Pittsburgh Innovation District.

The pandemic has hammered businesses large and small, but it hasn’t stopped tech firms from moving into Pittsburgh. First, it was Zoom, announcing a large engineering office in town. Now, it’s San Diego-based Mindera Software, which is opening an office somewhere in the Pittsburgh Innovation District (also known as Oakland).

“Opening an office in Pittsburgh represents an exciting new era in Mindera Software’s growth,” says Mary Lockwood, managing director of Mindera Software. “The level of technical talent in the city, as well as its welcoming environment and emphasis on partnership, made this a very easy decision for us.”

Mindera has more than 500 employees worldwide, with offices in Portugal, England and India. They build resilient, scalable software systems for companies in the global fintech, grocery tech, gaming and wagering, artificial intelligence and machine learning, cryptocurrency/blockchain and eSports industries.

“Mindera is the type of growth firm our region is well-positioned to support — one that combines creativity, technology and talent focused on solving complex problems and serving partners,” says Mark Anthony Thomas, president of the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance. “This marks additional progress in reopening the regional economy and seeing promising businesses thrive in Pittsburgh.”

The company isn’t committing to a specific number of jobs, but will start small in Pittsburgh, with the intention of growing over time. Four tech positions are currently listed on their website for Pittsburgh.

“Mindera’s expansion to Pittsburgh is the latest feather in our city’s cap of future-oriented innovation leaders moving here,” says Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto. “This is a most welcome addition to the Pittsburgh Innovation District and to the city and region overall, and will provide further support to our local economy.”

Michael Machosky is a writer and journalist with 18 years of experience writing about everything from development news, food and film to art, travel, books and music. He lives in Greenfield with his wife, Shaunna, and 10-year old son.