Silicon Valley’s Gigamon has announced plans to expand its international footprint with the addition of its fourth tech hub in Ottawa.
Gigamon is a worldwide leader in network visibility, analytics, threat detection and response. They are the first company to deliver unified network visibility and analytics on all information-in-transit, from raw packets to apps, across physical, virtual and cloud infrastructure.
Gigamon plans to tap into the city’s deep tech expertise to build out a world-class Research and Development (R&D) team in the coming months with the goal of an office opening in 2021.
According to the announcement, initial hiring opportunities in Ottawa will predominately be for software engineers, with a focus on Cloud and SaaS skill sets. Over time, Gigamon expects significant expansion in Ottawa comparable to their existing tech hubs.
Gigamon currently has tech hubs in Santa Clara, California; Seattle, Washington; and Chennai, India with sales offices worldwide.
“When reviewing potential expansion opportunities in North America, we considered a number of attractive options. In the end, Ottawa’s diverse workforce and bustling tech community made it the clear choice,” said Shane Buckley, President and Chief Operating Officer at Gigamon.
“I would like to thank our partners at Invest Ottawa for being such tremendous partners throughout this process. We look forward to adding the best of the best to our team as our new tech hub will play a vital role in supporting our accelerated growth trajectory.”
Hometown to e-commerce darling Shopify, Ottawa is well known for its highly skilled tech workforce, with a strong focus on candidates with software-as-a-service (SaaS) and cloud expertise.
This past summer, Ottawa saw one of the highest year-over-year increases in CBRE’s Tech Talent rankings and secured the top spot for tech talent concentration.