San Francisco tech firm Harness is set to create 80 new jobs in Belfast by opening a new office in the city’s tech hub.

The new roles will be a hybrid of in-person and remote work based out of Urban HQ.

Invest Northern Ireland has offered Harness support towards the creation of the 80 jobs, with 30 new jobs already in place.

Harness plans on hiring roles ranging from graduate to senior experience levels, across engineering, UX, management and customer success.

Jyoti Bansal, Harness co-founder and CEO, said: “Our Northern Ireland team plays an important role in expanding the Harness platform, so our customers can continue to rely on Harness while they build and deploy their most important software.

“With many of our customers already located in Belfast, investing in our presence in the city puts Harness in the centre of one of Europe’s strongest technology hubs.

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“Belfast’s incredible talent pool of software developers supports our rapid product and customer growth. We look forward to seeing all the ways our new employees will contribute to the future of Harness.”

Harness’ stated mission is to enable every software engineering team in the world to deliver code reliably, efficiently and quickly to their users.

Northern Ireland economy minister Gordon Lyons, said: “Harness is a fast-growing, innovative Silicon Valley start-up and a valuable addition to Northern Ireland’s technology sector.

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“It is cutting-edge, entrepreneurial companies like Harness that will help to shape Northern Ireland’s economic future and support my Department’s 10X vision where innovation will be the engine for growth in this decade.”

Invest NI has been working with Harness since 2019.