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In an effort to monitor shifts in the job market and examine trends for candidates and companies across the tech sector, the data science team at Hired analyzed our proprietary hiring data from the first half of 2016. Findings from the first Hiring Pulse Report indicate that the tech market is still thriving, despite rumblings of a tech slowdown.  

Because Hired facilitates the job search process from the initial interview request all the way to the final job offer, we have unprecedented visibility into the hiring needs of tech companies and the salaries they offer. The Hiring Pulse Report data is from Q2 2016 and was pulled from an analysis of thousands of interview requests on Hired’s platform. 

A LOOK AT THE GLOBAL TECH JOB MARKET

Product management is the most lucrative career in tech.
Product managers were offered more money than any other tech role. Initial offers in Q2 were $133K on average, which is 2 percent lower than offers in Q1, but still the highest in tech. Interview requests with product managers increased by 8 percent in Q2, so salaries may go up again.

Data science is booming.
While interview requests for data science candidates grew by a whopping 20 percent in Q2 — the most of any tech role — the number of data science candidates on the platform increased by even more at 50 percent. This surplus of data science talent may be driving salaries down. In Q2, companies offered data scientists an average of $127K, which is down by 2 percent since Q1.

Something is up with the design sector.
In Q2, designers attracted the lowest salary offers in tech at an average of $115K, which is down 2 percent since Q1. But demand is still high: the number of interview requests for design candidates was second only to software engineers.

Software engineers are still coveted.
While salary offers for software engineers decreased by 2 percent in Q2, at $123K on average, job security is no concern. Software engineers have received nearly 56,000 interview requests in 2016 — the highest of any tech role by far — and Q2 saw a 14 percent increase in requests.

US salaries trump the rest.
Bringing in $136K on average, software engineers in San Francisco continue to be offered the highest salaries in the US, followed by Seattle and Los Angeles. Salaries for software engineers are also increasing in every US market outside of San Francisco and Washington, DC, dropping by 1 percent and 5 percent respectively. Keeping cost of living in mind, here were the average salary offers for software engineers across the US in Q2:

  • SF Bay Area: $135,853 (down 1%)
  • Seattle: $128,268 (up 3%)
  • Los Angeles: $124,200 (up 2%)
  • New York: $123,415 (up 1%)
  • Denver: $119,214 (up 2%)
  • Boston: $118,789 (stable)
  • Austin: $115,035 (up 4%)
  • Chicago: $110,410 (up 4%)
  • Washington, DC: $110,389 (down 5%)
  • San Diego: $108,625 (up 1%)

Software engineers considering a move abroad may want to think about the salary implications, with salary offers as much as 48 percent less outside the US. In Q2, software engineers in the US earned an average of $129K, but that drops to an average of $80K in the UK, $62K in France and $67K in Canada.

A LOOK AT WHO’S HIRING

Early stage companies are going through an unexpected increase in hiring.
Despite chatter around the tightening funding environment, early-stage companies increased their interest in hiring new talent in Q2, and even more so than major corporations. Seed companies sent 24 percent more interview requests, while major corporations sent 13 percent more. The good news is that companies at every stage have increased the number of interview requests they’ve sent and initial salary offers have increased by 6 percent overall.

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Inside Concur's Bellevue, WA office.

Inside Concur’s Bellevue, WA office.

Saykara
Re-imagining the way physicians interact with technology. Founded by Harjinger Sandhu, a healthcare IT tech vet with a speciality in speech recognition and machine learning, reports Geekwire.
Funding stage: Stealth/seed ($2.5M raised in July 2016)
Job opportunities: Full Stack Engineer, Machine Learning Engineer

MixPanel
Mobile and web analytics platform.
Funding stage: Series B ($65M raised in December 2014) — achieved profitability in February 2012.
Investors: YCombinator, Andreessen-Horowitz, Sequoia Capital
Job opportunities: Product Designer, Senior UI Engineer, Android Engineer, iOS Engineer, Engineering Manager — Product, Machine Learning Engineer, Infrastructure Engineer, Solutions Architect, Sales Engineering Manager, Enterprise Account Executive, Demo Engineer
Tech stack: C, C++, Python, Go, Javascript, Clojure
Perks: Annual ski trips, Wine Wednesday, team lunches

Concur
Business travel and expense management.
Funding stage: Acquired (by SAP)
Job opportunities: Database Administrator, Client Marketing Manager, Telecommunications Engineer, Client Success Manager, Senior Application Integration Engineer, SW Design Engineer, Client Sales Executive
Perks: Tuition reimbursement, referral bonuses, annual merit increases, paid volunteer hours

Slope
SaaS collaboration tool.
Funding stage: Seed ($390k raised in 2015)
Investors: Murali Krishnan, Venture for America, Bizdom, Terry Cross, Josh Green
Job opportunities: Lead Front End Developer
Tech stack: Javascript, Node.js, React.js, DocumentDB
Perks: Flexible work schedule, collaborative team, be part of the founding team, unlimited vacation days, “general nerdiness is wholeheartedly welcomed.”

Payscale's Seattle office.

Payscale’s Seattle office.

