Honeywell Signs Lease for Its Atlanta Software Center and New Headquarters for Home and Building Technologies Business
December 12, 2016
In an interview with Hypepotamus, Vice President of Technology and Software, Bruce Calder likened the center to an agile startup hub where cross-functional teams will work face-to-face in an environment that encourages creativity, collaboration and the ability to quickly pivot based on market needs. “This is not a data center where we do internal IT,” Calder said. “This is the main core center serving all of our businesses that’s going to create next-generation software products that will take Honeywell into the future. It’s where we will design, build, test, deploy and support from this center.”
Honeywell plans to invest $19 million in the site and staff it with more than 730 full-time product software engineers and approximately 100 HBT HQ employees over the next five years. The engineers will work on critical software and digital products as part of the company’s connected technologies for homes, buildings, industrial plants, workers, automobiles and aircraft.
The Midtown building was selected based on its proximity to Georgia Tech, access to public transportation and area amenities, scalability for future growth, and the abundant and growing pipeline of millennial talent that lives and works in the area.
“We are seeking the best of the best product software engineers from around the world to come to Atlanta,” said Krishna Mikkilineni, Honeywell senior vice president of engineering, operations and IT. “At Honeywell, product software engineers have the opportunity to develop some of the world’s most sophisticated software- and digital-based products and solutions that play a major role in the IoT, helping airplanes, automobiles, buildings, homes, industrial plants, warehouses, and workers stay connected, safe, productive and secure. And in our new Midtown location, we are building a dynamic work environment that will help inspire our engineers to innovate and collaborate."
“As a pioneer in the IoT, Honeywell’s Home and Building Technologies business, along with the new Software Center, is developing the next generation of connected offerings that will make our customers and their customers more productive, safer, and more secure,” said HBT President and CEO Terrence Hahn. “We are excited about our new global headquarters in Midtown Atlanta.”
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