The food coma has dissipated, the relatives have dispersed and that fruitcake flavor has finally faded. As the holiday haze rises and you settle back into normal life, it’s time to evaluate your feelings about the professional challenges awaiting you in 2019: Are you ardent or apathetic? Dreamy or despairing? Fired up or flamed out?
If you’re tending toward the latter, it might be time to switch things up — and you’re in luck. Tech companies are prowling for talent all over the Seattle region, disrupting everything from contract management to auto repair. Here, we’ve assembled ten of our favorites — with more than enough challenging tech, sweet perks and motivating missions to get your year off to a stellar start.
The last thing an oncology patient should have to deal with is excessive bureaucracy or difficulty accessing their doctor. Navigating Cancer’s software platform allows physicians to track treatments and engage with their patients remotely, outside of office hours and beyond regular appointment schedules. The app also connects patients and their families with support groups, medical histories, private messaging services, appointment calendars and personalized education programs.
Headquarters: 1008 Western Avenue, Seattle
Favorite perks: Navigating Cancer offers 100 percent paid employee benefits for health, vision and dental insurance — including life insurance. There’s also generous paid time off, paid holidays, parental leave pay, company equity options and commuter benefits, as well as plenty of snacks, catered lunches and happy hours.
We look for a value fit — someone who engages with our purpose and mission and is excited by the opportunity to make a difference.”
Tech toolbox: Navigating Cancer’s core services are built using Ruby on Rails and supported with a growing handful of services and tools in Java and Golang. On the front end, their new features are all React, and they’ve got some legacy Backbone functionality gradually moving to React. Functionality is delegated down to AWS wherever possible — with most things backed by S3 and RDS — and they’re getting more and more use out of tools like ECS, Redshift and Kinesis.
Who they’re looking for: “In addition to technical abilities, we look for a value fit — someone who engages with our purpose and mission and is excited by the opportunity to make a difference in patients’ lives,” Director of Engineering Adrian Pike said. “A lot of us on the team have been impacted by cancer in one way or another, and it makes a big difference for us to be all pulling towards a common North Star.”
Business consultancy and technical expertise combine at West Monroe Partners, which partners with companies to help develop technological solutions to solve tough problems. The company has worked on customer experience strategies, analytics, reporting capabilities and more for clients in the financial, energy, healthcare and retail industries — among others. Headquartered in Chicago, the company has offices throughout the United States in addition to its local base near Pike Place Market.
PNW headquarters: 1501 4th Avenue, Seattle
Favorite perks: Every West Monroe employee owns shares of the firm from their very first day at work. There’s also a 401(k) match, unlimited PTO, flexible work arrangements, a Ragnar relay race team and an annual company-wide volunteer outing.
As a people-first firm, we look for team members who are willing to invest in bettering themselves and each other to maintain and grow our strong culture.”
Tech toolbox: West Monroe Partners’ tech stack includes .NET, Java, Node.js, Angular, SQL Server, Mongo, MuleSoft, Azure and AWS — and continues to grow.
Who they’re looking for: “West Monroe looks for people with a blend of business acumen and hands-on technical skills who are passionate about using technology to solve our clients’ most pressing issues,” Director and Head of the Seattle office Jerin May said. “As a 100 percent employee-owned company, we also want people who will feel empowered to share ideas and make decisions that drive our business forward. And finally, as a people-first firm, we look for team members who are willing to invest in bettering themselves and each other to maintain and grow our strong culture.”
OpenMarket’s mobile engagement solutions help businesses connect with consumers through automated text messaging. The company has APIs to integrate SMS, MMS and RCS messaging campaigns into a business’ existing tech stack, while its engagement platform allows users to build and manage text messaging campaigns. Headquartered in downtown Seattle, OpenMarket prides itself on its domain expertise, flexibility, global scale and cultural maturity.
Headquarters: 2211 Elliott Avenue, Seattle
Favorite perks: According to OpenMarket, the company’s Seattle employees enjoy generous compensation and bonuses; medical, dental and vision plans; more than 23 vacation days — plus holidays; generous maternity and paternity leave; 401(k) match; monthly commuter’s stipend; flexible work hours; monthly pizza days and bagel Fridays; subsidized health club membership; regular events and team outings; and daily breakfast, snacks, coffee and tea.
We take pride in building an authentic and diverse team, who we empower to take ownership of their own development and innovation.”
Tech toolbox: OpenMarket’s developers design, build, configure and test application software using React, AngularJS, Spring, SQL, JAVA, Python and Cassandra. Developers work on a small, dedicated service team responsible for the design, development and maintenance of the company’s service.
