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Published on Tuesday, October 12, 2021
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

 

Startup Hakkoda announced that began operations last September and currently employs staff in the United States and Costa Rica, with plans to grow to 300 employees. The company facilities are located in Ultralag Free Zone in Heredia Province.

According to the firm, they  offers cloud services, including specialized services in Snowflake, data governance, automated or machine learning, and application development. Services will be provided in English, as they are destined for the U.S. market.

Hakkoda was founded on the principle of identifying data importance to businesses, while at the same time supporting the need to accelerate the data value chain and extend it beyond reporting, they said in its statement.






“Hakkoda’s impact on our clients relies on experienced, passionate team members,"  said  Erik Duffield, Hakkoda CEO. " Costa Rica is strategic to Hakkoda in providing skilled talent that is in the same time zone as our clients and can engage with them directly to leverage data to solve their biggest challenges.”

The company seeks staff with skills in data engineering, analytics, and machine learning, as well as an ability to work with large data sets in the cloud, data integration, and SQL / Python / Scala scripting. Those interested in applying for open positions may visit the company Jobs site.

Hakkoda is one of many companies offering jobs the country. This week, the Switzerland-based Roche announced an investment of $100 million in Costa Rica.

Although several companies are offering jobs, Costa Rica remains with a 16.4% unemployment rate, according to the National Employment Survey. The survey reveals that there are approximately more than 402,000 people without registered jobs in the country from June to August 2021.
 








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