20 new financial software jobs for Dublin

3 Sep 2009

Dublin is to gain 20 new high quality software jobs with the establishment of an operations hub in the city by financial software player BSB as part of an IDA Ireland-supported investment.

The 20 new jobs will be mainly at Master’s degree level and will be put in place over the next four years.

BSB is a provider of software and packaged software and ancillary services to the financial Services industry, employing over 220 people across Europe.

The Irish hub will be responsible for sales, business/systems analysis, systems integration, software development and technical support for the Isle of Man, Channel Islands, UK and Ireland markets, primarily for its Solife Life Insurance suite of solutions.

“The decision by BSB to locate its Operations Hub in Dublin is a great win for Ireland,” the Tanaiste and Enterprise Minister Mary Coughlan TD said today.

“This highly sophisticated operation is in line with the Government’s continuing efforts to position Ireland as the leading European location-of-choice for innovation-led and knowledge-based global investments.

“It further demonstrates that Ireland today successfully competes for the highest level of global foreign direct investments across all areas of business activity,” Coughlan added.

BSB currently has more than 60 widely recognised high-profile reference customers on its roster, including: Axa Insurance, Fortis Insurance, ABN Amro Life, Carrefour, Dexia Bank, and ING Life.

“After identifying several locations our decision to locate our operations hub in Dublin was based on the maturity of the Irish financial services industry, the established talent pool and the cluster of financial services software companies operating here,” Frédéric Martin, International Business Development Manager BSB explained.

By John Kennedy

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years