Business expansion
United Kingdom
Northern Ireland; Belfast;
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
62.01 - Computer programming activities

120 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
9 October 2019
Employment effect (start)
9 October 2019
Foreseen end date
1 November 2022


ESO, a US-owned software company, has announced that it will create 120 jobs in its new software engineering centre in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The first seven members of staff are already employed, another thirty employees will be hired in the short-term and the remaining employees will be recruited over the next three years. The opened positions are in the fields of engineering, software, operations and HR.

The company has been attracted to Northern Ireland by the number of skilled people and the fact that Northern Ireland's economic support agency Invest NI is contributing financially to establishing the new centre.

ESO specialises in the production and sale of software for hospitals, emergency medical services and fire services, and employs around 300 staff in the United States. Creating jobs in Belfast is the company's first step towards international expansion.



Eurofound (2019), ESO, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 99058, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/99058.