Payscale
Compensation data software.
Funding stage: Boostrapped
Job opportunities: Product Director, Customer Success Manager, Account Executive — SMB, Account Development Representatives, Account Executive Mid-Market, Senior Software Engineer — Business Products, Web Designer, Data Science Engineer, Front-End Web Developer, Information Designer
Tech stack: .NET, MapReduce, Mongo, SQL Server, Rabbit MQ, ASP.NET
Perks: Unlimited vacation

RealSelf
A profitable, strong community for consumers considering cosmetic surgery, and the doctors that serve them. Building knowledge, transparency and reputation in the industry.
Funding stage: Bootstrapped
Job opportunities: Marketing Manager, Director of Corporate PR, Platform Engineer, DevOps Engineer, Engineering Lead — Full Stack, Senior UI / Full Stack Engineer, Platform Engineer, Site Reliability Engineer, Senior Community Manager, Content Marketing Specialist, Product Manager
Tech stack: Javascript, PHP, MySQL, Ruby, Sinatra, Neo4J, Redis
Perks: Flexible schedule, holiday shutdown, equity for all employees, dog friendly.

Zillow Seattle OfficeZillow
An online real estate marketplace for finding and sharing information about homes, real estate, and mortgages.
Funding stage: Went public July 2011
Job opportunities: Lead Sales Executive, Senior Data Analyst, Customer Service Manager, Software Engineer, Full Stack Engineer, Senior DevOps Engineer, Director of Data Science, Senior Software Development Engineer — Personalization, Graphics Engineer, Marketing Manager — Retention, Database Developer, Big Data Engineer, Regional Sales Consultant
Tech stack: Java, Python, iOS, Android, SQL, MySQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Linux, C++

OfferUp
Buying and selling platform.
Funding stage: Series B
Investors: Andreessen Horowitz, T Rowe Price, Allen & Company, Coatue Management, Tiger Global Management, Vy Capital
Job opportunities: Data Engineer, iOS Developer, Backend Engineer, Product Manager, UX Researcher, Android Engineer, Java Engineer, DevOps Engineer, Full Stack Engineer
Tech stack: iOS, Android, Python, Django, AWS, Linux, Puppet, REST APIs, Redis, Celery, PostgreSQL
Perks: Stock options, unlimited vacation days, free lunch Fridays, Apple hardware & equipment.

Outreach
Sales communication acceleration platform.
Funding stage: Series B ($17.5M closed in June 2016)
Job opportunities: Senior Ruby Engineer, React.js Developer, Backend Software Engineer, Director of Demand Generation, Director of Customer Marketing, VP of Marketing, Senior Product Manager, Senior Product UI Designer, Director of Sales Development, Sales Development Representative
Tech stack:

  • Front – React.js (we are big believers in single page javascript applications)
  • Back – Rails (nothin’ but a JSON api which our front-end consumes)
  • Database – CouchDB, MySQL, Elasticsearch, Redis (help us scale! we process lots of emails)
  • Ops – Amazon Web Services managed via Chef

Heap
A small team building the analytics layer that powers 4,000 companies and helps them make smarter decisions.
Funding stage: Series A ($11M closed in July 2016 with premier VCs, including Menlo Ventures)
Investors: YCombinator, SV Angel, Sam Altman, Salesforce Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Alexis Ohanian, Garry Tan
Job openings: Sales Development Representative, Full Stack Software Engineer

Affirm
Funding stage: Series B+
Investors: Andreessen Horowitz, Jeffries Group, Khosla Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Nyca Partners, Spark Capital
Job openings: Data Scientist, Machine Learning Engineer, Brand Designer, Senior Software Engineer — Android, Sales Software Engineer, Full Stack Software Engineer, Backend Platform Software Engineer, PHP Engineer, Security Engineer, Tech Lead — Backend Platform
Tech stack: Python, Flask, Salt, Docker, Jenkins, Angular.js, React, AWS, MySQL
Perks: 100% insurance coverage for employee and family, $150 monthly gym reimbursement, 401k plan, free catered lunch and dinner, unlimited vacation days.

Mattermark
Funding stage: Series B
Investors: YCombinator, Andreessen Horowitz, NEA, Version One Ventures, Foundry Group
Job openings: Senior Product Manager, Full Stack Engineer, Director of Customer Success
Perks:
Health benefits: we pay 100% of your premiums and 50% for dependents.
Equity: We offer generous equity packages as everyone who comes in at this stage of the company is an owner.
Vacation Policy: We offer a full month of vacation/ personal leave plus 10 holidays and your birthday off. In total that’s over 6 weeks of time off!
Snacks to keep your brain going: Our office includes a full kitchen stocked with any food or drinks you want.
Technology: We’ll buy you what you need to work comfortably.
Commuter Benefits, Meet world’s most interesting customers: We try to use our product the same way our customers do. Once a quarter we invite a prominent VC or investor to meet our whole team for a mock partner meeting. You’ll get to pitch a startup you think they should invest in based on data from Mattermark and anything else you can gather. If you want to found a company yourself down the road this is your chance to meet the best investors long before you need their money.

Wanelo
The shopping app for Generation Z.
Funding stage: Series A
Investors: Floodgate, First Round Capital, Naval Ravikant, Forerunner Ventures
Job openings: Full Stack Engineer, iOS Engineer
Perks: Brilliant engineering team, pair programming, TDD, true DevOps without the Ops, untracked vacation days, catered lunches, lunch time tech talk sessions, high-traffic site with millions of users, 99.99% uptime, engineers get to work on everything from features to infrastructure.