Who they’re looking for: “‘Value People’ is OpenMarket’s number one core value,” Senior Talent Acquisition Manager Bryn Lansdowne said. “We take pride in building an authentic and diverse team, who we empower to take ownership of their own development and innovation. Candidates should understand the importance of delivering as a team, and be able to work collaboratively in an agile environment. We’re always looking for engineers and software developers to work on tough challenges and improve our SMS messaging platform — but we need all sorts of skill sets to get where we want to go.”
Icertis’ cloud-based software shepherds a contract through its full lifecycle, eliminating a lot of headaches and menial work for enterprise clients. The platform automatically monitors contractual obligations, identifies and mitigates risk and offers easy access to relevant documents. There are automatic templates and clauses, collaboration capabilities and configurable workflows or approval and execution. The Bellevue company ranked on Built In’s 50 Tech Companies in Seattle to Know in 2019, and raised $96 million early last year.
Headquarters: 14711 NE 29th Place, Bellevue
Favorite perks: Icertis employees get a 401(k) match, paid maternity and paternity leave, generous PTO, free parking, a stocked kitchen, catered lunch each day and — most exciting of all — office ice cream!
“The people I work with are the greatest perk here at Icertis. We have a ton of fun at work and focus on achieving organizational and career goals.”
Who they’re looking for: “The people I work with are the greatest perk here at Icertis,” Chief People Officer Tami Lamp said. “We have a ton of fun at work and focus on achieving organizational and career goals. When hiring, we look for people who embody our values, will respond effectively to surprises and challenges with poise and confidence, can deal with ambiguity and learn from our experiences.”
Marketing tech company Curalate helps businesses drive traffic to their websites, build engaged social media followings, stimulate user-generated content and grow a network of influencers. Offerings include tools to source influencers, build virtual product showrooms and integrate e-commerce portals into users’ Instagram experiences. Headquartered in Philadelphia, the company has bases in New York and London along with its downtown Seattle office.
PNW headquarters: 1932 1st Avenue, Seattle
Favorite perks: Curalate’s Seattle employees enjoy their pet-friendly office and open floor plan, as well as a casual dress code, flexible vacation policy, stocked kitchen and regular happy hours.
Successful candidates are self-starters. They are challenge seeking, growth oriented, and want ownership and impact at early stages of their career.”
Tech toolbox: Curalate is primarily a ReactJS frontend, Scala microservice backend shop. The company’s platform is hosted entirely on AWS and its developers are heavy users of ECS, MySQL, DynamoDB, ElasticSearch, Kinesis and RedShift. They also use Datadog and LogRocket for application monitoring.
Who they’re looking for: “At Curalate our teams are driven by a shared passion for building both enterprise and consumer-grade products,” Vice President of Engineering Clark Roberts said. “Generally speaking, successful candidates are self-starters. They are challenge seeking, growth oriented, and want ownership and impact at early stages of their career.”
Auth0 offers authentication and security services through its platform, simplifying the process of setting up logins, devices, social access, user management, API security, two factor authentication and more. IT professionals simply select their APIs, SDKs and identity providers, and Auth0’s team takes care of the rest. In addition to its Bellevue headquarters, Auth0 has offices in London and Buenos Aires.
Headquarters: 10800 NE 8th Street, Bellevue
Favorite perks: Auth0 offers a remote-friendly workplace, and employees can avail themselves of unlimited paid time off; flexible work schedules; a 401(k) match; paid parental leave; paid parking and commuter benefits; weekly lunches; free snacks, beer and wine; legal assistance and discounted pet insurance.
At Auth0, we feel very strongly about our values and look for self-driven people who emulate and embrace them in everything they do.”
Tech toolbox: The company’s engineers mainly work with Node, React, MongoDB, ElasticSearch and AWS.
Who they’re looking for: “At Auth0, we feel very strongly about our values and look for self-driven people who emulate and embrace them in everything they do,” Recruiter Katie Linn said. “Whether it is Demanding Greatness, committing to No-Nonsense or a Passion for Security and Technology, our strongest candidates will always embody our values.”
EagleView takes high-resolution photographs of the world from above, and applies machine learning to find useful information that might otherwise be invisible to the human eye. The company’s technology allows for a more scientific approach to assessing property damage or roof condition over time, for example, as well as the proliferation of solar panels or swimming pools in a certain locality. Governments, construction businesses, insurance carriers and other stakeholders can then use that information to map trends — and adapt accordingly.
Headquarters: 10900 NE 4th Street, Bellevue
Favorite perks: EagleView is a tight-knit team working out of a new building in downtown Bellevue. Team members get access to fully stocked kitchens, a 401(k) match, team picnics and holiday parties, tuition assistance and more.
There is a unique spirit here at EagleView, which is built on something bigger than ourselves.”
Tech toolbox: EagleView works with ultra high-resolution aerial imagery, workflow applications and data analytics services, and continuously innovates through its computer vision platform to identify property and asset insights and changes.
