Top Innovator: Salesforce Opens Seattle Area Engineering & Innovation Hub - (Archived)

SalesforceNot only is Salesforce creating new local jobs by opening one of its largest Engineering & Innovation Hubs, the company is committing to more than 7,500 total employee volunteer hours to Seattle-area nonprofits this year.

In the coming months, Salesforce plans to double its workforce in Bellevue, WA to nearly 500, helping the company deliver new innovations to its more than 150,000 customers around the world.

By tapping into the local talent pool in the Seattle area, Salesforce co-founder Parker Harris said the company can expand its world-class engineering team, accelerating the ability to create innovative products redefining 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.

Sparking Inspirational Change in the Community

Giving back has been a part of Salesforce’s culture from day one, 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 are 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, with a clothing drive to assist women and their families stay warm this winter.

For this innovative approach to business and commitment to the community, Salesforce has earned a Top Innovator commendation.

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