Hello, we're Sittercity
Sittercity’s mission is to make child care finally work. As the company that pioneered tech-enabled child care, we've come a long way since 2001. We've connected millions of families and sitters, and now we’re reinventing the category we created, with technology that radically simplifies the way families and sitters connect.
Why Work with Us?
We’re engineers and designers. Operators and thinkers. Customer experts and parents who are customers ourselves. But our most important traits are the ones we share: we’re as curious about human behavior as we are about new technology, and we’re natural collaborators who push — and help — one another to make a real dent in a big problem.
An Insider's view of Sittercity
What are some social events your company does?
During the work day, break time can equal Mario Kart, coffee runs or ping pong. After work, we have had fun activities including Trivia Night and happy hour. For food lovers, we've had potlucks, a chili cook off, and cookie contest!
What's the biggest problem your team is solving?
Analytics is core to what we're building here. By leveraging data from social networks, family demographics, and existing users, we're creating a smarter matching experience for families and sitters. My team is making these data sources accessible to every team member, so we can make smarter business decisions and improve the user experience.
Director of Analytics
How does the company support your career growth?
Sittercity has allowed me to take on different projects and claim ownership in order to grow. They've supported my career decisions, like moving from operations to customer success. Every project I do matters and contributes to our overall success. Not only has Sittercity helped my career growth, they've helped me grow outside of work as well.
Customer Success Advocate
Where we are
In the heart of River North, our office boasts views of the Wrigley building and Marina Towers. Grab a drink or lunch at the great restaurants nearby!
Perks + Benefits
Health Insurance & Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Retirement & Stock Options
Child Care & Parental Leave
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Job Training & Conferences
- I joined Sittercity because it has a mission that I believe in. It’s not just about the bottom line, but about improving people’s lives and society as a whole. I’m proud and excited that each day my work impacts the lives of families and sitters!TylerLead Product Designer
- What's been clear to me from day one is that Sittercity has a tight-knit, collaborative team. And If we do our jobs well, we're making a difference for families all over the country, which is a mission and responsibility that inspires me daily.PhilHead of Operations
Technology we use
- Ruby on RailsFrameworks
Articles we're in13 articles
Our funding history
$7.5M in FundingInvestors: Apex Ventures; Point Judtih; Dan Ratner
$0.5M in FundingInvestors: Brian Hand; Matt McCall; I2A Fund
$22.6M in FundingInvestors: New World Ventures; Baird Venture Partners; Apex Venture Partners;
$13M in FundingInvestors: Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Apex Venture Partners, Baird Venture Capital, I2A Funds, Point Judith Capital, Pritzker Group Venture Capital
$4.5M in FundingInvestors: Square 1 Bank