|[February 28, 2014]
OneRedmond Announces Sonata Software's New Redmond Development Center; To Scale to 100 Employees by Hiring and Training Local Talent
REDMOND, Wash. --(Business Wire)--
Sonata Software, a global IT services company has announced their
Redmond, Washington, office expansion. Sonata Software CEO Srikar Reddy
introduced the firm at a reception hosted by OneRedmond beginning with a
traditional oil lamp lighting and ribbon cutting with Redmond Council
President, Hank Margeson.
On the occasion, Srikar Reddy said, "We believe that having
development facilities closer to our clients and building scale and
capability in specialized technologies and applications are an integral
part of our long term strategy to be a partner of choice in select
verticals and specialized horizontals. This development facility will
enable deeper engagement and business development opportunities in the
market. We look forward to building on our decade plus association with
some of the most respected U.S. enterprises and take that further in
serving them and the community here. We thank the city of Redmond and
OneRedmond for their support in enabling this entire initiative."
The new office suite, located at Westpark Business Park in Redmond, WA,
accommodates a collaborative work environment for 100 employees.
"Sonata and Redmond are a great fit for each other. This software
development facility will provide jobs for our recent college graduates
as well as continue to make Redmond a great place to conduct business,"
said Mayor John Marchione, City of Redmond.
Sonata Software is hiring both non-tchnical and highly technical local
talent, growing to 100 employees in the first year. The project plan is
unique as Sonata is also intent on training and hiring locally. Campus
visits are ongoing at the University of Washington (both the Seattle and
Bothell campuses), Cascadia Community College, Washington State
University, and Lake Washington Institute of Technology. Students in the
Computer Science and Retail Programs and MBA graduates have the
opportunity to enter Sonata Software's LEAD program, a four stage
program of training, practical experience, certification, shadow
opportunities, and mentoring. "Sonata's commitment to partner with
our community colleges and universities and train local graduates in
high demand software specialties is a unique and welcome approach to
narrowing our talent gap," said OneRedmond CEO, Bart Phillips.
"The Economic Development Council of Seattle and King County is
excited to work with OneRedmond to welcome Sonata Software to the
region," said Jeff Marcell, President and CEO of the Economic
Development Council of Seattle and King County. "The company's expansion
here really speaks to the continued strength of the local technology
cluster and our appeal to foreign direct investment."
Career opportunities with Sonata Software are posted on their website at Sonata-Software.com
About Sonata Software:
Sonata Software is a global IT services company that focuses on enabling
businesses to gain value with strategic IT initiatives. Sonata has deep
technology expertise gained from multi-faceted relationships spanning
Product Engineering, Professional Consulting Services, Early Adopter
Programs, Implementation and Alliances status with leaders such as
Microsoft (News - Alert), SAP, Oracle, IBM, HP, hybris, TIBCO and Kony across
Multi-Channel Commerce, ERP, CRM, Supply Chain Management, Analytics and
Business Intelligence, Cloud, Social and Mobile technologies, enabling
innovation, reliability and faster time to market in implementing the
best IT solutions.
OneRedmond is a private-public partnership for economic and community
development, led by the private sector, working in close partnership
with the City of Redmond.
OneRedmond is the catalyst for making Redmond the location of choice for
businesses and a vibrant community in which to live and work.
To assist with the expansion and retention of local employers, attract
new companies, and create community vitality.
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