ThoughtWorks To Expand Its Presence in Brazil

Company to Build on Its Momentum in Porto Alegre

Feb 28, 2012, 08:00 ET from ThoughtWorks, Inc.

CHICAGO, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ThoughtWorks, Inc., a global leader in custom software development, announced today it has begun a search for the company's second delivery center in Brazil. A ThoughtWorks team is currently evaluating Recife, Belo Horizonte and Campinas as possible locations and will be meeting with Brazilian IT industry leaders and universities before making its decision.

"We are now in our third year of operations in Brazil and over 100 of the best knowledge workers in the country have joined the ThoughtWorks family," explains Amit Kaul, general manager, ThoughtWorks Brazil. "As we continue to seek out and hire the best technologists in Brazil, our expansion plans support the firm's long-term strategy to provide top-notch technology services to our customers and have social impact in the country. Belo Horizonte, Campinas and Recife were shortlisted as possible locations considering their potential to provide opportunities for more diversity, access to IT talent and proximity to clients."

Brazil's wealth of highly skilled information technology workers, its commitment to the advancement of emerging technologies such as dynamic languages, and its support for the advancement of Open Source software are matched well to ThoughtWorks' business strategy. The second ThoughtWorks Brazil office is an important part of the company's global growth efforts, which includes expansion of its global footprint into emerging markets such as Brazil, South Africa, India and China. Another component of ThoughtWorks' growth strategy is to help advance social and economic justice in countries in which they work.

In addition to a new delivery center, ThoughtWorks plans to establish a sales office in Sao Paulo and will continue to nurture the growth of its development center in Porto Alegre. "We are excited about our upcoming expansion in Brazil. Our commitment to servicing clients in emerging economies and the global south is paramount to the future direction of ThoughtWorks," said Craig Gorsline, managing director, ThoughtWorks Americas. "I am extremely proud of our team in Porto Alegre, and look forward to working with local clients, building new capabilities, and creating new opportunities within Brazil."

About ThoughtWorks

ThoughtWorks - the custom software experts. A company wholly devoted to the art and science of custom software. We make it, and we make our clients better at it. Our bottom line is to design and deliver software fast and predictably. Doing enterprise-scale software is tough, but the returns to those organizations that can deliver - on target - are tremendous. ThoughtWorks' products division, ThoughtWorks Studios, offers tools to manage the entire Agile development lifecycle through its Adaptive ALM(TM) solution, comprised of Mingle®, Go™ and Twist®. ThoughtWorks employs 1,800 professionals to serve clients from offices in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States. 

We lead the industry in rapid, reliable and efficient custom software development. When you need an expert partner to help you get ahead and stay ahead of the competition, get in touch.

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