Governor John Bel Edwards and Rural Sourcing CEO Monty Hamilton announced that the company will establish a new software development center in downtown Baton Rouge that will create 150 new direct jobs with average salaries of $ 75,000, plus fringe benefits. Louisiana Economic Development estimates that the project will create 166 new indirect jobs, for a total of 316 new jobs in the Louisiana capital region.
Atlanta-based Rural Sourcing provides clients with easy access to multidisciplinary teams of software experts to build, deploy and optimize critical software applications. The company offers a variety of digital engineering services, including application development, data analysis, cloud migration, application security, and more. For its new center in Baton Rouge, the company will be hiring for full stack development positions, or positions that work on both front-end and back-end website development.
“On behalf of Louisiana, I welcome Rural Sourcing to our state and Baton Rouge,” Governor Edwards said. “As we strive to strengthen and diversify our economy, I am proud that digital media and software development companies continue to locate in Louisiana. Our highly skilled workforce, competitive resources and welcoming business climate will get Rural Sourcing started from day one.
Founded in 2009, Rural Sourcing provides information technology services to a wide variety of well-known clients. The company specializes in establishing operations and employing residents in Central American cities.
“We chose Louisiana, and more specifically Baton Rouge, because of its large and diverse talent pool and more than 50,000 graduate students in the region,” Hamilton said. “The focus and investment in STEM education at the middle and high school levels, along with the state’s overall investment in software development talent, make this a great place for us. Demand for our “Scrum-as-a-Service” delivery model continues to grow among our Fortune 500 customers as well as rapidly evolving digital platform companies. Our plans are to create and fill 150 software engineering jobs in Louisiana to help meet this strong market need. “
In addition to the Baton Rouge software development center, the company operates offices in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Augusta, Georgia; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Jonesboro, Arkansas; Madison, Wisconsin; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Mobile, Alabama and Oklahoma City.
“Baton Rouge is delighted to welcome Rural Sourcing to our community; this expansion project will provide quality employment opportunities to our residents and contribute to the economic growth we are seeing in our city and parish, ”said Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome. “We have incredible talents in all higher education institutions in our parish, and we are building our technology sector to provide more opportunities to retain our young professionals after graduation. “
To secure the Rural Sourcing Development Center in Baton Rouge, the State of Louisiana provided the company with a competitive incentive program, which includes the services of LED FastStart, ranked # 1 in the Hand Development Program. -work of the country over the past 12 years. In addition, the company receives an award from the Louisiana Digital Media and Software Development Program.
“The growth of the software industry in the region and the increase in the availability of quality technology jobs will help drive regional employment growth over the long term,” said Adam Knapp, President and CEO of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber. “Rural Sourcing’s decision to bring 150 high-paying, quality software jobs to downtown Baton Rouge underscores that our region is poised not only to compete in the knowledge economy, but also to win. Our team looks forward to continuing to support Rural Sourcing as it becomes part of the larger Baton Rouge community.
Rural Sourcing will immediately begin hiring for its Baton Rouge software development center. To stay up-to-date with career opportunities at Rural Sourcing in Baton Rouge, click here.