I couldn't be more excited to announce that today we officially open our Polish office. To help accelerate our long-term product strategy, earlier this year we announced our decision to build an R&D Engineering site in Poland, and we're thrilled that we now have an office in central Warsaw to call home. Beginning right away, our teams in Warsaw - in partnership with our established HQ team in Redwood City - will help execute our product roadmap allowing us to move even faster as we build out our platform. In addition to our predominantly engineering focus, we also intend to hire across multiple functional areas including web development, people operations, and more.
Warsaw is an incredibly exciting location. The city gives us access to a world-class, experienced engineering base with Poland having one of Europe's largest English-speaking software development talent pools.
I'm also thrilled to announce that we have appointed a site leader to help grow our team and establish our presence in Poland. Rafal Szczepanski has more than 15 years of experience in engineering leadership, and joins Box after more than a decade with SmartRecruiters where he was known for his strong leadership and as a driver of incredibly rapid growth. Rafal's background in Computer Science together with his MBA and industry experience position him perfectly to lead our growth in Poland.
On joining Box, Rafal says: "It's a joy to come on board as one of Box's first hires in Poland. We have a tremendous opportunity to grow our team through the incredibly diverse technology and business talent here. A modern city, Warsaw is the ideal location to recruit some of Europe's leading Engineers, and I'm absolutely thrilled to be part of this exciting phase of Box's growth."
We're planning to hire 80 people in Poland by the end of FY22 (Jan 31, 2022), and then almost double that number to 150 Boxers by the end of FY23 (Jan 31, 2023). Located in the heart of Warsaw, we've set up in the stunning newly built Cambridge Innovation Centre (CIC): Varso Place. Hiring is already underway: if you'd like to join one of Warsaw's fastest growing technology teams, check out our open roles and drop us a line -- we'd love to hear from you. Do zobaczenia wkrótce!