This is an attempt to aggregate and categorize
companies with offices in St. Petersburg which regularly advertise
positions indicating that the applicants should have
a high level of proficiency in English (and occassionally, in other languages),
with a few tech companies that had better start doing just that thrown in
for completeness's sake.
Last updated: Nov 11, 2019
Russian Tech: The Big Guns (500+ employees globally)
Shhh! Don't tell Obama.
– makers of 3D modeling software. The company's "headquarter" (sic) is
in St. Petersburg. 600+ employees. Apparently, no English-speaking
editors among them. Could this be your opportunity?
- JetBrains (ex-IntelliJ)
– IDE tools for developers. Office in the north of the city.
[*2019-10 note: the cool as hell homepage animation can easily hang your browser
and slow your computer to a crawl. Which is no big deal, of course; the
important thing is that somebody in
upper management thought it looked groovy on their souped-up PC. ]
– popular SEO monitoring service. Office in Moskovsky District.
– data and resource management. The company has moved its headquarters
to Switzerland, but is still largely based in the city. Approximately $1B in global
revenues in 2018.
– the search engine.
Foreign Tech Company Outposts
If you insist on working for the frenemies (sorry, "our western partners").
- an international outsourcing firm.
Chicago-based, with an office on Vasilevsky Island.
- Orange (ex-France Telecom)
– has a small engineering team working out of an office in Petrogradsky District.
Marketing people seem to be mainly in Moscow.
- T-Systems (Deutsche Telekom)
– German telecom giant. Office near Vasileostrovskaya.
- Dell (including ex-EMC)
– yeah, that Dell. Has a St. Petersburg office near Vasileostrovskaya,
next door to T-Systems. Hires mostly developers.
- PerfectArt – a tech consulting firm focusing on the Finance,
Transportation/Logistics, and Utilities sectors. Head office in London.
Assorted Fintech (both Russian and Foreign)
– cryptocurrency and forex trading services provider.
– provider of "communications, technology, data and analytics solutions for the financial services industry and businesses."
Over $4 billion in global revenues.
- appropriately mysterious, but evidently essential, services pertaining to
creating "the circulatory system" for our "digital society."
- information services for "buy-side investment managers."
NYC-based, with offices in London, HK, and evidently, St. Petersburg (most
likely, near Pl. Vosstaniya, though the office is not listed on the
Russian Tech: Small(er) Fish
I am pretty certain I am missing quite a few here. Email?
– digital marketing firm.
- Dom Programm
– some Western companies outsource to them.
– Headquartered in Moscow, with an office in St. Petersburg. Helps its clients
"transform" their businesses.
- Guru Service
– gets foreign outsourcing clients; hires English-speaking tech support.
- Hype Auditor
– performs Instagram account audits. Hires sales people but
"what’s most importantly," (sic) stubbornly refuses to budge on
copywriting or editing, with appropriately hilarious results.
– AI and stuff.
– hosting and cloud services.
– a version control plug-in for Visual Studio. Developers will know
what this is all about.
Two popular options are teaching at language schools, of which there
are many, and working in
tourism/hospitality (includes hotels, bars/restaurants/clubs, and
tour operators). For now, I am not breaking this down by company,
but email me if you think this is a terrible omission.
St. Petersburg Employers: Map
This map is supposed to show the geographic distribution of offices
from the above list. Let's call this a first stab.
As this is a clear work in progress, I do expect feedback.
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