Global, cloud-led, data-centric software company, NetApp has today announced the opening of its new international headquarters in Cork, with hundreds of jobs expected to be created by 2025.
The office is in Navigation Square within Cork’s Docklands, Ireland’s largest and most ambitious urban regeneration project.
The new international headquarters will serve NetApp’s international commercial, sales, and technology operations.
NetApp’s president, Cesar Cernuda will be joined by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Michael McGrath, to officially open the new Docklands waterfront office today.
“I am delighted to be here today to open the new international headquarters in Ireland for NetApp and I welcome the creation of an expected 500 jobs by 2025,” Mr McGrath said.
“I want to congratulate everyone who has made today’s opening a reality.
“I also wish to acknowledge the role of IDA Ireland which continues to be instrumental in attracting foreign direct investment into Ireland,” he continued.
Interim CEO at IDA Ireland, Mary Buckley described NetApp’s decision to establish its international headquarters as “terrific news” for both the South West region and the wider country.
“IDA Ireland remains committed to winning investments, like this for regional locations. I’d like to wish NetApp every success with this expansion,” she added.
Cesar Cernuda, president at NetApp, said the company is honoured to have Minister McGrath attend the opening of the new office, located within the heart of the Docklands.
“Opening our international headquarters in Ireland is an important and exciting step on our path to accelerate our transformation as a company, collaborating with partners and supporting our customers’ cloud-led digital transformation.
“NetApp is growing its international presence to expand its talent and continue to bring industry-leading capabilities and solutions to enhance our unique value proposition.
“The rich talent pool available here in Ireland will allow us to advance our hybrid cloud strategy and deliver innovative new services to our customers and partners,” he continued.
NetApp has already hired over 100 employees in Cork and will recruit 200 more staff by the end of June 2023, to reach 500 employees by 2025.
The available positions range from early career to senior level, spanning engineering and technology roles to finance, sales, recruitment, and product management, including multilingual roles.
“Cork has become the global hub of choice for international headquarters of technology companies, home to over 100 technology companies,” said Debra McCowan, executive vice president, chief human resources officer at NetApp.
“With over 40,000 students across Cork’s two universities, NetApp’s decision to base its international headquarters in Cork provides access to a talent pool that is truly worthy of supporting the robust and evolving technology market.
“As well as being a part of the vibrant emerging business scene in Cork, NetApp’s hybrid working model means there are opportunities for technical and non-technical candidates across Ireland.”