Deveire is making its first investment in Northern Ireland, with plans to hire 15 people in Derry over the next three years.
Today (2 March), Limerick-based technology company Deveire has announced plans to launch a new software development centre in Derry, marking its first move into Northern Ireland.
The new centre will hire 15 people over the next three years, with support from Invest NI totalling £97,500. Invest NI’s executive director of international business, Steve Harper, highlighted the potential economic benefits for the area.
“Deveire’s decision to locate its new centre in the north-west is based on the many advantages this region has to offer international companies, particularly in the software and technology industry,” he said.
“With our support for 15 new jobs, the company will be able to build upon its innovative ambitions and expand in new markets. The new centre will also create economic benefit for the local economy, with £582,000 of additional annual salaries.”
‘A strong focus on culture and people’
Deveire was first established more than 10 years ago and since then has been building web solutions for client companies to help them build a digital presence.
It is headquartered in Limerick and, to date, its partners have included Johnson & Johnson, Cisco, Amazon and the Special Olympics. The company’s Derry centre will be located in Ebrington Square.
Deveire chief operating officer Cathal Murtagh explained his team’s decision to move into Northern Ireland.
“When we began the process of expanding our team, we were eager to create a base where we had access to a strong talent pool of software developers,” he said. “We believe Derry is the right place to find the talent we need.
“Also, as a part of our Brexit strategy, the Derry office gives us access to the UK markets. Our software development centre will focus on advanced computing and innovative technical approaches, to build next generation application solutions.
“It will have a strong focus on culture and people, through our working environment, but this will also be a key objective of our software solutions.”