US tech firm Nginx to create 100 jobs in Cork city

Company establishing new EMEA headquarters in Ireland next month

Nginx, which employs about 100 people worldwide, has developed a web server and application delivery platform that powers more than 140 million websites.

Nginx, which employs about 100 people worldwide, has developed a web server and application delivery platform that powers more than 140 million websites.

 

US web and application server firm Nginx is to create 100 jobs in Cork city over the next three years, the company said on Monday.

The San Francisco-headquartered firm is opening a new headquarters for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) in the city in March.

The new roles include sales, marketing, finance, business development, software architecture, engineering, and research and development.

Nginx, which employs about 100 people worldwide, has developed a web server and application delivery platform that powers more than 140 million websites.

The firm’s flagship commercial offering, Nginx Plus, extends open source Nginx with advanced features such as load balancing, web and mobile acceleration, security controls and application monitoring and management.

Clients of the company include Airbnb, Box, Instagram, Netflix, Pinterest, SoundCloud, and Zappos.

“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 chief executive 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,” he added.