Posted on Monday 24 June 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Steve Heyman, co-founder of Dynamic Signal with Alastair Hamilton, chief executive of Invest NI

A US tech firm is creating up to 100 well-paid jobs as it sets up a new technology centre in Belfast city centre.

Dynamic Signal, which creates software for large employers to communicate with staff, said the positions will attract an average salary of around £35,000. Its customers include around one-third of companies listed on the Fortune 500.

The Silicon Valley-based firm is planning to establish a technology centre in Belfast focused on software development work and customer success roles, and up to 100 staff will be recruited over the next three to four years.

Based in San Bruno, just south of San Francisco, Dynamic Signal currently employs around 300 people.

Invest NI has offered £650,000 in support, said the 100 roles could eventually be worth £3.4m in wages for the economy. Dynamic Signal is currently based at River House and has seven staff already in place.

Steve Heyman, the firm’s co-founder and chief operating officer, said: “Dynamic Signal’s platform serves companies with upwards of 500 employees, and in particular, those with a high number of deskless or dispersed employees see the greatest benefit from our innovative solution”.

“Our software allows company communication, HR, and marketing teams to segment staff and tailor different messages to different user groups, which we see as a real strength of our offering.

“This new centre in Northern Ireland will play an important role as we expand our products and services, and look to grow our global customer base. Invest NI provided invaluable insights into the region, its talent and the academic centres of excellence.”

He said Northern Ireland’s skills base in the sector and “quality of students graduating from third level education, makes this the right location for this new centre”.

Invest NI chief executive, Alastair Hamilton, said: “Managing employee communications across dispersed teams can be a challenge for large organisations. Dynamic Signal has taken an innovative social media approach to enable large businesses to effectively connect with employees and to allow them to effectively communicate with their peers.

“The company has identified growth potential and this new technology centre in Belfast will provide the team needed to develop new products and services, while also targeting developing markets in Europe and the UK.

“With a mix of software engineering and customer service roles, and an average salary in the mid-£30,000 range, this investment is another welcome addition to our growing ICT sector.”

Samantha Kirk, who is the site lead for Belfast, said the firm is “committed to improving the employee experience at the world’s largest organisations by offering the most robust, intuitive, and sophisticated employee communication and engagement platform”.

“Hiring candidates from the outstanding talent pool that we have here in Belfast will allow us to meet our ambitious growth plans. This new technology centre brings exciting opportunities to work with cutting edge technology, an inspiring team and the future in employee communication and engagement."

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