COVID-19 has had a major impact on the economy and many companies are scaling back, but some are growing and hiring. Check out these top tech companies still hiring during the coronavirus crisis.
Top Companies Hiring During Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- BigCommerce- Austin, TX
- Cloudflare- Austin, TX
- DataDog- Boston
- Tamr- Cambridge, MA
- ActiveCampaign- Chicago
- OCC- Chicago
- HomeAdvisor- Denver
- IntelePeer- Centennial, CO
- TikTok- Culver City, CA
- Tinder- West Hollywood, CA
- Bluecore- NYC
- Celonis- NYC
- DoorDash- San Francisco
- Instacart- San Francisco
Austin Companies Hiring During COVID
What they do: Need to optimize your company’s e-commerce presence? BigCommerce helps businesses large and small sell their products online more efficiently through solutions like customizable storefront design, cross-channel selling, security services, expert support and others. Its services have helped generate over $25 billion in merchant sales and are used by companies like Ben & Jerry’s, CamelBak and Skullcandy.
One thing that would surprise people about BigCommerce: Distance doesn’t diminish culture. “We were founded in Australia and are headquartered in Austin,” said Victoria Melcher, manager of culture. “Even though there are thousands of miles in between those locations, the attitude and dedication of our employees remains the same. Folks are passionate and approachable, great to work with and have an entrepreneurial spirit, and that is reflected in our product and the companies we support. While we’ve grown tremendously over the last 10 years, we have maintained our vibrant culture and continue to connect with each other on a personal level.”
One trait all team members share: A “humbitious” attitude. “We seek employees who share our company values and who are culture ‘adds,’ not culture ‘fits,’” Melcher said. “We call this interviewing for ‘Bucket 2.’ One of the qualities of Bucket 2 we look for is being ‘humbitious,’ which means they approach their work, and others, with equal parts humility and ambition. They recognize the limits of their knowledge and welcome the opportunity to learn. They are equally ambitious in their pursuits, knowing that success is earned through grit and hard work.”
What they do: REX is a full-service real estate brokerage that uses AI and machine learning to help homeowners find more accurately priced homes within their budget. The service can match shoppers with homes on platforms like Zillow, Google and Facebook, and its real estate agents work on salary to keep buyer commission fees low, which helps buyers save money.
One thing that would surprise people about REX: The company’s integration of tech into real estate. “People often hear ‘real estate’ and they only think of phone calls with agents,” David Garcia, senior vice president of research and development, said. “Yes, we have agents who are there to guide people, but we also have big data to optimize ads. We have mobile apps that are real estate agents in a pocket and our own gig-app system that allows us to do showings quickly. We are building complex tech that goes beyond real estate in customer relationship management, ads and other areas. Every day, we are adding more automation to the business and more self-service to our tech platform to allow people to be in control of their home.”
One trait all team members share: Embracing a culture of continued learning. “Everyone at REX is trying to learn more and grow, and we have an environment that encourages it,” said Garcia. “Since this is such a large area of new knowledge to most people, it’s an important trait we look for. For agents and traditional real estate people, they have to learn how to use tech to achieve their goals and adapt to the high-paced nature of a tech startup. Engineers have to learn the real estate industry, which is not a small undertaking. But we have an environment that encourages us to take our time to learn it all. Right now, I’m taking classes to get a real estate license just to understand the right things to build.”
What they do: Planoly is a web and mobile-based visual social media planner for Instagram. Users can schedule posts, see their page, post analytics, create a shoppable gallery and customize stories based on designer templates.
One thing that would surprise people about Planoly: Leaders are serious about keeping employees out of rush-hour traffic. “Even though we are a rapidly growing startup, our leaders value a healthy work-life balance,” Christina Wells, VP of people, said. “It’s important to recharge and rejuvenate. So the entire company works from home on Fridays and the commuting hours during the week are flexible. The goal is to avoid traffic at all costs.”
One trait all team members share: Food unites the company. “We love food,” Wells said. “In addition to daily catered lunch and all the snacks you can think of, we celebrate special occasions with food. Recently, we had a dessert potluck where our company’s love for food and sharing talents came together. There was quite the creative selection, which featured homemade lavender ice cream and matcha tiramisu, aka ‘matchamisu.’”
What they do: Khoros is a customer-engagement platform with multiple areas of services. For instance, it offers social media suites dedicated to helping customers scale and manage their social media marketing and feedback, as well as a consultancy service to help tackle client-specific projects and challenges.
