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US Pizza Software Firm To Create Dozens of IT Jobs In Belfast

05 Jun 2018

US Pizza Software Firm To Create Dozens of IT Jobs In Belfast

A US pizza software company is heading to Northern Ireland in a move which will create dozens of IT jobs in Belfast.

Slice, based out of New York, is a tech firm which offers online ordering and payment processing services to independent pizza joints.

Slice already has thousands of pizza places in the United States using its technology but is only just branching out into the United Kingdom.

The move will create around 50 software engineering jobs in Belfast, with average salaries in excess of £40,000.

Around a fifth of the vacancies have already been filled, but the company is still looking for almost 40 software engineers to join their company.

The deal was clinched with a £400,000 investment by Invest Northern Ireland, which wanted to attract Slice to the city of Belfast.

Explaining why they were setting up in Belfast, Slice’s Chief Technical Officer, Jason Ordway, said: “I have had positive experiences of Northern Ireland as an investment location, and in particular the software engineering talent here. When I joined Slice and we began talking about growing our engineering team, alongside those based in New York, I was quick to recommend Northern Ireland. We've had lots of support from Invest NI throughout this process, which has enabled us to get up and running quickly.”

“Pizza is big business in the US worth $45 billion annually. Ours is the only technology platform that partners with local independent pizzerias, and we currently have 10,000 pizzerias using the Slice platform.”

“As part of our growth strategy we want to add new functions and improvements to our existing platform. The engineering team in Northern Ireland will develop new innovative solutions for the pizzerias, improving order efficiency and customer service,” added Mr Ordway.

Steve Harper, executive director of international business for Invest NI, also commented, saying: “We are delighted that Slice has chosen to establish its software engineering base in Northern Ireland, creating 50 high-quality jobs.”

“The technology area in which it works is innovative and will give employees new skills and exposure to Apple's mobile App technology, used in the iPhone and iPad. This will add to the skills base in Northern Ireland and enhance the region's software development capability,” added Mr Harper.

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