San Francisco Bay Area Software Company Autodesk, Inc. announced its intention to open an office in Costa Rica to meet the growing demand for its software in Latin America.
The company will not hire any software engineers, which means the Costa Rican center will not be involved in developing software for the company.
âThe Costa Rican team will largely be made up of inside sales professionals. In the longer term, the office is part of a strategy of centralizing commercial resources to better engage clients in the segments of small and medium enterprises, âthe Silicon Valley firm said in a statement.
Autodesk manufactures software products and services for the architectural, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media, education and entertainment industries.
âEstablishing a presence in Costa Rica is in line with our optimistic view of Latin America. We see great potential and new opportunities for the region and look forward to tapping into San Jose’s incredible talent pool, âsaid Morgan Kirkland, senior manager of Autodesk’s sales organization for the Americas.
In its statement, the company made it clear that it would consider employment for all qualified applicants “regardless of their criminal background.”
âThe belief in new possibilities is fundamental to Autodesk. Our software enables innovators to design and build a more prosperous future, âsaid Roberto Mikse, regional director of the company.
Autodesk is best known for its flagship software, AutoCAD, which is used by architects, engineers, and structural designers to design, draw, and model buildings and other structures. Among its customers is the American electric car maker Tesla.