Evalueserve is set to open its new downtown Raleigh office on Jan. 27.
The company has leased 7,000 square feet in the One Bank of America Plaza building on Fayetteville Street, with an option to take an additional 6,000 square feet.
Evalueserve announced last summer plans to open what it calls a “knowledge center” in Wake County and hire 400 researchers and data scientists by the end of 2017. The state awarded the company an incentives package that could be worth $2.95 million if it meets hiring and investment goals.
Evalueserve’s Raleigh center will primarily focus on providing research and market analysis for the financial services sector and in the area of data analytics. The company helps companies improve day-to-day processes, including conducting competitive research on possible new markets, risk profiles of different customer segments and investment research for financial firms.
The downtown space will initially have room for about 50 employees, which Evalueserve plans to hire over the next 6 to 12 months, said Sandra Winkler, a spokeswoman for the company.
The company said last year that it would be looking for candidates with master’s degrees and people with math, engineering and science backgrounds.
Until now, Evalueserve’s U.S. employees had been operating virtually. The company has more than 2,700 employees worldwide. It has similar knowledge centers in Chile, China, India, Romania and the United Arab Emirates.