Neueda Technologies has announced that it is to create 200 software development jobs in Athlone.

The IT Training, development and consulting services company is headquartered in Belfast, and  is  establishing a Software Engineering Hub in Athlone where it will employ 200 staff over the next four years.

Minister Denis Naughten says the  announcement is a major boost to Athlone which is fast becoming the Silicon Heartlands with the town set to have a bigger percentage of the workforce employed in software development than any town or city in Ireland or the UK.

Athlone is set to have 15% of its workforce in the software sector which puts is well ahead of Dublin and its Silicon Docks.”

Minister Naughten added: “”With towns such as Roscommon having an abundance of ready to move into office space, and with a new incubation hub about to become operational in Ballinasloe, other towns in the region are set to benefit from this major growth in the tech sector in Ireland’s Heartlands.

He says the objective of creating a hub in Athlone and using that to bring more investment into the surrounding towns of Tullamore, Mullingar, Longford, Roscommon and Ballinasloe is clearly set out in the Government’s Project Ireland 2040.”

Neueda Technologies will undertake software development services for global telecommunications and financial services clients.

More than 70 members of staff have been hired already with that number expected to grow to over 80 by the end of the year. The new roles are almost exclusively for technology specialists including experienced software developers, cloud engineers and agile practitioners.

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