One thing that would surprise people about Khoros: No industry experience necessary. “We have people that come from all kinds of different backgrounds, like teachers, retail associates and retired military veterans,” said Chief Talent Officer Mike O’Donnell. “We created a culture of learning, which provides our team members with thorough onboarding and continuous learning programs that make it possible for everyone to learn, grow and develop their skills.”
One trait all team members share: A focus on being one team. “That idea is so important to us that it’s one of our core values,” O’Donnell said. “In everything that we do, we are here to help, support and encourage each other, which makes the best experience possible for our customers and our teams.”
What they do: QuestionPro is an online survey solutions provider. The company offers businesses a variety of survey software solutions, like those for market research, employee and customer experience, as well as data analytics. More than 3.5 million users have employed QuestionPro’s surveys, leading to almost 6 billion questions answered to date.
One thing that would surprise people about QuestionPro: “We deliver on its transparency and ensure each employee has a place in the company’s success,” said John Johnson, VP of customer success.
One trait all team members share: A hustler’s spirit. “Hustling for us doesn’t mean moving fast, but getting the job done with precision, diligence and excellence to make our customers proud,” Johnson said.
What they do: Kompyte helps brands differentiate themselves within a market by providing them with software to track updates to their competitor’s websites, products and digital marketing campaigns. Its tracking software sends real-time alerts to users when updates are made. Kompyte also has suites dedicated to aiding product marketing, growth marketing and sales enablement teams.
One thing that would surprise people about Kompyte: “We were founded in Barcelona, Spain,” CEO Pere Codina said. “Most of our customers are in the US, some of which are Fortune 500 Companies. So we decided to open up new offices in San Francisco and Austin 2018. We’ve also been accelerated by 500 startups in Silicon Valley.”
What they do: Miro is a digital whiteboard that allows distributed teams to work better together. Over 5 million employees around the globe use Miro to collaborate, brainstorm and visualize ideas.
Something unique about the team: “The growth mindset is deeply ingrained into our sales culture,” Ryan Holleran, senior sales manager, said. “Our reps crave feedback and want to better themselves every day through all competencies. As a sales leader it is amazing to be a part of a sales culture that values coaching and development.”
What they do: Iodine Software is on a mission to change the way hospitals approach clinical documentation. The healthtech startup leverages machine learning and analytics to interpret clinical data and ensure its validity.
What they do: Cloudflare protects existing online applications without altering their structure or adding any hardware. The company routes traffic through its global network, becoming smarter with each site added.
Boston Companies Hiring During COVID
What they do: iZotope provides software, hardware, apps and plug-ins aimed at making the lives of audio professionals — musicians, music producers and audio post engineers — a little easier. Audiophiles can use the company’s solutions that span functions like recording, mixing, broadcast and sound design.
One thing that would surprise people about iZotope: There are two Emmys in the office. “We are the first company in history to earn two Emmys for the same product,” Sound Designer Rachel Alix said. “Our audio repair suite, RX, won its first Emmy in 2013, and it won again in 2019. It’s pretty cool to contribute to winning any award, but getting to hold two Emmys is extra cool.”
One trait all team members share: Being a fan first, not only of music, but also of the product they produce. “Everyone in sound design is a musician outside of their iZotope jobs,” Alix said. “Most of us were users and admirers of iZotope’s products before working here, and we use iZotope software for our personal music projects almost every day. I think this gives us all the unique ability to look at and work on our products from a user’s perspective.”
What they do: Tamr’s team of machine learning experts unify structured and semi-structured datasets for companies in manufacturing, government, oil and gas and other industries. Its solutions like data migration and spend classification have been used to help the likes of Toyota, Thomson Reuters and The Department of Homeland Security.
One thing that would surprise people about Tamr: The team’s dedication to the company’s success. “People are committed to the work they do, which is not something measured just in the number of hours spent working,” said Software Engineer Son Ngo. “I sense the commitment through the spontaneous conversations I have with employees about how we can build and improve our product to solve the various problems that our customers face. These conversations can happen anywhere, anytime: in the kitchen, during lunch or even when we are socializing outside of work.”
One trait all team members share: Intellectual curiosity. “I have been a part of many long discussions about technical topics that started as a relatively simple question,” Ngo said. “People ask questions to not only get things done, but also to learn how other areas of the business are approaching their work. We have an environment where we all can learn new things every day.”
