Not only is NAVIS expanding into new markets and developing new products, but the Bend-based software company is also transforming its development team and its work space, according to CTO Doug Spencer.

“We have an old school reputation, but that’s no longer the case,” Spencer says. “NAVIS is starting to work with some cutting edge technology in Clojure, React, and Cassandra, amongst several changes.  And we’re making significant upgrades to our infrastructure to handle increased traffic and geographic distribution of our clients.”

The company has been on a tech hiring spree, bringing in 13 new developers and engineers in the past three months. Spencer is still aiming to hire another 15 tech positions, including nine developers, before the end of summer.

The need is so pressing that the company recently doubled the finders’ fee it provides employees for recommending a dev hire. Spencer is keenly interested in developers who have experience with pure SaaS products and several languages.

“We’re looking for people who are great computer scientists,” he says.

The company has been on a quest to modernize its development stack. And its offices in the Old Mill may soon follow suit. Spencer reports that NAVIS will soon get rid of its cubicles for a more open floor plan. The growing company is also moving into additional space next door to accommodate its growing staff.

NAVIS still has jobs posted on our jobs board. And of course you can check out their website.

Kelly Kearsley

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