Signify Health employs more than 2,000 people in the US and now plans to hire for 125 roles at its new tech hub in Galway.
US health-tech company Signify Health is planning to create 125 new jobs in Galway by 2024, following the opening of its new tech-focused centre in the city.
The Texas-headquartered company said its first phase of recruitment in Ireland will target people for product management and software engineering roles, as well as scrum masters.
Signify Health already employs around 2,000 people in the US.
The company’s platform uses analytics and tech to create value-based payment programmes connecting US patients and healthcare providers. It has a national mobile network of approximately 10,000 accredited physicians and nurse practitioners.
“The team at our Galway technology centre will be designing solutions that solve some of US healthcare’s most difficult and elusive problems,” said Josh Builder, chief technology officer at Signify Health.
“Our success will depend on being able to apply a diverse set of experiences to the challenges we face in enabling a patient-centric, cloud-based environment that brings healthcare wherever health happens. We know first-hand that Ireland is home to professionals who not only have the experience we need, but who are energised by opportunities to make a meaningful difference in healthcare, and we are excited to now also call the west of Ireland home,” he added.
The US company’s expansion into Ireland has been supported by the Government through IDA Ireland. The agency’s CEO, Martin Shanahan, said that Signify Health’s decision to base its new tech centre in Galway was “significant” for Ireland’s “growing insurtech sector”.
Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar, TD, added that the move would be “a real boost to the city” of Galway. “This investment is a testament to all Galway has to offer and the company can expect to draw from a deep pool of talent and expertise when recruiting for these new jobs,” he said.
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