23 January 2007
Hewlett-Packard to Open St. Pete Lab
By Yekaterina Dranitsyna
Mikhail Zavileiskiy, DataArt’s COO, comments on recently announced plans by Hewlett-Packard to open a research center in St. Petersburg, Russia.
“St. Petersburg labor market is very attractive for IT companies in terms of available high-end specialists - software engineers and software architects. Advanced specialists were often left without good job opportunities in the city,” he said. “It takes three to seven years to become a qualified software architect, and St. Petersburg, along with Moscow, is the place to find such specialists. Middle-range software specialists, on the contrary, are in deficit. To hire a lot of middle specialists here is not an easy task. Neither Intel nor Sun have managed to do this”.
“Russia’s high growth and pool of talent make it an exciting location to expand HP’s global research capabilities,” said HP’s Executive VP.