Salesforce Opens Seattle Area Engineering & Innovation Hub

World's fastest-growing top 10 enterprise software company plans to double local workforce to 500 in Bellevue, WA.

Salesforce has announced the opening of its new world-class office in Bellevue, WA. The new Bellevue office will house one of the CRM company’s largest Engineering & Innovation Hubs. In the coming months, Salesforce plans to double its workforce in Bellevue to nearly 500, helping the company deliver new innovations to its more than 150,000 customers around the world.

Bellevue Washington“Salesforce is the recognized leader in CRM, a category with higher growth than any other in enterprise software. We have been named the Innovator of the Decade by Forbes, and are focused on continuing to deliver market-leading solutions for our customers,” said Parker Harris, co-founder, Salesforce. “By tapping into the local talent pool in the Seattle area, we can expand our world-class engineering team, accelerating our ability to create innovative products that redefine the customer experience.”

The new Bellevue Engineering & Innovation Hub will help accelerate Salesforce’s ability to bring innovative solutions to its customers. With dedicated mindfulness areas and large social lounges designed to inspire creativity and collaboration, engineers can work together on breakthrough technologies that span the latest innovations in artificial intelligence with Salesforce Einstein, productivity with Salesforce Quip, mobility with Salesforce1, app development with Salesforce Lightning and connected devices with the IoT Cloud.

“We welcome Salesforce to our vibrant downtown,” said Bellevue Mayor John Stokes. “Salesforce’s expansion to Bellevue demonstrates that we are rapidly becoming a distinguished hub for technology and innovation in the Pacific Northwest with some of the technology industry’s most prominent leaders and companies calling Bellevue home.”

Giving back is a part of Salesforce’s culture, and its 1-1-1 integrated corporate philanthropy model, in which the company donates one percent of product, resources and employee time to nonprofits and NGOs, directly impacts the communities where its employees and customers live and work. Employees in the Bellevue office have committed to volunteer more than 7,500 hours to local schools and organizations by the end of the year. As part of the office’s grand opening activities, Salesforce partnered with Mary’s Place, a local nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless women and their families, on a clothing drive to help women and their families keep warm this winter.

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