US software firm's new Belfast office creating 50 tech jobs
A US software firm has opened a new office in Belfast with the creation of up to 50 jobs.
Flexera, which is based in Illinois, has unveiled a data platform centre at Flax House in the city - its ninth location around the world.
The company already has 30 people in place in the Adelaide Street location, but said it planned to recruit another 20 over the rest of the year.
And it said it could also add another hub at the centre.
The firm is not in receipt of funding from economic development agency Invest NI.
Walker White, Flexera vice-president of data platform, said: "The Belfast community's commitment to excellence was key to establishing this facility.
"As we continue to expand our investment with new jobs and services, we have high confidence that this new centre of excellence will exceed expectations in platform development while serving the technology community."
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The workforce already includes staff in product management, engineering, support, marketing and content operations. But the firm said its next recruitment drive will have a "laser focus" on development.
It's currently recruiting engineers and senior analysts for Belfast.
It's also planning to add a new support and services hub for the UK and Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Flexera is a specialist in technology asset data.
The firm has developed a solution called Technopedia that allows organisations to increase return on investment from their software investments by reducing data silos, increasing collaboration and helping to improve the decision-making process.
Flexera has offices at its headquarters of Itasca in Illinois, as well in Cheshire, Copenhagen, Maidenhead, Melbourne, Munich, Paris and Tokyo.