Press Release: December 17, 2020
Software development analytics SaaS provider BlueOptima announced today the establishment of a second U.S. headquarters in Phoenix.
The company plans to hire employees to fill sales, data science and customer success positions in its Phoenix office and grow its presence in North America. Long-term, BlueOptima will establish local support functions as needed, with the plan to grow from eight employees in the Arizona office to more than 20 in the coming months, and double its workforce year to year.
“After comparing 50 cities in the US, Phoenix clearly stood out as the number one choice for fast growing tech companies,” said Julian Schultz, BlueOptima’s chief operating officer. “We are looking forward to establishing our US headquarters here and helping clients bring transparency into managing their software engineering teams.”
The company, which is based in London, has offices in New York, Guadalajara, Mexico, and Bengaluru and Gurugram, India. Phoenix will become BlueOptima’s main office in the U.S. The foreign direct investment (FDI) in Phoenix is a statement of the company’s commitment to North American growth.
“BlueOptima conducts business all over the world, and chose Arizona for its American headquarters -- a testament to our state’s global reputation as a premier destination for tech innovators,” said Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey. “We thank the company for their investment in Arizona, and look forward to their contributions to the state’s growing high-tech industry.”
“Phoenix is well-recognized as a growing technology center. In the midst of the pandemic, we have seen our legacy grow as new technology companies continue to hire from our experienced workforce,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “We’re privileged to be a part of a company that is doubling its workforce every year, and proud to welcome BlueOptima into the Phoenix technology ecosystem.”
BlueOptima provides engineering-focused metrics to increase efficiency and productivity in the software development process. The company also provides a global industry benchmark of software development and is about to launch the first technical recruitment assessment platform which accurately predicts workplace performance of potential hires. Clients range from large businesses with more than 1,000 developers to small startups and include several Fortune 500 companies in the financial services, health-technology, retail, advanced engineering and technology industries.
BlueOptima chose Arizona for its abundance of tech talent. The company has already begun hiring staff for its Phoenix office located at Galvanize in the Downtown Phoenix Warehouse District. For current open positions and application information, please visit: BlueOptima.com.
“With its cutting-edge technologies that serve businesses in a range of industries, BlueOptima is a valuable asset to Arizona’s thriving technology sector,” said Sandra Watson, President & CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “We’re proud the company found in our state an environment that encourages innovation and an abundance of skilled talent to grow its operation. We welcome BlueOptima to Arizona and look forward to their future growth and success!”
“Just nine years ago, Phoenix had 67 technology companies located downtown. Today, more than 400 tech companies have Downtown Phoenix addresses,” said Christine Mackay, director, Phoenix Community and Economic Development. “We have the experienced quality workforce and rapidly expanding technology ecosystem that makes the Warehouse District a perfect address for a tech company. BlueOptima joins a growing base of foreign-owned tech companies with Phoenix headquarters. We’re excited to watch them grow Downtown.”
“BlueOptima’s decision to establish a new U.S. headquarters in Greater Phoenix further solidifies our region’s position as a place where tech companies can thrive and scale operations seamlessly, while recruiting personnel to fulfill a variety of roles,” says Chris Camacho, president & CEO at the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “We look forward to supporting their growth and welcome them to our region and robust technology ecosystem.”
BlueOptima began in 2009 as a SaaS service to shake up the global software industry. BlueOptima introduces transparent metrics to effectively manage software development resources with automation, standardization and objectivity for the first time. BlueOptima aims to accelerate software innovation available to society through radically more efficient software engineering processes. We are helping organizations by providing insights and assessments of approaches to improve software development efficiency.
About the Arizona Commerce Authority
The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is the state’s leading economic development organization with a streamlined mission to grow and strengthen Arizona’s economy. The ACA uses a three-pronged approach to advance the overall economy: attract, expand, create - attract out-of-state companies to establish operations in Arizona; work with existing companies to expand their business in Arizona and beyond; and help entrepreneurs create new Arizona businesses in targeted industries. For more information, please visit azcommerce.com and follow the ACA on Twitter at @azcommerce.
About City of Phoenix
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S., is America’s fifth-largest city and has added more population than any other city for the last four consecutive years. Business and population growth result from a combination of a highly skilled and experienced workforce, stable business environment and quality of life. Phoenix is home to three of the five largest city parks in the world. It is the largest city in the world with a elected council-professional manager form of government. Phoenix has been recognized as an outstandingly run city by national organizations. Over the past five years, Phoenix Community and Economic Development, with its partners Arizona Commerce Authority and GPEC, has participated in the creation of one of every six jobs in the state of Arizona.
About Greater Phoenix Economic Council
The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) works to attract and grow quality businesses, and advocate for the competitiveness of Greater Phoenix. As a data-driven regional economic development organization (EDO), GPEC works with 22 member communities, Maricopa County and more than 170 private investors to accomplish its mission and serve as a strategic partner to companies across the world as they expand or relocate to Greater Phoenix. Recently named the top EDO in the U.S. by the International Economic Development Council, over the past 31 years GPEC has fueled the regional economy by helping more than 850 companies, creating 154,000 jobs and $20.4 billion in capital investment. Greater Phoenix is in a relentless pursuit of innovative and entrepreneurial-focused companies looking to thrive and scale in a vibrant, dynamic region. There is an undeniable spirit about Greater Phoenix; one rooted in strength, collaboration and resilience. Greater Phoenix is Greater Together. For more information about GPEC and how we can assist your businesses, visit www.gpec.org.
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