Veritas Split From Symantec Yields Minnesota Hiring Spree


New Veritas LogoAfter a decade of marriage, the $13.5b security and storage mega merger of 2005 is scheduled to split this January.

Veritas Technologies Corporation will again be a standalone enterprise with refocused energy on flagship product NetBackup, rooted in Minnesota, thanks to Control Data and a Seagate acquisition circa 2000.

The company’s office in Roseville is the second largest outside of Mountain View headquarters with approximately 500 employees split fairly evenly between technical and nontechnical capacities.

Senior Development Manager Tara Zieglmeier says Veritas is already the biggest year round employer in Roseville and is hiring agressively over the next six months to grow by 10% or 50 personel between engineering and support.

“NetBackup has been Minnesota made since the beginning and we’re proud to continue developing the world renown product here,” Development Manager Dave Elliott said.

Of course, anything is possible in today’s tech market, with fresh rumors of a different sort of outcome on the horizon with Veritas — for better or for worse.


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