IT management software company SolarWinds is hiring for its new technology hub in Salt Lake City, reporting that it has 10 to 15 positions open for software developers, product managers and sales and marketing staffers. The company has already hired nearly two dozen people that mostly serve in engineering roles or sales.
As the company continues to build out its Utah hub, it will hire in software engineering, IT support, research and development and general operations. Given the facility’s eventual size, SolarWinds plans to offer a full range of positions, says Tiffany Nels, a SolarWinds spokeswoman. Over the next two decades, the company says it could hire as many as 1,000 workers.
Based in Austin, Texas, SolarWinds selected Utah for its second North America hub because of the available talent pool and the commitment the state has shown in creating a technology cluster. “We were impressed with the package that the state of Utah put together for us,” Nels explains. The state offered the company a $32.9 million tax incentive package.
SolarWinds also operates facilities in Dallas and Tulsa. It develops such products and services as Alert Central, which aims to streamline alert management for technical personnel. It also offers a SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor, which allows users to resolve applications and server issues from a Web console.
The Utah hub will be expected to develop and release new software products, as well as manage the company’s current and future product portfolio. If the company has its way, this is just the first trickle of a flood: It hopes to hire 1,000 workers over the next 20 years, which would more than double its existing workforce of 700.