• Learn about the job opportunities and the reasons of tech industry companies that are arriving in Cali and Valle del Cauca.
Recent announcements from international companies arriving to Cali, like the one from the American global leader in BPO: Alorica -in a virtual event hosted by the National Government-, plus the landing of other projects both from the BPO and tech sector, project Cali and the region as a development node of Southwest Colombia.
In 2020, Invest Pacific already has 10 investment projects that have confirmed their arrival and that are in the settling process. They are bilingual call centers, as well as delivery and software development tech companies. Additionally, there are investments from sectors such as agribusiness, pharmaceutical and food & beverage that are also in the process of landing in the city-region.
According to Alejandro Ossa, Executive Director of Invest Pacific: “We have seen an important surge in all these BPO and IT & Software operations, which demand fluency in English; and that is why, along with the entities from the public and private sector, we continue to reinforce the regional strategies of promotion and attraction of foreign investment, encouraging bilingual skills, which is a fundamental factor for the human talent required for these operations”.
What motivates the companies that are arriving?
Various reasons, one of them has to do with a great advantage that is making Valle del Cauca a competitive and attractive destination for the tech industry: the availability of qualified and bilingual human talent, the service culture and dynamic ecosystems both for BPO and tech companies.
Cali is the location of 4 of the most important IT companies of the country. Furthermore, Etix Everywhere, a Luxembourg company located in Zonamerica, will soon be inaugurating the first TIER IV data center in Colombia, outside Bogota. There are also certified universities, centers of excellence in Big Data and Analytics. And something very interesting: training models in short programs for Software Development, such as: Holberton and DEV.F.
Additionally, Cali has a market saturation level of 2,7%, far below the level of other main capitals of the country, with salary levels of up to 15% more competitive than in other cities of Colombia. These are just some of the reasons why the region continues to consolidate itself as a center for global operations with broad capability to export these types of services.
Growing job opportunities for the tech industry
Avantica Technologies, the region’s leading company in software engineering comprehensive solutions, announced the opening of 100 vacancies for their 7 locations in Latin America. This multinational company enabled the option of working from home for all their personnel during the pandemic, so the majority of the available positions do not have a determined location and the candidates can apply from any country or city in Colombia.
The vacancies are: Senior React, Senior Java, DevOps, Senior Fullstack NodeJS / React, Senior Ruby, Scrum Master, Senior JS, Senior .Net and QA Functional / Automation. The people who wish to apply to some of these positions must have an advanced English level and have more than 6 years of experience. In addition, the candidates must have excellent communication skills, a proactive attitude, as well as being able to do teamwork and analysis.
Those who wish to look at the vacancies, can visit their website or review the social networks of the company. Those interested must send their CV at firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating the position of interest in the subject.
It is a global software consulting firm that designs, develops and implements personalized software solutions for organizations that wish to have an impact through technology. They are in Austin (US), Montevideo (UY), ARG and COL. They settled in Zonamerica (Cali) in 2019, and since then, they have been getting together a team of professionals to create a collaborative and multicultural work environment. They are looking for these diverse profiles: FullStack Developer, React & Node Developer, Ruby on Rails Developer, Mobile Developer, Senior iOS Developer, Product Designer, QA tester & analysis.
It is a Nicaraguan bilingual BPO, exports technical support, customer service and sales services mainly to the United States. Currently, it has 150 vacancies for Cali. They will be arriving to the city in October.
They have vacancies on: Operations Manager, Team Leader, Trainer. to apply, write and send CV at: ERIKA.VARGAS@ACCEDOTECH.COM
Based in Cali since 2006, it is a company focused on the export of technology products and services. It wants to work with the best 10% of the regional talent and offer the opportunity to to take its talent globally. That is why, it is currently offering 7 vacancies that require fluency in English for the following positions: Frontend Senior (Angular), Backend Senior (Java Spring), iOS Mobile Developer, Android Mobile Developer, QA Senior (Automation Testing), Backend Senior (Python), Devops Senior.
To apply, write and send CV at: email@example.com
A company based in France and global leader in the administration of the outside omnichannel experience of the customer, a process also known as Business Process Outsourcing. Its interest is to open a BPO center in our region. Even though it does not have an installed physical operation of the service center, during 2020 it has generated several jobs in the working from home mode and it is hiring more personnel, thanks to the bilingual human talent the city has.
A French-American company that arrived in Colombia more than 20 years ago. It has been in Cali since 2016, which is the third operative location of the country. It is a company dedicated to the BPO services (Business Process Outsourcing), nearshore and offshore, focused on customer service for USA and Europe.