Have you ever wanted to meet the minds behind the organizations you read about every day on Built In Seattle? Are you surveying your career options on the local tech scene?
Well, friends, you will have the opportunity to do both — in a single night. Register for Built In Seattle’s first ever Top Companies Hiring event, show up at AXIS Pioneer Square any time after 5:30 p.m. next Tuesday and get ready to hang with some of the Seattle region’s most innovative tech companies.
To get you hyped, here’s a quick rundown on the seven companies that will be in attendance — and why you’ll want to meet them.
What they do: PitchBook follows the money, providing tools for journalists, investors and businesses to track public and private equity markets. The company makes its data available via desktop software, a mobile app, Excel plugin, CRM integrations and browser extension, and produces a number of authoritative industry reports and newsletters covering all the movers and shakers.
We work in a truly fascinating industry.”
Where they’re headed: “We work in a truly fascinating industry,” Director of Products Alex Legault recently told Built In Seattle. “Investment professionals, their advisors and clients are constantly striving for an edge. For us, that means always pushing the envelope on how good our datasets can be, what new ones we can add and how we can make such complex analysis easy and insightful. With a big, demanding vision like this, there is plenty to get people excited.”
What they do: While Getty Images has been around longer than some millennials, it remains one of the most innovative companies on Seattle’s tech landscape. The company is one of the world’s largest creators and distributors of photography, videos and multimedia, and creates its own API solutions to help customers build apps using Getty’s image trove.
...Getty Images has increasingly focused on representing people more broadly and in a global sense...”
Where they’re headed: “At Getty Images, we’re working on developing the next generation of visual search to help our customers explore and discover both imagery and videos, which means we’re seeking to grow our AI/ML team,” Senior Data Scientist Andrea Gagliano said. “We’re looking for people with computer vision, NLP, ML ranking and/or personalization experience who are excited to help Getty Images customers around the world find their perfect image, be it for a society-changing headline story or something diverse and inclusive for a brand’s next big campaign.”
What they do: 98point6 is changing the United States’ infamously fraught healthcare system — with an app. For a yearly fee, the company connects users with physicians, who can treat many common medical conditions through text-based care. The company raised $50 million last year, and is fast making a name for itself as one of Seattle’s preeminent healthtech companies.
...we are primarily focused on growing our engineering team...”
Where they’re headed: “Heading into 2020, we are primarily focused on growing our engineering team, though we will continue to hire across other parts of the company as well,” Technical Recruiter Mark Gosney said. “When it comes to new hires, we value independent thinkers who are passionate about their professions and compelled by our mission-driven environment. Whether it’s scaling our engineering and product platforms or innovating our patient experience, we look for candidates who align with our core values, since they are at the heart of everything we do here at 98point6.”
What they do: Redmond-based Pushpay helps faith-based organizations grow, engage with communities and manage revenue through its donation facilitation technology. The company now works with more than 7,500 organizations, and employs more than 350 people across its offices in Redmond and Auckland, New Zealand.
Our sales development representative team is in a huge growth stage right now.”
Where they’re headed: “Our sales development representative team is in a huge growth stage right now,” Recruiter Bryson Scott said. “A successful SDR is someone who embodies our core values. They are always looking for new ways to delight our customers and willing to put in the work to ensure that our customer is getting service and the quality they deserve.”
What they do: As students solve math problems on DreamBox Learning’s edtech platform, the software identifies and adapts its teaching approach to suit each individual’s learning style. The technology is currently in use by more than 3 million K-8 students across Canada, the United States and Mexico. The Bellevue company has raised more than $175 million in funding since it was founded in 2006.
...we would not be surprised if hiring touched each and every department in 2020.”
Where they’re headed: “We are a growing company and are currently identifying cross-department hiring needs for the upcoming year,” Director of Marketing Kristen Diamond and Global Chief Human Resource Officer Alicia Shankland said. “However, we would not be surprised if hiring touched each and every department in 2020.”
What they do: Seattle-based Hiya leads the global fight against spammers and robocallers, with technology designed to identify and block bad actors for around 90 million users around the world. The company keeps a database of caller profiles, provides caller ID information for users and adapts to the shifting tactics of bad actors on behalf of carriers like Samsung, AT&T and T-Mobile.
Hiya has grown at an exponential pace — and 2020 will be no different.”
Where they’re headed: “Since launching in 2016, Hiya has grown at an exponential pace — and 2020 will be no different,” Head of People Rachel Cougan said. “In the next 12 months we are planning to double our headcount and we are looking to add software engineers, product managers, and sales and business development professionals to our Seattle team. Along with functional skills and experience, Hiya looks for adaptable, action-oriented professionals who are passionate about the Hiya products. Come join the team and help us make phone calls more secure, engaging and void of fraud and robocalls.”
What they do: DoubleDown Interactive builds some of the internet’s most popular free-to-play mobile casino games, including the popular DoubleDown Casino game on Facebook. Headquartered in Seattle’s International District, the company was acquired by Korean gaming giant DoubleU Games in 2017 and mixes the agility of a startup with the resources of one of the industry’s biggest players.
We look for candidates who will bet it all on the big win...”
Where they’re headed: “We look for candidates who will bet it all on the big win by playing their best game alongside their teammates to continue adding to our history of success,” HR Director Sarah Garcia told Built In Seattle earlier this year.
Psyched to meet them? So are we. Catch you there!