Hosting Firm Hunts 15 Top Developers
Article date: Tue, 03 Jun 2014 16:48 GMT
Manchester-based hosting and colocation firm UKFast is creating a 15-strong team of developers to continue the city's drive to be the UK's centre of technology.
UKFast's DevOps team will join the firm's Research and Development team and the solutions architects who created eCloud - the first truly elastic, UK-based cloud solution launched last year. eCloud generated more than £1m in its first month and scooped a top industry award, further cementing Manchester's reputation as a hub of innovation.
UKFast CEO Lawrence Jones said: "This drive is just further proof that Manchester's technology appetite is still growing. If we are serious about making Manchester the number one tech city, we have to create the top jobs and build the businesses and environments for people to thrive in. It's working so far. We have built a £200m organisation and we are Manchester born and bred."
In the past year, Jones has invested £4.5m in training and development at the firm in a bid to bridge the ever-growing technology skills gap through apprenticeship and graduate schemes, and industry accreditations.
The new team will be based at UKFast's impressive new HQ on the edge of Manchester's Technology Park. The £5m UKFast Campus boasts a gym, crèche, steam room and games loft, as well as a fully-equipped auditorium that Jones has offered to the Manchester business community free of charge.
Jones added: "We're creating an environment that rivals that of the biggest London-based tech giants and, in offering these roles, we're providing the exciting job opportunities alongside this. This team will combine technical expertise with creativity and business acumen, and continue to fly the flag for innovation in the UK, putting Manchester alongside Silicon Valley."
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