Microimage opens R&D Centre in Jaffna, plans to draw new talent

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Mar 16, 2017 (LBO) – Microimage, one of Sri Lanka’s top enterprise software solution companies, has opened a research and development center in Jaffna.

“This move was initiated to extend Microimage presence to the Northern Peninsula, enabling existing Microimage engineers hailing from Jaffna to work from their home front and to attract top engineering talent from north of Sri Lanka,” the company said in a statement.

With the opening of the R&D centre, Microimage has three operating locations in Asia including Colombo and Kuala Lumpur.

The Jaffna centre will focus on core product lines including Human Capital Management, Broadcast, Media & Mobile, and engineers will engage in technologies such as cloud computing, mobile, analytics, machine learning and other emerging digital technologies.

The office located on Palali road close to city centre can house around 25 engineers currently. It also has accommodation facilities for up to four engineers.

“I am absolutely thrilled to see another dream realised with the opening of our Jaffna R&D centre. We already possessed number of top talent from Jaffna working on our products in Colombo office, and now with this opening they can continue to work on cutting edge products with great work/life balance as they are close to home,” said Harsha Purasinghe, Founder and CEO of Microimage.

“We intend to offer more opportunities to highly passionate top talent from peninsula as we further grow our operations in the future. Also this move will pave the way for us to establish strong relationships with academic institutions in northern peninsula towards knowledge sharing on a range of modern technologies and to provide internship opportunities for top young talent.”

Microimage is a leader in providing software solutions in the areas of Human Capital Management, Broadcast/Media & Digital convergence — the company’s HCM Cloud is considered one of the top pure play cloud digital HR solutions available in the global market, the company said.

“I am delighted that we’ve been able to establish R&D presence in my home soil. The time I started my career I had to move to Colombo to find an opportunity due the situation in the north,” Head of Broadcast Solutions at Microimage Duxion Murugesu said.

Senior faculty members of Department of Computer Science at the University of Jaffna and Vavuniya Campus were present at the opening ceremony.

Dr. Thabotharan Kathiravelu, representing Faculty of Computer Science, University of Jaffna said, “When we were undergraduate students we always dreamt about having software companies operating in Jaffna, and today it has become a reality.”

“It is perfect timing as we intend to start 6 months internships for the first time for our students and Microimage will be a potential partner for us to place these undergraduate students.”

Founded as a startup in the mid 90’s, Microimage has transformed into a group of companies with business interests in Human Capital Management, Broadcast, Media, Mobile & Digital Convergence.

Microimage Holdings (Pvt) Ltd. is headquartered in Sri Lanka with presence in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia covering the ASEAN region through a joint venture with Malaysian public listed technology conglomerate OMESTI Bhd.

Microimage has been listed as the only Sri Lankan company among APAC Vendors in the “GARTNER -Market Guide for Human Capital Management Suite of Applications”.

The latest broadcast product release from Microimage Mobile Media subsidiary mStudio 3 enables broadcasters & media entertainment personalities to deliver a complete digital audio/video experience combining social sharing capabilities with mobile apps extending the reach of engagement.