Michael Dell formally opened Dell’s newest research and development center in Santa Clara, Calif. Wednesday, saying the facility will fill jobs that will create the technology solutions in demand by Dell customers.
The center will work on network design, storage development, cloud computing development and software engineering, as well as technology sales and services
Dell spoke to team members and public officials outside the Dell Silicon Valley Research and Development Center, where the company expects approximately 700 team members to eventually occupy 240,000 square feet of space in two buildings. Also speaking at the event were California Gov. Jerry Brown and Santa Clara Mayor Jamie Matthews.
“We are making significant and thoughtful investments to develop and acquire industry-leading intellectual property,” Dell said. “Silicon Valley is a center of technological innovation and we are looking to recruit from the great talent pool here for high-level jobs in network design, storage development, cloud computing and software development. The new positions we add here are part of more than 1,500 jobs we’re creating in the U.S. this year to help expand our technology solutions portfolio.”