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Akamai will expand operations in Costa Rica thanks to quality of exported services

MARCH 31st 2015

The IT services company began operations in 2012 with 6 workers and, in March of this year, hired its 100th employee.

Company plans to hire 60 more people over the next 24 months. Profiles sought in areas related to web management, customer service, computer science and cyber security.

San Jose, March 31, 2015. The services sector company, Akamai, plans to expand its operations in Costa Rica in the coming months due to the Costa Rican human talent and the quality of exported services. The company dedicated to improving the speed and safety with which people access Internet services, plans to increase its payroll by 60 new positions by 2016 and will expand its current offices to accommodate new staff.

Because of this growth in the country, Akamai CEO, Tom Leighton, decided to visit Costa Rica and get to know the employees who made it possible. 

"The operation of Costa Rica has grown more quickly than what we initially projected. The Costa Rican talent, creativity and preparation have made the country’s offices one of the regional centers of excellence. Today we have more than 100 employees and hope to even double this number over a period of about three years" Leighton said. 

If you have ever used online services, downloaded software updates to your phone, streamed video services or simply made ​​a purchase online, you have probably used the services of Akamai Technologies. 

This company manages approximately 30% of the internet traffic through its platform which consists of more than 150,000 smart servers strategically distributed worldwide. Since November 2012, Akamai Technologies opened in Costa Rica to provide services and technical support to its customers in the Americas making emphasis on Latin America. 

Jorge Sequeira, Manager Director of CINDE, commented "We are proud that the Costa Rican human talent stands out worldwide because of the quality of the services provided. We thank Akamai for trusting the country and we are excited about their announcement to continue to grow. This type of news confirms that we are on the right track in the mission of generating 32,000 new quality jobs in the country at the end of 2018. They are also an indicator that the preparation in careers related to technology translates into job opportunities for our people, we must continue to promote them." 

In the short term the company will seek to fill the following job positions: Technical Project Managers, Solutions Architect, Web Security, Technical Support Engineers and Web Developers. Those interested can apply at

Akamai is a good example of how companies from the services sector in Costa Rica, manage to grow steadily thanks to the skills that the Costa Rican human talent offers. To date the country sums 120 companies in the services sector providing direct quality jobs to over 50,000 people.