Company creates cybersecurity jobs in Chicago
Posted on June 26, 2019
One company is expanding to create more cybersecurity jobs in Chicago.
Keeper Security, Inc. announced its plans to add 130 new jobs in Chicago over the next six months. Keeper, a provider of the leading cybersecurity platform for preventing password-related data breaches and cyber threats, will expand its headquarters to accommodate significant growth in demand for its business solutions. This move represents Keeper’s multi-million dollar investment in Chicago and is demonstrative of the city’s flourishing tech ecosystem. Open positions include inside sales, enterprise sales, sales operations, sales engineering, product training and customer support.
“As savvy businesses of all sizes and industries realize that cybersecurity starts with password security, we’re experiencing increased demand for our business solutions and are quickly adding top talent to our team to support that need,” said Darren Guccione, CEO and Co-founder of Keeper Security. “While we continue to bolster our portfolio of more than 7,000 business customers, there’s no better place to continue to call home than Chicago, and we’re excited to be an important part of the city’s burgeoning technology community.”
Keeper’s expansion mirrors the rapidly growing cybersecurity sector as issues around data privacy, security and governance are increasingly understood as crucial aspects of all technology. The company’s operational expansion and investment in Chicago are indicative of the thriving technology ecosystem that supports local talent, offers global connectivity and fosters innovation. Keeper joins a list of over 80 technology companies who have grown their footprint in Chicago since 2011.
“Keeper Security’s commitment to and expansion in Chicago demonstrates the city’s blossoming tech scene and ability to draw a skilled workforce for high-tech cybersecurity companies,” Mayor Emanuel said. “This expansion not only benefits its current employees, but also provides jobs for residents across Chicago and strengthens our growing tech economy. I look forward to watching them continue to thrive right here in the city of Chicago for years to come.”
Keeper’s new headquarters will be located at 820 West Jackson Blvd in the West Loop. The new 16,000 square-foot space will feature exposed brick and high wood-beam ceilings, standing desks, modernized phone booths, open collaboration spaces, a relaxation lounge and a full-sized kitchen stocked with snacks. Keeper is also expanding operations in El Dorado Hills, California and Cork, Ireland, with all three locations relocating this summer to larger offices to accommodate growth.