San Diego-based Mindera Software has announced plans to open an office in the Pittsburgh Innovation District. (Photo courtesy of Mindera)

West Coast Software Firm Opening Office in Pittsburgh

The appeal of Pittsburgh’s burgeoning tech scene continues to attract firms with international pedigrees, the latest commitment coming from a San Diego-based global technical services company with offices in three other countries.

Last week, officials announced Mindera Software will open an office in the Pittsburgh Innovation District, a development initiative anchored in the city’s Oakland neighborhood, which is home to the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University and UPMC health network.

Founded in 2014, Mindera is a full-service software engineering  and user experience firm with more than 500 employees building high-performance, resilient and scalable software systems to enable businesses to operate efficiently and successfully.

“Opening an office in Pittsburgh represents an exciting new era in Mindera Software’s growth,” said Mary Lockwood, managing director of Mindera for the U.S. “The level of technical talent in the city, as well as its welcoming environment and emphasis on partnership, made this a very easy decision for us.”

The Pittsburgh office will join a roster that includes presences in Portugal, India and the United Kingdom, as well as the company’s San Diego headquarters. While its specific location in the Pittsburgh Innovation District isn’t set, the public-private InnovatePGH partnership that steers that initiative welcomed the company with open arms.

“We are thrilled that Mindera has elected to open their second U.S. office in the Pittsburgh Innovation District in order to take advantage of all the area has to offer: top-tier research and academic talent, an affordable, excellent quality of life, and an environment that is hospitable to supporting innovation,” InnovatePGH executive director Sean Luther said.

The news comes on the heels of other tech expansions in Pittsburgh, including Zoom’s announcement in May to open a research and development center. Already home to tech powerhouses Google, Facebook Reality Labs, Apple, Argo AI, Uber and others, the city is bolstering its reputation for cutting edge technology.

Mindera said it plans to “start small” with the Pittsburgh team, but Luther said Mindera will fill nine positions immediately.

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