ALPHARETTA — Global professional services firm Tech Mahindra says it plans to double the size of its Alpharetta workforce adding up to 600 jobs in the next two years.
Tech Mahindra, part of India-based Mahindra Group, provides consulting, outsourcing, engineering and IT services to Fortune 500 companies.
The company recently announced it already added 125 engineering jobs to its Southeast Regional headquarters in Alpharetta. The workforce expansion comes in the wake of the company’s securing a large, full-time contract with a Fortune 10 company.
The company said the jobs will be filled with local, Atlanta-area talent.
“Alpharetta has a vibrant tech community and some of our key customers are based out of here,” said Arvind Malhotra, Global Head of Strategic Accounts & South America. “In addition, there is a lot of quality, local talent. When we began our expansion we were pleasantly surprised with the ease at which we could fill the roles.”
Demand is primarily being driven by the explosion of cloud-computing, Malhotra said.
Dallas-based Tech Mahindra helps clients improve business processes, improve operational efficiencies and develop new products and services. It also helps companies — from banks to industrial conglomerates — transition to the digital economy.
Tech Mahindra employs more than 600 at its Alpharetta office – the company’s second largest in the United States. The office serves Tennessee, Alabama, Florida and the Carolinas.
At a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the company’s new office at 3655 Northpoint Parkway, Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle said the city is proud of Tech Mahindra’s local success.
“Tech Mahindra is part of the reason Alpharetta has become known as the Technology City of The South,” he said.
Abundant skilled talent, favorable taxes and low living costs have made metro Atlanta a magnet for IT hubs similar to the Indian city of Bangalore. That city reinvented itself into an Asian R&D tiger on the shoulders of American offshoring.
Tech Mahindra’s expansion underscores Atlanta’s reputation as a center for multinationals who provide business consulting, technology, engineering and outsourcing services.
Indian multinationals Wipro Ltd., and Infosys Ltd., have large business process outsourcing operations in the metro area.