Employment opportunities will range from entry to senior level. According to Richard Haley, FBI assistant director of finance, facilities and real property, “What we hope is to have enough different variety of jobs that someone coming in as entry level can be still in school and as they graduate can move into a skill position,” he said. Several factors played into bringing this facility to Eastern Idaho: less expensive power costs, and according to Haley, “It’s a beautiful landscape…Probably most important are the people (here).”1
Buchanan & Edwards applies big data analytics to protect Americans, engineer cloud solutions to improve delivery of citizen services or employ the latest cyber intelligence to increase network security.
They hope to fill 50 positions initially and up to 80 once established. “We are happy to be in the Pocatello-Chubbuck community where we have received great support getting established,” said Global Operations vice president Mohamed Elansary. “Buchanan & Edwards planted a flag here two years ago with Bannock Development Corporation’s assistance and we see the region as a growth center for our company,” he said.
Idaho State University has formed a recruiting partnership with Buchanan & Edwards to help IT students land internships or permanent employment in computer science and software development. 2
2 KIDK 10/19.2017