What they do: As an infrastructure management service, Datadog helps companies’ DevOps teams monitor and optimize their hybrid cloud environments. The platform provides end-to-end visibility across dynamic infrastructures with over 200 turn-key integrations, deployable across the entire DevOps stack.
One thing that would surprise people about Datadog: The company’s size and scale. “People are usually surprised when they hear we have around 1,500 global employees and more than 225 team members in Boston,” VP of Commercial Sales Shaunt Voskanian said. “But I love that we’ve been able to combine the mentality of a scrappy startup with the resources and reach of a global, public business.”
One trait all team members share: Kindness. “When you’re working hard to scale a company, you want to spend that time surrounded by people who lift you up and treat you with respect,” Voskanian said. “You also want that for your customers. So, for those that hope to join us, fitting in is simple: Be nice.”
Chicago Companies Hiring During COVID
What they do: Lumere uses evidence-based data analytics to help health institutions eliminate unnecessary costs related to the devices they use and the drugs they prescribe. Its services help institutions optimize their supply changes and determine medications that are ideal for patients.
What they do: Tock’s platform allows restaurants worldwide to manage their reservations and guest services. It has integrations with Google, Facebook and Instagram and allows guests to build a unified profile to receive targeted marketing efforts tied to their dining preferences.
What they do: SMS Assist helps over 186,000 commercial and resident locations maintain their properties. When the A/C breaks or a restaurant fryer stops working, SMS Assist’s cloud-based platform and network of service providers step up to assist in HVAC, landscaping, floor care and other maintenance needs. Elizabeth Rieveley, vice president of human resources, said the company’s personal touch is the result of its value, “passionate about people.”
What’s one thing that would surprise people about your company? Because we know that outside life can creep into the workday, we focus on providing stress management resources, programs and skills to help support SMSers during the day and outside the office. We offer free monthly mindfulness classes taught by Chill Meditation + Massage.
On top of our standard employee assistance program, we offer a free behavioral health app, Ginger.io, that allows employees and their families to receive on-demand coaching and self-guided content whenever needed. And we provide free seasonal yoga classes during the summer.
What’s one trait all the members of your team share? One of our values is “passionate about people.” Our work is very personal because it impacts the places where people live, work, shop and go about their daily lives. SMSers and service providers put their hearts into everything they do and approach their work with a high level of care and empathy, and we look for candidates who can bring that same passion and sense of community.
What they do: Cisco Meraki offers cloud-controlled Wi-Fi, routing and security. The company hosts over a million networks nationwide. With its technology, Cisco Meraki aims to help small businesses and global enterprises save time and money. Lorenzo Garth, networking engineering manager, said company-sanctioned volunteering is one of his favorite perks.
What’s one thing that would surprise people about your company? We all have a common bond, which is to make our communities a better place. We even have paid volunteer time off, which employees can use to volunteer with a cause they are passionate about.
What’s one trait all the members of your team share? “Everybody in,” is one of the core values that help bring us together as Merakians. In the Chicago office, we fully embrace it. Everyone on the team has an innate sense of community and we are always looking for ways to help out our fellow teammates as well as the local community. Whether we are working together to resolve a tough technical issue or doing our part to support the mission of our local community groups, such as volunteering at local food kitchens or helping to pack meals for thousands of families in need, all of us enjoy helping out and giving back to the community.
What they do: ActiveCampaign helps over 85,000 businesses in 158 countries engage with their customers better. By using their customer experience automation platform, businesses have access to pre-built automation tools for email marketing management, CRM and more. Account executive Erik Arnone said the company’s non-traditional growth structure is one of its key assets.
What’s one thing that would surprise people about your company? As someone who has spent over two years at ActiveCampaign with roles spanning across three different teams, there has always been an abundance of resources to help me advance to the next level.
As the company goes through rapid growth, we are encouraged to make our own path within the organization. A colleague of mine put it perfectly: “Our company is non-traditional when it comes to career advancement. It’s more of a jungle gym than a ladder.”
What’s one trait all the members of your team share? There is an unspoken understanding between all teams that we are in this together and here to raise each other up every day. We all know what we have to do when we come in each and every day. We learn and grow from our losses when they come, but celebrate the wins we achieve.