PlanGrid
Construction management app.
Funding stage: Series B+ ($40M raised November 2015)
Investors: Sequoia, Tenaya Capital, Founders Fund, YCombinator
Job openings: Android Engineer, iOS Engineer, UX Researcher, UX Designer, Business Development Manager, Regional Sales Manager, Full Stack Engineer, Site Reliability Engineer, Director of Communications, Director of Product Marketing
Tech stack: MEAN stack (Mongo DB), Express, Angular. Node.js), Watson APIs, Alchemy APIs, Neo4j, Redis, Java, NLP, Cognitive/Machine Learning tools & algorithms.

Checkr
Using modern technologies to disrupt the stagnant background check industry.
Funding stage: Series B+
Investors: Accel, YCombinator
Job openings: Data Scientist, Product Manager, Ruby Engineer, Python Engineer, Java Engineer, Full Stack Engineer, Sales Development Rep, Account Executive, Large Enterprise Rep, Mid-Market Rep

Yard Club
High-quality heavy duty equipment rental marketplace.
Funding stage: Seed
Investors: Caterpillar, Andreessen Horowitz, Harrison Metal, Andy Rachleff, Fred Poses, Dorm Room Fund
Job openings: UI / UX Designer, Ruby Developer, Full Stack Engineer, Product Manager
Perks: Flexible work hours / vacation, Weekly happy hours, Endless snacks and drinks, Sunny rooftop deck, Brobot the Slack Bot.

Pared
The labor marketplace for the restaurant industry.
Funding stage: Seed
Investors: Thomas Keller, Jeremy Stoppelman, Charles Hudson, Seth Sternberg, San Francisco 49ers, Steve Chen
Job openings: Backend Engineer
Tech stack: Node, React, PostgresDB, Heroku, Twilio

GetAround
Ride share service.
Funding stage: Series B
Investors: Menlo Ventures, Cox Automotive, Triangle Peak, Redpoint Ventures, SOSVentures, Marissa Mayer, Shervin Pishevar, Ashton Kutcher, Mike Arrington, Marc Randolph, Barney Pell, Bruno Bowden
Job openings: Product Manager, Python Engineer, PHP Engineer, HTML/CSS Engineer, C++ Engineer, Android Engineer, Engineering Manager, Director of Communications, Product Manager — Growth, Cloud Infrastructure Engineer, Head of People Operations, Inside Sales Associate, VP Engineering
Tech stack: Python, HTML/CSS/JS, Objective-C, Java, C (embedded), Erlang (telematics), Google Cloud, Hardware Design
Perks: Flexible work time, monthly Getaround credit, fully stocked kitchen, commuter benefits, dog-friendly office, hackathons, company outings

Twitch
Social video platform for gamers.
Funding stage: Acquired by Amazon in 2014
Investors: YCombinator, Bessemer Ventures
Job openings: Security Engineer, Data Scientist, Product Manager, DevOps Engineer, Lead Engineer — Platform API, Technical Program Manager, Front End Engineer — Creative, Senior Business Development Manager, Strategic Partnerships Manager, Director of Demand Marketing, Mobile / Console TV App Designer, Sr. Software Engineer — Chat & Messaging, Director of Engineer, Director of IT, Director of Quality Assurance
Tech stack: C/C++, Python, Golang, Javascript, angularJS, Rails, Flask, d3.js, iOS, Android

 

WayBlazer
WayBlazer is the intelligent search discovery system that delivers contextual, personalized advice and insights for travelers across all phases of their trip, from inspiration to transaction.
Funding stage: Series A
Job opportunities: Full Stack Engineer, Machine Learning Engineer, Back End Engineer, iOS Engineer, DevOps Engineer
Perks: Lunches daily, team outings, agile workflow, spirit animal bonding days 1x a quarter

TrendKite
TrendKite is dedicated to helping PR professionals build a timely, highly accurate picture of their brands’ media coverage with ease.
Funding stage: Series B
Investors: Battery Ventures, Silverton Partners, Mercury Fund, DreamIt Ventures
Job opportunities: Full Stack Engineer, UX Designer, Data Engineer, JS Frontend Engineer, Sales Manager
Tech stack: ElasticSearch, MySQL, Groovy, Grails, Java, AngularJS, Highcharts
Perks: Unlimited vacation

Sumo Group
The app store for the web. Reaching 40+ Million people a day. Founded by Noah Kagan, employee #30 at Facebook (and renowned growth hacker).
Funding stage: Boostrapped
Job opportunities: Account Executive, Large Enterprise Rep, SMB Rep, Sales Manager, Sales Development Rep, Mid-Market Rep, Account Manager, Customer Success Manager, Sales Engineer, SaaS Sales Rep, JS Node Engineer, Full Stack Engineer, Backend Engineer
Tech stack: Node.js, Javascript
Perks: Unlimited vacation, weekly massage, open bar, ping pong, video game room, great music, really awesome co-workers

SpareFoot
The world’s largest marketplace for self-storage. We’re having a blast building our business, and we’re looking for other smart folks who get things done.
Funding stage: Seed
Investors: Silverton, Floodgate, ’09 Capital Factory
Job opportunities: Product Manager, JS Frontend Engineer, Full Stack Engineer, Java Engineer, DevOps Engineer
Tech stack: HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP
Perks: One conference or certification per year. Full Medical insurance coverage. Free onsite gourmet lunches. Free snacks and drinks.

ePatientFinder
Help physicians educate patients about and connect patients to cutting edge treatments provided through clinical trials.
Funding stage: Series B
Job opportunities: Full Stack Engineer, UX Designer, JS Frontend Engineer
Tech stack: NodeJS, AngularJS, Express, MongoDB
Perks: Unlimited vacation, Choose your computer setup, Flexible working hours, Stocked kitchen & beverages, Learning library

Improbable Founders Rob Whitehead and Herman Narula.

