Arbor Networks is on a significant hiring spree in Ann Arbor. The University of Michigan spin-out has hired 30 people over the last year and has 25 more openings.
The 12-year-old company specializes in IT security software and has grown to 300 people overall, including 100 in its Ann Arbor office. The company has been growing so fast that it's expanding its facilities in Ann Arbor, Atlanta and Massachusetts, hiring aggressively in all three locations.
The Ann Arbor facility has added 10,000 square feet of new office space and 1,200 square feet of lab and data center space.
"We're frankly bursting at the seams," says Kris Lamb, vice president of engineering at Arbor Networks
. "We just needed more space."
Lamb expects Arbor Networks to continue hiring aggressively for the foreseeable future. The current 25 job openings should be filled by the end of the year. The company is aiming to grow the Ann Arbor office to 140-150 people within the next year.
"This expansion is driven by the rapid expansion in demand for our software products," Lamb says.
Source: Kris Lamb, vice president of engineering at Arbor Networks
Writer: Jon Zemke