It is time to reflect on summer 2014’ – an important milestone when MERA started expansion in Europe with an R&D center in Belgrade, Serbia.
It has been a fulfilling journey that MERA started in 1989. Last year we were proud to celebrate 25 years as a leading provider of outsourced software development services for the ICT industry. But 2014 was not marked by pride only – it was marked by continual growth as we stepped up the new challenge. This year MERA, Belgrade celebrates its 1-year anniversary.
It is important to highlight an outstanding achievement demonstrated by our young team: for our first year of operation in Belgrade we managed to exceed the number of 100 employees. The ability to surpass our hiring goal indicates a good start for us to live up to. We now aim to increase the number up to 130 employees by the end of 2015. According to Milos Vlahovich, Head of the Belgrade office, “MERA has a long history, good reputation and vast experience and can attract lots of people in Serbia to work for MERA as an excellent employer and a professional company”.
So, MERA has been an agile recruiter: we publish open positions on job boards, such as Infostud Poslovi and startIT, and actively participate in career events. We also sponsored Career Days in March, 2015 – click here to check out the video from the event.
We acknowledge our progress but are not becoming complacent about it. This year we plan to become a partner for STARTIT Centre and a sponsor of other three events:
- Coding Serbia – October 8-9, 2015
- Brand New Engineers – October 12-17, 2015
- Sinergija 2015 – October 21-23, 2015
To top it off we are planning our own event called iOS challenge– a big local competition for programmers.
The office in Serbia is a landmark in our history. Expansion in Europe will allow MERA to move to a new level of customer service, expand its expertise in its priority domains and nurture yet another competence center to satisfy more customers globally.