Groundbreaking. It’s an adjective that everyone wants, yet very few can actually lay claim to. That is, unless you’re one of these 17 companies that are totally transforming their respective industries.

From shaking up age-old methods to innovating brand new technologies, these companies are the very definition of disrupters—making things bigger and better and constantly challenging the status quo. Best of all, you can be part of one of them: They’re all hiring right now.

1. SmartBear

SmartBear Software creates quality tools that assist over 4 million developers, testers, and operation teams to deliver the world’s best applications. SmartBear provides industry-leading development, testing, and monitoring software tools allowing global development teams to create the world’s foremost software and API’s.

With 25,000 companies and 4 million-plus global end-users leveraging its software tools, it’s safe to say that the company’s work is making a huge difference and quite literally changing what it means to build technology across the globe.

5. Allstate

Through its commitment to growth and innovation, Allstate is establishing itself as a leader of new technology in the insurance space. The company places a strong emphasis on professional development and career planning. Its culture of embracing opportunities and exploration makes it easy for employees to try new things and find out where they want to take their career. With opportunites around the globe, Allstate is hiring in an array of areas from marketing to product to pricing to corporate relations and beyond.

Chances are, you’re already familiar with Allstate. But, you’re likely less familiar with the many things the company is doing to distinguish itself as a leader in technology. While you might assume that insurance has nothing to do with tech, Allstate is making huge strides in digitizing the customer experience.

Allstate also places a particularly strong emphasis on women’s involvement in the tech industry and is especially excited to participate in the upcoming Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.

6. Facebook

Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through its family of apps and services, Facebook is building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and brings people closer together. Whether creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Its global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways.

Can you even remember what life was like before Facebook? As a company that has completely transformed the way that people connect and communicate, Facebook has undoubtedly earned its spot on this list. But, it’s really only scratched the surface.

The platform is on a mission to make the world more open and connected. And, while the company has already changed the name of the social media game, one thing is for certain: Facebook’s groundbreaking innovations will only keep coming.

9. GrubHub

Grubhub is the nation's leading online and mobile food ordering and delivery marketplace dedicated to connecting hungry diners with local takeout restaurants. The company’s online and mobile ordering platforms allow diners to order from more than 115,000 takeout restaurants in over 2,200 U.S. cities and London. The Grubhub portfolio of brands includes Grubhub, Seamless, LevelUp, Tapingo, AllMenus and MenuPages.

GrubHub’s entire business is built around being hungry. But, the GrubHub team has a hunger of a different kind: An intense craving for new, fresh ideas that challenge the norms of online food ordering. And, it’s paying off in a big way—for employees, and also for consumers.

“We bring a new way of getting all the food that you love,” shares Senior Director of Acquisitions Marketing Steven Young, “Whenever you want it, however you want it.”

Feeling hungry for a great gig? You know what to do.

12. Newsela

An education technology startup, Newsela is dedicated to transforming the way students access the world through words. The amazing team combines powerful technological know-how with real-world experience earned in classrooms, newsrooms, and the boardroom. Five days a week, Newsela publishes high-interest news articles at five levels of complexity for grades 2 through 12, using unique and proprietary processes.

Newsela’s mission is to totally transform the way students access the world through words. And, if you ask Newsela’s employees, the company is doing a pretty great job at arming students with the knowledge they need to go out and make a huge difference in the world.

As Account Manager Stephen Caputo says, “We are a game-changing company for educational institutions everywhere.”

13. Goosehead Insurance

Goosehead Insurance is an independent agency and franchise company, taking pride in the power of choice and protecting clients without cutting corners.

As one of the largest independent U.S. insurance agencies, Goosehead Insurance is changing the face of the insurance industry, making the search for great coverage a piece of cake.

Who wouldn’t want to say goodbye to insurance headaches? This company is poised to continue growing to become number one in the industry.

14. TrackMaven

Founded in 2012, TrackMaven is a competitive intelligence platform, aiming to provide competitive intelligence data that helps digital marketers create amazing content. By analyzing trends across 15 different content platforms, TrackMaven gives marketers the insights that will lead to brand success—counting big brands like Cisco, The Marriott, AOL, and the NBA among its hundreds of clients.

TrackMaven's employees are all working together to shatter the perception of marketing technology and create true innovation in the world of marketing through the company’s competitive intelligence platform. While the technology industry in Washington, DC has historically boasted lots of talented individuals, they’ve mostly worked within the government and public sectors. Recently, there’s been a significant shift toward creating innovation within the private sector—paving the way for rising stars like TrackMaven in the startup community.

17. Ibotta

What do you picture when you hear the word “coupon”? If your mind immediately jumped to a vision of taking a pair of scissors to the Sunday paper, think again.

Ibotta is disrupting the old legacy industry of coupons and rebates by connecting consumers with a simple app that provides cash rebates based on purchases. No paper cutting and no nonsense.


Photo of team brainstorming courtesy of Izabela Habur/Getty Images.