Bitwise creates 15 new software jobs in Belfast

  • International software development and consultancy company, Bitwise, is investing £1.35m in the creation of its new Software Centre of Excellence in Belfast.

    The investment will generate 15 software engineering jobs.

    Bitwise aims to expand its global presence with a first-time investment in Northern Ireland. Its software can be found across the medical, automotive, aerospace and financial sectors, in the products of some of the largest blue-chip companies across the globe.

    Invest NI has offered £97,500 towards the creation of the new jobs. With an average salary of £45,000, job opportunities are at consultant, senior software engineer and software engineer level.

    The managing director and founder of Bitwise, Craig McWhirter said: “In the software sector it is always important to be one step ahead of technological changes. We recognise that much of our success is thanks to the strong talent in our existing engineering teams. By establishing a new software centre in Belfast we will increase innovation as we tap into the high calibre of talent in Northern Ireland.

    “The support we have received from Invest NI to advance our company in NI has been invaluable. The NI team will play a key role in contributing towards the overall growth of the company, growing sales with existing clients and developing opportunities for new clients.”

    Derek Andrews, Head of International Investment at Invest NI added that “deeming the office as a Software Centre of Excellence highlights the high level of skills and expertise NI has to offer and places NI as the ideal location for global companies to achieve success.”

    Bitwise stated that the new Belfast team will integrate fully with the existing Bitwise engineering teams, working on a range of projects with real engineering challenges.

    The firm has established itself within The Gasworks area of Belfast city centre and also has software centres in Sweden and the Netherlands, with its headquarters in Dunfermline, Scotland.

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