Canadian company CGI, the fifth independent global actor in the information technology services sector, announces the opening of its first software consulting and development center in Romania, in Bucharest. To support the centre’s operations, the company will hire 300 staff in the next three years.
By opening the new center, CGI seeks to support its customers’ growing demand for digital transformation services via a centre able to provide services in French from a European Union country.
Located in Bucharest, near the Polytechnic University, the center will provide expertise in the field of assistance and maintenance of application software solutions based on a whole range of technologies (Java, DotNet, BI) as well as its experience in the implementation of large-scale systems, which will be a major development direction.
The center, which will exclusively serve the French customers of CGI, will be included in the existing network of production centers located in France, the Iberian peninsula and Morocco.
“By opening our first software consulting and development center in Romania, we aim to provide our French customers with innovative digital services that meet international quality standards. Organized on the basis of a proven model, the center aims to support the development and growth of our activities in France,” said Jean-Michel Baticle, CGI Operations President for Western and Southern Europe.
A service platform in Central Europe
Romania’s choice meets the multiple requirements of CGI and its customers. A member state of the European Union, Romania is subject to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and so the French organizations are guaranteed an identical level of protection and ensure the storage of their data in the European territory.
In addition, Romania has been making substantial investments for the development of first-class physical and IT infrastructures for several years, which explains why many foreign companies have chosen to carry out some of their activities here.
Romania is also a country where IT specialists with an excellent level of knowledge, used to work in francophone environments, are trained every year, the company said in a statement.
300 specialists employed by 2021
The CGI aims to hire 300 people by 2021, with 100 candidates being hired only in 2018.
Established in 1976 and headquartered in Montreal, Canada, CGI is one of the world’s leading IT and IT service and management independent companies.