iC Consult Launches Development Office in Sofia
Munich – December 8, 2021 – iC Consult, one of the world’s leading service and consulting companies in the field of Identity & Access Management (IAM), today announced the launch of a new development office in the Bulgarian capital Sofia on January 1, 2022. With the new international location and the larger development team, iC Consult is driving the further implementation of its global growth strategy and ensuring additional flexibility in an increasingly dynamic market.
The new location will provide multi-vendor IAM managed services (MSP) in German and English for iC Consult customers and support the German iC Consult team’s software development projects. The additional development capacity will also enable iC Consult’s customers to significantly shorten their time-to-market, to scale projects more quickly and to noticeably relieve the strain on internal teams with custom managed services models.
“The situation on the German labor market for IT professionals remains tense. That is why we decided to expand our team internationally and provide ourselves with additional room for maneuver with a new European location,” reports Dr. Christian Emig, COO of iC Consult and head of the new branch. “Bulgaria proved to be the perfect choice early on: an open and modern EU member state with a great developer community that is, in large part, fluent in German. We are very much looking forward to getting started in Sofia.”
The new office in Sofia marks iC Consult’s third international development location, after Barcelona and Nanjing. The extensive experience in Asia shaped the planning of the Bulgaria project, said Christian Emig: “China was a valuable blueprint for us to build on in Sofia. It provided us with a comprehensive overview of the opportunities and challenges of such a project, and helped us to decide which established practices we wanted to follow, and which steps we wanted to approach differently.”
One of the key decisions was not to run the team in Bulgaria as a separate unit, but to integrate it seamlessly into the existing German support and development teams: Close integration into well-established project teams can sustainably shorten familiarization periods and noticeably simplify onboarding processes. In times of Corona-related work-from-home models, the physical separation of such teams is unproblematic thanks to established digital communication platforms, especially since the time difference to Sofia is minimal.
The Sofia location will launch in January with approximately five employees; by the end of 2022, the number of employees is to be gradually expanded to around 20.
About iC Consult
The iC Consult Group, headquartered in Munich, Germany, is one of the world’s leading independent service and consulting specialists for Identity & Access Management (IAM). The service portfolio covers business and process consulting, architecture, design, implementation and integration to managed services and identity-as-a-service offerings. The company’s more than 400 employees have already implemented over 2,000 successful projects in the IAM environment. The iC Consult Group, with its affiliates iC Consult, xdi360, IAM Worx and Service Layers, has offices in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Bulgaria, the UK, the U.S. and China.
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