London seeds ThousandEyes' success in Europe
Our first office in Europe opened in London in 2017, and it was a pivotal moment for ThousandEyes. At the time, we were still a relatively young company with less than 200 employees, but we were eager to grow our presence on the other side of the pond.
We had been doing business with customers across Europe for years and knew that ThousandEyes could help more European companies improve their operations and digital experiences in the cloud-first era. The move to London made that goal a reality by helping us expand our customer base and our pool of world-class European talent, which has enabled us to continue innovating at a rapid pace.
Today, we have over 500 employees — or (as co-founder Mohit Lad would say) 1,000 eyes – working remotely or at one of ThousandEyes' eight offices worldwide. And with our acquisition by Cisco, this growth trajectory is not slowing down anytime soon.
ThousandEyes is experiencing an astounding pace of growth. For our End User Monitoring product alone, engineered in London and which provides enterprise-grade visibility into the end user experience, it is in the triple digits. And with our plans focused on sustaining that momentum in the coming years, we need the best talent from across the European continent to join us.
“I’m incredibly proud of the Engineering team we’ve built in London,” says Phil Jeffery, Senior Director of Engineering at ThousandEyes. “We’ve developed significantly over the last couple of years but also kept the energy and enthusiasm of our startup days.
He continues, “The icing on the cake has been the business results we’ve delivered with this team, all achieved as we transitioned to remote working.”
Growing Across the European Continent
Hybrid work has demonstrated that extraordinary talent can work anywhere. In fact, as the global economy becomes increasingly digital, it is more important than ever to be able to get the best people into your organization. And that means being able to work with them from wherever they are, not just where you happen to be.
Moving well beyond our London roots, ThousandEyes has hired engineering talent in France, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Portugal, Lithuania, and across the U.K. this past year alone. And we continue to do so, particularly in the U.K. and Portugal.
We are seeking engineers at all levels with a deep understanding of software development who know what it takes to build great products that solve customers' real problems. We are also growing our distributed SRE (Site Reliability Engineering) team from Lisbon to Dublin to Kraków.
Portugal in our DNA
With amazing year-round weather and superb cuisine, many consider Portugal one of the best places to live in Europe. And with some of Europe's leading tech universities, like Instituto Superior Técnico and Universidade do Minho, this small yet mighty country is well known for attracting highly skilled tech talent.
(Fun fact: ThousandEyes' very own co-founder and CTO, Ricardo Oliveira, studied at Universidade do Porto.)
With such a superb environment for tech development, it is no surprise that the Lisbon office is ThousandEyes' fastest growing after London. One new engineering team member based there is Serhiy Boychenko. When asked why he joined ThousandEyes, Serhiy responded that he "really felt it was love at first sight."
"The chance to work on ground-breaking and challenging software solutions doesn't come every day," he continued.
ThousandEyes Stands Out
It is not often you get to work for an organization that is defining a space, which ThousandEyes is doing with Digital Experience Monitoring. Or one that is creating global enterprise-level solutions in teams where you can make your mark. Or one that offers the flexibility of a small organization with the benefits and pay of a high-tech household name like Cisco.
“The seed we planted in London as part of our European strategy is now bearing fruit,” says Murtaza Doctor, Head of Engineering & Operations at ThousandEyes. “I am super excited about our continued growth and scale.”
ThousandEyes is recognized as a leader in our industry. And as part of Cisco, we are ranked #1 in Fortune's 2022 Best Companies to Work For®. Why? Because our people are excited about the possibilities for invention, collaboration, and design when you combine ThousandEyes' start-up culture with Cisco resources and global reach.
A Word From Our New Hires
You know what they say: if you want to find out if a company culture is good or not, ask the people who work there. So, we asked some of our newest Europe-based engineers what they thought about ThousandEyes. Here is what they had to say.
Natalia de Dios, located in Pamplona, Spain, has been at ThousandEyes since March 2022. "As a software professional, ThousandEyes has given me the opportunity to work on an exciting and impactful project, with cutting edge technologies and highly intelligent and motivated colleagues," she said. "And all of it from my home!"
In Belfast, Ireland, Chris Gill has been at ThousandEyes since April 2022. "I would say the main thing that attracted me to ThousandEyes is the engineering culture," he said. "Getting the opportunity to grow, gain new skills, and work with new technologies to further my career."
Open Positions to Peruse
ThousandEyes is looking for bold, creative, and dedicated people to help us build new products, solve problems, and offer our customers a world-class experience. Our team works hard to stay at the forefront of technology, and we have a lot of fun doing it.