Digby adding 11 jobs at Austin HQ now, plotting more hires next year

Dig this, job seekers: Austin-based tech company Digby is in the midst of expanding its local workforce by more than 30 percent.

Digby, a developer of mobile commerce applications for retailers, currently has 11 job openings in Austin: senior Java developer (two positions), platform product manager, sales executive, senior BlackBerry product developer, software architect, creative UI design expert, tech writer, marketing communications manager, product marketing manager and marketing associate.

And if that weren’t enough, Digby envisions adding 18 to 20 employees in Austin next year, executives say.

To see a list of available positions at Digby, click here. You may submit your resume to careers@digby.com.

To view Digby’s profile on LinkedIn, click here.

Digby employs a total of 85 people: 30 in Austin and 55 at its research and development center in Chengdu, China.

In June, Digby said it beefed up its executive ranks with four new hires: Ron Jennings, chief financial officer; Eric Newman, vice president of client services; Dan Lowden, vice president of marketing; and Curtis Hill, vice president of engineering. The company said the executives were added to support “tremendous growth.”

In conjunction with that growth, Digby announced two months ago that it relocated to larger office space—more than 4,300 square feet at 3801 S. Capital of Texas Highway in South Austin.

Digby describes its corporate culture as “hardworking, honest and fun.” Workers enjoy a “camaraderie to do everything possible to help fellow employees and retail customers be successful,” the company says.

Dave Sikora (photo), founder, president and CEO of Digby, is a veteran of the Austin software industry. He is former CEO of Pervasive Software Inc., Question Technologies Inc. and Ventix Systems Inc.

“Digby is 100 percent dedicated to all things mobile for retailers, and our R&D investments are strategic to delivering industry-leading features optimized for today’s best mobile devices,” Sikora says.

“With more than 65 million smartphones expected to ship this year,” he says, “Digby is uniquely positioned to help our retail partners lead the pack in creating unique and rich experiences for their customers, especially as the busy holiday selling season approaches.”

Since its founding in 2006, Digby has received $10.8 million in venture capital. Primary investors are BlackBerry Partners Fund, S3 Ventures, Research In Motion Ltd. and Daylight Partners.

Digby’s customers include Golfsmith, Godiva, SkyMall and Toys “R” Us.

To watch a video about Digby, click here.

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