Challenge accepted: 7 Austin tech companies on the verge of something big

by Kelly O'Halloran
March 6, 2019

Finding the right opportunity to match your passions and ambition can seem like a monumental task — but it doesn’t have to be.

Let us be your eyes and ears for opportunities within the fast-growing Austin tech scene. This month, we’ve got seven lined up for you. Happy hunting!

 

juniper square team
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Juniper Square’s platform supports investor communications and relations specifically for real estate. While operating as a CRM for firm investors, its platform also automates back-office operations like fundraising and accounting.

We’re looking for people who thrive on taking on a lot of responsibility.”

 

Why you want to work there: Founded in 2014 in San Francisco, Juniper Square opened a sister site in Austin during the summer of 2017. Employees can enjoy views from its growing downtown office, as well as perks like unlimited vacation, stock options, 401(k) plans, and generous parental leave.

 

Word on the street: “We’re looking for people who thrive on taking on a lot of responsibility in a dynamic, high-growth startup environment,” said Alex Robinson, CEO and co-founder. “We have an opportunity to transform an enormous and important industry, and we feel lucky to be working with the most talented, kindest and most ambitious colleagues of our careers.”

 

logicmonitor austin team
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Enterprise customers like Adidas, TOMS and Zendesk use LogicMonitor’s automated platform to draw insights, review app availability, monitor user experiences and measure performance metrics across their IT infrastructures. The company is based out of Santa Barbara, CA, with offices in Austin, London, China and Singapore.

[We] look for highly intelligent people who embrace change.”

 

Why you want to work there: LogicMonitor has laid out the red carpet for its team, offering perks and benefits that include an on-site gym, wellness programs, a diversity program, company equity, performance bonuses, flexible work schedules, remote work options, adoption assistance and generous parental leave, unlimited vacation, commuter benefits, and tuition reimbursement.  

 

Word on the street: “As a SaaS business, our future growth is dependent upon building long-term relationships with our customers. With that in mind, the best candidates have a deep passion for our customers’ success,” said Stacey Richey, director of talent acquisition. “We also look for highly intelligent people who embrace change. In a hyper-growth company, the one constant is change.”

 

uipath austin team
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Companies can offload their manual, repetitive back-office and front-office operations onto software robots built by UiPath. The company is HQ’d in New York City and has over 1,000 employees to support its 200,000-person user base.

We look for people who excel at a designated set of skills, combined with a sense of humility.”

 

Why you want to work there: Every employee can take a trip — without having a business reason — to any of the 30-plus cities that UiPath has an office in, which includes Barcelona, Tokyo, Istanbul and Seoul. You’ll also get free lunch of your choosing when working in an office and the flexibility to work from wherever. Order anything you want. Work from wherever you want.

 

Word on the street: “We look for people who excel at a designated set of skills, combined with a sense of humility, which translates into an overall hunger to consider new ideas and perspectives,” said Lori Golden, head of talent acquisition, Americas. “Once exposed to the palpable energy and passion within UiPath, these individuals experience personal empowerment, which most often results in accelerated achievement and deep fulfillment.”

 

adaction
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AdAction Interactive partners with publishers and advertisers to provide customized media solutions that optimize campaign reach and drive user conversions. The company is based out of Denver with a second office located in Southwest Austin. 

The most impactful team members are those who want to take charge of their own success and growth.”

 

Why you want to work there: All-company retreat in Mexico? Yes, please. The company amped up its perks and benefits package to employees last year with a second annual trip to paradise, a volunteer effort that yielded a combined 500 hours of giving back to the Austin and Denver communities, a party barge on Lake Travis, the addition of paid parental leave, and continuation of its internal training program that helps entry-level employees grow within the organization.

Word on the street: “Find ways to highlight your aptitude for learning, confidence in yourself, and most importantly, a sense of self-ownership,” said Max Shill, VP of media operations. “The most impactful team members are those who want to take charge of their own success and growth, and by extension, that of their team and the projects they work on. These are the people we look for and want to work alongside to achieve our goals.”

 

nss labs
PHOTOGRAPHY BY RUDY AROCHA

The crew at NSS Labs performs expert-level hacking to test and research cybersecurity solutions available on the market. All sorts of businesses rely on these flaw finders to help guide their cybersecurity decisions, including large enterprises, government agencies, security product resellers, security service providers, and sometimes even security vendors.

We love finding people who share our passions.”

 

Why you want to work there: With an office located off South MoPac Expressway, employees get easy access to Austin’s lush green belt for day breaks, as well as easy parking. The company also offers open PTO, 401(k) plans, free daily meals and snacks, life insurance and an employee assistance program.

 

Word on the street: “We love finding people who share our passions. Those who are curious, inquisitive, persistent and possess the creative problem solving skills necessary to solve difficult technical challenges are fantastic team adds.” said Susan Bollinger, VP of HR. “A candidate who gets excited about our mission to advance transparency and accountability in cybersecurity is someone who will fit well with our culture.”

 

godaddy austin main street hub
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With more than 18 million customers, GoDaddy leads as the world’s largest domain name registrar, helping people bring their businesses online since 1997. In 2018, the company established an Austin presence by purchasing Main Street Hub for its social media marketing platform.

We share a passion for helping small businesses succeed online.”

 

Why you want to work there: Both of GoDaddy’s downtown offices come stocked with snacks and drinks, beer on tap and full-service Houndstooth Coffee espresso bars. Additionally, the company provides parental leave and child care, commuter and retirement benefits like 401(k) match, generous PTO, and professional development opportunities.

 

Word on the street: “We share a passion for helping small businesses succeed online, especially within our services group for GoDaddy Social, which includes a variety of roles that support each stage of a customer’s journey,” said Valerie Pearcy, senior director of services and content. “Whether guiding customers through technical onboarding, crafting the initial brand approach, producing creative content, building websites, managing the customer relationship, or providing account support, our specialists work together to deliver results through extraordinary customer focus.”

 

cerity team
image via cerity

Cerity makes it easier, faster and more cost-effective for small-business owners to obtain workers’ compensation. The Austin startup launched in 2018 and is a subsidiary of Employers Holding, Inc.

Our team members enjoy working together to solve big problems and build creative solutions.”

 

Why you want to work there: This fast-growing startup offers big-company perks, with benefits like 401(k) match, performance bonuses, flexible work schedules, unlimited time off, tuition reimbursement, parental leave, parking subsidies and job training and conferences.

 

Word on the street: “Our team members enjoy working together to solve big problems and build creative solutions. Everything we do is focused on simplifying the lives of our small-business customers,” said President Tracey Berg.

 

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