By Claire Khoury - December 12, 2017
A year after announcing the creation of its 2nd service centre in Morocco - a project which would see 180 new highly skilled jobs created, including 89% telecom and IT engineers and 40% female engineers - Sofrecom reaffirms its ambition in Morocco to support the digital transformation projects of its customers in Morocco, in France and on the African continent as a whole. To date, 180 new highly skilled jobs have been created: 89% of these positions are IT and telecom engineer posts.
The new Sofrecom centre in fact marks the company’s desire to strengthen its activities in Morocco and contribute towards employment development.
To fill these new technical and managerial positions, Sofrecom drew upon a pool of Moroccan skills from the Kingdom’s Grandes Écoles and Universities, with which it has forged partnerships over several years. Thus, there are now over 180 highly skilled designers, developers, consultants, architects, and managers who design, develop, and deliver several different projects relating to Orange’s digital transformation.
The first Orange Group entity to receive the diversity label, this new centre demonstrates Sofrecom’s commitment to diversity and inclusion: 40% of its engineers are women. Sofrecom has also obtained the professional equality certificate in Morocco.
To mark the occasion, Sofrecom engineers and developers also presented several of their achievements.
Orange, which has made Africa and the Middle East a priority of its "Essentials2020" Strategic Plan, has entrusted Sofrecom with the creation of a second service centre in Casablanca, for high added value activities in the field of digital and IT for its different entities and subsidiaries in France and the MEA region.
This Sofrecom services centre implements agile development methods for its IT projects and digital projects. In one year, Sofrecom services Morocco engineers and developers have been involved in over 30 projects Orange Group projects and have contributed towards several Group strategic programmes. Among these:
1. The Re-internalisation Programme, which aims to regain control in the development of strategic IT applications.
2. The implementation of Agile Methods and short development cycles.
3. The Orange customer experience improvement programme through the development of mobile apps and the digitalisation of the Orange customer journey.
4. The "Smart Cities" programme to support the digital transformation of cities and contribute to the modernisation of infrastructure and heritage through developing intelligent services.
Orange in this way marks its desire to play a part in Morocco’s economic development, by means of its two subsidiaries, Orange Morocco and Sofrecom.