PagerDuty expands to Lisbon
The US cloud computing company PagerDuty has expanded to Lisbon and will hire 100 staff.
The company already has Portuguese companies such as Farfetch, AiFi, Mediatree, Miniclip, Unbabel and VictoriaPlum as clients.
The announcement that it would open an office in Lisbon (the company’s head office is in San Francisco) and hire 100 “highly qualified staff” by 2022 was made on Thursday.
PagerDuty is looking to take on software engineers and programmers as well as finance and operations officers.
The company currently has officers in London, Atlanta, San Francisco, Sidney and Toronto. The company has experienced rapid growth over the past 18 months. At the start of 2021 it launched a European service centre to provide services and digital support.
PagerDuty president and CEO Jennifer Tejada says the company has enjoyed continuous growth while its digital operations have become the main infrastructure both for innovative startups and large international companies.
Tejada also points out that the “Lisbon entrepreneurial culture, the quality university courses and the local technology ecosystem supports our ambitions to become the cloud operations company of choice for modern companies. We are excited about building our presence in Portugal so that we can continue to expand our presence in Portugal”.
Europe is seen as a region enjoying the greatest growth for the company, with a like-for-like increase of 41% on international revenues during the second quarter.
“The presence of PagerDuty in Lisbon represents an opportunity to accelerate staff hiring as the company tops €1Bn in annual recurrent revenues”, states the company in a communiqué.
The president of Portugal’s overseas investment agency AICEP, Luís Castro Henriques said, “Lisbon has become a destination of choice for information technology operations for companies that are looking to benefit from a highly qualified talent pool which is dynamic and multilingual.”
“The investment in innovation and development in the product that PagerDuty has brought to the local ecosystem are the main contributions that position Portugal as one of the main European hubs for technology activities,” he added.