High tech firm has grand opening for new office in Lafayette _lowres

Perficient officials cut the ribbon on the company's office in downtown Lafayette in 2016. Now at about 75 employees, the company's long-term goal is to employ 245 at its Jefferson Street location.

A global digital transformation consulting firm plans to double its workforce in Lafayette with a long-term goal of employing 245 in the next five years.

Perficient Inc., which currently employs about 75 at its two-story office at 538 Jefferson St., is looking for both entry-level and experienced IT professionals to expand software development services. Positions include QA consultants, ETL/data consultants and technical consultants, including software developers and solution architects.

The company will have a technology recruitment open house at 3:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday at its office.

“Perficient as a company has really been growing over the last couple of years,” said Bill Lisiecki, director of managed services in the Lafayette office. “We have multiple (hiring) phases planned. Ultimately this (office) can hold 245, and we’re just using half of the first level now. We’re always looking for quality people who can help us grow the business.”

The company contracts with several Fortune 500 companies in a number of sectors, including health care, financial services, large equipment manufacturing and automotive finance, Lisiecki said. It moved into its current space in 2016. 

Officials with the Louisiana Economic Development office said back then the company's local payroll would top $16 million when it hits 245 employees with jobs paying on average $60,000 a year. 

High tech firm has grand opening for new office in Lafayette

“As a trusted partner for enterprise-level businesses across North America, we’re seeking candidates to join our dynamic Lafayette team and share in our commitment to thrill our clients with innovative technology solutions,” Perficient general manager MaryBeth Ostasz said. “Our colleagues are valued contributors to our success, working across all facets of information technology, including project management, development, data management, and quality assurance. Candidates who join our team will have opportunities to enhance their current skills, develop new ones and become a part of something truly special.”

The Louisiana Economic Development office's FastStart program is working in partnership with the Lafayette Economic Development Authority and Louisiana Workforce Commission to support the event.

“Perficient plays a critical role in the continued growth of Louisiana’s IT Industry,” LED FastStart executive director Paul Helton said. “Perficient’s presence in Lafayette demonstrates confidence in the Louisiana workforce. Working with Louisiana’s higher education community, LED is committed to providing companies like Perficient with a world-class workforce. We are confident that the Acadiana Region can continue to support the Perficient team with skilled professionals for the leading IT opportunities of the future.”

The company’s Lafayette Delivery Center, part of a worldwide group of Perficient offices, delivers technical consulting solutions to leading companies.

“Perficient remains committed to growing their Lafayette Delivery Center with our exceptional local workforce and graduates from UL Lafayette and South Louisiana Community College,” LEDA President and CEO Gregg Gothreaux said. “The open house will provide job seekers with an intimate atmosphere to meet with Perficient staff to learn about the employment opportunities currently available with the company.”

All attendees are encouraged to register at perficientrecruitmentopenhouse.eventbrite.com.

Email Adam Daigle at adaigle@theadvocate.com.