Global cyber-security firm Rapid7 announces 200 new Belfast jobs in new office

  • US-headquartered cyber-security firm Rapid7 has announced plans to hire an additional 200 staff as it signs a 10-year lease on a new Belfast office.

    It seems as if every US-based cyber-security firm has its eye on Northern Ireland, with several major firms this year already opening offices or announcing major expansions in the region. Belfast's tech scene is known for its high standard of IT and cyber-security qualifications despite having a much lower cost of living than major US cities.

    Rapid7 has now confirmed its commitment to investing in the local cyber-security scene with the signing of a 10-year lease on Belfast's Chichester House building. The recently redeveloped building contains 50,000 sq ft of office space built to modern standards, and is located right in the city centre.

    As part of the company's ongoing expansion goals, it will move into the office this year and more than double its existing local workforce with the creation of 200 new jobs. The new roles will be spread across engineering, development, customer advisory, and other disciplines.

    Rapid7's Vice President of Real Estate and Workplace Experience, Jamie Kinch, commented on the investment: "Rapid7 is committed to investing in the company’s global expansion, particularly in areas with impressive technical talent such as Belfast. Causeway Asset Management understood our vision and expansion goals and truly partnered with us to develop the right solution for our future success in Belfast."

    Source: Written based on press release

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