Despite rampant fears of a Brexit-induced funding dip, London’s startup scene shows no signs of slowing. According to Statista (via City A.M.), London startups received €1.3bn (£1.1bn) in venture capital the first half of 2016, up from €1bn during the same period in 2015 — and more than any other European city.

Here are 11 high-growth London-based startups building exciting things:

Algomi Office London
Algomi
Creates the bond information network that enables all market participants to securely and intelligently harness data to make valuable financial trading connections.
Funding stage: Series B+
Job opportunities: Data Engineer, Java Engineer, UX Designer, Data Scientist, HTML5 Developer, JS Frontend Engineer
Perks: 8 days of annual leave excluding bank holidays (for UK staffers), flexibility to work from home, Competitive salary, a great environment and working culture with a focus on well-being (daily fruit bowl, etc.), Lunch & Learn Fridays on various topics, team dinners/drinks, learning library, referral bonus for referring great hires.

Bloom & Wild LondonBloom & Wild
Flower delivery service (desktop, Android & iOS apps)
Funding stage: Series A
Job opportunities: Frontend Engineer, iOS Developer, UX/UI Designer, Senior Sales Manager
Tech stack: Bower, NPM, Grunt, Sass, Jade, lodash/Underscore and Angular
Perks: Flexible work hours, small & collaborative team, office in the fashionable Chelsea Design Quarter (between Fulham Broadway and Imperial Wharf).

Credit Kudos
A scoring platform that puts the consumer at the helm of the credit profile.
Funding stage: Seed
Job opportunities: Full Stack Engineer, Data Scientist, UX Designer
Tech stack: Rails API, S3, RDS, EC2, ElastiCache, Route 53, CloudFront, React, Redux, R, scikit-learn.

Finimize
A free daily email that summarizes and explains the top financial headlines, and explains the context. Like Mattermark Daily or theSkimm for the financial industry.
Funding stage: Seed
Job opportunities: Growth Lead, Tech Lead, UX Designer, Full Stack Engineer, PHP Engineer
Perks: Work directly with our CEO and VP Product, define the web platform as our first tech team member (no technical debt), work with a team that has a strong track record, join a high-growth startup with global traction and backed by some of the world’s best investors.

Housekeep
An online booking platform for professional home cleaners.
Funding stage: Seed
Job opportunities: JS Frontend Engineer, Full Stack Engineer
Tech stack: PostGIS, PostgreSQL, Heroku, Python, Django, Cordova, Angular

Improbably Founders Rob Whitehead and Herman Narula

Improbable Founders Rob Whitehead and Herman Narula

Improbable
A technology company developing an operating system that makes building simulated worlds possible.
Funding stage: Series A ($22M closed in March 2015 & led by Andreessen Horowitz / Chris Dixon)
Job opportunities: Software Engineer, Product Manager, Account Manager, Business Development, Inbound Sales, Customer Success Engineer, Hardware Engineer, Android Engineer, iOS Engineer, Visual Designer, IT Engineer, PR Manager, Engineering Talent Sourcer, Social Media Manager, Marketing Coordinator
Perks: Unlimited vacation, share options, snacks & refreshments, Life Concierge, flexible work hours.

Memrise

Aeriel view of the Memrise office in London.

Memrise
An online learning platform that combines insights from the art and science of memory to provide game-like learning experiences.
Funding stage: Series A (£5.1M closed in December 2012)
Job opportunities: Data Scientist, Data Engineer, UI/UX Designer, Creative Writer, Lead Platform Engineer, Senior Backend Engineer, QA Analyst
Perks: Flexible hours, MacBooks for all, regular hack days, frequent team excursions. Office is a converted chapel in East London. Coworkers include two cats.

Pusher
A cloud-based tech platform enabling developers to create collaborative tools, multiplayer games, chat and real-time dashboards.
Funding stage: Series A (profitable)
Job opportunities: Platform Engineer, DevOps Engineer, Full Stack Engineer, Mobile Engineer, Sales Development Rep, Account Executive, Developer Relations Manager
Tech stack: Ruby, Haskell, Redis.

Triptease
Hotel and travel booking engine.
Funding stage: Series A
Job opportunities: Customer Success Manager, Sales Executive, Data Analyst, JS Frontend Engineer, JS Node Engineer, HTML/CSS Engineer, DevOps Engineer, UI Designer
Perks: Yoga, childcare.

Thread Stylist

Thread
Personal styling and fashion site for men.
Funding stage:
Series A
Job opportunities: Software Engineer, Data Scientist, Backend Engineer, Product Manager, Customer Support Manager
Tech stack: Python, Django, ReactJS, PostgreSQL, Redis, Debian, Docker, Memcache, nginx, Ansible, Jenkins, Gunicorn, Luigi, Pandas, scikit-learn, git. (More about Thread’s engineering team here).
Perks: Ownership and autonomy, highly talented coworkers, learning culture, design your perfect setup, team lunches, unlimited vacation, competitive salary, Generous equity stake.

