Cesar Cernuda, President of NetApp, Michael Mc Grath TD, Minister for Public Expenditure and Mary Buckley, CEO of IDA at the opening of NetApp in Navigation Square. Photo: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Cork Nets 500 new jobs

A global cloud-led, data-centric software company has opened its new international headquarters in Cork, promising 500 new jobs by 2025.

California-based NetApp’s new office is located in Navigation Square within Cork city will serve to extend the company’s continued investment in hybrid multicloud data management.

The Cork headquarters will be used for the company’s international commercial, sales, and technology operations.

Speaking at today’s official opening, Minister for Public Expenditure & Reform, Michael McGrath TD, welcomed the creation of new jobs and said it was further endorsement for Cork city as a prime location for technology companies.

“I want to congratulate everyone who has made today’s opening a reality,” said the minister.

Also attending was NetApp President Cesar Cernuda hailed the exciting regeneration of the Cork’s Docklands.

He said: “Opening our international headquarters in Ireland is an important and exciting step on our path to accelerate our transformation as a company. 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.”

NetApp has already hired over 100 employees in Cork and will recruit a further 200 more staff by the end of June 2023, with a goal 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.

The Navigation Square office is accessible to all employees, through NetApp’s ‘Thrive Everywhere’ model which provides a flexible, hybrid model of working. Employees of the international headquarters will have access to NetApp’s full range of employment benefits that includes wellbeing days, no meetings days, and paid volunteer days.

“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 2 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.”

To find out more about NetApp’s new international headquarters in Cork, and to view current job openings, visit netapp.com/company/cork-location.