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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Software jobs in Kolkata West Bengal

 A few days I witnessed the re-election of the local state government in my country. The fight was as usual brutal and crass, with the main opponents being the currently ruling party, headed by the nation's only woman chief minister of a state, against the party that is in power at the national level, headed by a new entrant leader with a promise of change and development. The state has been marred with accusations of not being able to provide infrastructure to facilitate jobs for the youth for a lot of years now. I, being a computer software engineer, have faced similar issues as well. I have had to travel cross country to get a job that I thought I deserved doing. Scarcity of Software jobs is a reality to me in this state of West-Bengal and for many others who have migrated outside the state even though they would rather stay at home.

Post-COVID-19,  the situation has changed and I'm at my home state, working from home which is incidentally, a luxury that few can afford in these testing times, outside of the IT-sector. I'm part of a new young start-up, ClearedIn, where we're trying to tackle online spammers and make the web a safer place. It's been more than a year I'm working from home, at Howrah (a town near the major city Kolkata), which is where my roots are from. For the past few years I've been trying to find a job near my home town, and I've never been successful but it seems like from those failures, I've learned quite a bit. This post is dedicated to those who are still trying and I'd like to list out companies that hire IT professionals.

In completely random order here some that I have compiled.

1. Karmabhumi Job Portal by WB Government

This portal was started by the west-bengal government recently and I got a few calls from this as well.

Website: https://karmobhumi.nltr.org/

2. PWC - Pricewaterhouse Coopers Service

PricewaterhouseCoopers is a multinational professional services network of firms, operating as partnerships under the PwC brand (from wikipedia). They are multinational company with various openings for Software professionals.

Current listings: https://www.pwc.in/careers/sdc-kolkata-jobs.html

3. Ericsson

They are global telecommunications company with a headquarters in Sweden.

Browse latest openings here: https://jobs.ericsson.com/search/?page=1&jobPipeline=careersite&utm_source=ericsson.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=search_widget&q=&locationsearch=Kolkata&optionsFacetsDD_shifttype=

4. Emami Frank Ross Group

Some of the current openings are for Full-Stack developers and AWS developers both contractual and permanent.

Current jobs: https://www.randstad.in/jobs/s-information-technology/west-bengal/

5. Applied Research Works

Also known as Cozeva they are based in the health-care sector in Kolkata and the USA.

Look for openings here: https://corp.cozeva.com/india-team-2/

6. Polaris Networks

Look for current openings here: https://www.polarisnetworks.net/careers.html

7. DataSutram

Funded by 100x.VC they are a fast growing startup originating from Kolkata's Jadavpur University.

Checkout their team and openings here: https://www.datasutram.com/team

8. Hyland Software

Newly setup in Kolkata, they are hiring aggressively. They are headquartered in the USA.

Jobs site for Hyland: https://careers-hyland.icims.com/jobs/search?ics_geolocation=Kolkata%2C%20West%20Bengal%2C%20IN

9. BitCanny

This is a start-up that I had a short stint with some years back - which didn't work out as I was trying to working part-time. However, they seem to be always hiring smart developers in the field of Software Engineering.

Website: https://www.bitcanny.com/

10. Lexmark

They are a printer company and is very well known across the world.

Website to look for current openings: https://www.lexmark.com/en_in/careers/job-search.html?jobsearch=&location=kolkata&area=

11. Alumnus Software

This is a IoT based company.

View current openings here: https://www.alumnux.com/careers/

12. British Telecom

UK based telecommunications company.

View openings here: https://bt.taleo.net/careersection/external/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en&keyword=

13. TechWeirdo

Kolkata based product-start-up looking to make it's mark.

View their current openings on linked here: https://www.linkedin.com/company/techweirdo-in/jobs/

And also on cutshort.io: https://cutshort.io/company/techweirdo-seRQ6OBA

14. Industry Prime

They are based in Kolkata and are makers of "Purchase & Store Management Software".

Hiring via cutshort: https://cutshort.io/company/industryprime-IJoF6xku?populate_company=true

15. IBM

Pretty sure anyone in computer science would have heard of them. They are a US based company - one of the oldest software companies of the world.

Look for jobs here: https://www.ibm.com/in-en/employment/professionals/#jobs?%23jobs=&job-search=Kolkata

16. SIBIA Analytics

Head-Quartered in the USA, they are an analytics company.

Look for jobs here: https://www.sibiaanalytics.com/career


Look for jobs here: https://www.cbnits.com/career

The usual suspects have also been included here


Tata Consultancy services - they do campus hiring from many Kolkata engineering colleges. They are a services based company.

The "TCS Innovation Labs" is an arm of this company that does R&D in engineering.


Cognizant - they too do campus hiring from various Kolkata engineering colleges and are head-quartered in the USA. They are a services based company.


Post COVID-19, companies have moved to a remote work-environment and I'm sure this will help out all of my budding colleagues, juniors or seniors alike who would like to come back to their home-town.

For my readers, please do comment and let us know of any others that I can include in this post.

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