Who they’re looking for: “We are looking for team members who are inspired to leverage transformative technologies in aerial imagery, machine learning and SaaS applications to re-invent industries and improve people’s lives,” Senior Vice President of Human Resources Ruby White said. “There is a unique spirit here at EagleView, which is built on something bigger than ourselves — and we are looking for talented individuals with a growth mindset who want to be part of our journey.”
Unity’s real-time 3D development platform is the world’s most popular tool for developers building games and experiences in two and three dimensions — along with virtual and augmented reality. In fact, over 50 percent of mobile games and more than 50 percent of AR and VR content is now built using Unity’s software in some shape or form. Headquartered in San Francisco, the company just moved its 200-plus Bellevue employees into a stylish new office, with lots of room to grow.
PNW headquarters: 10400 NE 4th Street, Bellevue
Favorite perks: We hear the team at Unity is proud of its perks — and rightly so. Along with the usual tech industry standards, the company offers pet insurance; a $100 monthly commuter reimbursement; coverage for infertility treatment services; an option for free mental health coverage; and a “Milk Stork” program where new moms can overnight refrigerated breast milk home while traveling for work.
Part of Unity’s mission is to help our creators solve hard problems, and ultimately enable their success.”
Tech toolbox: Unity’s 1,000-strong development team works alongside partners such as Google, Facebook, Oculus and Microsoft to ensure optimized support for the latest releases and platforms. Games and experiences made with Unity have reached some three billion devices worldwide, and were installed more than 28 billion times in the last 12 months.
Who they’re looking for: “In the Bellevue office, we are looking for motivated and thoughtful individuals to drive our future accomplishments in departments like Graphics, AR/VR, Machine Learning, Cloud Services and more,” Global Recruiting Strategy Manager Samantha Evans said. “Part of Unity’s mission is to help our creators solve hard problems, and ultimately enable their success. We look for candidates who are passionate about executing on this vision and look forward to taking Unity to the next level.”
Pivotal Commware is paving the way for widespread 5G connectivity, with software-defined antennas that leverage the company’s “Holographic Beam Forming” technology to focus and steer radio energy. Headquartered in Kirkland, the company recently raised $20 million from potential strategic investors — who remain nameless for now. Pivotal Commware’s goal is to create beamforming technology using the lowest combination of cost, size, weight and power.
Headquarters: 10801 120th Avenue NE, Kirkland
Pivotal has so much interesting and exciting work, I want to hire engineers who aren’t afraid to design new type of systems they haven’t seen before.”
Favorite perks: Pivotal Commware’s high tech team gets free gym membership, company equity, a 401(k) match, unlimited paid time off, relocation assistance, monthly lunches and in-house espresso in a pet-friendly office — which also includes a games room.
Tech toolbox: Pivotal Commware’s engineers use software-defined beamforming, bare metal development, embedded linux, SOM, microcontrollers, TCP/IP, Simple Network Management Protocol, User Datagram Protocol, Bluetooth, WiFi, Ethernet, C/C++, Python, ARM7/8, Self-Organizing Networks and the Azure cloud.
Who they’re looking for: “I look for engineers who are flexible and adaptable: Pivotal has so much interesting and exciting work, I want to hire engineers who aren’t afraid to design new type of systems they haven’t seen before,” Director of Product Engineering Dr. Alex Katko said. “I firmly believe that bringing together people who have worked in telecommunications, defense, consumer products and a wide variety of industries results in better and more innovative products.”
Some apps let you summon a driver to your exact location, others will conjure food on your front door — and Wrench sends you an auto mechanic, whether your car is in need of a quick service in the driveway or broken down in an unfamiliar part of town. The Seattle company is in the process of disrupting the $63 billion auto repair market, and recently raised $12 million to take its services nationwide.
Headquarters: 1929 3rd Avenue, Seattle
Favorite perks: For full-time employees, Wrench covers 90 percent of monthly healthcare premiums and 100 percent for dental and vision, along with basic life insurance for free. There’s also weekly catered lunches, monthly happy hours and annual summer and holiday parties.
Employees at Wrench tend to be strategic problem solvers and critical thinkers...”
Tech toolbox: Wrench has two mobile apps — one for the user, and one for the mechanic. Both are built using the Ionic framework. There’s also a consumer-facing web application built using Angular, an internal-facing web application for quoting, scheduling, ordering and administration using AngularJS and a set of Java web services running on Tomcat — all of which are deployed in AWS.
Who they’re looking for: “We’re looking for hungry, entrepreneurial folks who can operate independently, work cross-functionally, and want to execute on our mission of removing the hassle of car ownership,” VP of Marketing and Business Development Casey Willis said. “Employees at Wrench tend to be strategic problem solvers and critical thinkers, who are collectively working toward a better experience for car owners and mechanics everywhere. Needless to say, we’re very excited to continue to expand the Wrench team in 2019.”