roles will be in a variety of areas, including sales, customer support, engineering and business services, with hiring already under way.

The Californian software-as-a-service company makes customer relationship management (CRM) and business cloud computing software.

Salesforce Tower will consist of four new buildings, with 430,000 sq/ft of space, at Spencer Place overlooking the River Liffey.

The company’s 1,400 existing employees and the new hires will begin moving into the new office, being developed by Ronan Group Real Estate and Colony Capital, in mid-2021.

The company also revealed details of a new campus it is developing in Dublin’s docklands.