Silicon Valley tech giant Signifyd to open global R&D centre in Northern Ireland that will create 150 jobs

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  • Signifyd's new global R&D centre set to create 150 jobs in the city

    The guaranteed fraud protection specialist promised the significant investment in Northern Ireland with this announcement, which is a strategic move by Signifyd to broaden its European presence and support its global drive to provide innovative e-commerce services to retailers. The new roles will support its teams around the globe, so the firm is seeking top engineers to fit the bill.

    Alastair Hamilton, CEO of Invest Northern Ireland, said: “The addition of Signifyd to the payment technology sector in Northern Ireland is very welcome. This investment will contribute nearly £5m in annual salaries to the local economy and add a diverse range of roles, enriching the skills base in Northern Ireland and enhancing the region’s reputation and technology capability.

    “The centre will employ 151 staff to be recruited over a three- to five-year period, with roles in software engineering, data, risk and fraud analytics, along with customer success positions”.

    Invest NI has pledged £981,500 of support to help Signified attract the right talent and fill the roles, which will offer an average salary of more than £30k.

    “As we studied different locations to expand our engineering footprint, Belfast stood out for its talent pool and its proximity to better service our European customers,” said Signifyd Co-Founder and CEO Raj Ramanand. “We’d also like to thank Invest NI for the assistance they provided during this initial assessment.

    “We are based right here in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter and look forward to building a world-class team to lead our innovation and help our customers provide the kind of shopping experiences today’s consumers expect.” 

    Trevor McCullough, Director of Engineering at the new R&D centre, is looking forward to implementing Signifyd's ambitious growth plans here in Northern Ireland.

    “This is the kind of opportunity that those passionate about technology live for,” said McCullough. “We’ll be rapidly building a team from the ground up, which in the end will make the business lives of thousands of customers better. The chance to be a part of a team like that doesn’t come along all that often.”

    SOURCE: Invest NI Press Release

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