We might be deep in the chilly season, but the Seattle tech industry remains red hot. If keeping things interesting for you means setting off on a new mission, we’ve rounded up five Seattle area tech companies that are innovating in everything from real estate to process automation — and all of them are hiring across the board.
Using Highspot’s software tools, sales reps can find and present a range of relevant materials including pitch decks, brochures and one-pagers where and when they need them, and view how prospects interact with that content later on. The Seattle company raised $35 million last year, with plans to expand operations into Europe and the Asia Pacific region.
Favorite perks: Highspot employees get a wide range of perks, including full medical, dental and vision benefits; company equity and an employee stock purchase plan; a generous paid time off policy with paid sick days, holidays, parental leave and a flexible work schedule; a company-provided ORCA transit card, along with other commuter benefits; beer and kombucha on tap; a stocked kitchen with plenty of healthy snacks; catered lunches each Friday; and plenty of team outings, including happy hours, Mariners games and GameWorks.
A great candidate for us is someone who is a learn-it-all rather than a know-it-all.”
Who they’re looking for: “At Highspot, we know that achieving something great requires passion and dedication,” Head of Talent Suzanne Salzberg said. “Because we pride ourselves on thinking big and challenging the status quo, we look to attract individuals who have a tenacious curiosity, believe that details matter and bring a spark of magic to everything they do. A great candidate for us is someone who is a learn-it-all rather than a know-it-all, and who embodies our core cultural values of authenticity, accountability and positivity.”
UiPath is a world leader in robotic process automation, using software to automate mundane and repetitive tasks and free up employee brain space to focus on critical thinking, judgement and other things humans are good at. Headquartered in New York, the company has worked with over 1,000 businesses worldwide.
PNW headquarters: Bellevue
Favorite perks: UiPath’s employees can take one trip to any city around the world the company has an office in (these include New York, London, Paris and Bucharest) without having a business reason for the trip. Additionally, UiPath boasts company-provided lunches; a flexible work program; and a free membership to Equinox gyms — or a wellness card that can be used at the employee’s discretion.
Successful employees bring a unique blend of fast-growing startup culture and the mindset of delivering enterprise-grade software.”
Tech toolbox: UiPath uses a diverse tech stack. Their core platform is built using C#/C++, ASP.NET, Redis, SQL and Elasticsearch. They use Angular and React on the front end, while their cloud and artificial intelligence/machine learning services are built using Java and C# on Azure and GCP, with microservices architecture using Kubernetes, Kubeflow, TensorFlow and PyTorch technologies.
Who they’re looking for: “Many of our engineers at the UiPath Bellevue office have come from top technology companies in this area, with a strong track record of delivering highly successful software and cloud services,” Senior Vice President of Engineering Munil Shah said. “We are looking for the very best engineers with diverse backgrounds, a passion for continuous learning and customer obsession. Successful employees bring a unique blend of fast-growing startup culture and the mindset of delivering enterprise-grade software. Every new employee elevates the company and helps cultivate a fun and exciting workplace.”
Igneous’ “unstructured data management as-a-service” solution gives data-centric businesses and organizations an unprecedented level of visibility, protection and mobility within a single API. The company holds 13 U.S. patents for various technologies, and was rated as one of Built In Seattle’s 50 Startups to Watch in 2018.
Favorite perks: Igneous covers 100 percent of its employees’ premiums for medical, vision and dental insurance and offers an unlimited ORCA pass; a flexible PTO policy; paid parental leave; short- and long-term disability insurance; a fully-stocked kitchen; in-house cold brew coffee; beers on tap; work-from-home flexibility; and a dog-friendly office.
We are dedicated to building a collaborative workplace culture in which everyone can thrive.”
Tech toolbox: Igneous engineers build with React/Redux on the front end and Go on the back end. The company’s infrastructure, tools and applications include Linux, Docker, Kubernetes, AWS/GCP/Azure, PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch and InfluxDB.
Who they’re looking for: “Igneous looks for candidates who are driven to succeed, eager to help and learn from others and take on new challenges with enthusiasm,” CTO Jeff Hughes said. “We are dedicated to building a collaborative workplace culture in which everyone can thrive, so it is important to us that a candidate fits our values.”
Flyhomes’ online portal provides a starting point to potential homebuyers to search for houses, but the company’s real service is its ability to make cash offers on a buyer’s behalf, allowing normal folks to compete with high-end developers and investors in a red-hot housing market. The Seattle-based company’s team of specialists takes each potential buyer through the process from beginning to end in Seattle, Portland, the Bay Area, Chicago and Boston.
Headquarters: Downtown Seattle
Favorite perks: Flyhomes’ growing list of perks currently includes a 401(k) match; full medical, dental, vision and life insurance; generous family leave; a 529 college savings plan with a company match; commuter benefits; matched charitable giving; unlimited PTO; company outings; and a dog-friendly office.
Sometimes, it’s not the background at all, but an achievement that tells me that they will put in the work.”
Who they’re looking for: “At Flyhomes, we are looking for people who want to make a difference,” Recruiter Elle Frederiksen said. “Our employees and future employees have grit! They have a desire to learn, are big on diversity and collaboration, and thrive in ambiguity. Most importantly, they are passionate. When I look at resumes, I avoid the black and white. The best candidate may not have the perfect background. Sometimes, it’s not the background at all, but an achievement that tells me that they will put in the work. Things like riding their bike cross-country, caring for a loved one or taking a stab at their own business.”
Employees at Sprout Social work on one of the world’s preeminent all-in-one platforms for social media management, with tools for publishing and scheduling posts, uncovering trends, engaging with followers and analyzing results through a wide variety of metrics. Headquartered in Chicago, Sprout Social opened a Seattle office with the acquisition of analytics startup Simply Measured in 2017.
PNW headquarters: Downtown Seattle
Favorite perks: Sprout Social’s employees get access to insurance and benefit options built for both individuals and families, including generous company contributions; high-quality and well-maintained equipment; a beautiful, convenient and state-of-the-art office downtown; solid commuter, disability and life insurance benefits; wellness initiatives; healthy snacks and drinks; and a growing corporate social responsibility program.
The qualities we’ve seen in our most successful candidates are a desire to remain curious, an eagerness to solve hard problems and the ability to adapt to dynamic environments.”
Who they’re looking for: “As we continue to grow our team, our focus remains on candidates who bring an array of qualities to the table,” Chief People Officer Maureen Calabrese said. “The qualities we’ve seen in our most successful candidates are a desire to remain curious, an eagerness to solve hard problems and the ability to adapt to dynamic environments.”