Some of New York City’s fastest-growing, innovative tech companies are kicking up their hiring efforts. Here are five tech companies on the hunt for new talent this month.
What they do: 1stdibs is an online marketplace where users can purchase luxury furniture and fine art from world-renowned designers.
Coolest perks: 401(k), flexible paid time off, paid family leave, weekly catered lunches, snacks, company bar, commuter benefits and wellness classes.
Note from an insider: "We look for raw intelligence and personality over a particular skillset,” said Ross Paul, CTO. “You can teach someone React, but you can't teach someone not to be a jerk."
What they do: Mark43 develops law enforcement software that allows police to collect, manage, analyze and share information.
Coolest perks: Unlimited paid vacation, commuter benefits, flexible savings account, 401(k), employee equipment allowance policy, game and movie nights and parental leave.
Note from an insider: "One of our core values is 'operate with humility,' said Matthew Polega, co-founder and VP of operations at Mark43. “Egos are garbage and we champion logical arguments backed up by data. If you can provide great reason behind great decisions, there's a place for you here."
What they do: Grubhub's online and mobile ordering platform hosts menus from approximately 40,000 restaurants across 1,000 U.S. cities, serving up quick eats for hungry users just about anywhere.
Coolest perks: Unlimited paid vacation days, weekly Grubhub/Seamless credits, company-wide initiatives encouraging continuous learning and cross-department connections and regular in-office social events such as happy hours, wine tastings, karaoke and bingo with prizes and more.
Note from an insider: “Everything we do is focused on innovating and creating new products to make the ordering experience as fun and easy as possible for our users,” said Sudev Balakrishnan, SVP of Product, Grubhub. “We look for candidates who share this same drive and focus, as well as those who remain scrappy, but analytical at every level.”
What they do: Common is a coliving startup for modern nomads. The company provides flexible, community-driven housing for people interested in shared living spaces throughout New York City, San Francisco and Washington D.C.
Note from an insider: "We look for candidates who show a powerful combination of drive, raw intelligence and compassion,” said founder and CEO Brad Hargreaves. “Housing is a product that is uniquely close to our customers’ lives and hearts. Common is responsible for creating spaces and communities that our members feel at home in, so it is vital that everyone on our team approach their work with empathy and understanding to cultivate the same sense of community we offer our members."
What they do: JW Player pioneered video on the web, and back in 2008 they were the world's first open source video player. Today, they've grown up and have customers spanning the globe from 193 countries.
Coolest perks: The company's office is stocked with yoga balls, standing desks, video game consoles, snack rooms and ping pong tables.
Note from an insider: "We look for talented, motivated individuals looking to make their mark in the video streaming space,” said DeQuaina Washington, Recruitment Coordinator at JW Player.
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