Auriga Regional Offices Expansion – 200% Growth Expected by the End of 2011

Auriga is pleased to see the upsurge of the engineering teams in Nizhny Novgorod and Rostov-on-Don.

At the beginning of this year Auriga started expansion projects for both of its regional Russian development centers that experience rapid growth.

Auriga’s Rostov-on-Don regional office is relocating to a new, spacious business center. Launched in December 2009, this Development Center has increased sevenfold in terms of headcount, and is expected to grow up by extra 50% as compared to the current size by the end of FY11. The center is mainly focused on development of diverse enterprise and web-based solutions. In 2010 Auriga’s Rostov-on-Don Center started several spectacular projects including development of a radically new Enterprise 2.0 collective intelligence solution and an innovative personalization service for mobile users.

To accommodate the increased company growth, Auriga has recently added more space to our office at the “Orbita” business center in Nizhny Novgorod.

Auriga Development Center in Nizhny Novgorod has turned 5 years old this January, and the recent year has been marked by its significant escalation. Started in 2006 as an extension of the Moscow-based team dedicated to one of our key customers, Auriga-Nizhny has grown more than ten times (both in terms of the employee headcount and the number of projects).

Today Auriga-Nizhny works on an impressive array of projects for a variety of accounts including Auriga US and EU customers, as well as regional branches of the leading Russian and international companies.

Auriga-Nizhny is a full-featured delivery center staffed and equipped for brilliant management and delivery services. Over the past few months Auriga significantly broadened its operations by increasing ongoing investment and development, and also enforced its participation in local initiatives aimed to attract the young crowd to the team. In particular, Auriga

  • sponsored the Programming Contest at the Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University
  • presented a seminar at the Information Technology Department of Nizhny Novgorod State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering
  • participated in the Nizhny Novgorod career fair, an important local event with over 2000 attendees.

“We are planning to add more customers to our portfolio over 2011, and to double Auriga-NN team. With these prospects, Auriga has a good chance of climbing even higher among the top companies offering software development job opportunities in the region”,

– Ildar Gabdulline, Head of the Auriga – Nizhny Novgorod Delivery Center 

Auriga’s Internship Program – Emerging Opportunities for Software Engineering Talents in Nizhny Novgorod and Rostov-on-Don

Auriga Training Center, operating since 2005, enters a new maturity stage. Auriga launches an internship program allowing Training Center graduates to start a full-time job on a real-life software development project and gradually blend in with mature Auriga engineering team.

This program poses a lot of benefits for Auriga which is naturally interested in attracting highly motivated software developers trained in relevant software R&D areas, as well as for the interns who have a great chance to apply up-to-date software development knowledge from the classes to live projects.

Auriga Training Center was created in November 2005 at the premises of Moscow State University, and has been running and expanding to new locations ever since, providing senior students, graduates, and postgraduates with advanced IT training and hands-on experience in top-notch technologies, highly demanded by Auriga’s customers.

Every semester, several groups of students in Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod and Rostov-on-Don are formed from the applicants that meet the entrance level requirements. There is no tuition fee, and the course is unique in its combination of practical skills training with academic-level theory knowledge. Auriga is especially well-known for its programs in system-level programming technologies such as Linux Kernel Programming Fundamentals and Advanced Linux Kernel Programming. Today the available training programs also include courses on Java, .NET, software testing, and a newly introduced course on banking core systems tools.

“We are glad to offer an intern placement to highly-motivated candidates with solid knowledge and practical skills. The three-month internship program combines working on actual software development projects with training and learning tasks. This can be viewed on as a probation, after which the best graduates get a work placement at Auriga (actually, the most talented and proactive program participants have proven to make it even faster)”.
– Ksenia Zakharova, Training & Development Manager at Training Center Auriga

The Training Center has confirmed its evident efficiency as a source of talented young engineers. The best graduates are often invited to join Auriga engineering teams. One of the Training Center interns in Rostov-on-Don has received Auriga’s monthly corporate award for the best contribution to Auriga projects.

“We are glad to see the program already working – there are at least five currently functioning project teams that received a boost after the arrival of the Auriga Training Center graduates who joined the company in 2010. These promising and dynamic people bring a wealth of ideas, energy, and creativity. We are planning to introduce more complementary classes and elaborate the internship program further”.
– Ildar Gabdulline, Head of the Auriga – Nizhny Novgorod Delivery Center

Top Engineering Services Vendors: Ranking and Data from Datamonitor

Data from The 2010 Black Book of Outsourcing: Global Engineering Services Outsourcing Satisfaction Study by Datamonitor.

This document presents the key results of The 2010 Black Book of Outsourcing survey in the Engineering Services Outsourcing (ESO) segment including ranking of the leading ESO providers globally. ESO segment is the part of the broader outsourcing domain that includes such services as embedded systems design, research and development (R&D), quality management, and other.

Based on the results of the survey, Auriga was ranked as the leading provider of ESO services globally by overall satisfaction. Auriga was included in ESO segment of outsourcing for its extensive software R&D practice for various verticals, and embedded software expertise in particular.

Download the ESO Vendors rankings by Datamonitor (PDF).