US satellite firm SPIRE to create 50 jobs in Glasgow

SPIRE Global, a US headquartered satellite-powered data company announced plans to open a European headquarters at Skypark, Glasgow. This will see them create over 50 new jobs.

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10/06/2015

A US headquartered satellite-powered data company has announced plans to open a European headquarters at Skypark, Glasgow. SPIRE Global will create over 50 new jobs to support the establishment of a Nano-Satelilte design, development manufacturing and data management facility in Scotland.

The company will employ 20 people initially, building up to more than 50. The new positions which will range from Software Engineers, Systems Engineers and Hardware Engineers among others will design and build small satellites, which will be able to collect five times as much data as weather forecasters have had before. By the end of 2017, that could rise to 100 times more data.

“The confidence placed in us from Scotland enables us to expand our global footprint to attract the skills and talent we need to deliver on the next generation of weather satellites,” said Spire’s CEO, Peter Platzer.

“We are not only looking for the top one percent of the world’s talent pool, but the one percent that demand constant challenge and improvement that has come to embody Spire’s culture. And just as we aim to hire and nurture the best and brightest, we will continue to offer them a unique, well-rounded and international life experience with plenty of excitement to spare.”

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