Online media company Insider will open a product and technology hub in Northern Ireland. The company is looking to hire a team of software engineers and other tech staff for the new technology hub. Moreover, the establishment of this technology hub will initially create at least 50 new jobs in the region.

Establishment of new technology hub

Insider is a U.S. based online media company which started back in 2007 in New York. Currently, the company have a global workforce of 1,000 employees. However, German based media company Axel Springer is owning Insider since 2015. Recently, the company has decided to expand their engineering capabilities and has decided to open a new technology hub. In addition, the new hub will provide a base to engineering teams to design, develop and support key technology applications. Insider intends to hire 50 people for various technical and engineering related roles by the end of 2024. Furthermore, the online media firm is looking to hire for data engineering, project management and IT support roles. The company will offer hybrid roles to workers so Insider may attract many people from Northern Ireland.

Insider’s CEO is highly optimistic

According to company’s CEO, the Irish team will focus on improving its data products, subscription services, content syndication and testing automation processes. “We’re delighted to expand our relationship with our good friends in Northern Ireland. Our team there will be focused on improving our data products, subscription services, content syndication and testing automation processes – all of which are so important to our business. We know that the excellent and hard-working talent pool in Northern Ireland will play an integral role in our ongoing effort to get better each day at what we do.” Henry Blodget, co-founder and CEO of Insider said in a statement.

NI Invest support

Furthermore, Invest NI has also supported Insider’s move to Ireland. “This was a highly mobile project with a number of locations in the running. As part of Invest NI’s engagement with the company to help win this project, I first met the senior team in March. am delighted to be back with the team today to make this announcement. Invest NI has done a great job helping to secure this project, the new jobs and over £2m investment in our local economy through annual salaries.” Economy minister Gordon Lyons said while welcoming Insider to Ireland.

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