FXhome – recently acquired by global tech firm Artlist – has announced the launch of a mass recruitment drive within Suffolk and Norfolk, seeking the very best talent in software development.
It’s a move that has today received celebratory comment from business and tech leaders across the region.
In the wake of the acquisition, the Norwich-based team is set to double in size in the next six months, with plans to triple the number of employees by the end of 2022.
Roles will span some of the most advanced and well-paid of all posts in the tech arena, creating accessible tools for the next generation of video creatives. Those roles include software developers, QA, frontend, UX, and more to come in future weeks.
To enable the successful hire of so many high calibre candidates, CEO Josh Davies has commissioned specialists Langham Recruitment, to work in partnership with Artlist’s Norwich leadership team.
Successful candidates will help the business continue its impressive track record in producing cutting-edge tech tools which help creatives around the world to bring their ideas to life through video and software.
Of the positions already listed by Langham for immediate applications is, for example, one for Senior Front End Developer (with a salary of more than £100,000, dependent on experience).
FXhome began life exactly 20 years ago, in 2001, when founder Josh – who grew up in Norfolk – created a solution to add lightsabers to video footage.
Artlist, meanwhile, has revolutionised the film-making industry since 2016, offering a subscription-based model for video projects which benefits millions of tech creatives.
Josh, a UEA graduate and multiple business award winner, said: “This feels like the ultimate gift to Norfolk, from a business like ours.
“We’re creating the opportunity for a number of passionate and talented developers to be part of something which has global impact in enabling entrepreneurial creatives to produce sensational content.
“Our role, right from the outset, has always been in developing the tools which allow the imaginations of others to go further.”
He added: “Partnering with Langham Recruitment for this major recruitment drive, means we can make so many great things happen right here, in the county where I learned my skills and where I went to school, and where so many young people might be aspiring to be in high end tech jobs – but who have previously felt they need to leave the region.
“I am convinced we have incredible talent right here on our doorstep to be part of the global movement which Artlist delivers, and I’m so pleased that we’re able to provide the opportunity for those who share the passion which first placed me at the heart of this incredibly exciting industry.”
James Ford, Delivery Team Manager for Langham Recruitment, said: “When we partner with a business it’s all about sharing the same visions and values.
“Listening to the way the team and Josh talk about the user is wonderful to hear. We consistently heard the term “giving young creators a voice” 20 years on and this message is still at the heart of what they do.
“The partnership between FXhome and Artlist is such a huge statement to the East of England and something we are proud to be a part of. We are now on a mission to find the best talent in Norfolk, whilst attracting talent to the area as well.”
Responding to the news, a number of tech and business leaders based in the East, have commented to congratulate FXhome and say what a boost it is for Norfolk and beyond.
Tim Robinson, CEO Tech East, said: “From Tel Aviv to Norwich via Silicon Valley!
In the world of tech startups talent is king and investment is queen. So, when I heard that Norwich’s FXhome has been acquired by Israeli content creation scaleup Artlist (recently featured in WIRED after its big $48m series A from KKR and other prime Valley based Venture investors) it seemed like good news for Norwich’s blossoming startup ecosystem.
Now we see that international investment coming good with a hiring drive of well paid tech jobs in the city, the surest sign of investor confidence there is.”
Chris Sargisson, CEO of Norfolk Chamber of Commerce, added: “It’s been the most fantastic news to learn that Norwich’s FXhome had been acquired by the Israeli scaleup business ‘Artlist’, alongside the most incredible plans to significantly invest in some serious and impressive meteoric local growth.
“All those who work-in and support our vibrant, fast moving tech scene know with absolute certainty that we have the most incredible talent right here on the doorstep. Talent that is wrapped with a supportive eco system and culture making Norwich the place for the best Tech to establish, grow and succeed.”
To explore current roles, take a look at https://fxhome.com/our-story/join-the-team.