employees at Cisco Meraki's San Francisco office

Looking for a software engineering job in the San Francisco Bay area? You’re in luck. From front- and back-end to full-stack and blockchain, software engineers are in high demand.

Even better? Your skills can be implemented at companies on the cutting edge of technology and in a wide range of industries.

There’s Invitae, which is harnessing the power of robotics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning to set a new standard for medical genetic testing. Or Zynga, known for developing some of the world’s most popular mobile and web gaming experiences. If you’re passionate about supporting entrepreneurship, the Samsung NEXT team partners with software companies and invests and acquires disruptive, early-stage businesses.

Scroll down to view our list of companies hiring software engineers in 2020 to see where you should apply.

1. Cisco Meraki

Cisco Meraki company profile
Cisco Meraki culture
Working at Cisco Meraki

Cisco Meraki’s mission is to simplify technology so passionate people can focus on their mission. Global clients—including startups, Fortune 500s, nonprofits, airports, hospitals, schools, and many others—rely on the company’s powerful cloud-managed networking solutions for seamless connection. Cisco Meraki helps the world spend less time on technology and more on what matters.

2. Samsung NEXT

Samsung NEXT company profile
Samsung NEXT culture
Working at Samsung NEXT

Samsung NEXT champions builders and founders inventing a more purposeful future. The company invests in, partners with, and develops early-stage software and services. At the heart of Samsung NEXT is a small yet diverse team working collaboratively with innovators to make a major impact. The people at Samsung NEXT prioritize experiences over things and are dedicated to thoughtfully integrating the physical and digital world. The company aims to attract, develop, and celebrate diverse talent with world-class capacity to transform ideas into realities at scale.

3. Dolby

Dolby company profile
Dolby culture
Working at Dolby

Founded in 1965 by the late Ray Dolby, Dolby was born out of its founder’s passion for connecting science and art. The present-day company reflects the innovative and creative vision of its namesake. True to its origins, Dolby continues to produce cutting-edge audio and visual technologies that enhance and transform storytelling, entertainment, and media.

4. Asana

Asana company profile
Asana culture
Working at Asana

Asana helps teams orchestrate their work, from small projects to strategic initiatives. More than 75,000 organizations and millions of users rely on Asana, including AirAsia, AllBirds, Grab, KLM Air France, Kohl’s, Sephora, Traveloka, and Viessmann. Asana has been named as the number one best workplace in the Bay Area by Fortune, and is one of Glassdoor’s and Inc.’s best places to work. With nine global offices, including its San Francisco headquarters and flagship offices in Dublin, New York, Sydney, and Tokyo, Asana is always looking for collaborative and mission-driven people to help them enable the world’s teams to work together effortlessly.

5. Netlify

Netlify company profile
Netlify culture
Working at Netlify

Netlify’s tools help create websites with sleek workflows that are more secure, scalable, compatible, and faster. Of everything Netlify has built, the company is most proud of its team.
About 60% of Netlify’s team works remotely around the world. Team members are highly valued resources when it comes to giving feedback, building the company, and seeing their colleagues succeed. A willingness to collaborate, debate, and learn is part of what makes Netlify great. The company’s leadership knows the best ideas can come from anywhere.

6. Invitae

Invitae company profile
Invitae culture
Working at Invitae

Invitae aggregates the world’s medical genetic tests into a single service that offers better quality, a shorter turnaround time, lower prices, and greater accessibility. The company’s culture is designed to enable innovation at scale, and employees’ dedication to the mission has fueled explosive growth in test volume and revenue. Team members are empowered to speak up, try new things, and make decisions that push the company forward. Opportunities to grow and advance are supported with flexible work hours, unlimited paid time off, the ability to work anywhere for many roles, and the satisfaction that comes from doing meaningful work.

7. Zynga

Zynga company profile
Zynga culture
Working at Zynga

Zynga aims to connect people through social gaming experiences, and is known for developing some of the world's most popular programs. From FarmVille, Zynga Poker, and Words With Friends to Hit it Rich! and CSR Racing, the company’s creations are played by millions of people around the world each and every day. As mobile and web gaming surpass even email in terms of time spent online, Zynga is poised to take over the industry. Incredible opportunities are available in the group’s U.S., Canada, U.K., and India offices.

8. Atlassian

Atlassian company profile
Atlassian culture
Working at Atlassian

Atlassian builds enterprise software that helps every member of every team and department stay on track, on point, and on top of their game. Atlassian develops products geared towards software developers and project managers, including its first application, JIRA, which helps track issues within a project, making it indispensable to teams around the world.

9. Gap Inc.

Gap Inc. company profile
Gap Inc. culture
Working at Gap Inc.

Doris and Don Fisher opened the first Gap store in 1969 with a simple idea—to make it easier to find a pair of jeans and a commitment to do more. Over the last 50 years, the company has grown from a single store to a global fashion business with seven brands—Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, Intermix, Janie and Jack, and Hill City. Gap Inc. products are available for purchase in more than 90 countries worldwide through company-operated stores, franchise stores, and e-commerce sites.

10. Dropbox

Dropbox company profile
Dropbox culture
Working at Dropbox

Dropbox is the world’s first smart workspace that helps people and teams focus on the work that matters. With more than 600 million registered users across 180 countries, the company is on a mission to design a more enlightened way of working. Dropbox is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, and has 12 offices around the world.

11. TextNow

TextNow company profile
TextNow culture
Working at TextNow

TextNow is based around a simple idea: Communication belongs to everyone. That's why they decided to help people stay connected by creating an app that makes phone service free. Available as a free download for Android and iOS smartphones, tablets, and even your humble browser window, TextNow assigns you a real phone number, allowing everyone to communicate free of platform or cost, whenever and wherever.

12. HouseCanary

HouseCanary company profile
HouseCanary culture
Working at HouseCanary

Successfully navigating the world of real estate can be a dizzying task, even for professionals. That’s why HouseCanary offers the most accurate and reliable insights available to help drive informed real estate decisions. HouseCanary uses cutting-edge technology—including predictive analytics and machine learning—to build the most comprehensive web, mobile, API, and analytic data products in the industry.

13. Airtable

Airtable company profile
Airtable culture
Working at Airtable

Software is one of the most impactful ways anyone can bring their ideas to life, yet few people can actually access it as a creative medium. Airtable’s mission is to enable everyone to create, not just use, software. From major video productions to UX research to global marketing campaigns to cattle ranching, customers across a wide range of industries and roles use Airtable to build scalable, flexible solutions—without having to settle for rigid, single-purpose apps or having to learn to code.

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