, a wholly-owned subsidiary of
(NYSE: SNX), a global business services company, announces the creation of a global software development center in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Concentrix is initially targeting the creation of 100 high-quality software development jobs with hiring already started. The global development center focuses on enhancing the functionality and benefits of Concentrix’ proprietary technology platforms, including
, an automated solution to manage the renewals business.
Invest Northern Ireland
, a local economic development organization that supports businesses that make great contributions to growing Northern Ireland’s economy, has given Concentrix support to bring these jobs to Belfast. The new dedicated team of software developers joins Concentrix’ existing team of several hundred professionals in Belfast, who manage Concentrix’ customers’ social media, customer service, technical support and outbound marketing initiatives.
“Our European operations service a fast growing, dynamic market; so when looking for potential locations for our expansion, Northern Ireland was immediately one of our main options. The support provided by Invest Northern Ireland, the strength of the ICT sector and the resources available to Concentrix made our decision an easy one,” said Christopher Caldwell, President of Concentrix Corporation. “We have already commenced recruitment at a range of levels from graduate to highly experienced software professionals and hope to have the first 20 developers in place by January 2013.”
Northern Ireland’s Enterprise Minister, Arlene Foster, said, “Having met with Concentrix during my recent trade and investment mission to San Francisco, I was able to hear precisely what the company's plans were for Northern Ireland. We are delighted to see this project come to fruition so quickly and that such high quality jobs have been secured for local developers. These jobs will deliver salaries well above the Northern Ireland private sector average and are proof that this region remains one of the most competitive in Europe for inward investors seeking talented people in a cost competitive location.”