Today, Pivotal opens the doors to our new office in Chicago. Located at 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, in the center of Chicago’s high tech scene, this new office expansion will provide more accessible, local support for a growing number of customers in the region.
To celebrate Pivotal’s new accessibility for local businesses, Pivotal is offering members of the 1871 digital startup community access to Pivotal Tracker. The Chicago-based entrepreneurial hub of over 200 digital startups is giving Pivotal a warm welcome and in return, Pivotal is allowing members to qualify for free access to the award-winning, agile management tool.
At part of today’s launch, there will also be an exclusive, opening event showcasing Pivotal Cloud Foundry.
Expanding Operations in ChicagoChicago’s extended metropolitan area hosts 100s of companies from the Inc. 5000 list, and 33 Illinois-based companies have been on the Fortune 500 list, including companies from the surrounding metro area like OfficeMax, Hillshire Brands, John Deere, Kraft Foods, Walgreens, Sears, and McDonalds. There are also a number of tech conferences and events in Chicago, the largest Midwestern hub in the U.S.
By opening this office, Pivotal expects to deepen relationships with existing insurance, travel and consumer products companies that already depend on Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Pivotal Big Data Suite and Pivotal Lab’s agile development prowess. Also, as demand for these next level tools and services continues to rise in the area, Pivotal will have a team on the ground ready to help more companies move to the benefits of the 3rd platform.
Working at Pivotal ChicagoPivotal is bringing highly sought after high-tech jobs, the best in agile development practices, and a culture of innovation that respects work/life balance. The office is already 30 strong and expects to grow significantly (see the job openings for engineers and consultants). Pivotal offers competitive salaries for experienced software industry vets as well as the pool of graduates from local universities like University of Chicago, Loyola University, DePaul, Illinois Institute of Tech, and Northwestern.
Most importantly, Pivotal’s technology and approaches to application development are leading edge—integrating PaaS, big data, mobile and web development, Lean Startup techniques, and agile methods—helping companies compete digitally by becoming more data driven, scaling technology, improving software delivery times, and decreasing costs.