Ukrainian IT/BPO service provider Intellias landed in Latin America with the opening of a delivery center in Colombia’s capital city, Bogota.
Backed by deep-pocketed American equity investors, Intellias appears keen on tapping into Colombia’s tech talent. Company officials talked of hiring at least 60 engineers by the end of the year.
Intellias said in a press release that its Colombian staff will work on emerging technology solutions, including IoT, artificial intelligence and big data.
The company claims to pay employees generously. Co-founder Vitaly Sedler even mentioned pet insurance as a perk.
“Team members can manage their careers, work remotely, learn new skills […] and even get insurance for their pets”, Sedler said.
Founded in 2002 in the Ukrainian city of Lviv, Intellias now has nearly a dozen offices across Europe and two delivery centers in the United States.
As the war in Ukraine raged on, the company looked to expand elsewhere. At the end of last year, it acquired a British IT company called Digitally Inspired, which gave it access to several large customers in the United States.
The company’s entry into Latin America has been credited in large part to Colombia’s cultural similarity to the US.
Intellias has a workforce of around 3,500 professionals and counts HelloFresh, Rand McNally, TomTom and DKV among its clients.