INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis-based cyber security company is expanding and looking to hire Hoosiers.
Ron Pelletier founded Pondurance in 2008 as he saw a growing need for companies and organizations to fight back against cyber attacks and the need only continues to grow.
The company is headquartered along Meridian Street in Downtown Indianapolis, but in this pandemic, employees are able to work remotely and Pelletier says clients do not notice a difference in service due to the virtual nature of what they do.
“So being remote has not slowed us down, it has not impacted us,” Pelletier said. “It’s not diluted the level of service to any degree.”
Pelletier can relate to some of his fellow Hoosiers out of work due to COVID-19 as he himself founded Pondurance after a layoff during the 2008 recession. He hopes these nearly 20 opening positions will not only attract workers to good-paying, high tech jobs, but also provide some job security in a time of uncertainty.
He said they have several different types of roles to fill right now.
“You don’t have to be the most technical person to be successful in security. There’s a lot of analytical skill that is needed,” Pelletier said. “We have an opportunity to keep some of the, I want to say, graduates here. Those from Purdue, Rose Hulman, IU and Ball State and so many others and they don’t feel like they have to go to the Amazons and Microsofts.”
Brownsburg native Jason Ortiz is a senior product engineer with Pondurance leading a team of engineers in application development.
“I grew up in Brownsburg and graduated from Purdue University. I studied computer science there. And then I’m actually what is affectionately known as a boomerang. My wife and I left Indiana for about eight years and then in 2017, we came back for a great opportunity here with Pondurance,” Ortiz said. “Cyber security is a huge and important field, and at the end of the day, we are protecting data, we are protecting privacy, we are protecting systems.”
Ortiz said you don’t need a computer science background to find success in this field or this company.
“There’s sort of a misconception about careers in cyber security, you do not have to be a programmer to get a job in cyber security,” Ortiz said. “We have roles that cross pretty much every single discipline that you would imagine in any business.”
If you or someone you know is interested in applying for a job with Pondurance, you can visit their website, Pondurance.com, and click on the careers tab to apply.