Okta, the leading independent provider of identity, have announced that it will be opening a new office in Dublin Docklands, Ireland, where it intends to create 200 new jobs by 2024. Okta‘s identity and access management solutions help connect people and organisations by providing seamless and secure access. This new office opening is part of Okta’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) growth plans. Today, more than 15,000 organisations, including DCC, Engie, ITV, Renault, Siemens, Plan International, Pret a Manger trust Okta to help protect the identities of their workforces and customers.
Opening in April, 2022, Okta’s Dublin office will serve as an international hub and initially focus on hiring new talent in customer-facing roles in sales and marketing. Over the next two years, the Dublin-based team will also open up to roles in research & development and other business critical roles, including accounting, recruitment and HR.
The investment is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.
Susan St. Ledger, President of Worldwide Field Operations for Okta, said, “the success of our customers and partners is Okta’s highest priority. The continued expansion across EMEA cements Okta’s commitment to strengthen its engagement in the region. This new office gives us an exciting opportunity to serve our regional customers and leverage Ireland’s diverse and unique talent pool to accelerate our vision of enabling everyone to safely use any technology.”
Welcoming the announcement Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar TD said, “I’m really pleased to welcome Okta to Dublin, where the company will create 200 new jobs by 2024. Okta has worked with some of the world’s most influential firms from a variety of sectors and I’ve no doubt Dublin’s rich talent pool will allow Okta to continue its rapid growth. I wish the team every success with this expansion.”
Jimmy Kehoe, Vice President of EMEA Sales Development and Ireland GM, said, “I am thrilled to join Okta during this critical phase of its growth globally. I am honoured to spearhead Okta’s first international hub office, and help build a world-class team in the heart of Dublin’s vibrant Docklands. As companies across Europe embrace and further develop their digital transformation strategies, we are excited to become a closer, trusted partner and help them be more successful and secure with identity.”
Martin Shanahan, CEO IDA Ireland, said, “as a global leader in the growing identity and access management industry, Okta is a welcome addition to Ireland’s technology ecosystem. Ireland has a proven track record of being an attractive location to technology companies looking to access a well-established talent pool to serve a growing client base in the EMEA region.”
Source: IDA Ireland