4th Quarter Hunt: 17 NYC Companies Hiring Now

New York may be “The City That Never Sleeps,” but in the tech sector, it’s where companies never quit hiring. Check out our picks for the top companies hiring this quarter.

Written by Built In Staff
Published on Oct. 31, 2023
4th Quarter Hunt: 17 NYC Companies Hiring Now
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Perhaps in some parts of the world life slows down in the last months of the year. But in New York, things heat up — particularly at companies that need new tech talent going into 2024.

It’s not quite time for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade or ice skating at Rockefeller Plaza, but that doesn’t mean places from online insurance companies to direct-to-consumer retailers or the nation’s leading cancer research facility aren’t busy with hiring. The need for people at these 17 companies increases as they grow.

The sprawling tech scene in Gotham is of course strongly associated with its center-of-the-universe financial sector. But other industries beckon as well: personal care, human resources, legal services, marketing and the healthcare sector need people who can guide them with AI, machine learning and other innovative technologies needed to remain competitive. Computer and information systems managers, computer network architects, software developers and data scientists are highly valued and commensurately compensated here.  

Needless to say, these companies also offer benefits packages that make them attractive employers as well. Read on to check them out.
 

 

What they do: Grubhub helps restaurants grow their businesses and experiment with new concepts through their food ordering and delivery marketplace. 

 

Perks and benefits: GrubHub values work-life balance and community engagement. Some roles enjoy shortened work weeks with half-day Fridays for more leisure time. The company partners with nonprofits to promote social responsibility, and they offer generous FTO and PTO policies. Employees also receive paid time for volunteering, emphasizing their commitment to well-being and community impact.

 

Trust and transparency: Understanding the bigger picture and trusting the team’s capabilities is crucial. “Keep the end goal in mind, especially when the path to get there is unclear. Sometimes this means relinquishing a bit of control and making myself vulnerable to trust that my peers and team members understand my vision well enough to execute it effectively,” explained Head of Cybersecurity Yolonda Smith in an interview with Built In NYC

What they do: The Farmer’s Dog is a direct-to-consumer offering of premium quality dog food and all aspects of pet care.

Perks that make any tail wag:

  • Generous parental leave
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Remote work program
  • Family medical leave
  • Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
  • Health, dental, vision and life insurance
  • Mental health benefits
  • 401(k) with matching
  • Company equity
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Commuter benefits
  • Unlimited PTO policy
  • Continuing education stipend

Who’s a good dog?: Some of the most progressive companies allow pets in the office. But at The Farmer’s Dog, that policy reminds everyone about the company’s mission. “The culture is supportive of both dog and human health and wellness, and I love that I get to help dogs live longer lives with my dog, Emmy, by my side,” Head of Retention & Lifecycle Adrian Evans told Built In. “I feel a crazy opportunity to grow my career the way I want to at The Farmer's Dog,” he added. “We are encouraged to take risks and are surrounded by genuine, loving, and compassionate people.”

 

What they do: Dailymotion is a global video streaming service that connects more than 350 million entertainment seekers to their personal world of music, sports, news and entertainment. 

Perks that move you:

  • Generous time off, floating holidays, and Summer Fridays
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Up to 20 weeks of paid birthing/primary caregiver leave
  • Eight weeks of paid secondary caregiver leave
  • Highly diverse management team
  • Mean gender pay gap below 10%
  • 401(k) with company matching
  • 100% medical, dental and vision premium coverage for employee & family
  • Mental health benefits
  • Monthly wellness stipend
  • Commuter benefits
  • Pet-friendly office
  • Relocation assistance

They stay connected, in every way possible: A flexible work policy is valued by everyone at Dailymotion, but so too is the value of in-office time. “It’s important that we foster a sense of community so that everyone feels a sense of belonging in the workplace,“ Sara Hong, HR director, told Built In NYC in a recent interview. “We provide onsite catered lunches every Tuesday, and we organically eat together then. We hold monthly in-office stand-ups so that employees stay connected through team updates and are recognized for milestones such as achievements, anniversaries and birthdays.”

