Expleo to create 100 Belfast jobs by 2023 as revenue jumps 125 per cent

Pictured at Expleo’s headquarters in the Titanic Quarter are Rob McConnell (left) and Scott Armstrong, directors of the Expleo Group
Gary McDonald Business Editor

TECHNOLOGY firm Expleo, which played a leading role in the roll-out of the StopCOVID NI contact-tracing app, plans to double its Belfast workforce to 200 by 2023.

It follows a 125 per cent increase in its Northern Ireland revenues between 2017 and year-end 2020, during which the company’s staff base at Titanic Quarter increased from 70 to 100.

Expleo, which is part of a worldwide group with 15,000 and revenues of €1.1 billion, says it will be recruiting for roles in AI, robotics, quality engineering, project management and business agility.

Last year the Expleo's quality assurance specialists carried out more than 1,000 hours of extensive testing on the app, the world’s first cross-border tracker device aimed at stopping the spread of Covid.

Director Rob McConnell said: “As the digital transformation agenda takes precedence at boardroom level, Expleo’s protracted phase of development in Northern Ireland looks set to accelerate.

“This period of growth has been powered by an energised, motivated and dedicated work force.

“But with a rich pool of talent to draw from in Northern Ireland, we look forward to scaling up our team and broadening our services portfolio to accommodate the evolving needs of local and international clients. The confluence of people and technological prowess will be the driving force behind our next chapter of success.

“As both public and private sector leaders seek to harness innovative solutions, they need like-minded partners like Expleo ( which has the technical acumen and repertoire of tools and skills to facilitate fast-tracked digital transformation.”

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