New year, new you: 6 Austin companies hiring like crazy in 2017

January 5, 2017

Goodbye holidays, hello new job! Now that you’re rested up and motivated, get to it and find a job you love. We’ve highlighted six of the top tech companies hiring in Austin right now and included what their leadership looks for when bringing on a new teammate. Happy job searching!


What they do: Nonprofits run similar to businesses, and just like businesses, nonprofits need software to thrive. Social Solutions provides 180,000 users in 18,000 organizations with tools to record, manage and analyze data that's specific to their organization to determine how successful and effective their campaigns run.

Why you want to work here: In addition to attending company-wide events throughout the year, all employees receive eight hours per quarter for volunteering at an organization of their choice. Plus, you’ll get to enjoy some light competition with new coworkers over a basketball arcade game and ping pong table in the break room.

A note from leadership: “Our software helps people transform lives. That’s a big, important job!” said Margaux Gillman, VP of people. “We’re on the lookout for team members who are passionate about the work we do — candidates who are innovative problem solvers with a ‘get stuff done’ mentality move to the front of the line.”

What they do: Spiceworks supports one of the more behind-the-scenes departments of a company: IT. Those working in the field can manage their businesses and devices, search vendors and products, ask challenging questions and grow in their profession using Spiceworks' free IT services and tools. 

Why you want to work here: Their decade-long goal of offering free services for IT pros has remained intact after all these years. Their office culture has received “best workplace” recognition from Glassdoor, the Austin Business Journal, Fortune and the Austin American-Statesman. And while the people are passionate, the perks aren’t too shabby either, including onsite CrossFit and yoga classes, bagel Fridays, full benefits packages and fun team events. 

A note from recruiting: “Spiceworks is always on the lookout for passionate, smart and creative people who are not afraid to roll up their sleeves and dive in,” said Lacey Garner, talent acquisition manager. “We all take pride in the projects we own and recognize that our hard work contributes directly to the overall success of Spiceworks.”

What they do: The construction industry relied on faxes and phone calls to pass info between the field and offices before companies like Procore came along. Since 2003, it has streamlined the project management and communication of construction assignments through the development of its software and personnel team. Construction professionals can use their tech to upload site photos, exchange real-time data, conduct safety inspections, schedule meetings, distribute agendas and then some. 

Why you want to work here: When you land this gig, you join a team of people who put happiness and health at the forefront. This includes full medical benefits, unlimited PTO, on-site haircuts, locally-grown produce deliveries, volunteer days, catered lunches, and classes for personal and professional development — just to name a few. The perks are nice, but ultimately you’re working alongside folks who are directly impacting the way our world is being built. 

A note from recruiting: “We hire to our values, which are openness, optimism and ownership,” said Hannah Ramadan, recruiting campaign coordinator. “This has been instrumental to our growth and success, which is why it remains one of the most important factors in Procore hiring. As a result, we’ve created a team of dedicated, enthusiastic people eager to excel in their work and ready to help others do the same. We are looking for team members who exemplify our values and are ready to throw down, without throwing elbows.

"We are also hosting January’s Built In Brews in our new office and would love to meet you there!”

What they do: Pharmacists have been around for hundreds of years, but the idea of a digital pharmacy is a newer concept. RxWiki hit the scene in 2009, offering a SaaS platform that supports a digital presence for pharmacy brands. Since launch, they’ve partnered with over 1,400 pharmacy brands, powering their websites, mobile apps, digital marketing and more. 

Why you want to work here: You'll get to collaborate with a group of people dedicated to defining the future of digital pharmacy. While doing so, they'd pile on the perks with a competitive salary and bonus opportunities, stock options, a 401(k) plan, a generous vacation plan and strong health benefits. Sprinkle on some Breakfast Taco Tuesdays, catered lunch every Wednesday, a fully stocked kitchen and free classes at the workout studio Orange Theory, and you've got a pretty nice place to work, indeed.  

A note from HR: “We are searching far and wide for creative, inquisitive and analytical people who seek ownership in their next role,” said Katie Smith, HR manager. “As a healthcare startup defining the nature of the pharmacist-patient relationship, we ask a lot of our employees. They must enter work every day armed with new ideas and energy to bring to the table. Our ideal candidate has faced this pressure in the past and rose to the occasion, excited to solve a new problem each day.”


What they do: For small businesses that can’t afford fancy schmancy enterprise marketing software, OutboundEngine offers a cost-effective marketing automation system, covering content marketing, e-mail marketing, social media, data analytics and more. Since 2012, they’ve grown to support local businesses serving nine industries, including real estate, insurance, automotive, wellness and legal. 

Why you want to work here: Earning the 95th spot on the 2016 Inc. 5000 list, OutboundEngine has experienced significant growth since their initial days in 2012. They’ve raised over $33 million in funding to date and continue to expand their team and services. Amidst all that momentum, it’s an exciting time to be on the Outbound team. 

A note from recruiting: "We always look for experience, secondary education and success in their chosen field, but it goes further than that for us,” said Jon Lewis, director of recruiting. “We love candidates with a variety of interests, such as those that have a sports background. Candidates that have played sports typically have a healthy competitive side and understand how to work as part of a team for a bigger goal. We look for candidates who have a passion for what they do, have clear communication skills and who work well with others."

What they do: Machine learning meets enterprise with CognitiveScale’s industry-leading software. Their continuously learning AI platform helps companies make use of data that often gets left behind. Ultimately, human reasoning and decision making get easier for businesses when CognitiveScale helps them decipher layers of data that would otherwise be ignored.

Why you want to work here: With clients like Macy’s, Barclays and Nestle — and a recent $25.8 million from Microsoft ventures, Norwest Venture Partners and Intel Capital.  — CognitiveScale is growing like crazy. Their office follows a no-jerk allowed policy, so if you are a jerk, please don’t apply. Otherwise, you can expect a collaborative work environment, community-enriched events, free lunches, greenbelt office views and Friday afternoon libations. 

A note from leadership: “The CognitiveScale team is passionate about applying artificial intelligence to solve real-world problems," said Shaku Selvakumar, VP of marketing. “We call this practical AI and even have a button that we hand out that says “No Science Projects.” Candidates will thrive here if you are curious, driven, creative, collaborative, innovative and go the extra mile. We are committed to building software that matters, hustling around deadlines and a culture that is committed to the community. For all the foodies out there, you will love our free lunch policy that caters from local restaurants every day. “


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