"We’ve been super impressed by the quality of the talent in New Zealand so far and we can’t wait to connect with more people in the local tech community."
Australian tech company Envato has continued its global expansion by establishing a new presence in New Zealand for local workers.
By the end of August, the company will have 20 staff working remotely across the country, with more to come as Envato looks to fill more than one hundred roles internationally over the next 12 months.
Envato CEO Hichame Assi said the company expected to double its New Zealand-based headcount by the end of the year. “We’ve hired almost twenty people in the last six months, and we expect to double that by the end of this year at the very least. We’ve been super impressed by the quality of the talent in New Zealand so far and we can’t wait to connect with more people in the local tech community in the coming months.”
“The people who have worked with us that hail from NZ – both historically here in Melbourne and more recently in the country itself – have helped elevate our business to what it is today. We’ve never been better than now at being connected and working globally, so from a talent, cultural and proximity fit, it makes sense to explore growing our team in NZ as we continue to scale up our international business.”
Roles currently being performed in New Zealand operate across all levels of the business – from SEO and email marketing to customer support, engineering and infrastructure architecture – and while there are no specific areas of focus the company is looking to hire in-country, “our initial recruitment has uncovered some exceptionally strong engineering talent we’re looking forward to growing this further,” said Hichame.
“At the moment we’re remaining flexible and hiring all across the country, and we’re definitely keen to make use of the established flexible working hubs across the country to ensure our teams get together regularly for a closer connection. We’ve already had our first NZ staff meet up just this month.”
“While Envato has always had quite a few people operating in a globally remote capacity, we’re now seeing a more momentous shift across the board that will require us all to be a bit more flexible in our working style. Our global team of over 600 have adapted well to these changes so far, and we expect to continue to refine our approach to globally flexible work as the year rolls on,” concluded Hichame.