Eidosmedia picks Porto in bid to recruit best IT talent

Jul 03, 2022 at 07:18 am by admin

The tech city of Porto in Portugal has been chosen by Eidosmedia for its second development hub.

The company says the new Atlantic new centre will draw on a pool of IT talent in the city to keep its solutions at the forefront of digital publishing technology. About 35 people are to be recruited in the next 18 months, with growth to continue in 2024 and beyond.

Chief executive Christian Pelanconi says Porto has been chosen because of its world-class universities, modern infrastructure and international environment. “It’s an extraordinary opportunity to welcome talented new people to the Eidosmedia community.”

The digital publishing and content management systems company is headquartered in Milan, Italy, with subsidiaries in the USA, UK, France, Germany, Australia and China. 

“We’re constantly exploring, evaluating and deploying new technologies to help our customers maximize the productivity and flexibility of their operations,” Pelanconi says. “To help us with that mission we’re actively recruiting creative technology enthusiasts to join our teams.”

The new tech centre – the company’s second global development hub – will extend the current team structure, working “in full coordination” with the rest of the organisation worldwide. 

Eidosmedia’s operations team will be the first to extend its activities to the new hub, later this year, with a focus on managed services and cloud. The engineering team will begin to integrate the hub’s resources in early 2023, collaborating with with Politecnico and the University of Porto. 

Eidosmedia says the new centre will also support its ongoing development in innovative areas – such as the integration of artificial intelligence and machine-learning capabilities into its platforms.  

Batalha, where the new centre is to be based, is in the historic heart of Porto, strategically connected with the metro, rail and parking facilities, close to restaurants and shops, conmsiderations the company hopes will make recruiting key staff easier.

A global centre of technological excellence, thanks to its universities, it has become a thriving multicultural community of tech talent and one of the main European hubs for research, innovation and technological development.

Chief technology officer Cristiano Meda says the company is confident Porto is “the right choice to build a firm technological base” to take its growth to the next level. “Thanks to the access to a growing pool of technological talent, we see an exciting opportunity for our company’s evolution,” he said.

Global head of HR Valeria Benassi says IT talent is in high demand everywhere. “Our aim is to give our teams the high-quality tech resources they need to maintain our customers’ solutions at the leading edge of digital technology.

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