Identity provider Okta is to open a new office in Dublin and said it will create 200 new jobs here by 2024.
The new office in Dublin’s Docklands is part of Okta’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) growth plans.
More 15,000 companies, including DCC, Engie, ITV, Renault, Siemens, Plan International and Pret a Manger, use Okta to help protect the identities of their workforces and customers.
Due to open in April of this year, Okta’s Dublin office will serve as an international hub and will initially focus on hiring new people 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 company’s investment is supported by IDA Ireland.
The Dublin office will bring Okta to 23 offices globally, including in London, Amsterdam, Stockholm, and Paris.
Its Dublin office will support the company’s operations across all of Europe, with a focus on the UK, France, Germany, Benelux, the Nordics, Spain and Italy.
Susan St Ledger, President of Worldwide Field Operations for Okta, said the new Dublin new office gives the company an exciting opportunity to serve its regional customers.
She said it will also leverage Ireland’s diverse and unique talent pool to accelerate the company’s vision of enabling everyone to safely use any technology.
Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar said that Okta has worked with some of the world’s most influential firms from a variety of sectors.
“I’ve no doubt Dublin’s rich talent pool will allow Okta to continue its rapid growth,” the Minister added.
“As a global leader in the growing identity and access management industry, Okta is a welcome addition to Ireland’s technology ecosystem,” said Martin Shanahan, the CEO of IDA Ireland.
“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,” he added.