Xpanxion, a global software services company, is opening a software center in Manhattan in November.
Company officials said they plan to hire 20-30 IT professionals within two years of operation in Manhattan.
Xpanxion plans to open an office in Manhattan on Nov. 15. The company will hire developers, software testers, and automation engineers, among other software positions.
The Manhattan office will continue growth of the company’s presence in rural regions, serving alongside existing rural centers in Ames, Iowa; Kearney, Neb.; and Loup City, Neb.
The company also has locations in Atlanta, Georgia, and Pune, India, which fulfill its global cross-sourcing model. Cross sourcing refers to the integration of rural, metropolitan, and offshore locations to bring the benefits of each location into one solution.
One component of this model is rural sourcing, a developing practice within the outsourcing industry, in which technology work is sourced to rural areas to benefit from a shared time zone, language, and business understanding, while offering a lower cost of living than large U.S. cities, according to company officials.
Xpanxion chooses rural towns that are home to a college or university to offer recent graduates access to local technology careers. The company works with universities to maintain a strong internship program, offering experience, training, and mentoring to college students. The company is also growing in other rural areas.
Xpanxion LLC provides software development, testing, and consulting services.