Tesco Bank is creating new jobs in North Tyneside as part of its drive to bolster its technology.

The bank is recruiting test, software and systems engineers, systems architects, solution designers, project managers, and IT and business analysts in both North Tyneside and Edinburgh.

It is envisaged that 100 of the new roles will be based in Edinburgh and 20 in the North East. The Tyneside jobs are in addition to 20 roles created when Tesco Bank announced North Tyneside as the home for its new “leading-edge technology hub” in November.

The new tech centre will be based at Quorum Business Park.

David Bowerman, chief operations officer at Tesco Bank, said: “It’s an exciting time at Tesco Bank as we invest to develop propositions which better meet the needs of Tesco shoppers.

“We know there are deep talent pools in Edinburgh and Newcastle, and we hope to tap into these further as we bolster the technology function that does so much to help deliver for more than five million customers every day.

“We are looking for people who want to work collaboratively as part of an agile team, with new cloud-based technology, in a business with exciting plans and potential.

“Successful applicants will join strong, established teams working on innovative projects and delivering positive change as part of a globally recognised brand.”

News of the new tech hub for Tesco Bank came ahead of last week’s announcement that the BBC plans to open a tech centre in Newcastle, thanks to the city’s digital and creative potential.

It is believed that the new tech hub will be based at the BBC’s existing Newcastle site – the ‘Pink Palace’ on Barrack Road – but the number of jobs the BBC hub will create is not clear.

Originally published in BusinessLive

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