Wednesday 17 October 2018

US data firm to hire 30 for first office here

'The roles being created are mainly back-office positions, including those in the area of finance and IT.' Stock photo: Getty
'The roles being created are mainly back-office positions, including those in the area of finance and IT.' Stock photo: Getty
Ellie Donnelly

Ellie Donnelly

DataStax, a US-based data management IT company, has opened its first office in Ireland.

As part of the move, the company is creating 30 jobs in Cork over the next three years.

The roles being created are mainly back-office positions, including those in the area of finance and IT.

Ten of the 30 roles are being filled immediately.

The company said that the move into Ireland is a chance for it to expand its back-office operations and opens the possibility of attracting a wider range of talent in Ireland and elsewhere in Europe.

"Our investment in Ireland is further reflection of the reputation held by Ireland in terms of the talent and resources available," said Niall Cotter of DataStax. "It will be a key foundation of DataStax's further growth in both US and international markets."

Tánaiste Simon Coveney described the announcement as "a vote of confidence in Cork's business ecosystem".

Meanwhile, IDA Ireland director Mary Buckley said that Cork's tech infrastructure, talent pool, and supportive academic network has "created a compelling business environment which continues to attract investment from overseas companies in the technology sector".

California-based DataStax, which was founded in 2010, currently has more than 500 employees. The company also has offices in the UK, France, Germany, and Japan as well as the US.

Among the 400-plus companies that DataStax works with are Comcast, eBay, McDonald's, Microsoft, Safeway, Sony, Capital One, UBS, and retail giant Walmart.

Irish Independent

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