08 October 2015
To grow the Bucharest delivery centre Endava focuses on offering career opportunities and moves into a new office space
Endava, one of the IT services companies with the fastest growth in the region, with over 2,400 employees at group level, headquartered in London, with offices in New York, Atlanta, Frankfurt and delivery centers in Romania, Moldova, Macedonia and Serbia, has inaugurated its new office in Bucharest, AFI Business Park complex. With the relocation to a larger office space, the company aims to accommodate further expansion which will also mean growth opportunities for the people within the company.
Since the opening of the delivery centre in Bucharest in 2012, Endava expanded by more than 100 people each year, and focused on offering career development, exposure to an international work environment, direct contact with customers and opportunities to collaborate with colleagues in other locations, all coupled with excellent working conditions and a focus on work-life balance. As a result, Endava has been recognized two years in a row as one of the best employers in IT and in recent years over one in three employees has joined the company through referrals from existing employees.
The IT professionals in the Bucharest teams are involved in projects for big clients, international companies in the UK and USA, mainly in the Payments and Insurance sectors. The key projects delivered from Bucharest include a large transformation programme to build the next generation of payments platforms for one of the most important payment processors in the UK; development of a platform using Scala and Akka technologies for a market-leading digital banking enabler with global operations; providing a fully integrated set of software applications and services that manage the end-to-end lifecycle for residential and commercial mortgage loan servicing in the US.
„The fast growth of our organisation brings great career opportunities for our people, either as exposure to large projects with different business contexts or through new leadership roles. We are looking for people who really want a career in IT and we have built a culture of learning and sharing skills and experience and the apprenticing of others.
” said John Cotterell, Endava’s Chief Executive
All Endava staff benefit from a systematic approach to career development and support through the Endava University programme, which includes a mix of personal and professional development, leadership and technical sessions, as well as e-learning training, while the employee engagement activities range from summer parties, to special Fridays, biking trips or involvement in charities to support good causes.
Endava offers career opportunities for both graduates and IT specialists, particularly seeking people who have knowledge of Java, .NET, PHP or Mobile Development, Business Intelligence, Test Automation, and people specialised in certain specific technologies such as Scala, Message Broker, Ruby, Oracle IAM or Siebel.
In Romania, the company had a revenue of over 37 million Euro in 2014, up 40 percent compared to the previous year, and now employs over 1,350 people across three delivery centres: 361 in Bucharest, 669 in Cluj-Napoca and 327 in Iasi, and continues to offer great career opportunities for both IT graduates and experienced professionals.
The new Endava office in Bucharest, located in AFI Park 3 building, covers an area of over 5,000 square meters across 4 floors (9, 8, 7 and 6). The setup of the new office was carried out around an "outdoor activities” theme and new elements introduced to better organise the workspace: more break-out areas, four games rooms, two discussion areas decorated in relaxed maner on each floor, workspace with plenty of natural light for each employee, high end materials for lighting and sundproofing, improved ventilation system / air filter clean and conditioned.
„Our company is continually expanding and we are happy that we found in AFI Park an office which can accomodate our needs. The relocation from AFI 1, will ensure capacity to grow our team in Bucharest to 650 people.
” commented Radu Grosu, Delivery Director for Endava’s office in Bucharest
Headquartered in London, Endava has offices in the UK, USA, Germany, Romania, Macedonia, Moldova and Serbia and with an annual turnover of £64 m/ €88 m in the financial year 2013/2014, the company has established itself as a leading IT services provider.
Supporting the full software lifecycle, Endava covers application development and management, testing, digital media, infrastructure management and cloud services.
Industry-focused verticals are led by professionals who speak the customers’ language, designing services for clients, complemented by world class delivery. Endava’s solutions transform systems, platforms and processes for the world’s leading brands in Banking, Payments, Insurance, Retail, Telecommunications, Media and Technology.