British technology consultancy BJSS lands in Australia

26 November 2020 Consultancy.com.au 2 min. read
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British technology and engineering consultancy BJSS has landed in Australia, with Melbourne the firm’s 14th location globally and its first in Asia Pacific. 

Founded in 1993 in the UK city of Leeds, BJSS is a professional services firm specialised in digital consulting, technology, software engineering, cloud and data services. The company has over the past decade enjoyed strong growth, growing its headcount to around 1,500 staff across offices in the UK, Europe and North America. 

In a bid to offer a global presence to its internationalising client base – mainly blue-chip organisations in the energy, financial services, retail and government sectors – BJSS has now added Australia to its footprint. “We’re excited to continue our international expansion by opening our first office in the APAC region,” said Amir Soufizadeh, Head of International Expansion at BJSS. 

British technology consultancy BJSS open Melbourne office

Having reviewed locations options across Australia, BJSS picked Melbourne as its base. “Melbourne is the country's technology hub and is home to some of the world’s leading tech talent. We’re looking forward to getting started,” explained Soufizadeh. 

BJSS expects to hire 150 jobs locally over the coming months to kickstart the operation said BJSS in a statement, without sharing more details on the types of roles the consulting firm has filled. Some of the technology vendors it works closely with include Amazon Web Services, HashiCorp and Google Cloud and Microsoft. 

The move comes shortly after BJSS expanded into Lisbon. Similarly, the firm has announced it aims to grow its team in Portugal to around 150 in the coming 15 months.

Welcoming the news in Australia, Tim Pallas, the Victoria’s Economic Development Minister said: “Securing the confidence – and investment – of a global tech company such as BJSS is great news for Victoria. They will benefit from our culture of innovation and highly skilled talent, while also strengthening our capabilities in areas such as artificial intelligence and cloud computing.”

Earlier this year, US technology consultancy Slalom also picked Melbourne as the base for its Australian launch.