US tech firm expected to expand staff to 250

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THE Board of Investments (BoI) said on Monday that a subsidiary of a US information technology (IT) firm opened a new office in Taguig last month that will eventually expand its workforce to 250 direct jobs.

Registered with the BoI, the investment by IT By Design (ITBD) resulted from President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr.’s visit to New York last year.

 “The decision of the company to expand in the Philippines came on the heels of the government’s campaign for more knowledge-based and high-technology services and manufacturing investments that leverage the excellence of the Filipino workforce,” the BoI said.

The company specializes in providing custom solutions to companies that offer outsourced management for technology infrastructure and end-user systems.

“Our customers in the US are asking for Filipino talent, which is why we’ve decided to expand our operations in the Philippines,” ITBD Chief Executive Officer Sunny Kaila said.

“We started here with 15 jobs and are now scaling up to 250. Filipinos possess a high level of technical expertise and adaptability, and the potential talent pool is unlimited,” he said.

Part of its investment is to bring AI experts from the US to build the capability of cloud engineers here, making them even more competitive amid growing demand for IT jobs.

The positions on offer at the Taguig office include computer engineers, network engineers, system administrators, technology solution architects, software development engineers, business analysts, and business development representatives.

The company will provide export services to small- and medium-sized businesses in the US. To date, ITBD serves 10 US managed service providers, which it plans to increase through its expansion.

“Initially, the project will implement a 100% on-site work arrangement and may transition to a hybrid work model during its operations, if necessary,” the BoI said.

“The leased office space in Philplans Corporate Center in Bonifacio Global City boasts a total capacity of 250 seats, accommodating all employees working on-site,” it added. — Justine Irish D. Tabile