75 jobs as Bamboo Rose gets ready to blossom in Belfast
Bamboo Rose CEO Sue Welch with Gary Hanley of Invest NI. Image: Invest NI

75 jobs as Bamboo Rose gets ready to blossom in Belfast

29 May 2018461 Views

Bamboo Rose continues on mission to power some of the world’s biggest retail brands.

Boston software platform Bamboo Rose is to create 75 new jobs in Belfast at its new development centre.

The company develops software solutions specifically for use in the retail industry, providing a B2B ecosystem that connects a worldwide community of buyers and sellers.

‘The bulk of the roles in Belfast will focus on software development and engineering’

Some of its key customers include Debenhams, Boots, Dunelm Ltd and GAP.

The average salary for the new roles is £38,253.

Tapping into the Belfast talent pool

“We have a growing number of customers in Asia and Europe, and a developing base in Africa and the Middle East,” explained Sue Welch, CEO of Bamboo Rose.

“As we expand our global presence, the Belfast centre will support our customers across Europe and drive innovation across the company.

“The bulk of the roles in Belfast will focus on software development and engineering. By tapping into the vast talent pool here, we will be able to test and develop new products and enhancements to our existing platform. This will help us drive forward our growth plans and create better software to connect the international retail community.”

Invest Northern Ireland (NI) has offered the company £525,000 worth of support towards the new roles.

“Bamboo Rose has some of the biggest retail brands as its customers,” said Gary Hanley, senior vice-president for North America at Invest NI.

“It provides a digital B2B platform that helps retailers develop and deliver new products, with features such as a virtual showroom, order management and global sourcing tools.

“The development centre in Belfast will include roles in software development and professional services support. With above-average salaries, this investment by Bamboo Rose will deliver nearly £3m annually in wages to the Northern Ireland economy.”

By John Kennedy

John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist who served as editor of Siliconrepublic.com for 17 years. He joined Silicon Republic in 2002 to become the fulcrum of the company’s news service. He received of the Irish Internet Association’s NetVisionary Technology Journalist Award 2005 and saw Siliconrepublic.com awarded ‘Best Technology Site’ at the Irish Web Awards seven times. In 2011 he received the David Manley Award commending him for his dedication to covering entrepreneurs. His interests include all things technological, music, movies, reading, history, gaming and losing the occasional game of poker.

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