birkle IT, an international IT consulting and software development company, announced growing its branches in Vilnius and Kaunas, Lithuania in the coming years. The company has extensive experience across the insurance, healthcare, manufacturing and logistic sectors, and helps to deliver innovative solutions for industry leaders across DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland), Nordic and Baltic markets. In Vilnius, birkle IT will be looking for a broad spectrum of talent, including Developers, Infrastructure Engineers, Project Managers, and other specialists.
The Munich-headquartered company specializes in consultancy and customized enterprise software solutions. Combined with bespoke AI-based software solutions and partnerships with the likes of Odoo, ServiceNow, IBM, d.velop and Softwareallianz Deutschland birkle IT helps organizations of various sizes and industries – like Allianz (insurance), Tesla (automotive), Charité (healthcare) and various incubator projects in AI – to achieve their strategic goals and full digital potential. The company’s clients are mainly midsize companies in DACH countries, the Nordics and the Baltics.
Established in the Swabia region of Germany in 2016, birkle IT has chosen the route of bestshoring – a level up from the traditional outsourcing model. By providing a tailored mix of local onshore experts and competent development teams in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, the company seeks to offer invaluable assets to their clients to help them digitalize, expand their services, and innovate their businesses to a new level.
Already operating a branch in Estonia since 2017, birkle IT entered Lithuania in 2021. According to the company, Lithuania was chosen for its highly skilled specialists, similar work ethics, and availability of German speaking talent, among other reasons. In October 2022, a new office was opened in the University and Hanseatic city of Greifswald, Germany, a town located close to the Baltic Sea and serves as the new technology site of birkle IT. With this opening, a bridge and stronger connection should be built to the Baltic region.
Dr. Kęstutis Bagdonavičius has extensive innovation management experience at ERGO Group and Modus Group. He also holds the position of the Regional President of the German-Baltic Chamber of Commerce in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania (AHK). As CEO of birkle IT Lithuania and Latvia, his goals include establishing cooperation ties with universities in Lithuania and strengthening business relations between the Baltic States and Germany.
birkle IT has already signed a Cooperation Agreement with Kaunas University of Technology (KTU). After reviewing joint scientific and funding projects with the university, birkle IT approved to funding scholarships of two female students who have enrolled in computer science until 2024.
In the coming years, birkle IT plans to grow its presence in Lithuania to a strong team of highly skilled IT specialists and other experts. Today, the company is on the lookout for Frontend or Backend Developers, Infrastructure Engineers, Project Managers, HR Specialists and Sales Managers. Having received a Great Place to Work certificate in 2021 and again in 2022, birkle IT hopes to provide the same level of positive employee experience to all its new hires who are willing to work by the defined values of birkle IT, which are creativity, respect, transparency, innovation, trust and sustainability.
“The drive and depth of expertise of Lithuanian IT talent has attracted many global software development brands to open offices in the country,” says Elijus Čivilis, General Manager of Invest Lithuania. “These Lithuania-based teams have been responsible for delivering high-profile projects. I have no doubt that Lithuanian specialists will develop and implement multiple top-level solutions for birkle IT clients across Europe.”