WeSwap
The world’s first person-to-person currency exchange for the traveler.
Funding stage: Series B (£6.5 million closed in July 2016)
Job opportunities: Head of Business Development, Software Engineer, Digital Marketing Manager
Perks: Private healthcare, pension, team lunches, internal hack days, build your own setup.

Draft Kings Office — Boston

DraftKings Boston

DataRobot
A machine learning platform for data scientists of all skill levels to build and deploy accurate predictive models in a fraction of the time it used to take.
Funding stage: Series B ($33M closed in July 2016)
Job opportunities: Data Science Engineer, Web Developer, DevOps Engineer, Account Executive, Large Enterprise Rep, SMB Rep, Sales Manager, Mid-Market Rep, Account Manager, Customer Success Manager, Sales Engineer
Perks: Flexible work hours.

DraftKings
Leading provider of daily fantasy sports.
Funding stage: Series B+
Job opportunities: Database Developer, Security Engineer, Senior Androir Engineer, Technical Lead, iOS Engineer, DevOps Engineer, Marketing Copywriter, Public Relations Manager, Brand Partnerships Manager, Director of User Experience, Product Manager, UX Designer, UI Designer
Perks: Unlimited vacation time, Opportunity to attend exclusive professional sporting events, Kitchen stocked with snacks and drinks, In-office manicure/ pedicure/ haircuts/ massages, Huge upside in equity, Catered Friday snack, Commuter benefits, Gym membership benefits, Frequent holiday parties.

Drizly
On-Demand alcohol delivery, from phone to feet in 20-40 minutes.
Funding stage: Series B+ ($15M closed in August 2016)
Job opportunities: Software Engineer, iOS Engineer, Android Engineer, Ruby Engineer, Java Engineer, JS Node Engineer, Data Engineer
Perks: Flexible spending accounts, flexible work hours, team happy hours

ezCater
The preeminent online food-ordering portal that helps business professionals arrange for catering from local purveyors of cuisine to be delivered in almost every city and town in the nation.
Funding stage: Series B+
Job opportunities: Full Stack Engineer, Product Designer, Engineering Manager (Full Stack / Ruby on Rails), UI / UX Designer, iOS Engineer, Ruby Engineer
Perks: Competitive salary & stock options, Unlimited vacation, Flexible (no-burnout) work schedule, Pre-tax commuter benefit, Weekly happy hours, No politics, Brilliant & highly technical co-founders, Easy access via all forms of public transportation

HubSpot Office — Boston
HubSpot
All-in-one inbound marketing software platform.
Funding stage: IPO’d in October 2014
Job opportunities: Full Stack Engineer, Java Engineer, Backend Engineer, PHP Engineer, JS Frontend Engineer, UX Designer, Data Analyst, Data Scientist HTML/CSS Engineer
Perks: Unlimited vacations, flexible work hours, hack days.

LevelUp
LevelUp powers the mobile payment, ordering and loyalty apps for leading restaurant brands to help them engage their customers and drive sales.
Funding stage: Series B+
Job opportunities: Ruby Engineer, Android Engineer, UI Designer, Sales Manager, SMB Rep, iOS Engineer, Backend Engineer, Ruby Engineer, Full Stack Engineer, Customer Success Manager, Visual Designer, Hardware Engineer, Demand Generation Manager, Enterprise Account Manager, Business Development Representative
Perks: Monthly LevelUp Credit, Commuter benefits, Communications benefits, Weekly game nights, Company-wide excursions, etc.

PillPack
PillPack is a full service pharmacy that delivers a better, simpler experience through convenient packaging, modern technology, and personalized service.
Funding stage: Series B+
Job opportunities: Product Engineer, Full Stack Engineer, UX Designer, Java Engineer, Python Engineer, Ruby Engineer, JS Frontend Engineer, Android Engineer, Brand Marketer, Marketing Analyst, Product Designer
Perks: Flexible vacation and work schedules, fully stocked kitchen, an ownership culture, the chance to work on something that is meaningfully improving people’s lives.

Rue La La Office — Boston
Rue La La
Inspiring confidence through fashion and technology.
Funding stage: Major corporation
Job opportunities: HTML/CSS Engineer, iOS Engineer, DevOps Engineer, QA/Test Engineer, Android Engineer, Ruby Engineer, Python Engineer, Java Engineer, .NET Engineer, JS Frontend Engineer, C/C++ Engineer, PHP Engineer, Engineering Manager, Scala Engineer, JS Node Engineer, Security Engineer, Full Stack Engineer, Backend Engineer, Mobile Engineer, UX Engineer, Hardware Engineer, Database Administrator, Data Engineer, Build/Release Engineer, Embedded Engineer, Product Manager
Perks: Casual dress, Summer Fridays, Bagel Fridays, 3 weeks PTO, south Boston location

TripAdvisor
The world’s largest travel site*, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip.
Funding stage: Major corporation
Job opportunities: Principal Software Engineer, Senior Software Engineer, iOS Engineer, Security Engineer, Java Engineer, Full Stack Engineer, Sales Manager, Account Executive, Python Engineer, C/C++ Engineer
Perks: Free lunches, Short development cycles, Work on the full stack, Weekly tech-talks, Summer Fridays, Charitable donation matching, Game rooms, Fitness center, Health-club reimbursement

