Salesforce software provider Gearset set to open new office in Belfast

Salesforce software provider Gearset is to open a new office in Belfast next month, creating an additional 10 jobs by the end of the year.

By Claire Cartmill
Sunday, 27th March 2022, 9:00 am
Updated Monday, 28th March 2022, 8:45 am

The UK-based software development company currently employs 137 people at its offices in Cambridge and the recently-opened office in Chicago. It plans to build a team of 15 engineers in Belfast.

As of January 2022, Gearset’s year-over-year headcount has grown to 137 from 85, an annual growth rate of 62%.

Belfast was picked because of the talent pool that is associated with the city’s burgeoning tech hub. Gearset also has a personal connection to Belfast. Gearset’s co-founder and CEO Kevin Boyle received his Master’s in Computer Science in 2009 from Queen’s University. The university is an integral part of the tech ecosystem that makes the city an attractive hub for new software development talent.

Eamonn Boyle will head up the new Belfast office and lead the charge in expanding the development team. Eamonn has over 15 years experience as a software engineer and trainer for Belfast-based software companies.

Luke Drury, head of engineering at Gearset, said: “In looking to expand our development capacity, Gearset has recognised an amazing calibre of engineering talent in the Belfast tech ecosystem, and we can’t wait to work with more like-minded engineers who are as passionate about software development as we are. We’re confident that Eamonn will bring the right blend of leadership, enthusiasm and software development experience needed to attract and retain the top talent we need to continue our rapid growth and deliver great customer experiences within the Salesforce DevOps market.”

More information on Gearset’s open software engineer position at the Belfast office can be found here.

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