Built In ATX’s Featured Companies of the Month

Five tech companies with a local presence, unique perks, exciting developments and nurturing cultures, are empowering tech teams to succeed.

Written by Lucas Dean
Published on Dec. 15, 2023
Built In ATX’s Featured Companies of the Month
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As Austin’s tech scene flourishes, the city’s landscape is dotted with live music venues, outdoor activities, BBQ joints and companies that aren’t just riding the innovation wave, but are reshaping it. 

Likewise, a melting pot of ideas, nurtured by Austin’s open and inclusive culture, makes the city a fertile ground for technological breakthroughs and collaborative endeavors — a diverse range of companies that excel in everything from blockchain security to healthcare AI. 

Across the country, the Austin metropolitan area ranks third in the percentage of its workforce in tech, according to CompTIA’s State of the Tech Workforce 2023. Meanwhile, Texas ranked second in tech job postings in October. 

The symbiosis between lifestyle and work holds great appeal for top talent and forward-thinking companies alike. In this environment, tech professionals find not just career opportunities but a quality of life that is both stimulating and fulfilling.

Here, in the heart of Texas, the future of tech is being written in a setting that celebrates diversity, creativity and culture. This December, these five Austin tech companies are deserving of a moment in the spotlight. 

 

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WP Engine is on the corner of 5th and Lavaca, blocks away from the Colorado River and Congress Avenue.

What WP Engine does: WP Engine is a leader in the WordPress platform for premium managed hosting, offering a fast, secure and scalable environment for websites.

 

The Perks

  • Generous parental leave and family medical leave
  • Documented equal pay policy
  • Lunch provided Monday through Thursday 

 

Leading with empathy: Director of Engineering Enid Jimenez spoke to Built In ATX about effective leadership and the importance of authenticity. “It is imperative that you are trustworthy, clear, present, genuine and humane. People need to be valued, respected, involved and heard,” she shared. 

 

 

Unit 410 is fully remote and distributed across the U.S, with a central hub in Austin, Texas for in-person engineering operations. However, our team makes in-person time a priority with by flying everyone out for all hands company offsites once every 6 months.

What Unit410 does: Unit 410 is a remote, blockchain, security, software, cryptocurrency and Web3 company, empowering the largest stakeholders in crypto with secure and innovative solutions.

 

The Perks

  • Continuing education stipend
  • Home-office stipend for remote employees
  • Flexible work schedule 

 

The right balance: What does Unit410’s passion for creating a healthy work-life balance look like in action? “We deliberately take time to recharge and take care of ourselves first. That’s key to tackling challenging problems over long periods of time. We believe in our mission and are in it for the long haul,” said Cryptocurrency Engineer Dan Maclean in a 2023 interview with Built In ATX.

 

 

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We are conveniently located right off of Far West and Mopac just one exit away from Anderson Lane where there are endless food options. We are centrally located which makes for an easy commute no matter which area of the city you live in!

What Iodine Software does: Iodine Software is transforming healthcare technology with AI-driven solutions that enhance performance and patient care.

 

The Perks

  • Childcare benefits and family medical leave
  • Flexible start and end times and half day off every Friday
  • Customized development tracks 

 

A bright future: In a 2023 interview with Built In Austin, SVP of Engineering Sasidhar Mukkamala shared his insights on the company’s exciting evolution. He remarked, “I was really excited about the innovative products being developed, the company’s growth trajectory and the team culture at Iodine. Since joining the company, I’ve experienced all of these in action.”

 

 

Rapid7 is conveniently located in downtown Austin, with plenty of restaurants, bars, and public transport close by.

What Rapid7 does: Rapid7 is a cybersecurity company focused on simplifying complex security challenges through shared visibility, analytics and automation.

 

The Perks

  • Diversity ERGs and dedicated DEI staff 
  • Employee stock purchase plan 
  • Unlimited hours per year of paid volunteer time 

 

Genuine values: Director of Software and Engineering, Nancy Li, explained the values that drive the company’s team to succeed, in a recent interview with Built In ATX. “Rapid7 has a strong values-based culture that challenges every employee to bring our authentic selves to work, be an advocate to those around us and our customers, impact together, challenge convention to forge new ways of thinking and pursue excellence through continuous learning, knowing our growth is never done.”

 

 

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Our company is in a trendy area on South Congress, and close to bars, restaurants and our favorite Cosmic Coffee & Cocktails. Plus, the office is easy to get, situated in a safe business park with parking directly in front of our office.

What CertifID does: CertifID is dedicated to securing wire transfers through identity verification software, insurance and recovery services.

 

The Perks

  • 401(k) matching and company equity
  • Generous parental leave
  • Highly diverse management team


Fostering culture: CertifID’s dedication to building a strong company culture is evident. CEO and Co-founder Tyler Adams described this ethos in a 2023 interview with Built In ATX, stating, “All of us here at CertifID know that our culture is one of the key markers of what makes our company so special. We have a clear mission. We show up. We’re okay with being different. We invest in being people-first.”

 

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