Careers

We're not just one of the world's top employers of autistic professionals,
we offer career growth opportunities for everyone, including you.
Neurodivergent-friendly, flexible opportunities

Technology careers for autistic professionals and more

Explore a rewarding career as an IT consultant working for our innovative clients or join our operations teams to help grow our mission.

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Is working at auticon right for you?

All of our IT consultants are on the autism spectrum

Our IT consultants are all on the autism spectrum and typically have a formal diagnosis. As an auticon employee, you would perform your job remotely or in the client’s office with the support of an auticon job coach.

Our operations teams are open to anyone

Our operations teams include leadership positions, job coaches, sales, human resources, and more. Since neurodiversity is important to us, neurodivergent candidates are encouraged to apply.

auticon is a supportive environment

auticon provides an inclusive work environment, supportive job coaches, and a low stress job interview process. We offer flexible work schedules, competitive pay, and an autism-friendly workplace.

"Autism is only part of who I am."

Every autistic person and their autistic traits are unique. The truth is, autism has no “look” or even one set of traits, strengths, or struggles. At auticon, our team members have broad and diverse interests – including as technology experts – and we are respected for it.

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More than a job

We know that your personal autonomy is important, so we provide benefits to help you thrive at work and at home. Each of our global offices provides a competitive benefits package that may include: flexible work schedule, competitive medical, dental and vision benefits, paid vacation, holidays and retirement investments. 

We provide resources and guidance to help you prioritize your mental health, so you can maintain a long and healthy career at auticon.

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How we support you

auticon’s consultants and clients are supported by our Neuroinclusion Coaches who ensure that the consultants’ work environments enable them to deliver to their full professional potential. Our coaches promote inclusion and wellbeing and are integral to making sure our consultants feel supported in their assignments.

Coaches typically have a background in clinical psychology, performance coaching, managing anxiety disorders, special education, and vocational rehabilitation.

"We're not giving our consultants synthetic jobs constructed for autistic people. These are real jobs that come with good salaries and good benefits." - Patrick, Consulting Director

Current openings
Consulting Team & Operations Team

We are always interested in hearing from autistic people with strong tech and data skills. If we don’t have a relevant vacancy listed below, but you are interested in joining our team of Autistic IT Consultants (Data Scientists / Data Analysts / Data Engineers) we strongly encourage you to register for our Talent Pool. We actively monitor registrations for the Talent Pool and can reach out to you as soon as we have a suitable opportunity.

 

Our hiring process

Inclusion flag with Disability Confident Leader Kite MarkWe are a proudly diverse company and inclusion is at the heart of everything we do at auticon and that starts with our recruitment process, which has been designed to make you, and all of our autistic candidates, feel comfortable to be your authentic self.  For our operations roles, the process will vary but the job advert will provide more details on what to expect.  For our consulting roles, we will support you throughout our 4-stage recruitment process and you will receive information about each stage, and the order to expect them, when you apply.  Our aim is that you are able to demonstrate your  skills and capabilities and feel like the process itself has been a positive experience.  Our recruitment process is a vital part of the initial work we do with you to understand what support we can give to enable you to succeed as a consultant.  Understanding your individuality helps us place you in work environments suited to your strengths and informs us as to the adjustments that our clients may need to make to ensure you thrive when you join them.  More information about the key elements of our process is provided below.

A short application form and initial checks

You will be asked to upload a CV and answer some quick questions about how you learned about auticon, your working preferences, your right to work in Ireland and if you have an autism diagnosis, or are yet to obtain a diagnosis. This is our first check to ensure you have relevant qualifications / experience and if you meet our criteria as a social enterprise.  If you do, we will invite you to complete an IT Skills Survey, which is a simple self-assessment of your technical skills and can highlight strengths that may not have been obvious on your CV.

Cognitive and Technical Skills Assessments  

You will be asked to complete some online cognitive and technical assessments. We use these to determine proficiency with different tools and skills in order to match them to our client requirements.   These are not “tests” but a means of evaluating talent in various domains. These assessments help us further understand your strengths and support needs to optimise possible/potential future work environments and projects for you.

Virtual conversations

The online technical and cognitive assessments help us to assess your suitability for the role of Consultant, but we also do this in more depth through virtual conversations. This part is as much for you as it is for us. auticon’s success is only possible when our consultants feel understood and supported. You will have informal virtual conversations with our technical and coaching team members, who all have many years of experience working in the autism community. Their goal is to learn who you are, what you are passionate about, and the type of environment you need to thrive. They are also ready to answer questions you may have about auticon and our support model. We use these conversations to better understand your technical skills, strengths, reasonable adjustments and what supports you may benefit from if you join our team.

