Igale, specialises in bespoke software projects for the construction, aircraft maintenance and defence industries.
Igale will base its new Belfast technology centre in the Titanic Quarter with the help of the Catalyst innovation hub. Its initial goal will be the recruitment of 100 highly skilled IT staff inside the first 12 months. The company said it had considered a number of locations for the new operation, but opted for Belfast because of the city’s highly-skilled tech workforce.
The move is being backed by Invest NI, meaning the recruitment will be focused on Northern Ireland based candidates. Founder and director Kevin Harris said the firm had been drawn to Belfast by the pipeline of skilled tech workers developed through the local universities and apprenticeship schemes. He said the Belfast operation would initially work on progressing the company’s software as a service (SaaS) solutions.
Mr Harris said there would also be opportunities across Igale’s existing portfolio of businesses, as well as opportunities to develop new businesses. “Igale has explored multiple locations for the next stage of our journey, and none has been as obvious a fit as Belfast.
“We are looking to create 100 highly skilled IT jobs over the next 12 months, and double that number over the next two years with further jobs being created over the coming five years,” said the director.
“These roles will include development, project management, human resource, sales and client engagement, customer success etc.” The company has acknowledged the support of Invest NI and political representatives in helping se up the new Belfast base.
Mr Harris said the tech firm can already see opportunities to expand further across the north. He said Igale will work with local businesses to bring ideas to life with agile developed solutions.
“The management team has very much enjoyed working with local businesses and is keen to explore the wonderful landscape and culture, contributing to the local northern Irish society and economy,” he added.
Formed in 2015, we are a tight-knit team experienced in delivering complex bespoke software solutions taking ideas from early stage conception to market.
With a large UK-based team we have the scale to deliver projects of any size and complexity. Bespoke development of technically complex software projects are our specialty, and our track record for delivery with no cost of failure has seen us deliver solutions in areas such as defence, aircraft maintenance and construction.
We are specialists working on the Microsoft tech stack, having brought numerous software as a service businesses to market utilising the agile delivery methodology.
Our teams change and scale throughout the delivery process going from ideation, through to concept evaluation, before building and marketing an MVP and then evolving into a mature product with a team that has the skills and resources to make each business a success.
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