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Porsche Engineering officially opens new office in Timișoara and plans further expansionThe company aims to recruit more than 100 software developers and engineers in Romania in 2023

Stuttgart/Timișoara. Porsche Engineering, technology service provider and wholly owned subsidiary of Porsche, has settled in Timișoara and announces the official opening of its new physical location in the city – with long-term plans of growing. The company, which has another R&D office in Cluj-Napoca, aims to recruit more than 100 employees in Romania in 2023, out of which 50 software developers and engineers are planned to be hired in Timișoara.

“With the opening of our new office in Timișoara, we are strengthening Porsche Engineering’s presence in Romania even more,” says Dirk Lappe, CTO of Porsche Engineering and Chairman of the Shareholder’s Committee of the Romanian branch of the company. “We want to continue our success story of developments for the intelligent and connected vehicles in this innovative environment – by relying on the bright minds and skilled talents here. As with our other Romanian site in Cluj-Napoca, we aim to accelerate innovation in software engineering for the automotive industry, and at the same time foster relations with the community and partners around us.”

The new office in Timișoara is located in the heart of the city, in the United Business Center building of Iulius Town Timișoara. It covers 2,110 m² and is a modern, digitalized space, where employees can fully experience the new era of hybrid working. The area is designed like the core of the human-centered culture of Porsche Engineering, with the purpose of bringing people together, fostering social connections, and allowing a self-organized way of working.

“Porsche Engineering is a company built on innovation spirit – with the individual being its driving force. By investing in our own office in Timișoara, with hybrid digitalized equipment and modern internal communication channels, we want to continue shaping a culture that puts our employees first,” explains Marius Mihailovici, Managing Director of Porsche Engineering in Romania. “Moreover, our long-term goals are to remain part of the conversation and action when it comes to social issues or volunteering events, and we want to continue being a strong partner in innovation, education, and social responsibility,” adds Mihailovici. The company thus aims to contribute to the further development of the local automotive software industry, to train the current and next generation of tech talents as well as to give back to society. Corporate social activities and volunteer community work are a key part of the company’s culture.

“Timișoara, the center of one of Romania’s largest automotive clusters, is happy to welcome Porsche Engineering's new state-of-the-art research and development center. Our city is happy to be a home to the future of mobility and transportation, both in terms of investments, as well as a home to the talents that will be creating that future,” says Dominic Fritz, Mayor of Timișoara. “Our commitment to building a sustainable and community-centered city is one which we share with the business sector, and we are looking forward to our further cooperation with Porsche Engineering.”

As it continues to expand, Porsche Engineering Romania remains dedicated to strengthening the bonds with the Timișoara community, local authorities and academic partners, such as Timișoara Polytechnical University. “We are delighted to act as an innovation partner for Porsche Engineering Romania in Timișoara and to start an extensive exchange on future cooperation opportunities,” declares Florin Drăgan, Rector of Politechnic University of Timișoara.

In 2023, Porsche Engineering Romania plans to recruit more than 100 new employees at its two locations in Cluj-Napoca and Timișoara, with a focus on areas such as AI, Big Data, Cloud, Infotainment, ADAS, Connectivity, and more future-oriented subjects of the automotive IT era. All the available vacancies at Porsche Engineering Romania can be explored here.

About Porsche Engineering

Porsche Engineering Group GmbH is an international technology partner to the automotive industry. The subsidiary of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG is developing the intelligent and connected vehicle of the future for its customers – including functions and software. Some 1,600 engineers and software developers are dedicated to the latest technologies, for example in the fields of highly automated driving functions, e-mobility and high-voltage systems, connectivity and artificial intelligence. Their aim is to carry the tradition of Ferdinand Porsche’s design office, founded in 1931, into the future and develop the digital vehicle technologies of tomorrow. In doing so, they combine in-depth vehicle expertise with digital and software expertise.

Porsche Engineering Romania SRL, with its R&D offices in Cluj-Napoca and Timișoara, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Porsche Engineering Group GmbH and therefore firmly integrated in the global network of Porsche Engineering, with locations in Weissach, Bietigheim-Bissingen, Wolfsburg, Leipzig (all Germany), Prague, Ostrava (both Czech Republic), Shanghai, Beijing (both China), Cluj-Napoca and Timișoara (both Romania), and Nardò (Italy).


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