New Year, New You: Live your passion at these 5 Austin tech companies in 2019

JANUARY 2019: There’s no better time than the present to take your career into hyperdrive — especially in Austin tech, where opportunities are plentiful.

Written by Kelly O'Halloran
Published on Dec. 27, 2018
New Year, New You: Live your passion at these 5 Austin tech companies in 2019
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There’s no better time than the present to take your career into hyperdrive — especially in Austin tech, where opportunities are plentiful. With so many openings, it can be overwhelming to figure out where to start. That’s why we’ve curated five rapidly expanding local teams to help prepare you for your next move.


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You may not know that you’ve used Spreetail’s services, but the chances that you have are high. The e-commerce company sells home, backyard and outdoor products online on a few marketplaces you may be familiar with: eBay, Amazon, Walmart and Google. Stay tuned for a new product launch in 2019.

Why you want to work there: Spreetail has taken off since opening its Austin office last year. With a vastly expanding local team, the company is planning a move into a new downtown location at 4th and Congress. Employees enjoy benefits like stock appreciation rights, fully paid health insurance, leadership development programs, untracked time off and ongoing events to bring the team and community together.

Word on the street: “Spreetail’s culture is built on strong relationships and hard work, and we’re working toward goals that others may call impossible,” said CEO Brett Thome. “To be successful at Spreetail, you will need to take initiative, act fast and collaborate with others to solve the challenges in our high-growth environment.”


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SailPoint’s identity management solutions give companies the ability to determine and monitor who has access to what data within their digital ecospheres. The power of identity is the name of their game.

Why you want to work here: If you value a work-life balance, recurring charity events and a jerk-free work environment, then SailPoint is the place for you. Employees benefit from flexible work hours, family-friendly company events and ongoing philanthropy opportunities, and the company hires for non-arrogant top talent.

Word on the street: “Ideal candidates are passionate about building and shipping products for our customers,” said Jim Moore, VP of engineering. “They are pleasant to work with and challenge us to be our better selves. We hold a high bar for talent, but don’t have a lot of tolerance for brilliant jerks.”


crowdstrike austin
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Cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike provides clients from retail, finance, the public sector and the healthcare industry with cloud-based endpoint breach protection. Launched in 2011, CrowdStrike has a client base that includes 12 of the 20 largest global companies according to Fortune, 10 of the 20 largest financial institutions, and five the of the 10 largest healthcare providers.

Why you want to work here: For the second consecutive year, Fortune has named Crowdstrike one of the “Best 100 Medium Companies to Work for.” Its unlimited PTO, free downtown parking and snacks on snacks on snacks certainly put up a good fight.

Word on the street: “At CrowdStrike, we have a ‘one team, one fight’ culture and continue to grow our presence in Austin and expand our local team,” said Joseph Mattioli, VP of global corporate sales. “We invest heavily in our people and look for talented, innovative, accountable and motivated contributors to join us in our mission to stop breaches.”


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Personify serves associations, charities, health and wellness organizations, and nonprofits with its constituent-first platform. Its solutions include collaboration tools, data streams integrations, management, reporting and more. The YMCA, JCC Association and Relay for Life are just a few of the organizations they support.

Why you want to work here: Substitute downtown concrete views with lush greenbelt ones from Personify’s Northwest Austin office. While you’re there, take advantage of onsite massages, a fully stocked kitchen, an onsite gym and notable perks like tuition reimbursement, 401(k) match and open PTO.

Word on the street: “Personify isn’t just a company,” said Head of People Kelsi Cochran. “We are a team and a family, and our mission is to help our employees grow and thrive.”


tenfold austin team
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Tenfold’s platform improves the way businesses communicate with their customers through its computer telephony integration system. It automatically captures customer phone convos and uploads that data to a client’s customer relationship management provider, giving businesses all the info they need to close deals and avoid churn.

Why you want work here: Never worry about how many vacation days you have left again, thanks to Tenfold’s unlimited PTO policy. Plus, if you’ve got a pooch at home, your pup is welcome in the office located in The Drag. Other perks include 401(k) plans, flexible work hours and free parking.

Word on the street: “Tenfold is in the business of changing the way people experience customer service,” said CEO Jeff Cotten. “Hiring is certainly about finding people who meet the job requirements, but it’s even more critical to find people who share our passion for this mission and fit the culture of Tenfold. It’s so easy to focus on testing for skills and abilities, but hiring that builds the foundation for successful companies requires testing for passion and culture fit.”


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