US Electric vehicle group, Ideanomics creates 25 tech jobs in Newcastle

Ideanomics Digital, which is part of the NASDAQ-listed Ideanomics group of companies, is looking to recruit 25 tech staff for its Newcastle headquarters

Ideanomics Digital is focused on accelerating IT and technology innovation that enables Ideanomics to deliver on its mission of accelerating the global uptake of electric vehicles.

The North East-based division provides IT and technology innovation for the Ideanomics businesses, which include wireless charging specialist Wave; electric tractor maker Solectrac, and performance motorbike brand Energica.

Over the next nine months, the Newcastle office will appoint 25 tech roles including software developers at all levels, testers, business analysts, IT managers and IT technicians. As well as having the opportunity to work on new technologies that will support the adoption and rollout of electric vehicles, successful candidates will also become Google certified cloud architects at no personal expense.

The company’s director of software development Mark Thompson said:

“The technology here is as exciting as it comes; real artificial intelligence and machine learning, we’re talking about cutting edge technologies. We know that tech talent in the North East is of a very high standard and can rise to the challenge. I would encourage anyone who wants to work at the forefront of technological innovation to get in touch with us. This is a staggering opportunity.”

Ideanomics Digital is a member of the tech network Dynamo North East and is also working with Sunderland Software City. It is aiming to attract people tech career starters as well as more experienced developers looking for new opportunities.

David Dunn, CEO of Dynamo North East and Sunderland Software City, said

“The North East is well equipped to support growing technology companies flourish in the region. We’re delighted to be working with Ideanomics, and we look forward to seeing their work unfold in bettering the EV industry across the globe.”

North of Tyne Mayor, Jamie Driscoll, said

“New jobs. Well-paid jobs. Jobs that are helping to ensure we have the skills to tackle the climate crisis. This is a big win for the region and it’s testament to the talent we have here. Hats off to Ideanomics for recognising that. Best of luck to their new recruits!”

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