Best Startups to Work For in NYC | 17 NYC Startups Hiring Like Crazy Right Now
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.
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.
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
Restaurant tech: so hot right now! Blue Apron, founded in 2012, is arguably the most mature startup in the food / restaurant tech space, but its astronomical growth is showing zero signs of slowing. Clocking in at #13 on Shai Goldman’s list of fastest growing NYC startups, Blue Apron is by far the largest company on the list, with 700+ employees and close to $200 million raised so far. With over $960 million in annual revenue projected for 2016 (per Fortune), IPO speculation is getting louder and louder — which means it’s the perfect time to join the team.
Funding stage: Series B+
Investors: First Round Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, David Tisch
Tech stack: Ruby on Rails, Ember, PostgreSQL, RSpec, HAML, SASS
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.
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
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
Compass is a real estate platform, arguably the fastest growing in a space already crowded by incumbents like Zillow, Trulia, and Redfin. Compass was recently crowned a ‘unicorn’ thanks to its $1 billion valuation and $75 million venture round announced September 1, 2016 and led by Wellington Management Capital. The next phase of Compass’ growth will focus on market expansion, development of proprietary matching algorithms, and expanding marketing and support resources, per a statement from founder and CEO Ori Allon to TechCrunch about the funding news.
Funding stage: Venture
Investors: Marc Benioff, .406 Ventures, Advance Publications, Thrive Capital, Founders Fund, Goldman Sachs
Job opportunities: Android Software Engineer, Backend Engineer, Engineering Manager, Front End Engineer, iOS Software Engineer, Full Stack Engineer, Backend Engineer, Mobile Engineering Manager, Marketing Designer, Director of Marketing, Marketing Associate, Strategic Sales Manager, General Manager — California
Perks: Free daily meals, flexible work hours, ping pong tables, sponsored gym membership, and a pool (!)
Tech stack: Java, Python, Angular, LESS
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
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)
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.
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.
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.
Managed by Q
Managed by Q is “an operating system for the built world,” according to its careers page — or, more specifically, a platform that matches services with offices in need of those services. Per a full-length (and uncharacteristically glowing) feature in The New York Times, “The real secret to Q’s business [..] comes with the other [non-cleaning worker] services that it offers and facilitates through its app.” Namely: maintenance, support, and security, in addition to plumbing and cleaning.
Funding stage: Series B+
Investors: Google Ventures, Kaport Capital, Greycroft, Jessica Alba, Homebrew, RRE, Slow Ventures, Scott Belsky, Semil Shah, Alex Zubillaga, Naveen Selvadurai
Job opportunities: Data Analyst, Senior Product Designer, Senior Software Engineer, Software Engineer Intern (College), Business Development Manager, Director of Operations, Category Manager, Director of Growth, Customer Success Manager, Growth Marketing Manager, Managing Editor, Marketing Communications Associate
Perks: Unlimited vacation, full medical/dental/vision, shiny new computer, incredibly supportive team, generous stock options
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
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).”
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
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