 

 

What they do: Child Mind Institute is an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to improving the health of children and families dealing with mental health issues and learning disorders.

Working at the forefront of pediatric mental health: Child Mind Institute leads a global effort to identify measurable brain- and behavior-based biomarkers to guide clinical practice. “One of the greatest barriers to improved mental health treatment is the subjectivity of diagnosis,” explains their company website. “Pinpointing the cause of a child’s challenges is often crucial to getting them the support they need.”

 

 

What they do: Aptos Labs is a people-first blockchain on a mission to help billions of people achieve more equitable opportunities to grow and access financial assets with lower fees and fewer intermediaries.

Interesting selling points: The company announced in August 2023 that it is expanding its tools and services using Microsoft's artificial intelligence technology. According to Aptos Labs CEO Mo Shaikh, the convergence of AL and blockchain technologies, which he considers generational breakthroughs, will significantly impact the internet and society itself. 

 

 

What they do:  GrapevineAI pairs creators with brands to develop winning social media campaign content.

Perks worth your time: 

  • Remote work program
  • OKR operational model
  • Hiring practices that promote diversity
  • 401(k)
  • Company equity
  • Performance bonus
  • Continuing education stipend
  • Customized development tracks
  • Mentorship program
  • Promote from within policy

How they’re growing: “I'm pumped about our V1 of the official Grapevine AI platform,” said Steve Lach, a product manager at the company. “We're taking everything we've learned developing our expertise and making it easy for clients to succeed at scale. Our team will be able to spend more time on performance content and less time on busy work. Clients can dream up their perfect campaign and we can deliver it seamlessly.”

 

 

What they do: Spring Health uses clinically validated AI tech to help employers and health insurers across the globe make mental health accessible and achievable.

Perks that make employees healthy:

  • Flexible work schedule
  • Remote work program
  • Up to 4.5 months of paid parental leave
  • Fertility benefits
  • 20 no-cost therapy sessions per year
  • Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
  • 401(k) with company matching
  • Performance bonus and company equity
  • $500 per year wellness reimbursement
  • $1,000 in professional development stipends

New products that are needed: In October 2023, the company introduced Atlas, which connects data and insights to relevant action plans, helping HR and benefits leaders optimize programs and maximize ROI. With Atlas, benefits leaders get a concise view of the top mental health opportunities in their population which are intelligently paired with data-informed action plans. Users can strategize further with their Spring Health customer success team through unique collaboration tools or deploy resources in real-time.

 

 

What they do: Policygenius is an online insurance marketplace that combines cutting-edge technology with the expertise of real licensed agents to provide the coverage they need to protect their family, property and finances. 

Perks that are genius:

  • Company equity
  • Generous parental leave
  • Family medical leave 
  • Company-sponsored family events 
  • Woman-led firm
  • Flexible work schedules
  • A diversity manifesto
  • Performance bonuses
  • 401(k) with company matching
  • Charitable contribution matching

No glass ceiling: Jennifer Fitzgerald is a co-founder and CEO of Policygenius, where she is recognized as one of the leading female founders in the insur-tech industry. Before starting Policygenius in 2014, she and her co-founder, Francois de Lame, were management consultants at McKinsey & Company. Jennifer was the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year New York and one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business. She has appeared on NPR’s “How I Built This,” shared insights in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal and spoken at conferences such as the CB Insights Future of Fintech. Early in her career, she was a Peace Corps volunteer and did stand-up comedy.

 

 

What they do: The people of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) are united by a singular mission: ending cancer for life. Scientists across MSK collaborate to conduct innovative translational and clinical research that is revolutionizing the understanding of cancer as a disease and improving the ability to prevent, diagnose and treat it.

