The online pizza ordering platform will open a new software engineering centre in Northern Ireland and create 50 jobs.
New York-based tech firm Slice will create 50 new roles in Northern Ireland at a new software engineering centre.
11 of the positions are already in place and the jobs will attract an average salary of more than £40,000. The new jobs have been created with £400,000 worth of support from Invest NI.
Slice provides online and mobile ordering services for independent pizzerias in the US so that they may compete with the digital platforms of larger national pizza chains. In the US, the pizza industry is worth a staggering $45bn annually. Jason Ordway, CTO at Slice, expressed pride in the fact that the company is the only tech platform to partner with local independent pizzerias.
“We currently have 10,000 pizzerias using the Slice platform,” Ordway explained, “As part of our growth strategy, we want to add new functions and improvements to our existing platform. The engineering team in Northern Ireland will develop new innovative solutions for the pizzerias, improving order efficiency and customer service.”
Ordway went on to state that Slice has had positive experiences of Northern Ireland as an investment location, and lauded the bevy of software engineering talent in the area. “When I joined Slice and we began talking about growing our engineering team, alongside those based in New York, I was quick to recommend Northern Ireland.”
Steve Harper, executive director of international business at Invest NI, added: “The technology area in which the company works is innovative and will give employees new skills and exposure to Apple’s mobile App technology, used in the iPhone and iPad.
“This will add to the skills base in Northern Ireland and enhance the region’s software development capability.”