If one of your summer goals was to find a new job in the tech industry, you’re in luck. These six Chicago tech companies are all hiring now for multiple positions — so stop sunbathing and start applying.
What they do: Yello’s software helps multinational enterprise companies streamline their recruiting and hiring efforts. Its tech puts a special focus on the human aspect of hiring, something that’s easily lost as companies grow and begin hiring en masse.
Sweet perks: Discounted memberships to the Chicago Athletic Clubs and company-sponsored sports leagues ensure employees can stay active. Professional development is also encouraged with support for continued education and mentorship opportunities. Other benefits include healthcare, a 401(k) matching program and unlimited vacation.
What they look for: “Whether identifying solutions for clients or tackling a challenge with co-workers, Yello employees embody our core value to learn and be curious,” said Heather Redisch, VP of talent acquisition at Yello. “Candidates who stand out and thrive at Yello are lifelong learners, look forward to solving interesting problems and are eager to learn new skills.”
What they do: Keeper Security is a cyber security software company that protects the passwords, private information and digital assets of businesses and individuals. Its cloud-based vault provides a secure location for the storage and sharing of documents and other files. Keeper’s tech also allows users to set and forget passwords for websites and apps thanks to its auto-fill capabilities. The company counts some 11 million consumers and thousands of businesses among its users.
Sweet perks: Healthcare, 401(k), catered lunches, a casual dress code and a commitment to maintaining a respected work-life balance all come standard. Keeper’s West Loop office features a rooftop deck for sunny Chicago summer days. The company also has an office in El Dorado Hills, California, should you want some warmer weather during winter.
What they look for: “We’re fortunate to have very special people working at Keeper,” said CEO and founder Darren Guccione. “They make a sensational product, give our customers awesome support, and have an amazing sense of respect. People who strive for perfection and want to make tomorrow better than today will do very well here. That’s what makes Keeper the best!”
“Keeper offers employees purpose, not just perks”, said VP of people and talent John Pollak. “Everyone rallies behind the product here and is empowered to make a difference. We’re dominating the industry and people here have a career they can really sink their teeth into.”
What they do: ThoughtWorks is a global tech consulting firm that has been helping Chicago establish itself as the tech hub of the Midwest since 1993. It works in almost every sector of the tech industry, with past clients ranging from Expedia to Amnesty International. ThoughWorks is home to 4,500 employees spread across 42 offices in 15 countries.
Sweet perks: At ThoughtWorks, health insurance and a 401(k) match are just the tip of the iceberg. Given its status as a global company, there are opportunities to work around the world and for visa sponsorship. Personal development programs customized to fit career paths are also offered.
What they look for: "We’ve always based our hiring decisions on three factors: attitude, aptitude and integrity,” said Patti Mandarino, Chicago office principal. “When we meet someone that’s really passionate about software and demonstrates all three of these traits, we can be confident that they’ll find ThoughtWorks a great home to do challenging, inspiring work for our clients and ourselves."
What they do: Gamut, a Grainger company, is an e-commerce site for industrial professionals. It sells over 400,000 products, from gloves to gearmotors. Such a big inventory can be hard to navigate, which is why Gamut built a way to search for items based on product application. Accompanying the search system is a revolutionary photography feature that provides a picture for each item on the site.
Sweet perks: At Gamut, hard work is rewarded with employee profit sharing, not just a pat on the back. In addition to sharing its success, the company also offers health and wellbeing benefits, an automatic company 401(k) contribution, commuter benefits and team events like happy hours.
What they look for: "We want curious, intelligent individuals who are lifelong learners. People who seek to make an incredible impact on our customers and our business, and who strive to make our team better,” said Brian Walker, president of Gamut.
“While we pay well for the best talent, those motivated by a fancy title or wide span of control need not apply. We invest in passionate, solutions-oriented people who understand our long-term vision — that doing the valuable work most companies consider ‘too costly’ or ‘not worth it’ is what often leads to inspiration and competitive advantage."
What they do: LotLinx helps car dealerships move inventory faster by creating VIN-specific campaigns that get listings directly in front of in-market customers. Its omni-channel approach ensures listings appear across both the internet’s top automotive sites and Facebook. LotLinx also offers photo resources, including an A.I.-powered photo enhancer.
Sweet perks: Health insurance, standing desks and a fully stocked fridge and cereal bar are just a few of the benefits that come standard. Some of the more standout perks include unlimited PTO and three weeks of paternity leave. Oh, and the office is pet-friendly, too.
What they look for: "At LotLinx, we look for candidates who are excited and have a passion for what they do. That passion and drive to make a difference every day is what our culture is built upon. That is what a true ‘Linxer’ is to us," said Chief Revenue Officer Pat Ward.
What they do: College textbooks have so far proven mostly immune to the march of technology, but RedShelf is changing that. The company works with campus bookstores and publishers to create cloud-based digital textbooks that students can read on any device.
Sweet perks: All employees are offered benefits like health insurance and a stake in the company’s success with stock options. Annual retreats and volunteering opportunities help build team camaraderie. Cold brew coffee is also on tap.
What they look for: "RedShelf is looking for candidates who are passionate about impacting the education industry, possess the desire to grow professionally and can help us to grow our business through meaningful contributions,” said COO Tom Scotty.
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