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Varonis Systems to bring 60 jobs to its new office in Cork

8 Jun 2021

The company will be hiring in tech support, research and development, human resources and sales over the next three years.

Varonis Systems, a data security and analytics company, has opened a new office space in Cork, with plans to double its employee headcount in the region.

The cybersecurity company aims to create around 60 new jobs over the next three years in the areas of tech support, research and development, human resources and sales.

Headquartered in New York, Varonis currently employs approximately 1,800 people worldwide. The company opened its first Cork location in 2017 and its new office space is at Penrose Dock in Cork city.

Varonis was founded in 2005 and focuses on protecting data assets for its clients, which include Coca-Cola, Boston University, Harvard University, Nasdaq and Intersport.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin, TD, said Varonis’ new office and hiring plans are “very welcome news for Cork” and a “testament to Cork and Ireland’s continued attractiveness for high-quality investment and jobs”.

Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar, TD, added that companies like Varonis play a critical role in the global economy.

“As the past few weeks have shown, data security is an increasingly important sector,” he said. “Ireland provides the talent pool, Government support and academic commitment that will enable Varonis to continue this important work and I wish the company all the best with this new chapter.”

Varonis’ chief human resources officer, Dana Shahar, said Cork is a great fit for the company as the location is known for its wealth of talented employees.

“We are thrilled to expand in Cork at the beautiful new Penrose Dock to support our customers across Europe and throughout the world,” she said.

IDA Ireland’s CEO, Martin Shanahan, added: “Today’s announcement by Varonis to double its headcount in Cork demonstrates the availability of a skilled and talented workforce across the south-west region.”

More information about open roles at Varonis is available on the company’s careers page.

Jenny Darmody
By Jenny Darmody

Jenny Darmody became the editor of Silicon Republic in 2023, having worked as the deputy editor since February 2020. When she’s not writing about the science and tech industry, she’s writing short stories and attempting novels. She continuously buys more books than she can read in a lifetime and pretty stationery is her kryptonite. She also believes seagulls to be the root of all evil and her baking is the stuff of legends.

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