 

Perks that honor employee health:

  • Health, dental, vision and life insurance
  • Mental health benefits
  • Six weeks paid parental leave
  • Adoption assistance
  • Child and elder care benefits
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Commuter benefits
  • Fitness stipend
  • Diversity manifesto
  • 401(K)
  • Tuition reimbursement

Interesting selling points: Could this be more exciting? MSK has over 100 research laboratories where scientists team up with tech specialists to use sophisticated computational methods that decipher tons of data generated by modern research technologies to answer fundamental questions about human and cancer biology.

 

 

What they do: Quip is a direct-to-consumer oral care company designing and delivering products, advice and professional services that enable, ensure and reward good oral care habits.

The benefits of growth:

  • Flexible work schedule
  • Remote work program
  • OKR operational model
  • Highly diverse management team
  • 401(k)
  • Company equity
  • Health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance
  • Up to 16 weeks paid parental leave
  • Mental health benefits
  • Team workouts and wellness programs
  • Continuing education stipend
  • Unlimited vacation policy

Smart marketing: Any D2C firm has to be very good at marketing, so quip has a lot to say in this regard. Shane Pittson, vice president of growth, told Built In in a recent article, “One of the things that we prioritized was that we weren’t just selling a product, we were selling a broader experience. Very early on,” he added, “we were looking at last-click attribution through Google Analytics, looking at native reporting from the platforms or the partners that we were testing with and then post-purchase surveys directly from our customers. If we only had one of those points of reference, then the channels and the tactics that we would have prioritized would have been very different. Having multiple lenses to view your performance through helps to construct a clearer picture of what’s working and what’s not.”

 

 

What they do: Checkout.com is a fintech company that is a strategic payments partner with some of the most recognized, fast-moving global brands. Their flexible cloud-based payments platform helps enterprises launch new products and create experiences customers love.

Benefits that check out: 

  • Flexible work schedule
  • Remote work program
  • OKR operational model
  • Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
  • 401(K)
  • Performance bonus
  • Company equity

People really like it here: Checkout.com is certified as a Great Place to Work in the USA, with 89% of colleagues agreeing — a whopping 30% above average. “When I first joined Checkout.com, it really stood out to me how much the team made an effort to create a welcoming environment,” said Annie Rosen, director of financial crimes compliance. “From my welcome box of Checkout.com swag to the onboarding meeting, efforts by the team really connected everyone and made us feel like we were joining a company that was doing great things. “

 

 

What they do: Yieldstreet offers a private market investing platform that provides investors access to asset-based investments, providing valuable diversification and strength to their portfolios

    Interesting selling points: The diverse collaboration across the many global operating locations of Yieldstreet — in the U.S. (NYC), Malta, Brazil, China, India, Argentina, Greece — is what draws many people to work at the company. It may be part of what drew the former chief marketing officer of E*Trade, Lea Stendalhl, to become the CMO for YieldStreet in April 2023. “Lea plays an integral role in driving our ambitious growth strategy and solidifying our position as a market leader,” said Yieldstreet Founder and CEO Milind Mehere. “Her deep expertise across performance marketing, brand management, and business development — especially within direct-to-consumer finance — made her the perfect fit.”

     

    What they do: CAIS is an investment platform that educates financial advisors about alternative investment funds and products, streamlining the end-to-end transaction process that improves client outcomes.

      Perks that truly compensate:

      • Team-based strategic planning
      • Remote work program
      • Hiring practices that promote diversity
      • 401(k) with 4% company match
      • Performance bonuses
      • Highly-subsidized health, disability, vision, life and dental insurance
      • Mental health benefits
      • $100/month towards an Equinox membership
      • Commuter benefits
      • Continuing education stipend
      • $15/day lunch stipend in office

      Interesting selling points: Managing Director Nick Funnell says his mission at CAIS is to foster an environment of support, growth and flexibility. “Our culture is a product of our people,” he told Built in NYC. “Much like a good gardener, one should create the conditions for teams to thrive, then nurture and tend to the organization continuously.” He sums up his description of the engineering team culture as “smart, humble and empowered.”

