Tired of doing the same old thing in the same old office? New York City is home to some of the world's coolest tech companies, and a lot of them are hiring this summer. Here are 7 tech companies that are spending their summers looking for new talent.
"We're a fast-growing, New York-based cloud infrastructure provider, and our talented team is at the center of everything we do. Our philosophy is collaboration-focused, remote-friendly, and flexible. We care deeply about supporting the growth of all our employees and making sure they feel professionally fulfilled."
What they do: DigitalOcean offers super-fast, on-demand SSD cloud servers.
Location: 101 Avenue of the Americas
Perks: Custom work stations, free meals everyday, flexible vacation time, full health coverage, commuter benefits, 401(k) plan, gym reimbursement and education support.
What they do: Justworks is a HR SaaS solution that helps businesses manage their payroll and employees. The startup also partners directly with providers such as Aetna and MetLife to offer benefits at affordable rates.
Location: 151 W 26th St, New York, NY 10001
Perks: Dog friendly office, unlimited snacks, commuter benefits, discounted gym membership, full health benefits, leadership training and company retreats.
What they do: Shutterstock is a marketplace for commercial photographs, videos and music. If you've ever read a corporate blog post, you've seen an image that came from their site.
Why you want to work there: Shutterstock takes their work/life balance seriously, and typical working hours for most of their staff are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. They also offer a ton of on-site activities, including a daily lunchtime meditation session, and weekly yoga and fitness classes. They also encourage all their employees to take a vacation, and everyone gets 21 paid vacation days a year. Just to top it off, they also have a fitness and tuition reimbursement program.
Note from an insider: "We strive to push the boundaries in solving technical challenges, with the goal to deliver innovative products that delight and amaze our customers. To be successful in this mission, we look for people are collaborative, experimental and curious about finding creative solutions to complex problems." — Catherine Ulrich, Chief Product Officer_
What they do: LittleBits operates a platform for small, electronic building blocks that can be used to create all sorts of crazy inventions.
Why you want to work there: LittleBits' swanky office overlooking the Hudson River is a tinkerer's paradise. It's a fun place too, with dogs and robots roaming around and, from what I've been told, spontaneous sing-alongs occurring from time-to-time.
Note from an insider: "We look for superstars (and superstars-to-be) who are passionate about our mission and want to empower the world to invent. Ideal candidates are scrappy, roll-up-your-sleeves movers and shakers who thrive on data-driven results, effective communication and a touch of chaos." — Casey Koppelson, LittleBits
What they do: Newsela is an education startup that uses up-to-date articles from around the world to build reading comprehension.
Why you want to work there: Newsela employees get a CitiBike reimbursement, three months of maternity leave, six weeks of paternity leave, and a paid time off policy that starts at 15 days for new hires and goes up to 25 days after three years. You'll be helping make the next generation smarter — so you'll sleep well at night too.
Note from an insider: "Here at Newsela, we're on a mission to develop rich content and innovative technology that helps teachers engage students and improve literacy. We're a fun, collaborative team that works in a data-driven environment. We're looking for smart folks excited to solve complex challenges, impact education and feel personally invested in the work they do." — Matt Yardeni, Director of Recruiting
What they do: Animoto is making it easy for normal people to make videos that other people actually want to watch.
Why you want to work there: They have a really cool office, complete with a walking desk nicknamed 'Walker Texas Ranger,' a pingpong table, a plethora of guitars and a conference room styled after Camelot.
Note from an insider: "Our company is made up of smart, talented and personable individuals who each bring something unique to the table. We look for candidates with intellect, strong work ethic, problem solving skills and genuine personalities to help us in building something really special. A passion for video is also a major plus. Perks of the job include working in a creative and exciting environment (and we're not just talking about our amazing offices), 100% covered medical benefits for you and your dependents, equity, 401k, a fully stocked kitchen, and opportunities for education and learning to name a few." — Michelle Leirer, Director of People Services_
What they do: ContextMedia builds digital technologies for the health industry.
Why you want to work there: ContextMedia isn't shy about putting young, hungry talent into high-level positions — their head of sales is in his early twenties. Work hard and the sky is the limit. They're also growing like crazy, with much of that growth happening in New York.
Note from an insider: "Before we evaluate a candidate's experience, we first look for alignment to our values, and a demonstrated aptitude. As a high-growth, mission-driven organization, those metrics are critical to our ability to stay nimble. With so many innovative companies hiring in NYC, we aim to create a high-energy environment where the best candidates have the opportunity and resources to impact the way millions of patients experience healthcare." — Ashik Desai, EVP of Business Growth and Analytics
What they do: Livestream is making it easy for everyone, not just the big broadcasters, to stream live video.
Why you want to work there: Livestream's offices are in a loft in Bushwick — which is pretty amazing for a tech company. Plus, if you land a job there you'll enjoy free breakfasts and discounted lunches at the in-house Fitzcarraldo Cafe. If you happen to get onto their sales team, you can participate in some pretty crazy traditions.
Note from an insider: "On the sales side of things, ideal candidates are driven, competitive, coachable and curious about the the world around them. We like to bring in new team members who are going be a great cultural fit and raise the overall quality of the team." — Dan Brown, Director of Sales
“We’re looking for smart, driven individuals who are passionate about building products that bring innovation to the commercial real estate industry. We place huge value on the people that make up VTS, and as we continue to grow, we’re always looking for team-players who are equally as dedicated to seeing our clients succeed.”
What they do: VTS is a commercial leasing and asset management platform for landlords and brokerages.
Location: 119 W 40th Street
Perks: Best-in-class compensation packages (including equity), health benefits, team lunches, company happy hours, a huge variety of snacks and drinks, 401K plan, unlimited vacation policy, and a training and career development program.
"We are looking for pragmatic, smart people who have a proven track record of building large-scale products. We tackle large and interesting technical challenges. We are passionate about our product that is made by developers, for developers."
What they do: Datadog takes data from servers, databases, applications and other tools, and puts them into one new, unified infrastructure. If you know what that means, you'll love it here.
Perks: You'll get catered lunches, free snacks and drinks, company-paid medical insurance, unlimited paid time off, a 401(k) and ton of other stuff.
Location: 286 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001
As we continue to grow rapidly, diverse experiences and backgrounds will be instrumental in our success. With each candidate we speak with, our team looks for three characteristics that we believe are the core to our company’s culture: openness, passion and drive.”
What they do: Betterment is busily making their mark on the fintech industry. Customers have invested more than $4 billion with Betterment's goal-based online investment software.
Location: 61 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10010
Perks: Life at Betterment is pretty swanky. The company has an executive chef, a fully stocked kitchen and cold brew coffee on tap. They also provide their employees with awesome health insurance, a 401(k) and you get to choose the computer setup of your choice. Oh, and their offices are pretty sweet too. You can work from your desk, the library, the kitchen, the garden, or the lounge. Don’t feel like working? There’s a nap room.
What they do: ShopKeep is updating the cash register, and changing the way independent business owners deal with archaic point-of-sale systems.
Why you want to work there: They have some pretty sweet perks, including unlimited vacation days, commuter benefits, pet insurance, catered lunches, and a beer fridge, just to name a few. The company values health, and offers things like standing desks, massage therapy, meditation sessions and yoga classes. Of course, the also have some happy hours to balance it all out.
Note from an insider: “At ShopKeep, we’ve been successful because of our amazing team that believes small businesses make up the heart of their communities. We’re looking for innovative and resourceful candidates, who strike the right balance between analytical and creative in building solutions to help take both their career, and ShopKeep, to the next level." — CEO & President, Michael DeSimone