Writer Access
The leading marketplace for writing services connecting 16,000 customers with 10,000 freelance writers, all US based professionals with exceptional skills.
Funding stage: Seed
Job opportunities: Full Stack Engineer, Sales Manager, Account Manager, Customer Success Manager, JS Node Engineer, Account Executive
Perks: Free Friday Lunch, Killer New Offices Across from the Boston Garden, and more.

baublebar-officeBaubleBar
A jewelry e-commerce website.
Funding stage: Series C ($20M closed in January 2016)
Job opportunities: Director of Paid Acquisition, Graphic Designer, Frontend Engineer
Perks: Equity, Your choice of laptop, $100 worth of free jewelry monthly, Team lunches, Open and flexible vacation policy, Flexible work hours, Pre-tax commuter benefit, Gym reimbursement, Fun monthly events, Bi-Weekly lunch and learn classes, Employee referral bonus program.

Betterment
A goal-based online investment company, delivering personalized financial advice paired with low fees and customer experience.
Funding stage: Series E+ ($100M closed in March 2016)
Job opportunities: Community & Social Media Manager, iOS Engineer, Site Reliability Engineer, Ruby Engineer, Python Engineer, Java Engineer, Data Analyst, Front End Designer, Product Manager
Perks: Gym reimbursements, Weekly company happy hour, Sometimes we like to go skiing together. Other times, we rent a house in the Catskills to get away for week-long Hackathons.

Bitly NYC Office: Getting to Know New Hires
Bitly
A link management platform that helps brands deliver and measure their marketing efforts across all channels.
Funding stage: Series B+ ($15M venture closed in July 2012)
Job opportunities: Sales Development Representative, Sales Manager, Account Executive, Large Enterprise Rep, Data Scientist, Front-End Engineer, Senior PR Manager, Director of Product, Director of West Coast Sales
Tech stack: Check out Bitly’s Engineering blog for a rundown of the philosophies and technology powering Bitly’s technical teams.

Canary
A technology startup building consumer products that sense, organize, and curate meaningful information from the world. First product: Affordable, easy to set up, and smart security solution available to everyone, whether they rent or own.
Funding stage: Series B+ ($30M closed in June 2015)
Job opportunities: Data Platform Engineer, Senior DevOps Engineer, International Marketing Manager, Backend Engineer, Senior Software Engineer, Backend Engineering Lead, Data Scientist, C++ Engineer, Hardware Engineer, Security Engineer
Perks: Unlimited vacation, flexible work hours, commuter costs reimbursed.

CB Insights
A venture capital database and angel investment database that provides daily real-time information about venture capital and angel investment.
Funding stage: Series A ($10M closed September 2015)
Job opportunities: Customer Success Manager, Senior Full Stack Engineer, Senior UI Designer, Sales Development Lead, Director of Strategic Accounts, Event Content Strategy Manager, Tech Industry Analyst
Tech stack: Go, Python, React.js, Knockout.js, D3.js, MySQL

Contently NYC Office
Contently
A platform and talent network that helps companies tell exceptional stories.
Funding stage: Series B+ ($9M closed in January 2014)
Job opportunities: JS Frontend Engineer, iOS Engineer, Account Executive, Large Enterprise Rep, SMB Rep, Sales Manager, Sales Development Rep, Mid-Market Rep, Account Manager, Customer Success Manager, Sales Engineer, Ruby Engineer, Email Marketing, Paid Marketing, Event Marketing, Marketing Analytics & Ops, Other Marketing, PR / Communications, Product Marketing, Content Marketing
Perks: Hardware budgets, free lunches, field trips, hard problems, dog friendly office, adult vacation policy, great medical benefits.

TheSkimm
A daily email newsletter that simplifies headlines for busy professionals, especially women.
Funding stage: Series B ($8M closed in June 2016)
Job opportunities: Java Engineer, Ruby Engineer, Full Stack Engineer, Backend Engineer, HTML/CSS Engineer, iOS engineer, Growth Marketing Manager, Senior Tech Lead
Perks: Apple laptops, Weekly catered meals.
Tech stack: Rails/Postgres/NGINX

Flatiron Health
A cloud-based healthcare technology company focused on fighting cancer with organized data.
Funding stage: Series C ($175M closed in January 2016)
Job opportunities: Software Engineering Lead, Senior DevOps Engineer, EMR Interface Engineer, IT Infrastructure Engineer, Security Engineer, QA Specialist, Data Integration Engineer, Data Insights Engineer, Product Marketing Director, Public Relations Director
Interview process: For technical interviews, expect to solve some problems, code on a white board and discuss computer science fundamentals like data structures, algorithms and Object Oriented Design. Unless the job you are interviewing for calls for particular technology/language experience, the interviews will be language agnostic. (more here)

GA NYC Office
General Assembly
A global educational company on a mission to empower a global community to pursue work they love.
Funding stage: Series D ($70M closed in September 2015)
Job opportunities: Full Stack Engineer, Social Media Manager, Senior Software Engineer — Infrastructure, Data Engineer, Data Science Instructor Lead, Lead iOS Immersive Instructor, Andoid Development Instructor, UX Design Instructor, Marketing Analyst, Product R&D Manager
Perks: Free classes, iPhone & cell plan, Macbook & 27″ monitor, Transportation credit, Discounted gym memberships.
Tech stack: From Quora: “Pretty straight up modern Rails stack wish some JS niceness on the front-end.” Languages: Ruby 2.X+, Javascript, CoffeeScript.

