PagerDuty opens Lisbon office

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US technology company PagerDuty is to invest in Lisbon because of its local talent.

It has chosen to open its first European office because the Portuguese capital offers specialised talent according to business daily negócios quoting an interview with its CEO, Jennifer Tejada.
“We chose Lisbon because of the talent in the local market while the universities are fantastic. We spent a long time looking at different cities all over the world and speaking with other leaders and organisations such as Cloudfare and we only heard good things about opportunities for growth and the support that they had from the city, the country and the culture”.
By the end of 2022 the company plans to take on 100 staff in the software engineering and programming, financial management and operations areas.
The opening of the Lisbon office will be the gateway to local operations in Europe where PagerDuty already has clients and has recently seen accelerated growth.
“Europe is one of the regions which is growing fast, which is why it is very important for us. We have a business in which revenues have grown 41% in the last quarter and we want to have people in the region to support the growth of our client base,” she explained.
Jennifer Tejada is in Lisbon to attend Web Summit 2021 which runs between 1-4 November and will speak at the panel about the effect automation will have on work productivity in the future.
At the end of the second quarter this year, PagerDuty reported an increase in revenues by 33% to US$67.5 million and a global client base of 18,000.
PagerDuty was founded by three innovative software developers who knew what it was like to carry the pager for “always on” cloud services. They made a bet that the early practice and culture of DevOps which encourages collaboration between development and operations would become strategic for every company. It has offices in San Francisco, Atlanta, London, Sidney and Toronto.
What started as automating on-call rotations has evolved into a platform that helps companies of all sizes proactively manage their digital operations so their teams can spend less time reacting to incidents and more time building for the future.