Tech company to create 70 jobs in Cork with new centre

Data centre maintenance company Park Place Technologies is to create 70 jobs in the south over the next two years with the opening of a new centre for its Europe, Middle East and Africa operations.

The centre, which will be located in City Quarter, Lapp’s Quay, Cork, will house customer service experts “with experience dealing with enterprise to consumer customers consuming data centre technology”.

Other jobs will be offered to support analysts with multilingual skills and an aptitude for data centre products such as storage, servers, and networks.

The company is also looking for advanced engineers with in-depth knowledge of all major OEM data centre technology such as HPE, IBM, Cisco, NetApp, Dell, Dell EMC, 3Par.

Park Place president Chris Adams said the jobs would go to people living in the Republic.

“We require associates with strong technical skills, and an ability to be agile across multiple technologies,” he said. “They must have a strong appetite to grow and learn and exhibit a constant focus on the customer experience.

“All hiring will be in country, with future relocations into Ireland possible with new acquisitions.”

Nicola Buckley, another executive with the company and a native of Co Cork, said the choice of location would give the company access to highly skilled workers.

“The primary attraction to opening this operations centre in Cork, aside from the geopolitical positioning in EMEA, is the access to the talent profile needed to support our ongoing growth,” she said.

Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Park Place currently employs more than 1,100 people, and maintains offices around the world, including in San Diego, Denver, Boston, Toronto, London, Calne, Wiesbaden, Malaysia, Singapore and Dubai.

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The company supports more than 15,000 organisations in over 115 countries. It was recently named to its sixth Inc. 5000 list of the USA’s fastest-growing private companies.


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