KANA Software creates 109 new IT jobs in Belfast

KANA Software has announced plans to create 109 new jobs in Belfast, following its acquisition of local firm Lagan Technologies last November.

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KANA Software has announced plans to create 109 new jobs in Belfast, following its acquisition of local firm Lagan Technologies last November.

The US-based service management software company, which names companies like Adidas, Nokia and eBay among its customers, is investing £7.8 million in the job creation. This is also being supported by £981,000 in funding from regional economic development agency Invest Northern Ireland.

The funding will help KANA open a new development, consulting services and technical support division in Belfast at the existing Lagan Technologies facility.

KANA will be recruiting the new employees over the next three years. According to its website, KANA is looking for software engineers, project managers and technical consultants. The company currently employs 321 staff across the US, UK, Australia and Japan.

Mark Duffell, CEO of KANA Software, said: “The new unit in Belfast will help us to target the European market, and will become the focal point for the development, deployment and support of current and new technology.”

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