‘Deep in the Heart of Texas,’ These 2 Featured Companies Are Welcoming Tech Workers

How two tech companies are offering competitive benefits and perks.

Written by Taylor Rose
Published on May. 28, 2024
‘Deep in the Heart of Texas,’ These 2 Featured Companies Are Welcoming Tech Workers
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Walk into any crowd in Texas and sing, “The stars at night are big and bright,” then pause. 

Instantly you will know who is from Texas if they clap four times and sing back, “Deep in the heart of Texas!” It’s a fast way to find the true Texas lovers in the room. 

Quite a few big tech companies have felt the lure of Texas, too. In 2022, the Austin city chamber reported that 9,800 employers in the Austin area were in high-tech industries.

Here are two Austin-based tech companies that are offering tech employees alluring reasons to call the “The Violet Crown” home. 


BigCommerce is an e-commerce company that creates a platform to help sellers build, innovate and grow their businesses online.


Why Austin?

The BigCommerce headquarters, located a few miles away from downtown and close to Lake Travis, is surrounded with trees and nature trails in the hills of Austin. The office is home to BigCommerce’s sales, operations, general and administrative support, marketing and design teams.


The Perks

  • Hybrid work model
  • Unlimited vacation policy
  • Continuing education stipend and dedicated time during work hours
  • Job training and conferences
  • Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
  • Fitness stipend and onsite gym


Awards and Accolades 

BigCommerce was named on the Best Places to Work lists in both Austin and the Bay Area by Built In in 2022. It was also certified by Great Place To Work in the United States, UK and Australia for 2021 and 2022. And, BigCommerce was named a Top Workplace by the Austin American-Statesman for a decade straight. 


Why join? 

“We are building innovative solutions using leading-edge tech to enable our merchants to grow their businesses,” said Senior Director of Software Engineering Jason Schmitt. “Come join our ever-growing team and help us push the limits of e-commerce.” 




Striveworks is an AI company focused on creating a platform that helps teams build AI models and deploy them into unpredictable environments. 


Why Austin? 

Striveworks is located in Austin Oaks’ 38 wooded acres. The headquarters is less than a mile away from locally owned retail shops and restaurants. Folks at the company report that it’s just minutes from Anderson Lane Retail, The Domain, Arboretum and downtown Austin.

The Perks

  • Performance bonus
  • Relocation assistance
  • Generous parental leave
  • Onsite gym 
  • Company equity


Awards and Accolades 

Striveworks is making its third annual appearance on Built In’s Best Places to Work list. It was also named to the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, and was recognized for exemplary work in the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence’s Final Report.


Why join? 

“Striveworks allows users to focus on what they’re trying to achieve with AI/ML rather than getting bogged down in the intricacies of building models from the ground up,” said Senior Front-End Engineer Andrew. “It’s a blast coming to work and helping reshape how people think about AI/ML.” 



Responses have been edited for length and clarity. Images provided by Shutterstock and listed companies.

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