Today we're happy to announce that Box is coming to Austin, Texas. Box Austin will be our first full-scale U.S. office outside of the Bay Area and it will be home to many new (and some transplanted) Boxers from a variety of departments and functions. Initially, we'll be focused on staffing up in our award-winning Customer Success organization and Corporate Sales group, but in the near future we'll be recruiting talented folks for roles in Technical Operations, Finance and more.
We looked across the country to find the best location for our first major U.S. office outside of California. Austin is not only one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country, it also has great talent and a rapidly growing technology ecosystem. There are 4,700 tech companies in greater Austin and employment in tech has grown by more than 18% since 2010 (source: Texas Workforce Commission). Put it all together and Austin is a perfect match for Box's culture of entrepreneurship and, as we call it, "GSD" ("Get Stuff Done").
We're so excited to kick things off in Austin that we've already scheduled our first Box recruiting event for next week. We'll be hosting a Box meetup at Easy Tiger (709 E 6th St ) on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Anyone interested in joining Box can come meet actual Boxers, ask questions, get a feel for our culture and learn more about specific roles and teams. We'll have a bunch of Boxers down in Austin -- including me -- to meet with anyone interested being one of the first wave of people to get Box Austin off the ground. If you're interested in attending, you can sign up here.
Box Austin will be located right downtown at One American Center (600 Congress Avenue) and we expect to officially open the office this fall. As the leader in cloud collaboration, we're growing and signing up some of the largest and most respected companies in the world as customers. Today we have more than 25 million users globally and in addition to Austin, we've opened up offices in San Francisco, London, and Japan in the last two years.
The bottom line is that we're on a mission and we move fast, so you should too. Here are just some of the roles we're hiring in Austin: Sales Development Representative, Customer Success Manager, Tier 1 User Support, Implementation Analyst, and Customer Advisor. All of Box's open positions in Austin can be checked out on our career site.