Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 23 July 2014

Software firm on Belfast recruitment drive

A US software company is creating 12 new highly skilled jobs as it expands its Belfast operation.

BroadSoft International, which provides internet protocol-based communications to the telecommunications sector, already employs 23 people in the Northern Ireland Science Park.

Invest NI yesterday announced the firm's expansion, which the agency is supporting with funding of £120,000.

Alastair Hamilton, chief executive of Invest NI, said: "BroadSoft's plans to further expand its Belfast operation are a great testament to the quality of the workforce that Northern Ireland has to offer and the excellent telecommunications infrastructure that we have in place.

"Over 14,000 people are employed by US companies in Northern Ireland and their success sends a strong signal to other potential US investors that Northern Ireland is an excellent investment location, offering both a high quality and a cost- effective working environment."

Geoffrey K Hicks, BroadSoft's vice president of operations, said: "Our Northern Ireland operation has delivered exceptional results in terms of quality support."

BroadSoft International is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Broadsoft Inc and has been operating in Belfast since 2006.

The announcement came ahead of the US-NI economic conference in Washington on October 19. The conference will introduce US executives considering investing in Northern Ireland to those who have already taken the plunge.

BroadSoft's expansion follows news that consultant Mercer is hiring 45, and software company ATG is taking on 50 new staff.

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