Crossvale to Establish Software eEngineering Centre in Belfast

Jul 28, 2016

In picture is Ian Purdy, Crossvale Europe Managing Director, Invest NI CEO Alastair Hamilton, and Conor Brankin, CEO of Crossvale.

Dallas based Crossvale Inc. is creating 12 new jobs as it extends its software engineering team with a new centre in Belfast.

The company, which develops integrated software and professional services solutions, for financial services, telecoms and retail customers, is extending its engineering capabilities to support the company’s growth. Crossvale makes extensive use of Software AG’s webMethods platform and Red Hat’s subscription based solutions, for customers including a multinational Spanish banking group and a Saudi Arabian Telecom Corporation.

Welcoming the company to Northern Ireland Alastair Hamilton, Chief Executive of Invest NI, said: “Once again it is the availability of high quality software engineers that has attracted this US company to Northern Ireland.  This, combined with low staff turnover, low costs and Invest NI support has secured this mobile project and the new developer roles for Northern Ireland.”

“The new roles, with an average salary of £38,000, will be created over the next two years, with the majority of roles in place by the end of 2017.  Invest NI has offered the company support towards the new jobs, helping to leverage nearly £500,000 of investment in the economy through annual salaries.”

Conor Brankin, CEO of Crossvale said: “Our new engineering centre in Belfast will support our company’s growth and help service both our existing US clients, as well new clients in the UK, Republic of Ireland and the Middle East.”

Ian Purdy, Crossvale Europe Managing Director continued: “We spent a lot of time considering where the right location for our new software centre should be. 

The local talent here is hard to beat and we are keen to recruit both experienced developers and recent graduates.

The local talent here is hard to beat and we are keen to recruit both experienced developers and recent graduates.”

The Crossvale Group was established in 2001 by local Entrepreneur, Conor Brankin, who started his working career with British Telecom in Northern Ireland in 1992, after graduating from The University of Manchester with a BEng, in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Invest NI has offered £93,000 of support towards the creation of the new jobs.

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