This past year has been a big one for Apptio, as we continued to deliver on our commitment to helping organizations innovate to compete by making informed decisions faster. Our award-winning cloud-based solutions give teams the power of trusted, actionable insights to connect technology investment decisions to drive better business outcomes.
We recently unveiled a redesign of the entire product portfolio to enhance, simplify, and modernize the user experience. Other exciting additions to our platform over the past year include: more than 175 product and feature launches, and recent acquisitions of best-in-class technology such as Targetprocess, a Gartner Leader in Agile portfolio and work management software, and SaaSLicense, which has been rebranded, expanded, and integrated with our product portfolio as Cloudability SaaS. With these exciting improvements and expansions, Apptio is changing the face of technology financial management at more than 1,800 companies all over the world.
To support the fast pace of business growth and rapid expansion of our product suite, Apptio is announcing the launch of a Product Innovation Center in Krakow, Poland. This Center is designed to attract the most diverse and high-caliber technology talent in software development, product design, and product strategy.
Apptio already has more than 18 offices across North America, EMEA, and APAC and a highly engaged remote workforce. But as Poland emerges as one of Europe’s prime software development hubs, we want to be here to work with the best and brightest! With more than 45,000 IT specialists, 2,250 computer science graduates every year, and the expertise of over 500 tech firms, Krakow has created a blossoming ecosystem for the most cutting-edge minds in tech.
As the leader of our Polish Innovation Center, I am passionate about building, mentoring, and developing a group of strategic thinkers, code creators, and product builders. I will foster an inclusive culture designed to help our employees grow and our customers become wildly successful. From my first day at Apptio, I am building a team based on some simple and effective core values:
- Ownership and accountability
- Strong collaboration and transparency
- Continuous improvement
- Technical proficiency
During my career, I coined the term E2E Engineer. An E2E Engineer is a professional who not only concentrates on writing excellent code but foremost participates in the definition of requirements, architects solutions with a long-term vision in mind, thinks how to ensure the highest possible quality, and designs the system for self-serviceability and ease of maintenance. We are looking for people who can play this broad role, who are excited about joining a world-class engineering team, and learning and using the most modern architecture and tooling to continuously improve our products!
We are building the office with concrete plans on what the team will work on.
“As we build out our team in Poland, we are betting on highly visible, high-priority initiatives, including new products, core common software components, and the evolution of our infrastructure platform,” says Jeremy Ung, VP of Global Engineering and Product Management at Apptio. “I am personally committed – as are our other Apptio leaders across the business – to the Polish market and growing our presence there with a top-tier engineering team. I am confident that Michal will drive a culture focused on learning, skills development, and an outcome-based mindset.”
I am overwhelmed with my peers' professionalism, extensive IT knowledge, and fantastic leadership skills. Together, we will build Apptio's next big innovation in Poland!