DISH to hire 100 IT positions in LoDo

The Englewood-based company is expanding its entrance into the on-demand streaming world and tech solutions to meet consumers' needs. To support this work the company will hire up to 100 IT-focused employees at the Grand Central Building near Union Station. The new positions will support Sling TV and its Hopper DVR offering.

"DISH and Sling TV are driving a consumer market that is changing in real-time, and we're developing innovative ways to deliver video and connected services to millions of customers," explains Rob Dravenstott, DISH senior vice president and chief information officer. "From the heart of the thriving Denver tech community, this office will utilize collaborative software development models to expand our world-class IT group and play an integral role in creating next generation services."

"DISH has continued to invest in Colorado since its founding in 1980, employing more than 4,000 employees across the state today," says Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper. "This step not only helps expand their presence, it gives another meaningful boost to Colorado's thriving tech community as we welcome a new neighbor in downtown Denver."

The company will renovate 20,000 square feet of the Grand Central Building at 1615 17th St. The building will be redesigned as an open work environment. It also will include a private technology demonstration space.

"It's very encouraging to see one of our area's key employers choosing to expand right within the heart of LoDo and our regional transit hub," Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said. "We're proud to welcome them to Downtown Denver for their next stage of innovation and growth."

DISH already is recruiting for the facility. It anticipates that the office will be fully operational by June 2016. "DISH's selection of Downtown Denver as the location to expand its technology products and services perpetuates the brand of our strong culture of innovation and signals the economic vitality of the center city," says Tami Door, president and CEO of the Downtown Denver Partnership.

The hiring process is underway and interested applicants can learn more at DISHGrandCentral.com.

Contact Confluence Denver Innovation & Jobs News Editor Chris Meehan with tips and leads for future stories at chris@confluence-denver.com.

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Chris is a Denver-based freelance writer, editor and communications specialist. He covers sustainability, social issues and other topics.
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