Nate McCray is learning that it can be as difficult to recruit software engineers to join LHP Engineering Solutions in Pontiac as it is to convince recent high school graduates to join the U.S. Navy.
McCray, once a Navy recruiter, is director of talent acquisition for LHP, an Indiana-based engineering services provider with offices in Pontiac, China, and Italy. The enterprise has been growing steadily since its founding in 2001 and currently has 420 employees, 80 clients in many industries, and annual revenue of about $1 billion — but it needs close to 300 software engineers to meet demand for around 80 local projects.
“We’re finding that we’ve tapped out the market here in Michigan,” he says, “and it’s kind of hard to get people from California to relocate to Michigan.”
LHP offers many different kinds of services to its clients including cybersecurity, software architecture design and planning, and more.
“Our dire need here is on the embedded software side,” McCray says. “Software architects, solutions architects, and principal hardware engineers are other areas where we’re hurting.”
Interested software engineers with five to 15 years of experience can contact McCray at nate.mccray@LHPES.com.