Victoria’s tech hub just gained one more major company.
Seattle-based NetMotion, a mobile software provider, just opened a brand new office in downtown Victoria at 730 View Street.
The company has multiple offices around the world, but the new Victoria workplace is their largest presence outside the USA.
NetMotion has an existing partnership with Vancouver-based carrier TELUS, and recently also entered agreements with Rogers Wireless, Shared Services Canada, and Samsung Canada.
Their decision to open an office in Victoria is based on the city’s superior quality of life compared to other tech cities, and its proximity to talented computer science and engineering students at the University of Victoria.
“Our Victoria team has been instrumental in developing Mobile IQ, an incredibly complex piece of software that turns network data into powerful insights,” said Joel Windels, NetMotion CMO, in a statement.
“As the team continues to grow, we needed to make sure we had a world-class environment for the team to work in – and with this move that’s exactly what we have.”
Outside of Canada and the US, the company also has offices in London, Tokyo, and Brisbane, and are actively hiring in those markets as well.
NetMotion’s clients in Canada include BC Ambulance, Victoria and Saanich Police Departments, Fortis BC, the Interior Health Authority, GCT Canada, CP Rail, Alberta Health Services, the cities of Ottawa and Vancouver, ATCO, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
They will also be working with several students from the University of Victoria’s co-op program or short-term computer science, engineering and marketing rotations taking place in 2020.