Igale to create 100 jobs in new Belfast tech hub

A London software company has announced plans to open a Belfast site and create 100 new tech jobs later this year.

Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 9:20 am
Kevin Harris, Director of Igale

Igale, which specialises in bespoke software projects for the construction, aircraft maintenance and defence industries, said it intends doubling the figure in the ensuing two years.

Based at the Catalyst office in the Titanic Quarter, the new site will sit alongside other tech giants who are drawn to Belfast’s highly skilled tech workforce.

Igale recognises the capacity and skills of the enthusiastic local workforce, supported by both local universities, and embryonic apprenticeship schemes, and will grow its highly skilled team to progress further custom software as a service (SaaS) solutions.

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Kevin Harris, Director of Igale said: “Igale has explored multiple locations for the next stage of our journey, and none has been as obvious a fit as Belfast. We are looking to create 100 highly skilled IT jobs over the next 12 months, and double that number over the next two years with further jobs being created over the coming five years. These roles will include development, project management, human resource, sales and client engagement, customer success etc.”

Igale values its people and will provide a high-quality workplace environment. There will be opportunities across Igale’s existing portfolio of businesses, as well as opportunities to develop new businesses. Igale is serious about balancing commercial opportunities and living our Technology for Good ethos. (Technology aimed to improve social, environmental, and economic outcomes.)

The technology company has developed a strong base in south-east England and is now developing a new opportunity in Northern Ireland. Igale is very much looking forward to developing a new technology hub in partnership with Catalyst and other local businesses within the Titanic Quarter.

Igale see opportunities to expand further across Northern Ireland, to work with local businesses to bring ideas to life with agile developed solutions.

Harris said: “The management team has very much enjoyed working with local businesses and is keen to explore the wonderful landscape and culture, contributing to the local northern Irish society and economy.”

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