SQS invests in 30 new ‘high quality jobs’ in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland's Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster with Rob McConnell, market director at SQS NI. Photo via Parkway Photography

SQS invests in 30 new ‘high quality jobs’ in Northern Ireland

25 Nov 2014

SQS, a software specialist, has announced 30 new jobs in Belfast and Derry following its second re-investment in the area.

The jobs – in part thanks to a grant of UK£200,000 from Invest NI – will pay UK£37,500, twice the Northern Ireland private-sector average salary.

The roles will be located between SQS’ development operations centres within the Northern Ireland science parks in Belfast and Derry, bringing the total employed at the facilities to 82 by 2017.

“We are very well positioned in Belfast and the north-west from a technical skills and service delivery perspective to take advantage of the global opportunity for dev ops,” said Rob McConnell, market director with SQS NI.

“We are confident that the Development Operations Centres will continue to support our growth and ensure that we remain a global leader in the provision of quality software services.”

In announcing the investment, Arlene Foster, Northern Ireland’s Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Investment, said, “This is the second re-investment by SQS since it established its Belfast centre in 2008, reflecting the firm’s confidence in the software talent in Northern Ireland.

“SQS centres offer a range of high-value services, such as agile development, dev ops, test automation, security, performance engineering and quality assurance services, and have a proven track record across local and international markets.”

Gordon Hunt
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Gordon Hunt joined Silicon Republic in October 2014 as a journalist. He spends most of his time avoiding conversations about music, appreciating even the least creative pun and rueing the day he panicked when meeting Paul McGrath. His favourite thing on the internet is the ‘Random Article’ link on Wikipedia.

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