General Motors announced plans today to open and staff its new Information Technology Innovation Center in Roswell, Georgia, just north of Atlanta. It will need to fill the facility with approximately 1,000 new hires, including software developers, project managers, database experts, business analysts and other IT professionals.
“Locating this center in Atlanta makes good business sense,” said GM Chief Information Officer Randy Mott. “We can draw from a deep pool of high tech expertise through the surrounding colleges, universities and talent residing in the area.”
The Roswell, Georgia center is the third of four new IT stations for GM in America, with the first two being in Austin, Texas and Warren, Michigan. The effort is part of GM’s strategy to bring IT operations in-house from a mostly outsourced model that was employed by GM for most of the last three decades. The move will empower the automaker to control its own IT and application infrastructure and make faster, more informed decisions.