Hiring will start immediately for software development center
√ Jobs to be filled by local applicants and will pay $80,000 on average with a recruitment effort in the city's refugee community
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced Rural Sourcing Inc. – a leader in onshore digital engineering – will establish a software development center in downtown Buffalo, creating 150 new positions. The jobs will be filled by local applicants, with a recruitment effort in the city's refugee community, and pay an average salary of $80,000. Rural Sourcing will initially temporarily locate at a to-be-determined location, with plans to continue searching for 15,000 square-feet of permanent office space.
"We welcome Rural Sourcing to Buffalo's growing innovation economy," Hochul said. "The company is creating high-quality jobs and new technology corridors across the country, and we are proud that it has added Buffalo as its newest location to provide technology solutions and resources. In the midst of the company's major growth cycle, Buffalo offers an impressive IT ecosystem, workforce and higher education advantages, as well as low operating costs and high quality-of-life benefits."
Rural Sourcing CEO Monty Hamilton said, "Buffalo is a great city with a rich history. It is important for us to locate areas with a high quality of life where we can recruit top talent in the region. The focus and investment in STEM education at the middle and high school levels, as well as the state's overall investment in software development talent, make it a great location for us. The demand for our 'Scrum-as-a-Service' delivery model continues to grow among our Fortune 500 clients as well as for fast-moving digital platform companies. Our plans are to create and fill 150 software engineering jobs in Buffalo to help meet this strong market need."
Hochul’s team said, “Rural Sourcing is committed to its mission of creating high-quality technology careers throughout Middle America and making an impact in the communities in which it operates. It posted double-digit growth in 2020, contracting outsourced software development projects for which they build, deploy and optimize critical online applications. The company currently operates eight sites through the U.S. and was seeking additional market expansion to fulfill current business obligations and capture additional market growth opportunities. Apply in Buffalo here.
“Since being founded 13 years ago, Rural Sourcing has remained steadfast to its mission to bring technology jobs to parts of the country where there otherwise would not be opportunities. This model has proved successful by providing a low-risk, high-collaboration solution for clients, while delivering the quality and responsiveness that are needed in today's fast paced digital world.”
Empire State Development will provide RSI up to $3.4 million in Excelsior Jobs Tax Credits in exchange for creating 150 jobs.
ESD Chief Operating Officer and Executive Deputy Commissioner Kevin Younis said, "In today's digital economy, Rural Outsourcing is a leader looking to further scale its national footprint and digital service offerings. We're proud that Rural Outsourcing chose Buffalo, with its diverse and talented workforce, as its newest tech hub."
Mayor Byron Brown said, "Rural Sourcing's selection of the City of Buffalo for its newest software development center is further evidence of Buffalo's growing tech economy. The company's plans to put down roots here in Buffalo and hire 150 local residents, with outreach to our immigrant and refugee communities for these extremely well-paying jobs, is fantastic news. I'm pleased Rural Sourcing's temporary center will be located in downtown Buffalo and am hopeful the company will find a permanent home in our downtown. I thank Gov. Kathy Hochul and Empire State Development, and Invest Buffalo Niagara for their roles in bringing Rural Sourcing to Buffalo."
Invest Buffalo Niagara President and CEO Tom Kucharski said, "Technology companies are the present and especially future foundation of successful regional economies. The desires of Rural Sourcing – top tech talent, support resources, a diverse and inclusive workforce, a growing young professional population, an active creative scene, operating affordability, and more – perfectly align with what Buffalo has to offer. We were thrilled to present the Buffalo business case, assist Rural Sourcing through the expansion process, and today welcome them to our community."
Rural Sourcing (RSI), backed by Bain Capital Double Impact, is the leading provider of onshore outsourced digital engineering to build, deploy and support digital applications, products and experiences. RSI's unique onshore delivery model is 100% U.S.-based, accessing untapped and underleveraged technology talent in Middle America cities. By providing an alternative to offshore outsourcing, RSI eliminates the obstacles of time zones, distance, language and geopolitical risks. Scrum-as-a-Service, RSI's unique engagement framework for Agile software development, provides rapid and flexible deployment of multidisciplinary teams via an elastic consumption model and predictable monthly pricing. The company provides world-class solutions for technology-centric and Fortune 1000 clients across various industries, including life and health sciences, high-tech, logistics and transportation, and financial services.