SILICON Valley company Nebulon has announced plans to develop a new software engineering centre in Belfast.
The cloud-defined storage (CDS) business said the move will create 15 new jobs.
Nebulon is currently based at the Scottish Provident Building next to Belfast City Hall. It also runs offices from London and Seattle, with its headquarters based in California.
The company said its work includes developing ‘pioneering on-premises, server-based enterprise storage that is defined and managed in the cloud’.
Invest NI has offered the US firm £97,500 for the move.
Jonathan McDowell, Nebulon’s site lead in Belfast, said: “Northern Ireland has established itself as an emerging leader in terms of skilled high-tech and IT professionals.
“We are eager to tap into its talent base to successfully develop cloud-defined storage for forward-looking organisations embracing the migration to hybrid IT.
“Once these initial positions are in place, we are looking forward to expanding our team further.”
Derek Andrews, head of international investment at Invest NI, said: “It is great to welcome Nebulon to Northern Ireland as it begins its business expansion. As the latest in a number of international technology companies investing in NI, this demonstrates the renowned reputation our highly-skilled software engineering talent has.
“Our support has allowed Nebulon to bring its innovation to NI, creating high-quality jobs that will benefit the local economy. The roles will offer a range of employment opportunities for graduates and experienced professionals alike, helping to strengthen the sector further.”