Frontdoor to Accelerate Pace of Home Services Innovation With Creation of Denver Technology Campus
Frontdoor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FTDR), the nation’s leading provider of home service plans, today announced it is creating a technology campus in Denver, bringing additional capacity to the company’s technology and engineering teams based in Memphis, Phoenix and other locations. The Denver site will help the company accelerate the pace of innovation as it builds products, platforms and service enhancements to transform its operations and the $400 billion home services industry.
When complete, the new campus will be located in the heart of downtown, near Union Station, and will include professionals in engineering (data, DevOps, software, UI), UX and interactive design, UX research, project management, data science, service desk support and more. In recent weeks, the company has filled nearly 20 of the up to 100 positions that are currently planned for the center. These individuals are working in a temporary space downtown while the company renovates existing office space to create a vibrant, open and collaborative feel that matches its startup energy and culture. The new space will be ready to be occupied later this year.
“Denver has one of the best technology markets in the country, and we’re excited to expand our team with incredible talent from this area,” said Piras Thiyagarajan, senior vice president and chief technology officer at Frontdoor. “Not only are we building great solutions for homeowners, but we’re building a great team and great culture.
“We’re on a mission to take the hassle out of owning a home,” he said. “Frontdoor has the energy and mindset of a billion-dollar startup. It’s a great feeling to know that the work you’re doing is making a difference in the lives of homeowners and families across the country.”
Frontdoor’s leadership team includes executives with experience with some of the world’s most recognized consumer brands such as Amazon, Apple, Google, Lyft, Samsung and Starbucks. Thiyagarajan says their background in performance, innovation and industry disruption contributed to the decision to expand to Denver.
“For us to fundamentally reshape the homeowner experience and bring new, innovative solutions to the market, we have to continue investing in technology – and the expansion of our team with this new office is a big piece of our strategy to do just that,” he said.
To find out more about employment opportunities with Frontdoor, go to frontdoor.jobs.net.
Frontdoor is a company that’s obsessed with taking the hassle out of owning a home. With services powered by people and enabled by technology, it is the parent company of four home service plan brands: American Home Shield, HSA, Landmark and OneGuard. Together, it serves more than two million customers across the U.S. through a network of more than 16,000 pre-qualified contractor firms that employ over 45,000 technicians. The company’s customizable home service plans help customers protect and maintain their homes from costly and unexpected breakdowns of essential home systems and appliances. With more than 45 years of experience, the company responds to over four million service requests annually (or one request every eight seconds).
Forward Looking Statements
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