If you asked someone just a few decades ago to predict what one of the most booming career fields would be today, it's likely nobody would have said the tech industry.
But our world changes fast. And sure enough, tech companies are now some of the most successful, forward-thinking, and fastest growing companies in the world—as evidenced by the 20 awesome workplaces we’ve rounded up here.
As a result of our ever-changing landscape, these companies are all making big hires in their tech departments and beyond. So, if you’re eager to join the age of innovation, there’s never been a better time to dust off your resume, check out their open positions, and prepare to keep moving toward the future.
1. New York Life Technology
Founded in 1845, New York Life is the largest mutual life insurance company in the country—and continues to hold true to its original values of integrity, humanity, and financial strength. In addition to offering life insurance and retirement services across the United States and Mexico, the company also specializes in investing, both domestically and internationally.
Don’t think of a mutual life insurance company as part of the tech industry? Think again. At New York Life, the pace of constantly evolving technology is driving the business forward—and the company is looking for the ambitious tech professionals whose ideas will help shape its future. It's a unique opportunity to apply plenty of ingenuity to an established and long-standing industry leader.
As the name suggests, Synaptics, a portmanteau of synapse and electronics, was originally founded by scientists interested in utilizing neural networks in technological devices. Pivoting into human-interface devices with the development of the first touch-pad in 1992, Synaptics now encompasses over 1,600 patents, 1,700 employees, and a $1.7 billion market-value.
With the ever-expanding market for personal electronics, the need for human-interface technology has never been greater, and this need will only grow as technology improves and more markets open up. The current leader in touch and authentication technology, Synaptics is perfectly poised to outperform the competition in the high-growth landscape of human-interface technology.
3. The Washington Post
Founded in 1877, the 65 Pulitzer Prize-winning Post is one of the world’s most storied media and media technology companies. Purchased by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos in 2013, and named the eighth most innovative media company in 2018 by Fast Company—and still on the list today—The Post has emerged, disrupting the era in journalism by positioning itself as the leader in technology.
If you think working in the news industry is, well, old news, The Washington Post will challenge everything you think you know. Combining world-class journalism with cutting-edge engineering, The Post is defining the future of news—a concept that keeps employees motivated. “There’s this scrappy, can-do attitude and a willingness to experiment and lean heavily into the future of new ideas,” says Joey Marburger, Director of Product.
Symphony is the cloud-based messaging and collaboration platform that connects markets, organizations, and individuals—securely. Powered by an open and growing app ecosystem, and protected with customer-owned encryption keys, Symphony's communication platform increases workflow productivity while maintaining global regulatory compliance. Already the platform of choice for the financial services industry, Symphony eliminates inefficient workflows to boost productivity in information-driven businesses.
“Symphony is a rare opportunity to truly change the way an industry works. In the two years I've been here, I've only become more excited about our product and our team,” says the company’s Visual Designer. With plenty of autonomy and freedom in the office, Symphony employees take pride in knowing each and every contribution is key to reaching the company-wide goal of delivering secure communication platforms to the worldwide marketplace.
Founded by Silicon Valley veterans, Shift leverages technology to bring trust and simplicity to the used-car market. A successful Series-B startup, Shift approaches its challenges with an engineering-first mentality and has created a comprehensive, user-friendly service, online and offline, with a structure capable of adapting to scale in a variety of different markets.
Founded by Silicon Valley veterans, Shift is on a mission to disrupt the used-car market as we know it. And, that emphasis on pushing the envelope and shaking things up keeps every single employee excited to come into the office day in and day out. “We want to build something that can actually transform the industry,” says Minnie Ingersoll, COO and Co-founder.
HP aims to create technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. By engineering experiences that amaze, HP has a legacy of pushing the boundaries of technology to deliver life-enriching, world-changing innovations at every turn. The company believes that the ultimate driver of its success has been and will always be the power of its people—HP considers its diverse, inclusive global community of employees to be one of its greatest strengths and what truly differentiates it in the marketplace.
There’s no denying that HP is a household name. But, the company isn’t content to rest on its laurels and stellar reputation. Instead, HP is constantly thinking of ways to engineer equipment that’s even better. “Every day, we try to be more innovative than the day before,” explains Samim Riaz, Marketing Analytics and Operations Manager.
10. Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters is a trusted provider of essential news, information and tools to the professionals who make the world work. Customers of Thomson Reuters operate in complex arenas that move society forward – tax, law, compliance, government, and media. In a disruptive digital age, they help professionals reinvent themselves.
“What I love about this company is how creative it is in regard to connecting with people, and the way it’s invested in becoming a news outlet for the new age,” says Catherine Ngai, Energy Markets Reporter. In order to continue down that path, the company knows it needs the right team—which is why Thomson Reuters is currently hiring for positions ranging from engineers to account executives.
