Posted on Monday 25 February 2019 by John Mulgrew

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A US fraud protection company is creating 150 jobs for Belfast as part of its new global research and development centre.

Signifyd is currently based at River House in the city centre, and the new jobs are set to add around £5m in salaries.

It says the centre will “broaden the company’s European presence and support its global drive to provide innovative e-commerce technology and services for retailers”.

Invest NI has offered the company £980,000 towards creating the new roles.

“As we studied different locations to expand our engineering footprint, Belfast stood out for its talent pool and its proximity to better service our European customers,” Signifyd co-founder Raj Ramanand said.

“We’d also like to thank Invest NI for the assistance they provided during this initial assessment.

“We are based right here in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter and look forward to building a world-class team to lead our innovation and help our customers provide the kind of shopping experiences today’s consumers expect.”

Alastair Hamilton, chief executive of Invest NI, said: “The addition of Signifyd to the payment technology sector in Northern Ireland is very welcome.

“This investment will contribute nearly £5m in annual salaries to the local economy and add a diverse range of roles, enriching the skills base in Northern Ireland and enhancing the region’s reputation and technology capability.”

 

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