Sonda has announced plans to add 500 information technology (IT) professionals to its payroll in Brazil, as the Chilean technology firm prepares to tap into Latin America’s largest economy.
Most of these new staff will join its delivery centers in Sao Paulo, Minas Gerais, Brasilia, and Rio de Janeiro. The expansion has been prompted by a string of new service contracts it signed with government agencies as well as a few private corporate firms in Brazil.
The news comes barely a month after Sonda named Affonso Nina as new CEO for its Brazilian operations.
Sonda is looking to hire trainees, analysts, technicians, and software developers with specializations in Java, .NET, and PHP. The company is also looking to fill up positions for consultants and managers.
Despite a sluggish Latin American economy, Sonda’s revenue has been on the rise. The company reported US$960 million in revenue for the first nine months of 2017.
Considering reports from Brazilian media, Sonda is also going hire about 140 people in other Latin American countries, including Uruguay, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, and Mexico.
Founded in Chile in 1974, Sonda has about 22,000 employees and runs 62 delivery centers in nearly a dozen Latin American countries, including Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama, and Peru.
Sonda grew into a strong player in Brazil’s IT industry after it acquired Procwork in 2007. Now it has earmarked US$540 million to make more acquisitions, besides setting aside US$250 million for boosting its capacity.
Announcing the quarterly results in October, the company’s CEO Raul Vejar said “although 2017 has been a particularly difficult year in Brazil, we have seen a positive change in trend as well as in winning new service contracts.”