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Okta continues European expansion with creation of up to 200 jobs in new Dublin office

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

Okta, Inc. (NASDAQ:OKTA), the leading independent provider of identity, today announced that it will be opening a new office in Dublin’s 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. For further information about Okta’s Dublin office and to explore career opportunities, please go visit Okta Ireland.

“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.”

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.”

“I am thrilled to join Okta during this critical phase of its growth globally”, commented 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.”

“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.”

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.

As Okta expands its global presence and embraces Dynamic Work, a flexible, personalised, hybrid work experience approach introduced before the COVID-19 pandemic, the company is committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and take long-term action on climate change. In September 2021, Okta reached 100 percent renewable energy for its global offices and employees’ work-from-home consumption in FY22, and launched the Dynamic Work Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Study, a study designed to measure the environmental impact of today’s hybrid workforce.

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.

For further information about Okta’s Dublin office and to explore career opportunities, please go visit Okta Ireland.

About Okta

Okta is the leading independent identity provider. The Okta Identity Cloud enables organisations to securely connect the right people to the right technologies at the right time. With more than 7,000 pre-built integrations to applications and infrastructure providers, Okta provides simple and secure access to people and organisations everywhere, giving them the confidence to reach their full potential. More than 15,000 organisations, including JetBlue, Nordstrom, Siemens, Slack, Takeda, Teach for America, and Twilio, trust Okta to help protect the identities of their workforces and customers.