What they do: Textbooks can be expensive and worse, outdated. RedShelf wants to make education accessible and affordable for all. By replacing print publications with digital content and accompanying study guides, students can learn from anywhere. For scrum master Daniel Pak, the bonding experiences that occur in and out the workplace only make the company stronger.
What’s one thing that would surprise people about your company? We truly enjoy spending time together outside of the office. We go out to lunch as a team fairly often, which is one of the perks of working in a neighborhood like River North, where you have so many great food options. We even have Taco Tuesdays and team lunch-and-learns, which are great opportunities to bond outside of our typical day-to-day.
What’s one trait all the members of your team share? Agility. Being able to adapt and pivot our process, our way of thinking and our objective is what really sets us apart. Putting into practice the mantra of “individuals and interactions” over “processes and tools” has really changed the mindset of how we get work done and grow as a team.
What they do: Yum! Brands umbrellas familiar restaurants such as KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut. Their Chicago office creates software that powers 49,000 restaurants in 145 countries to make quality food fast. According to Android Engineer Erica Schugart, Yum! is an appealing work environment because it combines the best elements of large and small companies.
What’s one thing that would surprise people about your company? I think people would be surprised to learn that Yum! pulls off the perfect combination of being a big company but feeling like a small one.
Yum! has the security, benefits and career-growth opportunities provided by a large corporation; yet the flexibility, culture and ability to have an impact that a small company offers. Having previously worked in both large and small offices — and seeing the pros and cons of each — I feel that Yum! draws from the benefits of both, which leads to a more fulfilling career.
What’s one trait all the members of your team share? The drive to create a better product than what already exists. Everyone on the team truly cares about the product we’re developing. The knowledge that our product will one day impact, directly or indirectly, every customer that interacts with our restaurants is something to be excited about, and we all want to see it succeed. Our work is more fun because of this personal investment.
What they do: SDI Presence is an IT consultancy and managed services provider (MSP) that leverages its strong team presence to advance clients to a secure digital enterprise. To optimize clients’ technology experiences, SDI delivers IT consulting and hybrid infrastructure solutions. Robert Griffen, senior project manager for enterprise asset management, emphasized the company’s hyperlocal perspective and commitment to its clients.
What sets your company apart from everyone else? SDI is a hyperlocal IT services firm with a rich 20-year history that brings a high caliber of technical expertise to leverage the strategic advantages of emerging technologies. Led by PMP-certified project managers, SDI delivers comprehensive IT services to support the systems and infrastructure that keep the city of Chicago running every day: the security systems at both Chicago airports, the corporate IT infrastructure for the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), customer information systems (CIS) and asset management systems for several Chicago utilities.
We also manage more than 260 million square feet of commercial and industrial real estate property information throughout the United States. We do big things from a local client perspective, as well as in our business community. SDI is not only a minority business enterprise (MBE), but we also mentor our own team of MBE firms through the Chicago United Five Forward initiative.
What’s one trait all the members of your team share? Our shared values and core principles directly link to our presence-based culture where the success of SDI is powered by our commitment to be present for our clients, colleagues and community. We invest in building a hyperlocal presence for our clients so that we consistently deliver extremely responsive IT services.
Maven Wave Partners
What they do: Maven Wave consults companies as they make a switch toward digital operations. Combining consulting and technology, Maven Wave provides solutions that are agile, mobile, based in analytics, and built in the cloud. Derrick Nadonga, solutions engineer, cites the company’s high expectations of all its employees as part of its appeal.
What’s one thing that would surprise people about your company? Despite the tight-knit culture that a lot of Mavens have, it’s surprising that a majority of them only physically see each other a handful of times per year. We have three physical locations, and everyone else works from home or at a client site. We truly have and encourage collaborative work, even down to the day-to-day meetings where most of us turn our cameras on so we can have face-to-face conversations with our colleagues.
What’s one trait all the members of your team share? Mavens are all hungry for knowledge, opportunities and snacks in our kitchen. There is an expectation that new Mavens immediately start adding value either internally or with customers within days, not weeks or months. This is only possible because everyone we hire also expects this of themselves, and they’re willing to jump in to learn something new or to lead engagements right away.
What they do: Not all aspiring architects have time to study at the library. Black Spectacles is an online educational platform that offers ARE exam prep and software curricula. For aspiring architects looking to advance their careers, Black Spectacles is the only NCARB-approved test prep provider for all six divisions of the ARE. Customer Service Manager Elaine Deveney said you don’t need a background in architecture to be a valuable employee, though.
