Japanese IT services company NTT Data has opened a technology innovation center in Costa Rica as part of its plans to further expand its cloud consulting services across Latin America.
The company says the center, located in the free trade zone of Heredia, will recruit at least 100 Costa Ricans with technology and English skills.
NTT Data provides implementation and support services for the clients of US-based cloud computing services provider Salesforce. Its cloud service offering spans advisory, process design, integration and technical design, implementation, migration, custom development and management.
The company provides cloud consulting services to around a dozen companies in the Central American country, where it established an office three years ago.
“The profiles required are systems engineers or the like, with experience and knowledge of the platform, who can work on integration and development,” NTT Data said of the professionals it is looking to hire.
“Costa Rica plays a very important role in the expansion of technology services for our clients in the United States and Latin America,” Franklin Apuy, NTT Data Costa Rica’s vice president and general manager, said.
The company also operates delivery centers in Mexico, Panama, Argentina, Brazil, and Colombia.
NTT Data became a major player in Latin America’s technology services industry in 2016, when it acquired Dell IT Services for US$3 billion. In addition, its subsidiary Everis – which provides IT services including consulting, system integration and outsourcing – has significant operations in the region.