Tech hubs are designed for hybrid work. The center has hired almost 60 people.
After a year of planning, US health-tech startup Signify Health opened its Galway tech hub.
This is the company’s first overseas business, with headquarters in Dallas and New York City.
The two-floor Bonham Quay offices overlooking Galway Docks were intended for hybrid working.
Signify Health, bought by CVS Health in 2022, creates value-based payment programs for US patients and healthcare providers using analytics and technology.
The firm has over 2,000 US workers and aims to add 125 at its new Galway location. 60 software engineering, product management, and other tech development positions have been filled.
Galway’s inclusive design promotes collaboration. Local companies, crafters, and artists created a modern, West of Ireland-inspired workplace at the new premises. Businesswoman Elaine Murphy will run the property.
Signify Health CEO Kyle Armbrester called the Galway tech cluster “essential” to its quest to humanize US healthcare.
“Galway was our first operation outside the US because of its world-class technology and engineering talent and we have not been disappointed by the quality of employees already hired here in Ireland,” he added. “I am delighted to be here in Galway again today for the official opening of our Bonham Quay office and excited about what we will achieve here.”
Simon Coveney, TD, Minister for Enterprise, Trade, and Employment, was pleased Signify Health picked Galway for its first location outside the US.
“Galway and indeed the west, is now a hub of thriving tech and medtech companies and this is no surprise as we have such a talented workforce,” he added.
“Having a renowned company like Signify Health choose our country for this exciting new investment is very welcome and demonstrates their confidence in us.”