Santa Clara – September 14, 2020 – Gigamon, the worldwide leader in network visibility, analytics, threat detection and response, today announced plans to expand its international footprint with the addition of its fourth tech hub in Ottawa, Canada. Gigamon will tap into the city’s deep tech expertise to build out a world-class Research and Development (R&D) team in the coming months with the goal of an office opening in 2021. Gigamon currently has tech hubs in Santa Clara, California; Seattle, Washington; and Chennai, India with sales offices worldwide.
“When reviewing potential expansion opportunities in North America, we considered a number of attractive options. In the end, Ottawa’s diverse workforce and bustling tech community made it the clear choice,” said Shane Buckley, President and Chief Operating Officer at Gigamon. “I would like to thank our partners at Invest Ottawa for being such tremendous partners throughout this process. We look forward to adding the best of the best to our team as our new tech hub will play a vital role in supporting our accelerated growth trajectory.”
Ottawa, Canada’s national capital, is well known for its highly skilled tech workforce, with a strong focus on candidates with software-as-a-service (SaaS) and cloud expertise. This past summer, Ottawa saw one of the highest year-over-year increases in CBRE’s Tech Talent rankings and secured the top spot for tech talent concentration. Today’s announcement further supports a long-term trend of sustained growth for the city’s vibrant tech sector, especially as a center for R&D. Throughout the selection process the Ottawa bid was actively supported by Invest Ottawa’s Global Expansion team and Ontario International’s team in California and Canada.
“We are proud that leading-edge companies like Gigamon have chosen to expand their operations into Ontario, and today’s announcement further solidifies Ottawa as a cornerstone of Ontario’s technology ecosystem,” said Vic Fedeli, Ontario’s Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. “This is a testament to the impressive talent, dynamic business climate and vibrant culture of innovation in the province.”
“I am extremely proud to welcome Gigamon, an industry leader in network agility, visibility and security, to the nation’s capital,” said Jim Watson, Ottawa Mayor. “This is a significant investment by an emerging tech industry leader, reinforcing Ottawa’s position as an attractive city in which to do business, particularly during these uncertain times.”
Initial hiring opportunities in Ottawa will predominately be for software engineers, with a focus on Cloud and SaaS skill sets. Over time, Gigamon expects significant expansion in Ottawa comparable to their existing tech hubs. For specific job descriptions, please visit the Gigamon career page. For more information on the company, please visit www.gigamon.com.