A fast-growing company in Karlín is revolutionizing data management

Czech-Canadian firm Ataccama is seeking talent for its offices in Prague and globally.

Expats.cz Staff

Written by Expats.cz Staff Published on 03.08.2021 13:40:00 (updated on 21.10.2022) Reading time: 3 minutes

Since its establishment in 2007, the Czech-Canadian software firm Ataccama, with its largest office and R&D center in Prague’s Karlín district, has become a major player in the world of data management helping titans of industry such as American Airlines, Avast, and T-Mobile automate data management with innovative solutions.

“The urgent need for digital transformation shows that data is a key asset for any company. However, the data is only valuable to the extent that you can process and use it,” says Michal Klaus, CEO of Ataccama which is currently investing in its rapid growth globally.

The company recently launched its self-driving data management and governance platform Ataccama ONE Gen2 which allows companies to find, prepare, and use data with little technical knowledge required.

Ataccama helps global businesses across multiple industries improve their data quality so they can create innovative products, overcome operational inefficiencies, comply with regulations, embrace new data technologies, and much more.

Klaus believes that Ataccama's solutions greatly simplify the process of data management through automation, covering all critical areas for both end users of data and data experts. And the new generation makes significant use of artificial intelligence to learn to automate routine tasks and prevent mistakes. 

"This opens up the possibility for companies and non-profit organizations to entrust data management to smart technology and focus on using quality data for really difficult problems and innovations," he says.

In reality, developing Ataccama ONE’s “self-driving” features require a good deal of teamwork — the company is currently looking to staff a number of roles in several offices globally, mainly in the field of product and development.

“Self driving functionality is only available in part of the new platform. We have a self-managing foundation that we need to transfer to the entire platform. And we need new people for a wider involvement of artificial intelligence," says Klaus.

Ataccama’s R&D center in the Czech capital currently staffs more than 250 employees of 20+ nationalities, including technical and managerial positions. Ataccama hired over 100 new employees across the globe over the past six months but the company is currently looking to hire more English-speaking Data Consultants, Cloud Engineers, Java Developers, Product Designers, and Technical Writers in its Prague offices and globally.

While Ataccama’s planned growth strategy includes an expanded presence in Australia, the U.S. and U.K., its largest offices will remain in Prague, and in its Toronto headquarters where its staff has grown to 35 employees which serve a North-American customer base.

Potential candidates will be interested to learn that there’s no nicer workspace in Prague: Ataccama recently won the 2020 prize for IT Office of the Year. The award is given by a group of commercial real estate advisors that annually recognize companies that “strive to create an attractive, functional and pleasant environment for their employees.”

Ataccama is named after the vast Chilean desert plateau, one of the driest and one of the cleanest places on Earth, an idea Klaus likes to square not only with the pure quality of data that Ataccama ONE delivers but its simple, and open company culture.

"Our company culture is based, among other things, on communication, agility and simplicity, and our office space was created to be in sync with these values," adds CEO, Michal Klaus who cooperated closely with Tomáš Holub from Holub Architekti to achieve the offices’ final look, also a nod to the company’s philosophy and name.

The offices were given a clean design with a desert motif glimpsed in the use of natural, often raw and non-traditional sustainable materials that manage to give overall industrial minimalist style a homey atmosphere.

The premises, which were expanded to the next building of the Futurama Business Park in Invalidovna during the refit, also needed to make the connection between both offices seamless so that colleagues could continue to communicate with ease.

Clever elements that motivate the transition between spaces as well transport between offices (think skateboards and bicycles employees can also borrow to take home) will help facilitate employee interaction upon the return to work. The company is currently transitioning back to the office while adopting a hybrid model of work with the option to work remotely and a shared desk policy when in the office.

Both the look of the office and its commitment to its employees’ well being remain in step with Ataccama’s roots as a small company — one that’s poised to do big things while remaining true to its mantra of providing simplicity in all areas of the user experience.

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