Okta brings 200 jobs to Dublin’s docklands

Okta’s first international hub office will bring in new talent to support the growth of regional customer base.

Identity software player Okta intends to create 200 jobs in Dublin’s docklands by 2024 as part of its Europe, Middle East and Africa 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.

“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”

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.

Identifying opportunity

“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”, commented Susan St. Ledger, President of Worldwide Field Operations for Okta.

“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.”

The strategic opening of Okta’s Ireland hub follows the company’s 13th anniversary and acquisition of leading identity platform Auth0 for $6.5 billion in May 2021. Together, Okta and Auth0 will accelerate growth in the $80 billion identity market by providing modern Workforce and Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) solutions needed to seamlessly manage the digital complexities of security, agility, and user experience. In November 2021, both companies were recognised as a Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Access Management, marking the fifth consecutive year in which Okta has been named Leader.

“I am thrilled to join Okta during this critical phase of its growth globally,” said Jimmy Kehoe, vice-president of EMEA Sales Development and Ireland GM. ”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.”

The Dublin office will bring Okta to 23 offices globally, including in London, Amsterdam, Stockholm, and Paris. Dublin will be the first hub of this 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.

“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, CEO 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.”

John Kennedy
Award-winning ThinkBusiness.ie editor John Kennedy is one of Ireland's most experienced business and technology journalists.

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