CGI is to recruit 250 new members of staff as it creates a digital services centre for 'open source' software development in early 2014.
The Canadian company said it hopes it will become a become a centre of excellence. The new posts range from skilled technical to managerial level appointments.
First Minister Alex Salmond said it is "yet another welcome boost for Scottish employment, reinforcing our position of out-performing the UK for securing inward investment."
Tim Gregory, UK President of CGI said: "The two main reasons we selected Glasgow as the location for our new centre were the talent pool of highly skilled professionals available in the area, and the support we received from the Scottish Government."