Austin’s LifeSize Communications in midst of hiring spree

Between now and the end of this year, LifeSize Communications Inc. plans to add a sizeable number of employees—about 30—at its Austin headquarters.

The company, which became a division of Logitech International SA last December, already employs about 200 people in Austin. At this time, the LifeSize website lists more than 20 open positions in several areas: finance, software engineering, hardware engineering, information technology, manufacturing, marketing, sales and technical support.

To see the list of available jobs on Facebook, click here.

To view Facebook photos of workers in action at LifeSize, click here.

Alise Mullins, vice president of human resources at LifeSize, says she expects the level of hiring next year to be on par with 2010. To accommodate growth, LifeSize moved this summer to 75,000 square feet at 1601 S. MoPac Expressway.

Mullins says the company seeks “smart, authentic, honest and goal-driven” candidates for jobs.

To view Mullins’ LinkedIn profile, click here.

To view the LinkedIn profile for LifeSize co-founder and CEO Craig Malloy (top photo), click here.

Founded in 2003, LifeSize provides high-definition videoconferencing systems. The company employs more than 350 people around the world, with major offices in England, Germany, India, Singapore, Hong Kong and China.

The company says it was started with four basic principles in mind: Hire exceptional people, ensure they’re put in the right positions to add value, set high expectations to challenge them and give them room to run.

On its website, LifeSize says: “Our culture is based on personal excellence within a team environment. It is diverse, trusting, respectful, challenging and intellectually curious. We understand that our people are the foundation upon which we have built an innovative, results-oriented company that is transforming our industry.”

To see the company’s top reasons for working at LifeSize, click here.

To read about the HR recruiting process at LifeSize, click here.

LifeSize posted revenue of about $90 million last year, with revenue growth of 40 percent to 60 percent projected for 2010. Logitech paid $405 million in cash to buy LifeSize.

In a conference call with Wall Street analysts in June, Jerry Quindlen, president and CEO of Switzerland-based Logitech, said he was pleased by the “accelerating momentum” of LifeSize. In the second quarter of this year, LifeSize accounted for net sales of more than $27 million at Logitech, which is best known for producing computer equipment such as joysticks, trackballs and keyboards.

“We’re encouraged by the growth of our sales and the growth we see in the overall market for video communications,” Quindlen said. “We will expand our LifeSize portfolio of products and services in the coming months,” with some of the biggest sales opportunities in the small to midsize business market.

To watch a video about the LifeSize story, click here.

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