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Lufthansa Technik and CleverPine form tech hub to develop digital solutions

CleverPine, Lufthansa Technik, ViTech
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CleverPine, a provider for software engineering services based in Sofia, Bulgaria, and MRO provider, Lufthansa Technik, have founded ‘ViTech’, a dedicated tech hub for the development of digital solutions exclusively for Lufthansa Technik’s business segments.

Starting immediately, ViTech will recruit 85 software engineers, all based in Sofia.

Hristo Todorov, vice president of technology at CleverPine, said: “Building on our trusted partnership with Lufthansa Technik, we are excited to jointly establish ViTech.

“Our future team will find this a great place to work and drive the digital transformation of the aviation industry.”

ViTech is looking for passionate software engineers to join the team of the recently founded venture.

The roles comprise engineering managers, software engineers, scrum masters, UX designers, data scientists and product owners.

Dr. William Willms, chief financial officer at Lufthansa Technik, said: “CleverPine is the ideal partner for our new joint venture. It has a wealth of expertise in the development of software and digital services and possesses excellent local connections.

“I’m convinced that ViTech’s developments will further drive the digital disruption of Lufthansa Technik’s business segments at great speed.”

For the past 15 years, Lufthansa Technik has already had a significant presence in Bulgaria through its subsidiary Lufthansa Technik Sofia.

In addition, Sofia is home to leading universities and an emerging ecosystem of tech companies and was therefore chosen as the ideal location to launch ViTech, which is starting operations in October.

Radoslav Gaydarski, chief executive of ViTech, said: “Based on years of experience in running software product teams and organisation, I am confident that ViTech will start adding value to Lufthansa Technik digitise the core initiative from its very beginning.

“Fulling our plans to rapidly onboard 85 software engineers, ViTech will become a major player in the local IT landscape and will benefit to the already booming IT ecosystem in Sofia.”

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