Raluca Saceanu of Smarttech247 stands with two men beside a screen that has the company's logo on it.
Raluca Saceanu, CEO of Smarttech247; Gavan Eagan, director of global sales, Smarttech 247; Alan Wilson, head of investment, Invest NI. Image: Invest NI

Irish cybersecurity firm Smarttech247 to create 30 new jobs in Belfast

17 Oct 2022

Smarttech247 is hiring for tech, sales, marketing and graduate roles as part of its first ever investment in Northern Ireland.

Not even two years have passed since Irish cybersecurity company Smarttech247 announced hiring plans for Cork. Now, the business is investing in Northern Ireland, with plans to create 30 new jobs at a new Belfast hub.

This is the Cork-headquartered company’s first investment in Northern Ireland. It is establishing a sales, development and marketing hub in Belfast.

Smarttech247 already has offices in the US and Europe, and provides cybersecurity expertise to a network of clients across these locations.

“The team at our new Belfast hub will lead on this work, developing cutting-edge skillsets to grow our digital technologies and R&D capabilities,” said Smarttech247 CEO Raluca Saceanu.

As well as tech roles, there will be sales, marketing and graduate jobs. Staff will support the company’s development of new cyber products which it has planned for its new markets.

“We’ve seen the success that other cybersecurity companies are having in Northern Ireland thanks to the talent and connections on offer, and we want to be a part of that,” Saceanu added.

“Invest NI’s insight into this, along with its support, is helping us to continue our global growth as we help businesses to defend themselves against cybercrime, reduce risk, comply with regulation and transform their operations.”

She added that the organisation also connected the company with the Centre for Secure Information Technologies at Queen’s University Belfast, opening up new collaboration opportunities. “We’re excited to see where opportunities such as this one, and our new team, will take us,” Saceanu said.

Four jobs are already in place at the company’s new office at Titanic Suites in Belfast.

Alan Wilson, head of international investment at Invest NI, said that the agency’s team has been working with Smarttech247 since 2020 to “showcase how Northern Ireland can be part of its ambitious global growth story.”

To see jobs available at Smarttech247, visit its website.

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Blathnaid O’Dea
By Blathnaid O’Dea

Blathnaid O’Dea joined Silicon Republic in 2021 as Careers reporter, coming from a background in the Humanities. She likes people, pranking, pictures of puffins – and apparently alliteration.

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