Cora Systems is a fast-growing tech company with offices in Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the US. There’s a lot of variety to the working day given the excellent list of clients that we develop software for and provide project management expertise to. We take great pride in all the work we complete and the relationships we build with our clients.
We hope to hire and grow the best talent in our area. This is one of the four pillars to our company strategy. Everyone at Cora is encouraged to bring their own flair to their role and to contribute at the highest level they possibly can. Meaning that you can really see your own stamp on the success of the company, which is personally very rewarding.
Our headquarters are based in Carrick-on-Shannon, one of Ireland’s most picturesque towns, which straddles the River Shannon in County Leitrim. Leitrim is a stunningly beautiful county with numerous hidden gems and lesser-traveled countryside. Take a look at leitrimtourism.com for details of its unique natural beauty and see thedock.ie for a flavor of cultural activities. The town has an unrivalled reputation for traditional music sessions in its local bars where internationally renowned players are known to drop in unannounced.
It is also an ideal jumping off point to take in some of the best attractions in the northwest of Ireland, including mountain biking along wonderful country trails, boating on the Shannon Erne Waterway, which is Europe’s longest inland navigable waterway, enjoying Tullaghan beach, the dramatic northwest coastline and the beautiful Glencar waterfall.
A huge advantage is our convenient location, which is less than a two-hour drive from Dublin Airport and an hour from Knock Airport. There are good Train and Bus links to Dublin and Sligo and other areas in Ireland too.
The Bedford office is a cornerstone of the Cora experience, as staff members regularly cross over from the UK office to our Irish headquarters and vice-versa. Bedford is an enchanting place to live and work. It’s a city with a rich history and bicycle friendly, and is well connected by road, rail and air so it’s easy to get to from anywhere. It’s got the advantage, too, that it’s close to London (It’s about an hour’s drive to the city), but far enough so that accommodation is reasonably priced.
The office itself is close to the city’s iconic bridge and located near the high street (so it’s ideally located for lunch-time shopping), but not on the busy high street. Part of the charm of the office is its multicultural mix – including English, Welsh, Irish and South Africans – which leads to a lot of banter!
Cora has established Offices in Boston and Washington DC to liaise with our growing client base in North America.
Because we operate at the cutting-edge of technologies we are constantly innovating and learning. Career development and training needs vary between individuals so we allocate a training budget to each person and will work with them on a personalized career development plan. We allow people to transfer between teams and are passionate about cross-functional teams working on innovation projects. Whether you are starting out in your career, would like to try your hand at mentoring, finish exams, or want to manage a team, we can actively support you in your career aims.
We operate a two-week on-boarding program so that new recruits will hit the ground running. We allow people the time and space to learn our software and processes as we recognize that our technologies and methodologies require expertise. We have built up and are very mindful of keeping a company culture in which we all help each other.
Recruitment for our business graduate training program commences each summer for an autumn start date with us. Recruitment for our software development graduate training program commences each winter for a spring start with us.
Club Cora is our after work-hours social club which runs some cool events such as games nights, go-karting, comedy nights, table quizzes as well as the annual Christmas Party and our memorable Summer BBQs.
Events are usually held once a quarter.
The Cora diversity policy is built into our recruitment process and our workplace practices in an effort to increase our diversity, age and gender balance, mix of nationalities, employment of those with disabilities, and to check that we are growing our skillset as a company with people of various background, skills, hobbies and interests. At the moment, for example, 36% of our staff is female.
To get a feel for the variety of work our staff undertake, and for the company’s relaxed, inclusive working culture, don’t just take our word for it; play one of the videos on the left or read some of our blogs below. Hear – and see – what our teams say and get an idea of a typical working day with Cora!
You can also read some blog posts on the issues that motivate our staff:
Here at Cora Systems, we have a dynamic and driven team who have a passion for client success. Our behaviours are what helps us to deliver the highest quality products and services and sets a standard for how we interact with our clients, colleagues and other stakeholders.