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GFT Headhunting Software Professionals in LatAm for Spanish Operations

German technology consultancy GFT is scouting in Latin America for 100 software professionals to be posted at its facility in Spain, where they will develop fintech solutions for international banking clients.

Of the 100, more than 50 people would be hired in Brazil, where the German firm acquired Habber Tec, a Sao Paulo-based business process management firm, last year.

The remaining staff would be picked up in Mexico and Costa Rica. Data scientists and people with deep expertise in developing APIs are preferred, according to the company.

“Today, Brazil generates a large number of highly qualified information technology professionals. The opportunities we are offering will broaden and enrich their experience,” said Marco Santos, GFT chief for Latin America, in a statement.

GFT is repeating a previous campaign, in which it shipped about 70 Brazilian software professionals to Spain last year.

“We have seen a global increase in the demand for projects related to digital transformation in the financial sector, which has generated growth in long-term projects in different areas (…), and therefore we need to incorporate new professionals into our structure.”

The Stuttgart, Germany-based technology consultancy has more than 4,000 employees across offices in 12 countries, generating revenues of around US$437 million.

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Earlier this year, it widened its Brazilian footprint with the launch of a software development center in Curibata, the capital of Paraná State. Its clients include the likes of HSBC, Deutsche Bank, and Santander, besides a few of the biggest Brazilian commercial and investment banks.

Narayan Ammachchi

News Editor for Nearshore Americas, Narayan Ammachchi is a career journalist with a decade of experience in politics and international business. He works out of his base in the Indian Silicon City of Bangalore.

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