Tech Firms Focus on Cities In Pursuit of Younger Workers

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  Tech companies across the country are increasingly setting up shop in urban areas, driven by the need to hire younger workers who aren’t about to give up their city lifestyles. At the same time, they have to consider older professionals who don’t want the hassles of a longer commute. The move is particularly pronounced in Boston, home to a large community of colleges as well as a vibrant tech industry. You can see it in the numbers: Last year… continue…

Ericsson Has Boston Hiring Plans After Azuki Acquisition

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Telecommunications equipment and services behemoth Ericsson has acquired Boston-area mobile video software company Azuki Systems, potentially setting the stage for more IT acquisitions in the city. The Azuki acquisition marks the first Boston deal for Ericsson. Azuki Chairman and Atlas Venture Partner Chris Lynch told the Boston Business Journal that it wouldn’t be all that surprising if Ericsson snapped up another five or six area mobile and analytic companies in the next few years. Other companies that had their eyes… continue…

New Projects Spur Tech Hiring in Boston

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In analyzing Boston’s most-needed software skills this year, Ben Hicks, a partner in the Software Technology Search division of recruitment firm WinterWyman, noted larger companies seem to have begun projects after holding off since the recession. At the same time, Robert Half Technology reports that more Boston companies are planning to expand their IT staffs during the first half of 2014. “Many companies are planning for a strong start to the year and are looking for IT professionals to help… continue…

Startup Pwnie Express Hiring, Opening in Boston

Pwnie Express, a provider of rapid deployment remote security assessment products, has relocated its headquarters to Boston’s Innovation District. In addition, the company wants to add to its engineering, sales, marketing and finance teams to deal with increasing customer demand. According to the Boston Business Journal, Pwnie Express will hire 12 new employees by the end of 2014. CEO Paul Paget and two other employees are working at the new headquarters at 253 Summer Street. The company’s research and development,… continue…

Facebook Opens Boston-Area Engineering Outpost

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Facebook has opened its fifth engineering office, this one in the tech-centric Kendall Square of Cambridge, Mass. It’s being called “the one that got away.” Though Mark Zuckerberg founded the company at Harvard, it’s taken nine years for Facebook to set up an official presence in the Bay State. A handful of Facebook employees have been working remotely from Boston, though. In a blog post, Ryan Mack, who will head the office, says that their work has included the infrastructure… continue…

The Gardening, Accordion-Playing Tech Consultant

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John Buczkowski, who hails from St. Catharines, Ont., came to Boston’s Northeastern University on a rowing scholarship. After he received both bachelors and master’s degrees in Computer Science he stuck around, eventually landing in South Boston and working for, among others, Lotus. Over the past few years, he’s built a successful consulting company with plenty of repeat business. What makes him a true geek? Aside from his computer fluency, he’s also a passionate gardener and avid accordion player. He’s played… continue…

The Sharing Economy’s New Foe: Labor

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A Boston labor strike against UberX fizzled out. But that doesn’t mean the next workforce disruption won’t succeed. continue…

Boston-Based NutraClick Is Seeking Engineers

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Nutritional supplement maker NutraClick is expanding – both in office space and headcount. It plans to nearly double its staff in downtown Boston by adding 30 more workers in engineering, sales, marketing and product development. Meanwhile, the company has unveiled a new 22,000 square-foot headquarters in downtown Boston and added three executives: Steve Wietrecki, Chief Financial Officer; Carl Schwartz, Vice President of Acquisition and Retention Marketing; and Brian Walker, Vice President of Engineering. The new space will accommodate more than… continue…

Getting a Job in the Boston Tech Corridor

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Both established players and startups are fueling tech job growth in Boston and along the Route 128 corridor. Open source positions — whether they’re for Ruby on Rails, Python or PHP are in demand — in addition to roles in data science, mobile app development and Web technology, according to Sean McLoughlin, Tech Practice Director for Cambridge-based search firm HireMinds “It’s always been difficult to fill the need, especially as Google, Amazon, and Twitter grow their locations in Cambridge,” he… continue…

Altisource to Hire 100 Engineers in Boston

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The German financial software and services company Altisource will open an incubator lab in Boston and hire 100 software engineers to staff it. The company says it intends for the lab to create a number of spin-off companies in which it would retain large investment stakes. Altisource, which operates an incubator lab in Atlanta, has already had some success with this concept. Last year, it spun off two of its companies – Altisource Residential and Altisource Asset Management – yielding… continue…