The Irish software and digital consulting company and IPBN member Ardanis Technologies has undergone an international expansion with the establishment of a new office in Porto, Portugal. The new location has been selected for Portugal’s reputation as Europe’s fastest-growing tech ecosystem, offering a desirable lifestyle that developers are seeking. By the end of 2023 the company aims to create 30 jobs consisting of software developers, QA engineers, DevOps engineers, Scrum masters, and product owners.
According to a recent press release, the new office will support a remote and hybrid model of working with recruitment taking place throughout the country. "The expansion will support the company’s strategy to drive international growth and develop software products and services that will deliver next-generation digital solutions”, explains Ivan Goor, Group CEO of Ardanis.
“We were attracted by Portugal’s superb tech talent and its ideal location to support our global business. Portugal is a wonderful, outward-looking country that aligns perfectly with our values and international culture." Appointed to lead the new office is Andre Gravato, who joins Ardanis Portugal as Head of Technology. Andre will be responsible for all technology-related business in Portugal and will assist with branch management. He has over 15 years of experience in technology and joins the team from Oakam (UK).
The Portuguese office signals the expansion of Ardanis’ technology teams in line with the growing global demand for highly skilled and technical engineers,” continues Ivan. “Providing talent with work-life balance will increase competitive advantage and improve long-term staff retention. Last week, Ardanis was awarded its first European award after scooping the SaaS Solution of the Year Award 2022 at the IT Europa Channel Awards in London for its work with Future Planet’s sustainability platform which demonstrates the high-quality standards the company sets for all their solutions. The ITEAwards are the only pan-European awards that recognize the crucial role that Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), Solution Providers, and Systems Integrators play in the delivery of real-world solutions.
"We are very proud to have won this prestigious European software award,” adds Stefan Goor, Group CIO at Ardanis. “Our culture of continual innovation maps perfectly onto our ambitions to deliver the best quality solutions and services. The award is testament to our hard-working, innovative team who is dedicated to ensuring excellence in customer experience and without whom this award would not have been possible."
Ardanis is an Irish software and digital consulting company delivering innovative software solutions to progressive, digital organisations globally. The company helps clients build software that is easy to work with and produces concrete business results. Industry-leading development expertise is intrinsic to Ardanis. With their combined strengths and diverse expertise, the company is committed to making a difference to each client’s unique requirements. Founded in 2016, and with offices in Dublin and London, the company currently employs 42 people.
The IPBN’s second quarter was busier than usual, with the key focus on expanding the network to Porto, beyond what the pandemic has previously made possible, and to revisit our origins in Dublin with conferences and members-meet-members events respectively and much, much more.