5 Austin companies hiring right now that will make sure you have fun at work

by Colin Morris
October 14, 2015

We’re fresh off the heels of Austin Startup Week, when hiring companies paraded their products and perks to attract the city’s top talent. Now that you’ve seen what’s out there, it’s time to make your move if you’re ready for a change.

Here are the top tech companies hiring in Austin right now. Resumes at the ready, Austin. 


Funding: $19.6M

Location: 6011 West Courtyard Drive

Perks: Unmetered time off and lots of meals on the house, including Taco Tuesday and Waffle Wednesday. There’s also a game room and large screen TV for entertainment on breaks.

Founded: 2010

SmarterHQ is a marketing platform that converts customer data to insights, enabling brands to increase profitability by improving the customer experience across their marketing channels. By leveraging SmarterHQ’s advanced segmentation capabilities to identify specific and meaningful audiences, brands can confidently deliver intelligent, personalized communication that drives conversion.

“As one of the leading venture-funded companies in Austin serving the largest retailers today with our digital marketing and customer intelligence platform, we’re continuing to build an all-star engineering team determined to succeed. We’re looking for exceptionally talented developers who are passionate, motivated and ready to join a rapidly growing marketing technology startup…and to have fun doing it!” - Jason Woosley, CTO


Funding: $283.17M

Location: 13412 Galleria Circle

Perks: TrueCar claims to offer the top salaries in the industry, plus unlimited vacation, gym membership reimbursement and catered meals.

Founded: 2005

TrueCar is an information and technology platform that enables its users to communicate with TrueCar Certified Dealers for a hassle-free car-buying experience. Their mission is simple: make the car buying process simple, fair and fun. That starts with analyzing the most accurate, timely and comprehensive pricing information available, then making it available and easy to understand, free of charge to shoppers.

“We’re looking for A players who are autonomous, adaptable and wear many hats. If you believe you are a heavy hitter and you’re interested in TrueCar, reach out to us. Obviously we’re looking for specific skills and backgrounds that fit the job requirement, but we’re also always looking for people who want to be a part of something revolutionary. We don’t want people who just want a job. We want folks that want a career they can be passionate about. We are transforming the way cars are being sold and want people who are excited every day to make that experience awesome!” - Chris Martin, Senior Recruiting Manager



Funding: $24M

Location: 3801 S. Capital of TX Highway

Perks: A stocked kitchen with weekly fruit delivery, catered lunches every other week, showers for employees who bike to work and fun and active company outings and volunteerism.

Founded: 2006

Mattersight Corporation, formerly known as eLoyalty, is a publicly traded company that provides SaaS-based enterprise behavioral analytics software. Mattersight's mission is to help brands have more effective and effortless conversations with their customers. Using a suite of innovative personality-based software applications, Mattersight can analyze and predict customer behavior based on the language exchanged during service and sales interactions. 

“Regardless of the position that we’re hiring for, we look for natural curiosity and a desire for learning. The skills that each candidate brings to the hiring process are important, but more  important is the desire, ambition and motivation to use those skills to help move our business forward.” - Melissa Moore, Chief People Officer



Funding: $13.95M

Location: 9211 Waterford Centre Boulevard

Perks: Table tennis, arcade games, premium beverages and espresso and gourmet catered lunch from Austin’s best restaurants once a week.

Founded: 2012

Hypori is an enterprise software company providing a secure, virtual mobile infrastructure platform for both Android and iOS that allows companies to protect their data even on employees’ personal devices.

"If you like the challenges of working at a startup, are passionate about building a good product and want to contribute to the future of secure mobility, then Hypori is the place for you." - Evan Watkins, VP DevOps



Funding: $8M

Location: 1826 Kramer Lane

Perks: Unlimited vacation policy, Competitive compensation including stock options, All-you-can-eat snacks, drinks, local coffees and beer, plus a game room with ping pong, pool and an N64.

Founded: 2012

Edgecase (formerly Compare Metrics) is the platform behind today’s most inspiring shopping experiences. Using a proprietary combination of machine learning and human content curation, the Edgecase platform allows shoppers to communicate their unique preferences, context and style to discover products and make confident buying decisions.

"We want people to come to Edgecase ready to do the best work of their life. We value passion and intellectual curiosity, and are looking for team members who are excited about having a direct impact on the growth of the business and the company culture." - Susanne Bowen, CEO


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