50 jobs in pipeline for Belfast as IT firm strikes major deal in US
A Northern Ireland IT company is creating up to 50 jobs over the next two years at its new west Belfast base.
HyperSync, which has just opened an office in the Innovation Factory on the Springfield Road, has started recruiting engineers after securing a major deal with US firm Agio LLC.
HyperSync chief executive Marcus Thompson said the move into offices in Belfast had been prompted by the deal with Agio, a managed IT and cyber security specialist based in New York.
"We have built a strong partnership as an ICT systems integrator and managed service provider, and are bringing up to 50 people to the Innovation Factory to work on this new project, nearly doubling our UK and Ireland workforce," he explained.
Joe McCusker, managing director of managed IT at Agio, added: "HyperSync has deep knowledge and expertise across multiple ICT technologies, which will prove to be extremely valuable for our current and future fintech customers across the United States."
HyperSync supplies IT managed services to companies in the US, Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Africa.
It supports some of the world's biggest businesses, including BT, Caribbean telecoms group Digicel, pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson and US information technology company Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
It employs more than 40 people at its bases in Belfast, Newry, Puerto Rico, Jamaica Miami, Trinidad and Australia.
Mr Thompson said facilities at the Innovation Factory were perfect for the company's plan to grow quickly.
He added: "I was blown away with what Innovation Factory has to offer. It has everything a high-tech company requires - biometric security, meeting rooms, breakout areas and, most importantly the flexibility to expand quickly.
"The staff are extremely professional and we have received expert advice from the team."
Mr Thompson also stressed that the local technology sector was a world-leader.
"I have worked in the US, the Caribbean and Europe, and the talent here is the best in the world," he said.
"Northern Ireland has a strong work ethic and an adaptable workforce.
"People from the US and Europe see Northern Ireland as the place to come for world-class communications."
Majella Barkley, innovation director at the Innovation Factory, added: "It is so exciting to see the work that HyperSync are doing, providing state-of-the-art services to some of the world's greatest conglomerates.
"It proves that the skillset in Northern Ireland can compete on a global scale."
The announcement from HyperSync follows news that US cyber security firm Imperva is setting up in Northern Ireland, with the creation of 220 jobs.