US tech firm PEAK6 announces 160 new Belfast jobs

  • Chicago-headquartered technology and investment firm PEAK6 has announced that it will be opening a new office in Belfast, creating 160 jobs.

    Northern Ireland has welcomed dozens of major US tech firms over the past several years, establishing itself as a global hub for fintech, medtech, cyber-security, and emerging technologies. US-based firm PEAK6 has announced that it will be making a significant investment in NI tech with the opening of a new Belfast centre of excellence.

    The Belfast office is aiming to create 160 high-quality tech jobs over the next four years, and has been given £1.04 million of support from Invest NI to help make it happen. The new roles will be predominantly software engineers, product managers, scrum masters, and engineering managers, in addition to a small team of support staff and HR professionals.

    PEAK6 NI's immediate hiring needs are for software engineers specialising in Java or React, and the firm is keen to engage with new graduates from the local universities. The global firm is a private technology and investment firm that focuses on digital transformation and providing capital and strategic support to digital businesses.

    Chief Operating Officer for PEAK6, Judi Hart, commented on the office: "Our strategy is to bring world-class technology and operational excellence to PEAK6 businesses to help them prosper. To do this, we need to grow our workforce to increase efficiencies and be able to capitalise on new opportunities. Our Northern Ireland colleagues will play an important part in this. The Belfast team will innovate industry-specific technology solutions that will enable transformation across our companies and focus on the research, development and delivery of new products to help us achieve our ambitious growth plans."

    Invest NI’s CEO Kevin Holland commented on the investment: "Northern Ireland’s growing reputation as a region of expert skills and knowledge within the tech sector was a key driver in helping to secure this investment. PEAK6 will be joining over 100 global technology leaders who have made Northern Ireland their location of choice. As we move ahead in rebuilding our economy, I very much welcome PEAK6 to Northern Ireland and look forward to supporting it as it grows its presence here."

    Source: Written based on press release

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