Swisscom

Swisscom, Switzerland’s leading telecoms company and one of its leading IT companies, is headquartered in Ittigen, close to the capital city Berne. As the pioneers of their field, Swisscom has been out through the whole transformation journey and been able to keep and succeed in their marker leader role for more than 170 years. Today the company is providing a variety of services and solutions and is considered to be one of the most innovative and sustainable companies in Switzerland. In total, more than 19,000 employees work for Swisscom and it is one of the most recognized employer in the market. 

Swisscom AG established Swisscom DevOps Center Latvia at the end of 2020 and since then has been growing its operations in Latvia with goals that are set very clearly and latest technologies that we believe are shaping the world of tomorrow. 

Historically, Swisscom is most known for its activities in telecommunication field in Switzerland. In recent years company has been able to successfully expand into businesses of technologies that are daily ally of any modern human – television, entertainment, internet, health, cloud solutions and many more. 

Swisscom established two DevOps centers in Riga and Rotterdam to serve as partners to ensure services of software development and solutions for Swisscom Switzerland. As Riga is well known as a center of great IT&Tech minds, it seemed like a logical step to expand here. 

In Latvia, we can benefit from having a Swisscom Switzerland as a corporate backbone while living a start-up culture here and designing and shaping the DevOps center in a way that suits our engineers the most. We are the company that is truly driven by lean and agile principles that help us on our daily transformation road – from good to great. These are our key success factors for our company in Latvia - as in IT it is all about  talented employees.

John de Keijzer, Head of Development IT, Network & Innovation: 
“The opening of the DevOps Center in Riga is a very balanced and well-thought-out decision for our company. We have set ourselves strategically ambitious goals. We plan to invest up to 20 million euros in three years, but by 2025 we expect to provide 300 highly paid jobs in Riga, 95% of which will be programming engineers. Setting up our operations in Latvia we got a great support from Investment and Development Agency of Latvia which helped us every step of the way.

Origin country: Switzerland
In Latvia since: 2021
Number of employees (2021):  40
Website:  swisscom.ch

 

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