One year Atomic Object opened a satellite office in downtown Detroit, the software firm has grown its staff in the Motor City to five people and a couple of summer interns.
The company's most recent hire in Detroit is the man running the office. Dan Santoscoy worked for Dell for nearly 20 years, including spending the most recent 13 as the CIO of Butzel Long
, handling its IT operations on behalf of Dell. He came onboard at Atomic Object
earlier this fall with aspirations of being a player in downtown Detroit’s emerging startup ecosystem.
"I wanted to work in a place much smaller than Dell where I could have a bigger impact," Santoscoy says. "I wanted a new challenge. I wanted to grow something. I wanted to work in software."
The Grand Rapids-based company has been expanding across Michigan over the last year, opening offices in both downtown Detroit and downtown Ann Arbor. The downtown Detroit office is in a loft office space in Harmonie Park. The office has become increasingly involved in the local software community, taking on more work in the development of web and mobile apps. Among its recent projects is building out the ReapSo
"We're looking for more opportunities in mobile," Santoscoy says.
Atomic Object is currently looking to fill two senior-level positions in its Detroit office for software developers and designers. It is also looking to fill two spots for its summer internship program.
Source: Dan Santoscoy, managing partner of the Detroit office for Atomic Object
Writer: Jon Zemke
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