What if government agencies delivered technology solutions with cutting edge capabilities that wowed customers? That’s the question 540.co has been answering since 2013 through full-stack development for federal clients. The team of tech geeks and consultants aims to inject a Silicon Valley mentality into the Department of Defense and beyond—without getting stale on the way.
540 brings cutting-edge technology solutions to government clients (think: Department of Defense) with their team of tech geeks (their words, not ours!) and consultants. Founder John O'Brien started the company so the government would have access to the innovations of the startup world. And at 540 there is no shortage of innovation. They hold regular hackathons and monthly problem-solving luncheons to keep everyone on their toes.
Dealer-FX is transforming how millions of consumers interact with automotive brands and retailers. The customer experience management platform uses advanced data analysis and mobile applications to deliver convenience, transparency, and trust to consumers—and increased profitability, retention, and brand loyalty to dealers and global auto manufacturers, also known as Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). The company's ONE Platform is comprised of seven components that deliver the best dealer service experience available.
When Dealer-FX needs a new tool for the office, they build it. For example, everyone uses a company-wide Knowledge Tree application, which serves to get everyone up to speed on the latest product insights and developments. The company is leveraging the tool to assist with customer training and support, and continues to develop new software tools to standardize core business functions.
Ara and Vahe started ServiceTitan in 2013 to help their families manage their growing home service businesses. The founders wanted to help thousands of their peers in the home services industry that have traditionally been underserved by software. Today, they’re humbled that so many businesses use ServiceTitan to increase revenue and improve efficiency.
Nearly doubling in size over the last year, Service Titan has experienced explosive growth. Everyone on the team is committed to maintaining that rapid pace—as evidenced by their open roles for everything from developers to engineers. “We’re kind of like a rocket ship—we’re moving at a million miles an hour, but if you’re ready to put in the work and hold on, you’re going to have a great time,” says Kathy Chang, Implementation Manager.
In 2008, TaskUs was founded by two business partners and high school pals to make companies operate more efficiently. The company exploded and today has almost 8,000 employees globally supporting the outsourced customer service and back-office needs of the world’s most disruptive companies. Through massive growth, TaskUs retains its ridiculous entrepreneurial spirit out of the HQ in Santa Monica and offices in San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, San Francisco, New York, Latin America, and the Philippines.
TaskUs does more than fill operational gaps in the world’s best companies—it joins clients as a partner and business advocate to promote transformational growth without legacy systems and outdated processes. This forward-thinking approach also means the company continually looks to incorporate AI and technology into the mix.
Asana is a company on a mission "to help humanity thrive by enabling all teams to work together effortlessly." The fast-growing app makes it easy for teams to track their work and projects with greater clarity and accountability—and to be more effective. Asana is one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies, and one of its Top-Ten Best Apps of 2016. It's also the top work-tracking vendor on Forbes's inaugural Cloud 100 list, one of Entrepreneur Magazine's best workplace cultures of 2017, on Fortune's Best Workplaces for Women list, and one of Glassdoor's 2017 Top Ten Best Places to Work.
Asana is run by a lean team of mission-oriented individuals driven by big ideas. Experts in versatile fields, the incredibly high caliber team wholeheartedly embraces the concept of growth behind Asana's aspirational products. Employees view each company challenge as a chance to build purpose together, become better personally and professionally, and change the potential collective output of humanity. Talk about a rewarding job!
17. Strategic Mobility Group
Strategic Mobility Group strives to keep clients up-to-date on the latest technologies by creating exceptionally innovative software solutions that maximize an organization’s overall operational efficiencies. The company supports customers with every task from site surveys and evaluations to custom device configurations, staging, training, technical support, and much more.
While employees enjoy everything from a designated Relaxation Room to regular happy hours where they can celebrate recent wins, there’s one thing that team members appreciate most: The impact that their work has. “We’re changing lives with our technologies,” shares Michael Grudecki, Vice President of Marketing and Inside Sales.
Workiva delivers Wdesk, a leading enterprise cloud platform for data collaboration, reporting and compliance that is used by thousands of organizations worldwide, including over 75% of the Fortune 500®. Companies of all sizes, state and local governments, and educational institutions use Wdesk to help mitigate risk, improve productivity and gain confidence in their data-driven decisions. Workiva employs more than 1,200 people with offices in 17 cities.
In order to keep growing and advancing, Workiva knows that it needs to foster a culture of fresh ideas. To do so, the company encourages team members to ask questions big and small. Additionally, Workiva invests heavily in professional development. From conferences to trainings, employees are empowered to grab the reins and grow their talents and careers.
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