It almost impossible not to notice all of the new office construction going on right off the I-17 and Happy Valley Road, and one of the latest to open is USAA’s new 14,000 square foot campus. USAA has been a staple not only across the country but here in our own community and with this addition, they will be bringing an additional 1,100 jobs focused primarily on IT developers. Not only does this mean new opportunities for the Deer Valley area residents in the form of jobs but the home sales and local merchants should all see benefits.

How are the hiring’s going so far? Greg DeBernard, regional vice president for USAA, said the company has already hired about 350 developers. These developers will be moving into the new campus and will be joined by another 1,000 new employees by 2020.

For those of you who are not already aware, USAA has been a major employer here in the community for years. The company already employs about 4,500 people at its north Phoenix campus making it one of the largest employers in the Deer Valley area. Based out of San Antonio, USAA provides insurance, banking, investment and retirement products and is hiring developers to work on a variety of digital products for its various offerings, including webpage and app development.

The company has partnered with Galvanize Inc. to hire people who have completed training programs at the downtown Phoenix location as well as the coding school’s other sites. You may find more information by visiting