What’s one thing that would surprise people about your company? The majority of us don’t have a background in architecture, but a lack of experience in the industry doesn’t hinder our performance. We get to use our skills to manage and develop projects we’re all passionate about.
What’s one trait all the members of your team share? There’s nothing typical about our team, but we all have a few things in common. We take our work seriously, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously. Our brains are big, but our egos aren’t. Each person on our team is honest, caring, empathetic and genuine. You’ll never hear anyone say, “That’s not my job.” We’re all in this together.
What they do: Founded in 1973, OCC operates as an equity derivative clearing operation. They focus on sound risk management principles. By operating as a guarantor in negotiations, they set out to ensure contract obligations are fulfilled. VP of Enterprise Architecture Dan Mannisto said OCC’s current transformation will significantly improve its employee-client relations.
What’s one thing that makes your company an exciting place to work right now? OCC is currently in the midst of a significant transformation, which is a multi-year technology project that will make our company more nimble and improve how we work and serve our clients.
As a clearing house, OmCC is the backbone of the U.S. equity options market. We provide market stability by serving as the buyer to every seller and the seller to every buyer. Technology underpins everything we do, and we are using cutting-edge technology to secure our foundation in the equity options market.
What’s one trait all the members of your team share? The ability to lose one’s ego and contribute to a team in order to solve problems and implement solutions.
Infutor Data Solutions
What they do: Infutor Data Solutions helps companies identify and target their ideal customers in their marketing efforts. The company’s CRM, inbound marketing tools and analytics work to help clients better understand customers and drive sales.
What they do: Spark Hire is a video interviewing platform. Its features include one-way and live interviews, post-interview evaluation tools and analytics, allowing companies to hire the perfect person for the job.
Colorado Companies Hiring During COVID
What they do: Nylas offers a hosted sync platform that enables developers to integrate their apps with email, contacts and calendars.
What they do: Travelers Haven is a full-service housing firm that helps businesses and organizations with traveling professionals find housing that works for them. According to its website, Travelers Haven makes 20,000 annual placements.
One thing that would surprise people about Travelers Haven: “Most traditional corporate housing companies actually start with Fortune 1000 companies that are relocating their workforce,” President and CEO Carlos Abisambra said. “The healthcare industry came with non-traditional challenges like figuring out our supply in rural areas as well as figuring out our cost structure to support the budgets for travel nurses. We developed technology to acquire and retain major healthcare clients.”
One trait all team members share: “Together we thrive,” Abisambra said. When he asks new hires what surprised them most about joining the Travelers Haven team, they often say how helpful every single person has been. They feel they can ask anyone a question and employees are always willing to take the time to help out.
What they do: Skupos is a data analytics platform for convenience stores. It offers solutions like integrations, analytics and data reporting for the stores, their distributors and consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands. The founders, who have previous experience in the CPG space, started the company in 2015.
One thing that would surprise people about Skupos: The focus on growth and development beyond employees’ job descriptions. “While we definitely love to put our heads down and hit goals, it’s just as important to develop a culture of learning and personal growth,” Manager of Business Development Pranav Reddy said. Skupos offers “Monday Mingle” happy hours, company lunches and ongoing training sessions.
One trait all team members share: Compassion and empathy for small businesses. “Being a small business owner is difficult,” Reddy said. “Our company is focused on helping small retailers compete with larger chains, a mission we take very seriously.”
What they do: DispatchHealth allows patients to access care without leaving their homes. Users can request service through an app, online or over the phone. The company’s healthcare professionals can reportedly treat everything an urgent care center can and more. DispatchHealth’s services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and many leading insurance providers.
One thing that would surprise people about DispatchHealth: How relatable and receptive to new ideas its co-founders are. Chief Executive Officer Mark Prather, worked as an emergency room physician for more than 20 years before DispatchHealth. “One of my first conversations with him was about his passion for music and a good ol’ jam session,” Director of Marketing and Communications Amelia Sprague said. “Similarly, Kevin Riddleberger, our chief strategy officer, is a seasoned healthcare clinician and leader, but he’s also a down-to-earth family man.”
One trait all team members share: Diligence. “Members of our marketing and growth team are what I would call ‘diligent doers,’” Sprague said. “We’re problem solvers who are able to adapt quickly.”
