Jobs boost as Signify Health announce Galway as site of new tech centre

"It’s a real boost to the city and will create over 125 new jobs by 2024," says Tánaiste Leo Varadkar

Galway received a welcome jobs boost this week when it was announced that Signify Health a leading U.S. value-based healthcare platform that leverages advanced analytics, technology, and nationwide healthcare provider networks, is to open a new technology centre that is expected to create more than 125 new technology innovation roles in the city during the next two years.

The technology centre will drive technology innovation for Signify Health as it changes how U.S. healthcare is paid for and delivered so that people can enjoy more healthy, happy days at home.

Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise Trade & Employment, Leo Varadkar [pictured below] welcomed the announcement.

“I’m really pleased Signify Health has chosen Galway City for its new Technology Centre. It’s a real boost to the city and will create over 125 new jobs by 2024. This investment is a testament to all Galway has to offer and the company can expect to draw from a deep pool of talent and expertise when recruiting for these new jobs. I wish the Signify Health team the very best in this exciting new chapter," he added.

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Diverse experience

Founded in 2017, Signify Health is a technology-enabled services company whose mission is to lead the transformation of the US healthcare system to one that aligns payors, providers, and patients to achieve the best health outcomes for individuals.

Signify Health currently employs more than 2,000 people in the US, and has a national mobile network of approximately 10,000 credentialed physicians and nurse practitioners.

“The team at our Galway technology centre will be designing solutions that solve some of U.S. healthcare’s most difficult and elusive problems," said Josh Builder, Chief Technology Officer, Signify Health. “Our success will depend on being able to apply a diverse set of experiences to the challenges we face in enabling a patient-centric, cloud-based environment that brings healthcare wherever health happens.

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Pictured L- R are Josh Builder, CTO, Signify Health, Susan Yun, Chief People Officer, Signify Health and Kyle Armbrester, CEO Signify Health.  Photo:- Martina Regan

"We know first-hand that Ireland is home to professionals who not only have the experience we need, but who are energised by opportunities to make a meaningful difference in healthcare, and we are excited to now also call the West of Ireland home," said Mr Builder.

'Significant'

For its first phase of recruiting, Signify Health is seeking candidates to fill a range of roles in product management and software engineering as well as scrum masters.

IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan said the announcement by Signify Health is a significant one for Ireland’s growing InsureTech sector and is an endorsement of the high quality of talent available in Galway and the West Region.

"This announcement is an exemplar of IDA Ireland’s continued commitment to winning jobs and investment in regional locations. I wish Signify Health every success with this investment.”

To explore career opportunities at Signify Health’s new technology centre go to signifyhealth.com/ireland

 

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