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Honeywell Adding 800 Jobs in Atlanta with New Software Center

Honeywell has set aside $19 million for setting up a software development center in Atlanta, Georgia, promising to create 800 jobs for software professionals over the next five years.
The center, which will also serve as headquarters for the company’s IoT arm, Home & Building Technologies, will focus on developing software offerings based on the latest cloud, mobility, and analytics technology.
“Atlanta offers us access to some of the brightest and most innovative software talent in the U.S.,” said Krishna Mikkilineni, Honeywell senior vice president of engineering, operations and IT. “At Honeywell, these engineers will have the opportunity to develop new solutions and offerings that impact industries, improve quality of life, and truly change the world.”
To begin with, Honeywell will hire about 100 professionals but will increase the headcount gradually over time. If all 800 jobs are created as promised, the company can expect to receive approximately $2 million in grants from the State of Georgia and Invest Atlanta, in addition to tax credits up to $10 million.
About 60% of Honeywell’s growth over the next five years will come from software. To keep pace with the growth target, the company is investing a huge sum of money in software development capabilities, facilities, and talent.
In Atlanta, Honeywell’s engineers will also work on digital products as part of the company’s connected technologies for homes, buildings, industrial plants, workers, automobiles, and aircraft.
“The University System of Georgia was instrumental in attracting Honeywell to our state and will continue to develop a strong workforce to meet the needs of innovative high-tech companies,” stated Georgia Governor Nathan Deal.

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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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