Location: Centennial, CO
What they do: IntelePeer provides users with Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS) to improve the customer experience. The CPaaS includes voice messaging, APIs and workflow automation, no coding required.
One thing that would surprise people about IntelePeer: How much they value and reward their employees. “Every month we give out two employee awards called the “Above and Beyond” and “Blitzscaling” awards,” Director of Human Resources Ana Milian said. “The winners are then awarded a $300 bonus to go on an adventure of their choosing.” Examples of things people have done in the past include trips to Europe, family ski weekends and skydiving.
One trait all team members share: Passion. “Cross-department collaboration is the norm as we all work toward the common goal of making this company as successful as can be,” Milian said.
What they do: HomeAdvisor allows service professionals to connect with homeowners to provide assistance with tasks like bathroom remodeling, flooring projects and lawn care maintenance. The company’s screening process includes a background check and licensing verification.
One thing that would surprise people about HomeAdvisor: The level of amicability between employees. Director of Training DJ Atchinson has been with HomeAdvisor for almost 16 years. He has watched the company grow from a small startup. “Everyone starts their days with a ‘good morning,’ always asking how you are,” he said. “This has stuck with me. A lot of times when companies grow, that part of the culture gets lost.”
One trait all team members share: Professional and personal ambition. “I would say that we all take pride in our work each day and are dedicated to being successful,” Sales Recruiter Katie Rochefort said. “Having our sales floor filled with driven and energetic people truly motivates us to recruit for our teams.”
Los Angeles Companies Hiring During COVID
Location: Los Angeles
What they do: TikTok's mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. As the leading destination for short-form mobile video, TikTok offers a home for creative expression and a unique and joyful experience. The platform evokes a diverse range of immersive and entertaining videos, and the opportunity to unite around communities and shared emotions.
Location: Los Angeles
What they do: Tinder was introduced on a college campus in 2012 and is the world’s most popular app for meeting new people. It has been downloaded more than 340 million times and is available in 190 countries and 40+ languages. As of Q4 2019, Tinder had nearly 5.9 million subscribers and was the highest grossing non-gaming app globally.
Location: Los Angeles
What they do: Dave is a banking app offering up to a $100 cash advance, side gigs and automated budgeting. Built for humans, not overdraft fees, Dave shares its revenue with charities to feed families and plant trees.
NYC Companies Hiring During COVID
What they do: Bluecore is a retail technology company that integrates AI with marketing emails to replace manual processes. Clients include Express, Tommy Hilfiger, The North Face, Teleflora and Bass Pro Shops
Something unique about the team: “We believe so much in our ability to execute that we only monetize our solution based on client performance,” Geoff Wadham, vice president of growth said. “This aligns all aspects of the business from how we build our products to how we market and ultimately how we sell. Everyone from the co-founders, product, engineering, customer success, marketing and sales are all focused on the same mission of helping our clients solve high-impact problems.”
What they do: Through data management, CredSimple’s software helps health care organizations provide better services to payers and providers, reducing turnaround times and maintaining up-to-date provider data.
What they do: Prizeout is an online digital marketplace that offers consumers digital gift cards from brands they love. They work with brands looking to promote acquisition and retention to offer consumer-exclusive deals.
What they do: Policygenius makes it easy to compare and buy insurance online. Since 2014, they’ve raised more than $150 million of venture capital and helped more than 30 million people get coverage for their families.
Location: NYC + SF
What they do: Asana is a work management platform that helps teams orchestrate their work, from daily tasks to strategic initiatives. To date, it is utilized by more than 75,000 organizations including Allbirds, Air France and Sephora.
What they do: Celonis is a New York and Munich-based enterprise software company that offers process mining technology that helps visualize, analyze and improve company processes.
What they do: monday.com is a team management tool that connects people to workplace processes in order to promote a culture of transparency and empowerment. The operating platform allows teams to create and shape workflow apps, without writing a single line of code. Its tools are used by more than 100,000 companies today.
What they do: Dashlane is a mobile and desktop app that allows users to search the web more seamlessly, storing all of their information in one place and autofilling it into forms when necessary. That information is kept safe and inaccessible, even to Dashlane. The company helps users change old, weak passwords without having to keep track of each one manually.
