Belfast-headquartered IT company Neueda Technologies is to create 200 jobs over four years with the establishment of a software engineering hub in Athlone, Co Westmeath.
The company will undertake software development services for global telecommunications and financial services clients at their new offices on the Dublin Road, Athlone.
More than 70 members of staff have been hired already with that number expected to grow to more than 80 by the end of the year.
The new roles are almost exclusively for technology specialists including experienced software developers, cloud engineers and agile practitioners.
Neueda Technologies founder David Bole said he was impressed with the standard of personnel applying for roles in the midlands.
“After considering several international locations for our new engineering hub, we opted for Athlone in January 2018 and I can say that we wish we had set up here years ago,” he said.
“With one-third of our current positions already filled, we continue to be impressed with the level of technical and engineering talent available to us in the midlands, particularly considering our very high hiring-bar.
Article adapted from www.irishtimes.ie