Cork Nginx global expansion
Cork city, soon to be home to the EMEA headquarters of Nginx. Image: Stephen Long/Shutterstock

Cork to get 100 new jobs in Nginx global expansion

13 Feb 2017

Web infrastructure giant Nginx is to create 100 jobs over the next three years at a new EMEA headquarters in Cork.

Nginx, which calls itself “the heart of the modern web”, is an application delivery platform used by more than 180m websites worldwide.

Users include Netflix, Airbnb, Box, Instagram, Pinterest, SoundCloud and Zappos.

‘Cork is strongly aligned in culture and attitude with the values carried over from our global headquarters in San Francisco’

The new jobs come ahead of the completion of Nginx’s office in Cork city centre, which is set to be finished in March.

Heart of modern web, Nginx, hearts Cork

“By launching our EMEA headquarters in Cork we’ll be able to better serve our customers throughout the region, empowering them to deliver the best possible web experience to their end users,” said Nginx CEO Gus Robertson.

“Beyond this geographical fit, Cork is strongly aligned in culture and attitude with the values carried over from our global headquarters in San Francisco, and we look forward to bringing in the best and brightest talent in the area.”

Currently, Nginx has more than 100 employees worldwide and is set for continued rapid global expansion, with immediate plans for growth across EMEA centred around this new regional headquarters.

The new jobs will be in sales, marketing, finance, business development, software architecture, engineering, and research and development.

“We welcome Nginx for both the jobs and economic advancement it will bring to Ireland,” said Ireland’s Taoiseach Enda Kenny, TD.

“The company is in the midst of incredible growth, with strong brand recognition throughout EMEA, making it a natural fit to have Cork as a launching point to the Irish market and across the entire region.”

The investment is supported by IDA Ireland through the Department of Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation.

“Nginx is experiencing high demand for its products and services,” said IDA CEO Martin Shanahan.

“Its choice of Cork for its EMEA HQ clearly illustrates Ireland’s attractiveness to global business as being an established location within Europe to both internationalise and grow its customer base.”

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John Kennedy
By John Kennedy

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years. His interests include all things technological, music, movies, reading, history, gaming and losing the occasional game of poker.

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