New York based IT company to create 100 jobs in Belfast

  • Economy Minister Gordon Lyons has announced that US IT and Cybersecurity services provider Agio is to create 100 jobs and a new technology centre in Belfast.

    The New York company provides AI-enabled technology services for the Financial Services industry, with a specific focus on the Alternative Asset Management market which includes Hedge Funds, Private Equity and Asset Managers.

    This will be the company’s first investment in Northern Ireland.

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    Commenting on the announcement Gordon Lyons said: “Agio’s investment here will add to our pool of expertise, and will lead to the creation of 100 high-quality technology jobs over the next five years. The investment will contribute £4.5million in annual salaries to the local economy once all of the roles are in place.”

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    Mr. Lyons also added: “My Department’s 10X Economy vision is centred on focusing on the core technologies and clusters where Northern Ireland can be a global leader within the next decade. Cybersecurity and FinTech are two areas where we have seen the emergence of significant capability and capacity with the potential to drive the economy forward.”

    Invest Northern Ireland has offered Agio set up expertise and £650,000 of support towards the creation of the new jobs. The roles will be a hybrid of home based and located in Agio’s Belfast technology centre at Urban HQ.

    Garvin McKee, Chief Revenue Officer and Northern Ireland-native, said: “We are confident that a Northern Ireland base will continue to add excellent talent to our service organisation. By tapping into this talent, we will add to our world-class technology team. The Northern Ireland team is central to our growth plans.”

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    Recruitment is already underway, with 19 roles in place. Jobs such as network, server and public cloud engineering, end user analysts, cybersecurity consultants, and business development roles are available.

    Source: Written from press relaese.

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