In-person Conversations  

Most of our recruitment process is virtual but we feel it is important to meet in person before starting to work together. This is an opportunity to meet the broader auticon team at one of our office locations and discuss any outstanding questions you may have.   Our operations team will also provide some more practical details on starting employment with auticon. 

Once you have completed the process our team will provide feedback. If successful we will then begin the process of identifying consultancy opportunities with our clients. Our goal is to find the perfect match for your first project. Sometimes this is immediate and sometimes it can take time, however auticon encourages consultants to take advantage of this time to continue development and can advise on good resources for upskilling.   As soon as we have a first consultancy opportunity lined up for you with one of our clients, we will offer you a permanent contract with auticon.

auticon is more than a job – it’s a community! 

Who works at auticon? "We do!"

Please note that these profiles are based on a variety of auticon staff experiences – each profile may not align with one single individual.  They are intended to help you understand the wide range of people who work at auticon.

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Associate

Stefan was diagnosed as autistic as a child and received a lot of support from his parents. He went to a mainstream primary school, and even though there was some teasing, he mostly got along well with the other kids. Unlike some of his auticon colleagues, Stefan wasn’t bullied, but he did start to have more negative experiences at high school: there were often misunderstandings and he had difficulties because of the loud, sometimes very aggressive teenagers in his class. During his education and later in job interviews he often felt unfairly evaluated, but he didn’t know what the problem was and how to change it. Then he read about auticon in a magazine and applied. He started only four weeks ago and has found the initial support of his job coach invaluable as he settles into his first client project. He can contribute his expertise well and learns something new every day.

“At auticon, I don’t have to constantly explain what I can do and why I am the way I am. Working in a team at the client is pleasant because everyone knows that we are autistic, and my job coach supports me in my development. This gives me peace of mind and security and feels like a good start to my career. I’m proud to work for a company with a strong social mission to change things for the better.”

Associate

Hanna’s passion is programming. She showed her family her first JavaScript programming at the age of 8: a browser-based memory game, with which she impressed her classmates, who otherwise found her very quiet and a bit strange. Hanna herself noticed that there were differences between her and the other kids, but she didn’t mind. After graduating from high school, she took a test at her parents’ request and was diagnosed as autistic. This explained a lot. As she understands her autism better she finds she can avoid situations that she finds stressful. She dropped out of her studies in computer science and software development because she was overwhelmed with planning her assignments. She found college life chaotic, unstructured, and very stressful and didn’t think a degree was relevant because it didn’t say anything about her actual skills as a programmer, however, the employers she then applied to saw it differently: she didn’t find a job until her parents urged her to apply to auticon.

“I had heard of auticon but thought the projects were low-level technical. I was wrong! I work on exciting projects, I am challenged and encouraged, and can hand off strenuous organisational things or do them together with my project manager and job coach.”

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Consultant

Tina is 46 years old and a self-taught programmer. She became an independent software developer straight after completing her degree in physics. Before she came to auticon, Tina was self-employed for 15 years. During this time, she built up a lot of industry experience, however, she found managing her workload difficult, often over-working  until she was exhausted and experienced burnouts. About 2 years ago, Tina was diagnosed as autistic. This diagnosis made her reconsider different aspects of her life, including her profession. She decided to move away from self-employment and apply for a position at auticon. Tina has a trusting relationship with her Job Coach and appreciates his help in structuring her working day and regulating her workflow to avoid undue stress and burnout.

“Since my first contact during the application process, I feel really comfortable working with auticon. In the beginning, it was unfamiliar for me to work in a company and not be self-employed. Now, I really appreciate the working environment. In my current project, I am also taking on the role of a mentor, so I am sharing my knowledge with a new colleague.”

Consultant

Sam has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a master’s degree in data science. During the course of their studies, they were diagnosed as autistic. Sam was grateful for the diagnosis and to have a better understanding of why they found the large lecture halls at university so stressful. After University they had two different jobs in IT but the contracts were terminated both times without reason. This was pretty demotivating and left Sam feeling skeptical about being accepted in other workplaces. It was only when Sam’s sister suggested auticon that they could bring themself to send out another application. Sam has been part of the auticon team for 1 ½ years and works on software development projects. Sam shared their interest in Cyber Security with their line manager, and is currently undergoing further training in this direction and will soon be deployed in a corresponding project.