One thing that would surprise people about Dashlane: Frequency of collaboration. “You will always find employees problem-solving together, which is not always quick and painless,” Staff Accountant Elya Shavrova said. “Most times it’s difficult. I have found in my career that many issues are swept under the rug. But at Dashlane, these opportunities are faced head-on and in the open.”
One trait all team members prioritize: Efficiency. Employees are encouraged to get a project or task done in the least amount of time, with the least amount of resistance for the best results. “In order to be efficient, you have to understand what you’re doing, why you’re doing it and who your ultimate audience is,” Shavrova said. “On my team, once we research and understand the task at hand, we’re motivated to put together the most efficient and long-term solution.”
What they do: Narmi partners with existing banks and credit unions to automate processes, grow their brands and support their employees. The API-enabled platform gives clients the ability to offer digital account openings, as well as mobile and online banking options.
One thing that would surprise people about Narmi: Its reach across the United States. “As a company, everything we do revolves around our three product pillars: building an open-banking platform, being dependable and focusing on the financial story,” Co-Founder Chris Griffin said. “Focusing on the financial story is our way of improving financial literacy. We want our users to better understand how they spend so that they can take control of their financial futures.”
One trait all team members share: Creativity. “From sales to engineering (and everything in between), each of us is constantly tinkering, solving problems and thinking outside of the box,” Griffin said.
What they do: Haven Life provides users with life insurance they can access online, with coverage issued through MassMutual. A $250,000, 20-year Haven Term life insurance quote starts at $14.99 a month for a healthy 30-year-old woman. Curious about the two life-size plastic skeletons the team has in its office? They serve as “mortality humor,” a joke based on the product.
One thing that would surprise people about Haven Life: The company’s approach to bonuses. “Our bonus is based on annual company performance, set goals and targets,” said Software Developer Peter Wolfenden said. “The fact that the percentage is the same for each person explicitly recognizes that our goals are shared across the organization and gives everyone a clear incentive to collaborate early and often.”
One trait all team members share: They’re comfortable asking and answering the question “why?” in meetings and in one-on-one conversations. “My team has four devs, a dedicated QA engineer, one product owner and three business analysts,” Wolfenden said. “Our professional experiences vary widely both in terms of what we have done and how long we’ve been doing it. Our personalities are also quite different.”
What they do: Hydrant sells packets of a hydration mix that users add straight to water. The solution is flavored with real fruit juice and contains sodium, potassium, magnesium and zinc. The company also offers a caffeine-based one-off product and subscription models.
One thing that would surprise people about Hydrant: Co-Founder Jai Jung Kim consumes six to nine packets of Hydrant a day. “He’s definitely an outlier at the company, but everyone in the office drinks at least a pack a day,” Co-Founder John Sherwin said. “It feeds into our drive for excellence in product. We get daily feedback from the team on aspects that could be improved in current and future iterations.”
One trait all team members share: A growth mindset. “Everyone is proactive about bettering themselves and learning new skills or concepts to move Hydrant forward,” Sherwin said. “Whether it’s finding a mentor at a company a few years ahead of them or taking a course that can help them to grow in their role and move the whole team forward, everyone knows they can (and should) be learning.”
What they do: MANTL is an enterprise software company built to support banks and credit unions. Its clients can open omni-channel accounts that integrate with its core services.
One thing that would surprise people about MANTL: “Banks need better customer-facing products or they will disappear,” VP of People Lauren Slutsky said. “We’re starting with the regional and community banks in the U.S. that are reliant on crumbling legacy infrastructure. They need our help to give their customers and their employees modern tools and experiences.”
One trait all team members share: The ability to think big and raise the bar in order to develop innovative solutions that exceed customers’ expectations. “As a company, we value transparency, accountability and collaboration both internally and externally,” Slutsky said.
What they do: Citizen’s app combines location information with 911 intelligence to keep people out of danger. Citizen sends users safety alerts accompanied by live stories, real-time updates and user-generated content to help them stay safe.
One thing that would surprise people about Citizen: The company measures its success by the number of lives they impact. “Our team celebrates these occurrences — which we call magic moments — when people use Citizen to stay safe,” Head of Product Keith Peiris said. Alerts have evacuated people from burning buildings, diverted school buses from nearby terrorist attacks and led to reunions of abducted children with their families.
