Canada’s two top consumer electronics retailers, Best Buy Canada and Future Shop, are estimating a 70% increase in headcount for their IT teams this year.
Exponential growth in the IT area has been driven by the company’s in-sourcing of key strategic roles, while rapidly expanding technology solutions to better serve customers and employees. Internally, a company transformation to a Virtual Desktop and PYOC (Pick Your Own Computer) Program for employees has also fuelled the creation of new IT roles.
Already experiencing significant growth, the Best Buy Canadaand Future Shop IT team has doubled in head count over the past twelve months, with a forecast to triple in size by the end of this year. The majority of this growth has been in new roles in the areas of Technology Infrastructure, Application Development and Maintenance.
“We’re at the cusp of a significant IT Transformation to better serve our customers and provide the best solutions. Our Best Buy Canadaand Future Shop IT team is working on exciting projects to ensure continued leadership and innovation in retail,” said Chris Covell, Chief Technology Officer, for Best Buy Canadaand Future Shop. “We’re looking for bright, energetic individuals who want to work in a fun, fast-paced, results-driven work environment.”
New roles include System Engineers, Analysts, Administrators, End-User Support, Solution Leads, and Technical Specialists – some of which can be found on the Techvibes Job Board.