“It’s good that my path has led me to auticon! I appreciate the honesty of my colleagues and that I am allowed to be who I am. I especially like the exchange with other autistic people on professional as well as personal topics. And I can continue my education – I’m looking forward to implementing this with a customer soon.”

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Senior Consultant

Andrew is fascinated by puzzles, read detective stories as a child, and is now writing his own thriller. The protagonist is a detective who – like Andrew himself – was diagnosed with autism at the age of 30 and who thinks particularly logically and analytically. Andrew is proud to be autistic and proud of his specialist skills. The idea behind auticon – to put autistic people on an equal footing professionally – is exactly in line with his own values.  Andrew has made good friends at auticon and he really likes working somewhere that he feels he can be fully himself. He is an excellent solution architect who worked in IT companies for 12 years before auticon but spent a lot of his energy masking. It is important to him that he does not have to mask now and that he can pass on his experience to younger autistic people. He also enjoys the projects, internal workshops and discussions with management, and that he can contribute to auticon’s training and advisory programme and business development.  

“auticon is important for society and a lifeline for many autistic people. I am very happy to support auticon in raising awareness and improving understanding of neurodivergent people at work. I work on challenging customer projects for auticon and feel my skills are being appreciated and put to good use.  Working for an organisation that understands autism has made me feel I can be authentic at work and improved my mental health as a result.”

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    Consultant Sara

    Consultant Spotlight

    At University, Sarah felt understood and supported. However, after finishing her Ph.D., she found it hard to find a job; “Much of it was down to not knowing how to transfer my skills from my degree into a workplace setting. Job adverts for entry-level jobs were often worded in a way that asked for several years of experience as a requirement.”

    Her pre-diagnosis experience had been draining; “I was in a job which required me to mask all day long, learning a script to cope with all the communications and interactions, and suppressing my sensory needs. It eventually led to burnout and having to leave the job.”

    The adjustments Sarah now has in the workplace greatly increased her energy levels and reduced her anxiety, allowing her to be happier, cope with daily life tasks, and enjoy her free time. Working with auticon’s job coaches has helped Sarah develop coping mechanisms and identify her anxiety and potential burnout behaviors. The accepting community at auticon is also a significant factor, as it frees her from having to mask.

    “I would also add that working in this understanding and supportive climate has helped me with my confidence and assertiveness,” She adds.

    Employment changes lives

    We believe affecting change in one life is the starting point for changing society. We therefore measure our social performance through the difference auticon makes to the lives of our autistic colleagues, the impact on our customer organisations, and the role we play in creating awareness of neurodiversity in society.

    Between 15-20% of the global population are neurodivergent. 2% are estimated to be autistic. Despite many autistic people being talented, qualified and keen to work, only 29% of autistic people are in full time work. Within the autistic workforce, a vast majority are under-employed, working in jobs that they are over-qualified or over-skilled for. 

    Feel they can be their authentic self at work 77%
    Feel valued for who they are at auticon 84%
    Improved wellbeing 78%
    Feel more confident 74%

    Frequently asked questions

    Who are some of auticon's clients?

    Globally, our clients include many companies you have probably heard of, such as Deloitte, Disney, UBS, Zurich, and more. In the UK & Ireland, clients include Bank of Ireland, KPMG, NatWest, Scottish Government, Deloitte and more. When working at auticon, you may perform work for one client, or many.

    How much do employees get paid?

    The salary range for each role will always be provided in the job advert, along with the other benefits such as private healthcare.

    Does auticon provide training?

    We need people who join our Consulting team to be ready to work with our clients, but once you join auticon there will be opportunities for ongoing professional development.

    Is auticon a non profit charity?

    No. auticon is a for profit private business operating as a social enterprise. We hire autistic professionals as technology consultants and assign them work projects to support and improve our clients’ technology platforms.

    Does auticon employ people who are not autistic or neurodivergent?

    All of our technology consultants are autistic. Evidence of an autism spectrum condition diagnosis is required to work as an auticon consultant, but is not required at the point of application. Careers working as a member of our operations teams are open to autistic as well as non-autistic applicants. These jobs include executive leadership, human resources, recruiters, marketing, finance and more.

    Do you offer remote or work from home careers?

    We operate in a hybrid way – all of our staff spend some of their time working from home. For consulting roles, commuting into our office locations 2-3 times per week may be required. However, as we appreciate the impact that commuting and office environments can have on our consultants, we ensure reasonable adjustments are implemented and encourage flexible or hybrid working arrangements where possible.

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