California company opens Austin software office

Sep 27, 2013
Austin Business Journal

Headset maker Plantronics Inc. has opened a software development office in Austin

The California-based company has leased a space in the South Congress and Riverside area. It plans to build an engineering and development office and hire a “handful” of software and firmware — both senior and entry level — engineers this year. To date, just one engineer has been enlisted, the company's analyst relations spokesman Dean Whitehair said

The company is still in the early stages of building out its local office and isn’t disclosing the total number it would eventually hire for the local office

Plantronics (NYSE: PLT), founded in 1961, designs and manufactures communications headsets, telephone headset systems and accessories. The company employs 3,400 workers

Last year, it generated revenue of $762.2 million compared with $713.3 million the previous year

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