Citigroup Inc. has begun advertising for IT staff for its $450 million data center project in Georgetown, Texas, a suburb of Austin. The financial services expects to hire 50 people at an average annual salary of about $70,000 for the facility, which is being built on a 55-acre site on the SE Inner Loop. Citigroup began searching locations in the Austin area last fall, and purchased the Georgetown site in January after considerign several other Austin-area locations. Bourn Partners LLC is the project developer.
Citigroup is advertising for an operations and facility manager and a delivery team manager for the Georgetown site. The company has posted the jobs at Diversity Inc. and LatPro, a job board for Hispanic and bilingual professionals, as well as the Citigroup web site.
The Citigroup project reinforces the status of the Austin region as one of the strongest markets for new enterprise data centers. Hewlett-Packard is building two major facilities in Austin, while Lowe’s has a $126 million data center in the works. That’s in addition to Zydeco Development’s proposed data center park and plans by Digital Realty Trust to expand its Austin facility.