Uruguay was first settled by the Portuguese in the 17th century. Their history is peppered by political turmoil and struggles between disputing governments. Today, Uruguay frequently ranks as one of the most advanced and affluent Latin American countries. Initially achieving prosperity by exporting meat and wool, Uruguay now supports a variety of export markets, including software.
Uruguay landed on the world’s outsourcing map when and Indian software outsourcing firm set up shop there. Uruguay has good universities and outsourcing opportunities largely similar to Costa Rica. The workforce in Uruguay is highly-qualified and well-educated. And, like other Latin American countries, Uruguay is serious about being a high-tech leader. Engineers in Uruguay demonstrate first-class experience with standard web, desktop and mobile application technologies, such as .NET, Java and Oracle.
Uruguayan engineers are reasonably familiar with business practices and standards in the US, and are also fluent in speaking and writing in English.
The Uruguayan government is committed to growth and promotes a strong IT outsourcing industry.
Previously a country peppered with political turmoil and struggles between disputing governments, today Uruguay is one of the most advanced and affluent Latin American countries. Uruguay now supports a variety of exports, most specifically software development.