The global company Redis chose Bulgaria over other 5 countries for its next R&D center and announced ambitious plans of 75 immediate hirings with the number intended to grow. The renowned open-source in-memory data store that powers real-time services for over 10000 organizations globally and the company behind the most popular NoSQL database and one of the most popular databases worldwide is thrilled to announce the establishment of its engineering office in Bulgaria. This strategic move underscores Redis commitment to expanding its global footprint and tapping into the rich talent pool in the region.

Redis has been recognized by tech communities as the most-loved database for five consecutive years. It plays a pivotal role in creating real-time experiences for businesses in today’s increasingly digital landscape. Its real-time data access capabilities are used to enhance application performance, especially in scenarios where quick data access is critical, such as in e-commerce, gaming, financial applications, and more. With more than 1 million deployments and over 6 million daily Docker launches, Redis is a key player in the field of in-memory key–value databases, caches, and message brokers.

The Success

Redis achieved Centaur status with the company’s Series F financing in August 2020 and has raised $347 million USD as of the company’s Series G round in April 2021. Among Redis’ more than 10,000 customers include BNP Paribas Personal Finance, British Airways, Visa, Netflix, Apple, Google, MasterCard, Dell, Microsoft, FedEx, Flowdesk, iFood, MGM Resorts International, Playdemic, TELUS, Tiffany & Co, and Ulta Beauty.

The company with Centaur status that sees the potential of Bulgarian talent

The decision to open an engineering office in Bulgaria is fueled by the company’s vision to establish Sofia as a primary engineering hub outside Israel. Redis VP, Richard Harry, commented, “Having worked with extremely talented Bulgarian engineering teams earlier in my career, I am confident we will be able to find the level of talent needed for the next stage in our growth as a company. Sofia was an obvious choice due to a number of factors. Availability of high quality talent, EU presence, and of course Sofia city itself.”

New Director Ivan Atanasov comments on the exciting challenge for professionals in our country

Ivan Atanasov, Director of Engineering at Redis

Redis has already appointed their Country Manager for Bulgaria. Mr. Ivan Atanassov, a seasoned professional with extensive experience in senior leadership roles as Site Lead of the engineering office of Uber in Bulgaria and Engineering Manager at SAP, has been entrusted to build the Redis team.

“I am excited to be a part of a company that produces such an innovative and popular DB platform and technology of such importance and impact for the engineering community and global business. I look forward to building a strong team from the Bulgarian IT community that will work on a top-notch engineering product as Redis Enterprise in Cloud or on customers’ premises. Having the opportunity for the engineers in Bulgaria to work on one of the most popular databases worldwide is exciting”, commented Mr Atanassov.

95% of Redis employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Redis 4.3 out of 5 for work-life balance, 4.3 for culture and values, and 4.3 for career opportunities.

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