One trait all team members share: Courage. “Our deep curiosity and commitment to an authentic mission breeds one of the most creative environments I’ve ever worked in,” Peiris said. “Talented people are drawn to work at Citizen because they are up for the challenge of pushing boundaries to solve problems that haven’t been solved before.”
San Francisco Companies Hiring During COVID
Location: San Francisco
What they do: Brex’s fintech tools are built to help companies grow. With their products, customers have control over how they save, spend and borrow, and can focus more time on the “big picture.” Powered by Mastercard, their corporate card offers fraud protection and instant approvals.
One thing that would surprise people about Brex: “People outside Brex are always surprised by how passionate we are about fintech,” said VP, People Strategy, Carmen Collyns. “Feeling and understanding a customer’s financial issues, then building product to smooth those issues is a common theme across Brex no matter your role. One way that we continue to build our customer-focused culture is by hosting weekly all-hands and fireside chats. Hearing firsthand from founders and users builds a deep understanding of our product's impact, and reinforces our collective understanding of the ‘why’ behind our vision.”
One trait all team members share: “We all have a shared love for data and analysis. Whether we’re working on projects together, brainstorming on new processes, or helping out a teammate, we lean on numbers as a guidepost to our decision-making and measure of impact,” said Collyns. “When we approach our quarterly planning sessions for the company, we leverage our headcount projections together with estimates of magnitude, frequency and type of task to identify when and how our operating model will need tweaking. It helps the team be more proactive, rather than reactive, in our work.
“Beyond that,” added Collyns, “keeping a pulse on our culture as we scale is crucial, and we leverage data wherever possible to understand how our teams are feeling. CultureAmp, our engagement and feedback platform, is a key source of data that we use to investigate hypotheses and prioritize various initiatives.”
Location: San Francisco
What they do: A few years ago, it felt like there were only a small handful of delivery options when it came to food — most notably, pizza or Chinese food. That probably feels like a different world given the abundance of companies that will have drivers deliver food from local restaurants straight to customers’ doorstep with the push of a button. DoorDash played a major role in this cultural shift after it was founded in 2013 and helped restaurants expand their reach even further with its food delivery service.
Location: San Francisco
What they do: There’s likely never been a time where it was more convenient to get food as a consumer. With the advance of technology, consumers can open their smartphones and scroll through dozens of local restaurants, press a button and just wait an hour — or less — and have their next meal come directly to their front door. Postmates is one of the biggest players in food delivery and has services in 40 major cities as of 2020.
Location: San Francisco
What they do: Instacart is a North American leader in online grocery and one of the fastest-growing companies in e-commerce. Instacart's same-day delivery and pickup services bring fresh groceries and everyday essentials to busy people and families across the U.S. and Canada in as fast as an hour.
Seattle Companies Hiring During COVID
What they do: Domain Tools helps security analysts turn threat data into threat intelligence. We take indicators from your network, including domains and IPs, and connect them with nearly every active domain on the Internet. These inform risk assessments, help profile attackers, guide online fraud investigations, and map cyber activity to attacker infrastructure.
What they do: Our mission is to protect life by making the bullet obsolete and developing technologies to make the world a safer place. Axon is a software & hardware team of product experts, security pros, engineering wizards, sales & marketing pros, and technology buffs - all committed to helping make the world a safer place.
What they do: At ServiceNow, we make the world of work, work better for people. We deliver digital workflows that create great experiences and unlock productivity. With 6,200+ customers, we serve ~80% of the Fortune 500. And we are on the 2020 list of FORTUNE® World’s Admired Companies. This is the future of work.
What they do: Convoy is transforming the $800 billion trucking industry. Our mission is to transport the world with endless capacity and zero waste. The industry is huge and so is the opportunity to fundamentally change the way freight moves across America.
What they do: Zipwhip is a Seattle-based SaaS company providing text messaging to businesses across North America through cloud-based software and a best-in-class API solution. We invented the technology that enables businesses to text using their existing landline, VoIP or toll-free phone number and communicate with consumers the modern way.
What they do: ASSURANCE is a technology start-up passionately improving the personal insurance industry. We're enhancing consumer outcomes and reducing friction through world-class Data Science, Engineering, Product, and Marketing.
What they do: Auth0 provides a universal authentication & authorization platform for web, mobile and legacy applications. We solve the most complex and large-scale identity use cases for global enterprises with our extensible and easy-to-integrate platform, securing billions of logins every year. We help companies free up developers to work on innovation.
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