Opportunity awaits: 6 Austin tech companies hiring top talent now

Austin’s tech community is plentiful with opportunities waiting for you to land. To simplify your hunt, we’ve found six companies hiring now with a note from leadership on what they look for in new hires.

Written by Kelly O'Halloran
Published on Oct. 03, 2017
Opportunity awaits: 6 Austin tech companies hiring top talent now
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Feeling stagnant at work? Now is the perfect time to launch Operation: New Career.  Austin’s tech community has plenty of opportunities waiting for you to land. To simplify your hunt, we’ve found six companies hiring now with a note from leadership on what they look for in new hires.


alert media oct

What they do: AlertMedia developed a two-way emergency response communication system and software to help companies mass notify employees during critical events.

Why you want to work here: This fast-growing startup has been on the block for over four years, adding some major accounts along the way like HEB, Volkswagen and AT&T. Its team describes itself as collaborative and close-knit while enjoying perks like 100 percent-paid medical and dental benefits, equity, catered lunches and regular company awards and incentives.

A note from the CEO: "We look for high-energy people who are passionate about doing great work for AlertMedia’s customers,” said CEO Brian Cruver. “Our products and services enable organizations to keep their people safe and informed, often in extremely stressful situations when every second counts. We want people who understand our commitment to customer service and love the idea of their hard work paying off in such a meaningful way. As one of the fastest-growing software companies in the world, we look for people who will thrive in our dynamic and collaborative environment."


modernize team oct

What they do: Available in all 50 states, Modernize helps homeowners compare quotes and hire the best contracting service for house projects.

Why you want to work there: In addition to benefits that include 401(k), open PTO, health benefits and transportation reimbursements, Modernize employees can take advantage of a pet-friendly office environment, flexible hours, weekly catered lunch and frequent company and team events.

A note from leadership: “We look for smart and talented engineers who want to change how homeowners meet and partner with home improvement contractors,” said Andy Michaelis, VP of engineering. “Our engineering team focuses on automation, continuous deployment, total cost of maintenance and building the best experiences for our users. Profitable and growing fast, we're hiring on all fronts including development, design and product."


ping identity oct

What they do: Ping Identity develops enterprise identity and access security technology. Based out of Denver, the company launched in 2002 and supports clients that include eight of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., seven of the 10 largest biopharmaceutical companies and four of the five largest health care plans.

Why you want to work there: Free drinks and snacks abound, as do your picks for days off. Ping offers all of its employees unlimited PTO, free health care, company bonus plan, commuter benefits, 401(k), generous parental leave, charity matching and more.

A note from HR: “At Ping we are not looking for spectators,” said Aaron LaPoint, chief human resources officer. “To make a difference, you need to make a contribution. We want team members to be a part of creating our shared journey."


logicmonitor team oct

What they do: LogicMonitor’s SaaS platform enables IT professionals to monitor on-premise, cloud and hybrid infrastructures from one, consolidated platform.

Why you want to work here: Every employee at LogicMonitor is granted stock options that promotes a culture of ownership and accountability. The company also takes its unlimited PTO policy to the next level by offering employees a $1,000 bonus for taking a whole week off from work. They call this an “unplug.”

A note from leadership: “Building a great company comes down to one thing: hiring great people,” said Michael Tarbet, VP of sales. “When you hire amazing talent, give them the tools and resources they need to succeed and enable them to do great things, excellence happens. This is what LogicMonitor is all about. We hire A+ people who put customers at the center of everything they do, and who strive to achieve. We embody a culture that collaborates, works hard, plays hard and is the foundation of an extraordinary, high-performing company. This is LogicMonitor. Join us.”


civitas learning oct

What they do: Using data to drive student results at the collegiate level, Civitas Learning’s platform offers student and institution-level analytics to identify risks and make predictive recommendations and interventions.

Why you want to work here: Work and collaborate with people who are invested in Civitas Learning’s mission-driven organization. Enjoy flexible PTO, a fully stocked kitchen, health benefits (free medical for just the employee), a paid onsite gym membership, paid 24/7 downtown parking, stock options, paid parental leave, volunteer opportunities and flexible work hours.

A note from the CTO: “While Civitas Learning's mission — to graduate 1 million more students a year by 2025 — is at the heart of everything we do, we are also proud to be breaking ground on a next-generation data platform to revolutionize how education institutions use data to help students,” said Alex Victoria, CTO. “We have needs in large scale, multi-tenant data collection, data integration, complex data computation and high-speed data presentation and visualization. There is an endless supply of hard problems to tackle as we take our technology to the next level. We're looking for people who are ready to roll up their sleeves, dive in and help us get closer to fulfilling our mission.”


inmotion team oct

What they do: Founded in 2008, InMotion creates custom software services, including mobile games, web development and large enterprise projects. The company also launched Sluice, a mobile workforce and workflow management tool.

Why you want to work here: A collaborative, agile working environment with regularly scheduled team bonding events. The team hosts karaoke nights, fantasy football leagues, crawfish cookoffs, trips to Alamo Drafthouse, disc golf events, barbecues and more. InMotion’s benefits aren’t too shabby either with 401(k) options, short-term and long-term disability, FSA accounts, an employee assistance program and employee perks discount program.

A note from the CEO: “We look for employees that are passionate about the way we do business and are looking to perfect their craft,” said CEO John Howard. “If they respect our company values and believe wholeheartedly in our mission statement, they will be great ambassadors for our company within the community."


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