The US company has announced that it is opening its new software development centre in Northern Ireland. The centre will create approximately 70 new job positions in the region, 12 of which have already been filled with staff members working remotely.
Diane Dodds, Northern Ireland Economy Minister said the region’s skilled workforce attracted EverQuote and that the new roles will inject over £3.7 million into the local economy through salaries.
Invest NI is supporting the investment by funding £420,000. The agency has said on Twitter that it is the firm’s intention to ‘open the centre in Belfast but staff will initially work from home”.
EverQuote provides an online insurance marketplace to consumers, where they can connect with providers. It has teams in Washington state and Massachusetts and currently employs around 425 people in the US.
Tomas Revesz, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of EverQuote said: “We started considering locations for the new development centre in early 2020 and were recommended to consider Northern Ireland. The combination of talent, capability and the strong cluster of insurtech companies that we found when we visited Northern Ireland really impressed us.”
“As a company, we also place significant importance on providing meaningful skill and career development opportunities for our people. We were keen to ensure we had the ability to work with local universities to create a team that has a blend of both experience and new talent. The calibre of the two universities and the graduates they are producing made Northern Ireland very attractive to us as well.”
Kevin Holland, Invest NI CEO said that the focus will be put on product development roles with the view to helping EverQuote “drive engineering and software excellence to support its US operations” as well as expand into rental, direct-to-consumer and health markets. The agency has added that the new jobs will attract “high-level salaries”.
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