Greatist
A health-focused media company covering fitness, health, and happiness.
Funding stage: Series A ($4.5M closed in January 2016)
Job opportunities: Product Manager, Full Stack Engineer
Perks: Open vacation policy, Fitness activities, Gym membership, Happy hours, Flexible hours, Snacks and food, Free transportation, Professional Training reimbursements.

Hinge
A dating app for true love (not just hookups).
Funding stage:
Series A ($12M closed in December 2014)
Job opportunities: Lifecycle Marketing Manager, Senior Platform Engineer, Python Engineer, Senior iOS Engineer, Senior Android Engineer
Perks: Unlimited vacation policy, Flexible hours, Full health and dental, Subsidized Classpass/gym memberships, Fully stocked kitchen, Catered lunch 2x/wk, Corporate Seamless account for dinner, Board game nights, Uber/taxi reimbursement for late nights in the office, A tight-knit team who care deeply about bringing people together.

Moat
A SaaS analytics company focused on transforming brand advertising online, establishing industry-leading metrics and benchmarks for measuring advertising, content engagement and effectiveness.
Funding stage: Series C ($50M closed in March 2016)
Job opportunities: Product Designer, UI Engineer, Python Engineer, iOS Engineer, Senior Ruby Developer, Brand/Graphic Designer, Senior Full Stack Engineer

Oscar NYC Office
Oscar Health
A new kind of health insurance (operates as both provider and marketplace).
Funding stage: Series A (valued at $1.75 billion as of January 2016)
Job opportunities: Senior Platforms Engineer, Site Reliability Engineer, Data/Systems Engineer, Product Infrastructure Engineer, UI Designer, Full Stack Engineer, Python Engineer, Head of Community, Head of Product Marketing, Growth Marketing Manager, Brand Designer, Head of B2B Marketing, UX Researcher, Sales Lead — NY/NJ
Engineering team culture: “We take pride in our ability to move quickly (deploys > 100/day), our small teams (engineers <= 5), and our willingness to tackle big problems (frequency === everyday).”

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Refinery29
A digital lifestyle media company that is dedicated to inspiring the modern woman to live a stylish, well-rounded life.
Funding stage: Series D+ ($45M closed in August 2016 in an undisclosed post-D round led by Turner Broadcasting)
Job opportunities: Head of Growth Engineering, HTML/CSS Engineer, Java Engineer, JS Frontend Engineer, C/C++ Engineer, PHP Engineer, JS Node Engineer, Full Stack Engineer, Backend Engineer, Senior Network Engineer, Senior Infrastructure Engineer

SeatGeek
A ticket search engine that aggregates ticket listings for live sports, concerts, and theater events.
Funding stage: Series C ($62M closed in April 2015)
Job opportunities: DevOps Engineer, Python Engineer, Java Engineer, Engineering Manager, Security Engineer, Full Stack Engineer, Backend Engineer, Go Engineer, Data Engineer
Other perks: Monthly ticket perk to attend live events, Premium Spotify/rdio account, annual Citibike pass, choose-your-own hardware setup, fully-stocked kitchen, team events & happy hours

Photo by August Brill.

September hails the advent of autumn — and with it, all back-to-school cliches: textbook sales, fair isle sweaters, off-to-college commercials that pull at the heart strings. During this fall frenzy when school-age children are stuffed back into classrooms, many work-age adult begin eyeing their own trajectories.

For many working professionals, September’s theme is “back to work” — hiring managers are scrambling to fill important roles, executives are outlining 2017 plans and beginning to secure budgets, and candidates everywhere are returning to their desks after summer’s last hurrah, anxious to get to work — or get new work. The period between Labor Day and Thanksgiving is one of two peak hiring seasons (the other: Q1 push in January-February).

Is it time for you to think about finding a new job? Here are the 9 kinds of people who will benefit most from this peak hiring season:

You want to work for an early stage startup.
According to Mattermark and Pitchbook data, Q3 and Q4 are peak funding times, especially for early stage startups. Series B and D stage startups are especially poised to benefit from 2016’s VC environment, per Mattermark analysis.

You’re an engineer.
The job market for engineers continues to be hot, especially for developers with iOS, android, Java, and full stack experience.

You work in marketing.
If this year’s hiring trends reflect last year’s hiring trends, Q4 will be good to marketing candidates. Interview requests for marketing candidates jumped 60% in Q4 of 2015, per our internal data.

You want a new job, and you want to start tomorrow.
For those who are ready and eager to find a new job, and fast: Now is the time to do so. With hiring managers and all decision makers back in the building post-Burning Man, the time is nigh.

You live in the Bay Area.
The Bay Area is in the throes of a major hiring boom, adding 35,000 tech jobs every month, according to a recent Employment Development Department report. And the growth isn’t just happening in San Francisco; per The Mercury News, the East Bay saw its biggest increase in jobs in nearly six years, and Santa Clara County saw its strongest job growth in 12 months.

You have non-traditional experience, or want to change careers.
On the whole, hiring managers are more motivated to fill important roles in September, but they’re also less harried this time of year, leaving them more time to consider non-traditional applicants.

