RocketlogoRocket Software, a Waltham, Mass.-based company, announced Tuesday the opening of its first office in Austin.

Rocket Software’s local office is located at The Domain in the same building as Amazon and across the street from IBM, according to a news release.

Rocket Software also recently opened offices in Japan and China. Rocket Chief Technology Officer Bryan Smith, who is based in Austin, is heading up the new office. The company has 35 employees and is hiring technical writers, technical support professionals and software developers and testers. It also recently hired nine interns for the summer including six from the University of Texas at Austin.

“We’ve had employees in Austin for over a decade, but we have all worked remotely,” Smith said in a news release. “I am excited that our team can now sit together in the same physical space because collaborating in person supports innovation in ways that email and videoconferencing just can’t. We are also looking to fill a number of positions this year, and this office will help us attract top talent in a very competitive market.”

The Rocket Software Austin office has open spaces and a “two-sided “Idea Wall,” several comfortable seating areas, a full service kitchen, a game room, and a guest refreshment area,” according to the news release.

Rocket Software, founded in 1990, it builds software and solutions for big companies like IBM.