US software company Okta to create 200 new jobs in Ireland by 2024 –

Identity software provider Okta is opening its first Irish office in Dublin, where its team will be the focus for its EMEA expansion plans.

San Francisco headquartered software company Okta plans to create 200 new jobs by 2024 with the opening of a new office in Dublin’s Docklands.

The move is part of the company’s EMEA growth plans. When it opens in April, the office will serve as an international hub with an initial 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 and development and other business critical roles, including accounting, recruitment and HR.

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The company is committed to hybrid and flexible working as well as reducing its energy consumption. Last September, it reached 100pc renewable electricity in its offices.

Okta provides identity software to more than 15,000 organisations including DCC, Engie, ITV, Renault, Siemens, Plan International, Slack and Pret a Manger. Its Dublin office will bring its total number of global offices to 23.

The Dublin hub will be the first of its type for Okta and will support the company’s operations across all of Europe, with a focus on the UK, France, Germany, Benelux, the Nordics, Spain and Italy.

Jimmy Kehoe, vice president of EMEA sales development and Ireland general manager said he was “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,” he added.

IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan claimed the company’s move here was a “welcome addition to Ireland’s technology ecosystem.”

According to Susan St Ledger, president of worldwide field operations for Okta, the new office gives the company “an exciting opportunity” to serve its regional customers and “leverage Ireland’s diverse and unique talent pool” to help enable its customers to “safely use any technology.”

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