NI's Kainos creates 137 US jobs in latest $1.2m investment

  • Photo: Kainos' new office is in the uptown Buckhead area of Atlanta City

    Belfast-based tech company Kainos has created 137 sales and IT jobs in the US city of Atlanta, marking its latest $1.2m (£0.9) expansion into the States.

    The investment into Atlanta’s Buckhead area office comes just six months after Kainos announced its first move into the Midwest of North America.

    Up to 133 jobs are expected to be created in Indiana by the end of 2024.

    Earlier in 2020 the indigenous NI business acquired Colorado-headquartered fintech firm, IntuitiveTEK as well.

    The homegrown NI firm is now also marking its territory on the American Workday software market and has doubled its US workforce to around 110 people since last year.

    Kainos has become a global leader in the cloud-based planning software suite, that is used across public sector, commercial, and healthcare organisations.

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    Vice President of Kainos, North America, Nigel Hutchinson said: “Our growth in North America continues at pace and this move into Atlanta is the next stage of a very exciting expansion phase for us.”

    Atlanta – capital city of US state Georgia - has like Belfast, earned a growing reputation as an emerging tech hub, particularly for its talent pool.

    “It’s a great cultural fit too,” said Mr Hutchinson. “We’re open and supportive, ambitious and solutions-oriented, and people who join us here in Atlanta will find they’re joining a global team eager to share knowledge and build on success that has been in development for over 30 years.”

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    Kainos’ global workforce now stands at around 1,900.

    Last month the digital services specialist declared a pre-tax profit of £24m for the six months ending 30 September 2020, a 100% improvement in its first half results from last year.

    The company’s chief executive, Brendan Mooney, said the growth reflected the continuing trend toward digital transformation across both the public and private sectors.

    At the very beginning of this year, it was announced that the company had reached a stock market valuation of more than £1bn, which represents the number of company shares multiplied by the current price of those shares.

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