The county's newest firm powers some of the world's leading apps and websites
US firm NGINX has announced plans to establish a new European base in Cork creating 100 new jobs.
Over the next three years, it will be hiring staff in sales, marketing, finance, business development, software architecture, engineering, and R&D.
The San Franciscan company creates engines for apps and websites. More than half of the Internet’s busiest websites rely on NGINX, including Airbnb, Box, Instagram, Netflix, Pinterest, and SoundCloud.
An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny welcomed this news: "Many of the world’s leading technology firms are expanding their presence in Ireland because of the availability of highly skilled talent, the quality of life, and its strong relationships across Europe – and NGINX is no exception."
"We welcome NGINX for both the job and economic advancement it will bring to Ireland. 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," he added.
NGINX CEO Gus Robertson added, "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.
"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."