6 hiring Austin tech companies to bet your career on

by Colin Morris
November 11, 2015
Each month, we highlight growing tech companies whose culture, perks and opportunities will make you want to update your resume. And for those of you who aren’t actively looking, now might be the time for some introspection.
 
Here are the top tech companies hiring in Austin in November.
 

It’s possible the only people who love Spiceworks more than the IT professionals they serve are the people who work there. The company regularly sweeps awards for being among the best places to work. Business Insider named them the #2 Best Startup to work for in the country.
 
Spiceworks is also known for throwing a good party, including SpiceWorld, its annual user conference, an employee field day, charity events, holiday parties and others.
 
“We’re looking for people who want to roll up their sleeves, get creative and take smart risks,” said Jennifer Cantu, Director of Talent & Culture. “They're passionate about the project they’re owning, and they want to contribute to the success of Spiceworks through hands-on, hard work.”
 
Funding: $111M
Location: 3700 N. Capital of Texas Highway (Davenport Village)
Perks: In addition to the usual tech perks, Spiceworks recently moved into a new office, lovingly and painstakingly designed and decorated by employees and their families. Favorite features include the massive kitchen, fitness centers offering classes in yoga and crossfit and a skylounge for gathering outside and taking in a view of the Hill Country.
Founded: 2006
 
 
 

Bigcommerce is an e-commerce platform that provides brands with tools to launch, promote, manage and scale an online store. Founded in 2009, the company supports thousands of retailers around the world from its offices in San Francisco, Austin and Sydney.
 
"We want to find people who love to solve complex problems in a team environment. A lot of the products we're working on right now are Scala based, so we're looking for engineers with specific Scala experience who want to help us democratize retail commerce for companies all over the world." - Zach Angelo, Software Architect
 
Funding: $125.2M
Locations: 800 Brazos Street and 11305 Four Points Drive
Perks: Flexible maternity and paternity leave, open vacation policy and a solid medical and dental plan. Employees who moonlight as online merchants can also use the company’s e-commerce product for free.
Founded: 2009
 
 

Help.com makes enterprise reporting software for small and medium businesses so they can manage their customer service as they grow. Those companies tend to be underserved by existing solutions in the market, which are usually designed either for independent business owners or large enterprises. Learn more about Help.com here.
 
“Help.com is growing, and we’re always on the lookout for smart, ambitious people who are committed to bettering customer service. Our ideal candidate is passionate about being a part of something big, works well in a fast-paced, high growth environment and loves breakfast tacos.” - Graham Moreno, VP of Sales & Operations
 
Funding: $6M
Location: 301 Congress Avenue
Perks: Competitive compensation in cash and equity, unlimited vacation and fully paid medical health, dental and vision benefits for eligible employees.
Founded: 2014
 
 
 

Absolute provides persistent endpoint security and data risk management solutions for computers, tablets and smartphones. They help corporate IT departments manage their army of devices, keeping them secure even when they're a world away.
 
Absolute’s recruiters hire smart people who want to create, support, sell, and market solutions that deliver meaningful value to their customers. The company emphasizes its open-door management policy, where everyone is empowered to step forward with ideas and suggestions that will improve the business.
 
Location: 430-11401 Century Oaks Terrace
Perks: Comprehensive benefits including health & dental, competitive paid time off program, well-stocked office kitchens, an employee referral program and subsidized education and training.
Founded: 1993
 
 

FoundersCard is a global membership community of over 20,000 entrepreneurs, innovators, and business professionals, offering exclusive access to premier benefits with travel, hotel, business and lifestyle brands and unique member networking events throughout the world. It’s basically a VIP pass to sit in business class wherever you go.
 
“We are looking for high energy, outgoing, positive attitude, hungry to succeed, self-motivators, that are willing to come in and hit the ground running on day one,” Director of Operations Amanda Meador said. “This is a great opportunity to join the Company in a time of extreme growth, and the opportunities for advancement are endless.”
 
Location: 800 West 5th Street
Perks: Perks are this company’s raison d’être. Employees each receive all the preferred pricing and posh pampering that comes with their free FoundersCard membership. They also enjoy 15 PTO days, healthcare with premiums paid 90 percent by the company, a casual dress code and Friday happy hours.
Founded: 2009
 

 

Rackspace provides custom cloud storage and the expertise to help clients manage it, all backed by the company’s mantra of fanatical support, available 24x7x365.
 
“We provide customers with managed cloud services and support on top of the world's leading technologies,” said Carla Crull, SME Advisory Recruiter. “So we seek individuals who know OpenStack, open source, Python and many other technologies. We also use the latest automation tools like Chef, Puppet, Ansible and SaltStack.
 
“When it comes to perks like RU, Rackspace believes that investing in the skills of Rackers positively impacts our ability to deliver the service and expertise our customers require.”
 
Location: 9001 North I-35
Perks: Beyond the usual tech perks, Rackspace invests in its employees through Rackspace University (RU). The program gives Rackers access to technical training courses that help them gain skills and certifications, as well as business training courses that promote personal development and critical thinking. 
Founded: 1998
 
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