Hyderabad: Ness Digital Engineering which designs, builds and integrates digital platforms and enterprise software is planning to increase the headcount of its employees working exclusively for rating agency S&P Global to 850 by next year. Currently, the company has 350 people working for the rating agency from its Global Innovation Centre in Hyderabad and it plans to add 500 more by end of this year.
With the fresh recruitment, the overall headcount of Ness Digital will go up to 2,600 by end of financial year 2018 in India, top company official said at the launch of the innovation centre called Orion Facility in Hyderabad.
The facility will provide employees access to the latest technologies and global communications infrastructure. The associates at the facility are focused on software development, operations, quality assurance and data to enable S&P Global systems and products. It will have labs that will exclusively focus on Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Machine Learning and DevOps innovation and solutions.
“We have about 16 development centres globally and four in India – Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai. We have an overall headcount of 1,800 people who develop solutions for over 50 clients across the four centres. With this facility we want to provide cutting-edge solutions in the emerging fields of AI, Robotics, ML and others,” said Vinay Rajadhyaksha, president and global chief delivery officer, Ness Digital Engineering.
The association of Ness with S&P Global spans over 11 years wherein the former has developed 700 applications in different technologies and the opening of the new centre further strengthens the partnership.
Speaking about the S&P Global’s presence in India, Marcus Daley, chief technology officer, S&P Global Ratings said, “The facility will collectively leverage our capabilities in the emerging fields and it is spread across 100,000 square feet area.”