Dimension Data-North America plans to hire about 15 people immediately. Geary Morris, senior vice president of marketing, talked with The Post's Andrea Caumont.
your company do?
AWe are a global company based in Johannesburg. We entered the U.S. marketplace seven years ago through a series of acquisitions. About three years ago, we acquired Proxicom, which was based in Reston. We're the largest global information technology services company that nobody's ever heard of. Which for a marketing director is a hard job. We're a $2 billion technology services company. We have 7,000 employees globally, 600 in the United States and 90 in the Washington area specifically. We play in the infrastructure services space, working with companies to plan their infrastructure, their IT local area networks, their storage area networks, their wireless networks, their security plans and how they manage their infrastructure, including the applications, the devices, the routers and the switches that make their infrastructure and networks work efficiently.
What do you think your employees would say were the best reasons for working at your company?
We've had some tremendous growth, especially in the past year. We're a very employee-active company. We solicit the opinions of our employees on a regular basis. We really work to get employees involved in the business, so we conduct leadership forums and employee councils to get their feedback.
Who owns your company?
Shareholders. We are publicly traded in the United Kingdom.
What sense of stability can your company offer job candidates?
Obviously the IT market has gone through a number of challenges in the last couple of years. We were founded in 1983. Through the last 20 years, we've grown both organically and through acquisitions. We are a profitable company with more than $350 million in cash. We have a very clear and focused business plan and are executing against that. We don't hire based on contracts.
What are the demographics of your company?
We have a very diverse demographic worldwide. The tech industry is a predominantly male industry. One of the things we've tried to do is identify candidates, both women and people of color, who are equally qualified, with a focus on diversity within our company. I personally feel passionate about looking for opportunities to hire minorities and women. Our U.S. operations are 23 percent female and 13 percent minority.
What positions do you have available and what level of expertise do you want?
We're hiring to staff our sales and marketing resources because our business is growing and because we're making an investment in this particular geographic market. We're looking for a communications center supervisor, two in-site administrators, one IT operations administrator, one CCIE router/switch consultant and one high-end routing switching/IPT/IPCC consultant. We also have several openings for account and sales mangers, as well as one project manager. We're also hiring a senior technical writer, a regional scheduling coordinator, a proposal manager, a support engineer and an infrastructure and telesales manager.