A Boston-headquartered intellectual property (IP) management technology provider is investing in Northern Ireland for the first time, establishing a 15-person European engineering center.
Anaqua provides workflow services to corporations and law firms worldwide through its intellectual property management software platforms, AQX and PATTSY WAVE, and its innovation management offering, ideaPoint.
CTO Erik Reeves noted that with a growing global customer base, the company needs “an expanded and highly skilled workforce to develop software to meet their ever-changing needs.”
“Faced with an increasingly competitive landscape around the world for talent, our new engineering center in Belfast reflects our relentless efforts to attract the best technical talent,” he said.
“The Belfast hub will also allow us to expand our capabilities and flexible options for international teamwork so that we can continue to serve our customers 24/7.
“This is a significant extension of our global engineering and quality assurance network, which spans multiple time zones from the US West Coast to India.
Invest NI secured the transfer, with Director of Trade and Investment Anne Beggs saying: “The Department of the Economy’s 10X economic vision highlights digital and ICT as a strategic cluster that will help make advance NI’s economy, and we’re excited to welcome Anaqua to be a part of this ambitious vision.
“It’s great to see a range of roles available at Anaqua, utilizing a variety of expertise at all levels which may also prove attractive to those looking to return or relocate to Northern Ireland for career opportunities. exciting.
“The 15 jobs will bring over £750,000 in additional annual wages once in place. I look forward to continuing our work with Anaqua and helping it grow successfully in Northern Ireland.”