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 Carrot Fertility, which is finding ways to make fertility benefits more accessible to a wider range of employees. Or Lyric, which designs and operates modern accommodations for today’s business travelers. 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. Target

Target company profile

Target is one of the world’s most recognized and well-loved brands. The guest-obsessed retail giant is highly regarded as a preferred shopping destination and well known for its commitment to responsible corporate citizenship and community support. But Target’s success is rooted in its willingness to adapt to an evolving marketplace, embrace new trends and technology, and invest in delivering outstanding quality, value and convenience. With its growing suite of in-house brands, emphasis on design and affordability, and innovative fulfillment options, it’s no wonder Target continues to excel as one of America’s leading retailers.

2. Cisco Meraki

Cisco Meraki company profile

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.

3. Samsung NEXT

Samsung NEXT company profile

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.

4. Expensify

Expensify company profile

At Expensify, an expense reporting software company with millions of users worldwide, there are no official titles, managers, or hierarchies. Employees float between teams and create their own paths to success by choosing projects that align with their professional and personal goals. With the support of individual mentors and teammates across the globe, everyone at Expensify has the tools to grow in any direction. They just need to follow two simple rules: “Get shit done, and don’t ruin it for everyone else.”

5. Carrot Fertility

Carrot Fertility company profile

Companies use Carrot to deliver flexible, inclusive, and global fertility coverage for all employees regardless of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or marital status. Carrot offers modern, tech-powered employee experiences to reduce anxiety and improve health outcomes for some of the world's most innovative employers across every region of the U.S and nearly 40 countries.

6. Atrium

Atrium company profile

Atrium is reinventing the way legal services are delivered by combining modern technology and operational efficiency to deliver fast, transparent, and price predictable services to high-growth startups. Atrium provides employees a unique opportunity to collaborate and learn from teams that are not traditionally found in a law firm like sales, marketing, and engineering.

7. LiveRamp

LiveRamp company profile

LiveRamp is on a mission to connect the digital and physical world—helping companies to leverage the power of identity resolution to create innovative products and services that improve the world. As a team, LiveRamp is building expertise in a technology that will solve colossal problems for many industries in the coming years. As individuals, they're gaining experience that's not only relevant to improving the consumer experience with marketing, but experience that will also be equally valuable in the medical, energy, connected homes, self-driving cars, and a multitude of other industries. And given the company's values and culture, LiveRamp is proud to solve these problems in a high integrity way that’s great for customers and respectful of real people.

8. Dolby

Dolby company profile

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.

9. Lyric

Lyric company profile

At Lyric, the entire experience is powered by their proprietary technologies, software, and data platform. Owning the full stack of the experience—from the in-house-created pricing algorithm that prices its Suites, to all the design elements—means they have plenty of opportunities. Lyric is looking for real estate associates, product managers, engineers, data scientists, interior designers, lifestyle writers, visual artists, hospitality specialists, marketing executives, recruiters, ops specialists, and more. As much as they care about providing guests with amazing experiences, they also care deeply about providing their team with equally amazing experiences and benefits: competitive salaries, 401(k), equity, unlimited PTO, comprehensive health and wellness benefits, education budgets, fitness and transit stipends, and much more.

10. Wealthfront

Wealthfront company profile

Wealthfront is reimagining how people invest their money by turning the banking industry on its head. Through its automated investment service that puts consumers first, the company is paving the way for a new generation of savers to achieve their financial goals. Wealthfront believes this is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to change an industry and build something new—something different—something better.

11. Asana

Asana company profile

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.

12. Netlify

Netlify company profile

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.



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