Digital learning firm creates 52 NI-based jobs

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    Digital education platform Firefly Learning Ltd has announced the creation of 52 jobs in Northern Ireland.

    The company supports schools in delivering home learning, which has become especially relevant during the Covid-19 pandemic.

    Economy Minister Diane Dodds said that Firefly “will contribute additional salaries of more than £2.3m per annum into the economy when all jobs are in place.”

    The business is actively looking to recruit a mix of UX Developers, UX Researchers, designers, and back end and mobile app developers with experience in technologies such as Microsoft, JavaScript, iOS and Android.

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    The new employees will be working remotely due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

    Firefly was founded by Joe Mathewson and Simon Hay when they were GCSE students. It now has teams based in London and Sydney, and currently employs 75 people.

    Invest NI has offered setting up guidance and £520,000 of support to the company.

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    Simon Hay said: “Our whole education system is adjusting to a different way of teaching. Our modern learning experience platform helps schools and teachers to deliver engaging lessons remotely, from setting tasks to sharing resources, as well as manage parent communication efficiently.

    “Having a strong team is even more important as we continue to support schools through this current challenge, and will help us grow in response to the increased demand for our service.

    “We were attracted to Northern Ireland by the quality and availability of talent; that has not changed.”

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