       

       

      What they do: Monday.com provides a work operating system that transforms the way teams work together, featuring workplace processes that promote a culture of transparency and empowerment. 

        Perks that respect the whole person: 

        • Adoption assistance
        • Up to 13 weeks of paid parental leave
        • Family medical leave
        • Flexible work schedule
        • Remote work program
        • 401(k) and 3% company matching
        • Company equity
        • Performance bonuses
        • Diversity employee resource groups
        • Documented equal pay policy
        • $130 monthly stipend for commuter expenses

        Transparency means everything: “When I first started,” Revenue Enablement Program Manager Michelle Lam told Built In, “I was amazed at how transparent the leadership is.” Employees have access to the product roadmap, developer insights on new projects and dashboards that show KPIs and performance. This lucidity unites and inspires the employees. “I’ve been amazed at not just the level of collaboration, but the enthusiasm for collaborating,” said Lam. Key values at the company are unity through DEI, its global culture and providing healthy perks for its workers. 

         

         

        What they do: Melio reinvented B2B payments with a platform that improves cash flow, creates greater accounts payable efficiencies and is simple and seamless. 

        Perks are best-in-class: 

        • Flexible work schedule
        • Remote work program
        • Generous parental leave
        • Childcare benefits
        • Diversity manifesto
        • Mean gender pay gap below 10%
        • 401(k) with 3% company matching
        • Employee stock purchasing plan
        • Performance bonuses
        • Company equity
        • Dental, life, vision, disability, health and pet insurance
        • Charitable contribution matching

        People grow professionally here: “Working at Melio has felt like hitting the jackpot,” said Customer Success Manager Maggie Sczekan. “I feel celebrated for who I am, am taught in the way I need to learn and am given direct feedback where I can grow.” Her coworker, Kate Olivares, director of sales, concurs: “I have grown so much as a professional by taking on new challenges and collaborating with other teams and departments to widen my horizons. The company is always evolving, which allows me to be creative and innovative with no limits.”

        What they do:  Hungryroot provides an AI-powered personal grocery service, providing conveniences to shoppers while ensuring healthy, balanced meals.

        Great benefits: 

        • Remote work program
        • Flexible work schedules
        • Company equity
        • 401(k) 
        • Health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance
        • Pet-friendly office
        • Commuter benefits
        • Unlimited vacation policy

          A culture of ownership: As Lead Software Engineer Benjamin Zhang explained to Built In NYC, “A culture of ownership is preserved through knowledge sharing among engineering team members. This means that people share their expertise with the rest of the team, preventing knowledge gaps from forming and improving company-wide efficiency. Ownership has many dimensions in our team. It’s anywhere between owning a piece of code, to a new feature of our platform, to an entire system that affects end users.”  

           

          What they do: As the technology build and design unit of BCG, BCG X powers BCG’s deep industry and functional expertise with advanced tech knowledge and ambitious entrepreneurship to help organizations enable innovation at scale.

          Benefits of working here: 

          • Employee well-being is priority #1
          • Adoption assistance & childcare benefits
          • Flexible work schedule
          • OKR operational model
          • Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
          • 401(k) plus a profit-sharing retirement fund
          • Performance bonuses
          • Charitable contributions matching
          • Onsite gym
          • Free daily meals
          • Tuition reimbursement

            Embrace risk: The NYC office of BCG X told Built In that it encourages its people to stare down risk and embrace it. “At BCG X it takes skill grown through experience, training and continuous learning. It takes the freedom to speak your mind and know your ideas will be celebrated. Most of all, it takes trust in your team, yourself and in the mission to rebuild industries to fit the modern world. Ask anyone and they'll tell you risk isn't so scary when you're backed by a company that truly cares about its employees' success.”

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

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