US tech firm Unosquare to grow Belfast staff numbers to more than 100
Unosquare CEO Giancarlo Di Vece. Image: Unosquare

US tech firm Unosquare to grow Belfast staff numbers to more than 100

17 Jun 2019253 Views

Unosquare initially set out to hire up to 100 people when it first revealed plans to establish a Belfast engineering hub. However, company growth and the hub’s impressive performance have led to Unosquare’s aim to exceed that target.

Ahead of a speaking engagement at the Digital DNA event in Northern Ireland, Unosquare CEO Giancarlo Di Vece has confirmed that the company will grow its staff in Belfast to more than 100.

Di Vece said that the continued growth of the business combined with the impressive performance of its Belfast office means it is now on course to hit its recruitment target and then some.

Unosquare provides software development to the financial services market. As well as this, its products are used in medtech and biopharma companies. The company announced plans to found an engineering centre in Belfast in 2017, projecting then that it would grow its numbers to up to 100.

“Due to our successes, we’re examining ways to increase beyond that number,” Di Vece said.

He continued: “As a high-quality software development organisation, top-tier talent is paramount to our success. We looked at six different countries and Northern Ireland was a perfect fit for our vision of a global distributed Agile augmentation company that’s committed to generating wellbeing in every region it works in.”

Di Vece praised in particular the quality of the talent available in the Northern Irish capital, stating that it was easier to “find success” in Belfast than in other big tech hubs around the globe.

Last week, we reported that many companies were expanding their Irish presence. Anam Technologies, for example, confirmed that it would bring on 40 additional staff as it unveiled a new global headquarters in Dublin’s IFSC.

Also in Dublin, peer-to-peer lender Linked Finance announced plans to take on 25 people, which essentially doubles its current staff numbers, after it hit a milestone of €100m in loans to Irish SMEs.

Meanwhile, last week telecoms giant Eir opened applications for its apprenticeship programme. Up to 50 new hires will be admitted to a two-year programme combining on-the-job experience with classroom learning.

By Eva Short

Eva Short is a Journalist at Silicon Republic specialising in the areas of tech, data privacy, business, cybersecurity, AI, automation and future of work, among others.

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