You want to relocate.
Hiring managers need to fill important, senior positions — and they’re willing to pay to move your whole family, if that’s what it takes to get the right candidate in the door.

You want to land freelance work.
Decision makers often refocus after Labor Day and/or Burning Man — and, upon returning to their desk, decide to outsource key projects in order to deliver the results they’ve promised.

You want to lead your own department.
It’s nearing Q4 crunchtime, when hiring managers and executives are under pressure to staff up key business functions, including new initiatives. If you want to build strategy and lead execution from the ground up, now is the time to apply to those senior manager/director positions and get in the door in order to start 2017 staffed up and ready to execute.

Over the past several years, successive British governments have prioritised growing the tech industry as a way to ensure that the UK economy can thrive in an increasingly digital world. And those results have paid off: According to recent statistics, the UK’s thriving digital industry is now worth £161bn to the economy and supports more than 1.5m jobs. What’s more, the UK has the largest digital economy as a percentage of GDP in the G20, with expected growth of 15% next year.

That said, this position is far from guaranteed. Brexit, the uncertainty around freedom of movement, and the growing appeal of other global tech hubs in Europe, the US and Asia have called into question whether the UK is well-positioned to fill the 750,000 new digital jobs that will open by 2020, and ultimately stay competitive in the global tech economy.

To get at the root of this issue, Hired dug into the hundreds of companies and thousands of candidates who have participated in our UK marketplace over the last 18 months to better understand the state of the nation’s talent and skills base. The result is our “Mind the Gap” report, which helps identify the digital skills that companies are demanding to help their businesses grow, and which we hope will inform the debate about what the UK needs to do next to maintain its position at the forefront of the global tech industry.

Among the key findings our analysis revealed include:

1. There is a significant skills gap in the key areas of data, security, Python, Ruby, UI and UX. Whether measured by supply and demand, interview requests or job offers, these areas consistently emerged as the skills most coveted by tech firms. Market appetite for these skills is far outstripping supply, with, for example, the demand for security engineers increasingly by 234% in the last 18 months alone.

Roles Generating Increased Employer Interest

2. Particularly with the uncertainty over the Brexit decision, gaps in the supply and demand of vital skills may hold back the UK tech sector’s growth. One in three people working in the UK tech sector come from another European country. Britain’s position as a digital powerhouse has been dependent on bringing in these kinds of high-skilled workers as a supplement to the country’s home-grown talent; the skills gap will only worsen if the UK can’t attract the best talent, wherever it’s from.

3. The UK’s global competitiveness against US tech hubs is an area of concern. Average salaries for tech workers in London are substantially lower than in Silicon Valley and New York, which have salaries 38% and 35% higher, respectively, than the UK.

Average Tech Salaries in UK vs. US

4. There is a worrying trend when looking at the pipeline of tech-savvy students entering the workforce. Seventy-four percent of tech workers have a degree – a much higher proportion than the national average. However, the number of UK students graduating with computer science qualifications has dropped considerably since 2002.

 

Computer Science Enrolment in the UK

 

This is in direct contrast to neighbours such as France, which now provides the European market with more computer science graduates than any other country. Given this and the fact that our data revealed that a large number of developers are now self-taught, employers need to ensure passion and commitment are given due consideration in their recruitment process, alongside university degrees.

This suggests that, while the UK has a highly-qualified workforce today, it risks the skills gap widening, with fewer developers and software engineers entering the workplace despite an economy that is hungrier than ever for tech talent.

Businesses, educational institutions and the government need to collaborate closely to ensure that we are addressing this issue and nurturing the talent that will secure the UK’s position as a digital leader in the years ahead. If we do this, we will ensure that the UK remains competitive in the global tech marketplace.

For more information, please feel free to read the whole Mind the Gap report at https://hired.com/skills-gap

When starting your Hired profile, it can be hard to know where to start. What experiences and accomplishments should you include so you can attract the right jobs and companies?

Keep these tips in mind while creating or editing your profile, so that you stand out from the crowd and land a job you love.

Must Haves:

  • A clear, well-lit picture of yourself
  • Résumé and LinkedIn links attached
  • Clear and concise work history section – Share your key job responsibilities and accomplishments in each of your roles, and account for any gaps in employment
  • Accurate location buckets

Summary Section:

Summaries are an opportunity to tell employers more about yourself outside of the constraints of a résumé or cover letter. Use this space to share your professional accomplishments, your range of sales experience, and interests with employers. Have some fun with it and let your personality shine through!

Make sure to cover the following in your Summary!

What you are doing currently?

Write about your professional projects and accomplishments you’re most proud of. Include industries you sell into, any cross-functional teams you work with, along with any reasons for making a job move.

For example: Account Executive at Company X, with 3-6 Month long sales cycle. Selling into C-Level Executives at Enterprise Accounts.

Experience and Achievements

Discuss your skills and capabilities. For salespeople, metrics are important – showcase the relevant numbers and highlight your key accomplishments. Don’t be afraid to show off!

For example:

  • Ranking (within your Team, Territory, Company, etc.)
  • Awards (President’s Club, 100% Club, etc.)
  • Quota Attainment
  • Revenue
  • Marquee Accounts Managed or Acquired
  • Activity Metrics

What are you looking for in your next role?

Include the type of role you’re looking for and the kinds of challenges you want to take on, including positions or sectors.

For example, do you want to focus on ad-tech or enterprise software companies?

Have More Questions?

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