6 Chicago tech companies hiring right now that will make you want to dust off your resume

Sam Dewey

Well, Chicago, the dog days of summer are finally here. As we fight our way to the muggy end of August on our morning and evening commutes, some of us might be in the mood for a career change. To make your job search a little cooler, we found the top six tech companies hiring in Chicago for you to check out. 

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Rise Interactive

Rise Interactive is a digital marketing agency specializing in digital media and advanced analytics. Rise is continuously developing ways to deliver faster, better, and deeper insights for its client, which has led to the creation of numerous proprietary tools, technologies, and techniques — all geared toward empowering the modern-day marketer to make smarter investment decisions. An award-winning agency, Rise has been recognized as a leader in the digital marketing space and has received industry recognition for explosive growth, excellence in digital marketing, and company culture.

"It's our responsibility to foster a culture where innovation is a part of our DNA and it's an employee's responsibility to seize that opportunity and make an impact,” said Scott Conine, SVP of Operations. “If we both do our jobs, ​we can continue to rapidly grow the agency and achieve remarkable things together."

Location: 1 S Wacker Dr.
Perks: Free in-building gym membership, catered lunches, Rise-sponsored sports teams, and beer Fridays, among more traditional benefits
Founding: 2004
 
 
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eshots

Since founding the photo marketing revolution in 1998, eshots has evolved into the industry’s leading digital technology platform for experiential marketing. Voted one of Chicago’s Top-100 Digital Companies, eshots has continued knocking down double-digit growth through major enterprise agreements and direct technical integrations with the world’s most successful companies.

"Our entrepreneurial spirit rewards hardworking, creative, and passionate employees who want to go the extra mile to deliver on our promises to clients," said recruiting manager Roxanne Parker. "We’re casual and relaxed, but we get the job done and have fun doing it."

Location: 35 E Upper Wacker Dr #200
Perks: Flexible Hours, Remote Work Program, and a Pre-Tax Transit Program, among others
Founding: 1998
 

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ContextMedia

ContextMedia is a health information services company, building digital media technologies to deliver lifestyle education to patients to improve health outcomes. HQ in Chicago, they are the fastest-growing company in the industry impacting millions each month through contextual and actionable video programming in physician practices nationwide.

"ContextMedia looks for humble and passionate team players who wake up in the morning wanting to improve health outcomes,” said ContextMedia’s Talent Director Katie De Voto. “We are the fastest-growing company in the industry and hire individuals with the grit, tenacity, and nimbleness to succeed in a growth-stage company. This is a marathon, not a sprint. If you are in it for the journey and want to help us build for the future, we want you!"

Location: 330 N Wabash Ave #2500
Perks: Divvy Bike membership, on-site yoga and meditation, game room, massage room, treadmill desks, competitive salary and benefits, among others
Founding: 2006

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STATS

STATS is the world's leading sports technology, data and content company. Their mission is to revolutionize the way sports contests are viewed, understood, played and enjoyed. STATS provides real-time scores, historical sports information, Associated Press editorial content, a turnkey fantasy sports operation, brand activation solutions and SportVU technology.

“We are seeking talented individuals who are passionate and innovative thinkers,” said Darryl Lewis, Chief Technology Officer. “STATS operates at the intersection of sports, data, and technology, which creates a unique and exciting opportunity for candidates to join the world’s leading sports technology company.”

Location: 2775 Shermer Road, Northbrook, IL
Perks: Competitive salary, bonus incentives, and regularly sponsored team activities and events, among others 
Founding: 1981
 
 
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Avant

Avant is changing the way consumers borrow money. Utilizing advanced algorithms and machine-learning capabilities, the company offers a unique and highly customized approach to the personal loan process. The combination of technology, analytics and customer service capabilities allows the company to provide a simple process for personal loans and line of credit products to borrowers, all entirely online.

“Cultural fit, attitude and intelligence are the top criteria for us,” said Al Goldstein, CEO and co-founder of Avant. “You have to have the prerequisites for a specific position but we’re willing to commit time to train and mentor as long as folks are motivated and have a positive attitude.”
 
Funding: $1.4 billion
Location: 640 N Lasalle Dr #535
Perks:  Breakfast and lunch served daily, unlimited PTO, free cell phone package, and weekly basketball and fitness classes, among others
Founding: 2012
 
 
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Gogo

Gogo’s worldwide inflight Wi-Fi services have made internet and video entertainment a regular part of flying. They are a diverse group of technologists, marketers, strategists, and any other function you can think of- all working together in extraordinary harmony. And that’s just the beginning. They connect the aviation industry and its travelers with innovative technology and applications, and they do it all in a high-energy environment that welcomes the next challenge.

Location: 111 North Canal Street, Chicago 
Founding: 2006
 
 

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