09/10/2019

Health Software Firm Creates 120 Local Jobs

A health software firm based in Texas is set to establish an engineering centre in Belfast, creating 120 jobs for the area.

ESO, a company with multiple offices across the United States, produces smart data software such as electronic health records, data analytics, asset management, scheduling, and fire incidents.

The highly skilled roles in software, engineering, HR and operations will be filled over the next three years. The average salary will be around £40,000, contributing over £4.7 million in annual salaries to the local economy.
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CEO of the firm Chris Dillie highlighted Northern Ireland's skilled workforce as a reason behind the investment in the region. He said: "We believe smart data is changing the world in which we live, helping us make more informed decisions about how we approach healthcare and public safety. Through our range of software products, we are leading the data charge for the emergency services community to make informed decisions. This ultimately translates into healthier and safer communities.

"We identified Northern Ireland as the perfect location to establish our new centre due to the exceptional talent pool and the support from Invest NI. We're looking for A+ talent to join our Belfast team to build on our product portfolio and help our customers be successful."

Invest NI has offered the company £780,000 towards creating the jobs. Welcoming ESO's decision to establish operations in Northern Ireland, outgoing CEO Alastair Hamilton said: "This investment by ESO to create 120 jobs is a welcome addition to our region's thriving tech sector. ESO considered a number of potential locations for this investment and following an extensive evaluation, I am delighted that it chose Northern Ireland."



(JG/CM)

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