Avanade launches Adelaide Engineering Center


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Avanade launched an engineering center in Adelaide to focus on rapid delivery of Microsoft-based solutions.

The hub, which Avanade says is a first for its Australian operations, “will operate differently” from its existing offices in Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

According to Laura Malcolm, Managing Director of Avanade Australia, the Adelaide hub will be the first to use cross-functional teams.

“Developing our skills to better serve our customers is at the heart of what we do at Avanade and I am delighted to see the Hub helping us achieve our goal of having a real human impact for our customers, our employees and our communities. “, she said. .

“To do this, we want to cultivate a truly diverse workforce. It doesn’t matter whether our new team members are Defense Force veterans, teachers or airport workers – we’re looking for skills and attitude, not an old job title.”

Part of that culture has included a hiring spree of 50 employees for the hub. Now, the digital, cloud and consulting services provider plans to hire 50 additional people over the next 12 months to better serve government and defense customers who need data sovereignty.

These hires will focus on early-career talent, such as graduates and interns, as well as people outside of the tech industry and those re-entering the workforce after a hiatus.

He also wants 40% of his new recruits to be women and at least 5% to be Indigenous Australians.

Additionally, Avanade has partnered with Microsoft, Modis, Goanna Solutions, Generation Australia and MEGT to recruit new consultants.

“Adelaide is an exciting city with a booming tech industry. Our Adelaide Engineering Center will play a key role in shaping the city’s innovation ecosystem, supporting our customers through a period of accelerated digital transformation, and enabling government and businesses to rapidly transform their operations,” added Malcolm.

This isn’t the only engineering center Avanade has recently launched among its global operations, with the launch of its first US engineering center in Tampa, Florida this weekend.

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