MathWorks, Inc., a Natick-based company that develops engineering software, is looking to fill 165 local open positions this fall, and hopes area residents will apply, according to company officials.
The company employs 2,400 people globally, and 70 percent of those employees work at its Natick headquarters just off Route 9. Nearly 70 percent of the Natick headquarters employees live locally, according to Tim Evans, the company's recruiting manager.
"We branch outside the immediate area when we have to, but we usually hire locally the majority of time," Evans said.
According to the MathWorks website, there are 165 jobs available currently - down from 350 at the beginning of the year as the company enters an aggressive hiring phase, Evans said.
Jobs available include positions in software development, marketing, finance operations, and human resources, he said.
Evans said the company is growing at a rapid pace as its tools, popular engineering software like MATLAB and Simulink, are used in an increasing number of devices.
"Our current open positions are based on where business stands now, but we anticipate to continue and grow," he said.
Evans said the company has also continuously added jobs over the year, as the company finds certain positions and departments need additional support.
"We opened up a number positions at the end of 2011, but business needs change and evolve, so we decided that we might need two or three of these people," he said.
The company is also planning to add even more jobs for 2013, but Evans said he was not sure how many yet.
"We anticipate growing aggressively," he said.
To browse or apply for MathWorks jobs in Natick, visit the company's website.
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