5 Colorado tech companies where your dev skills may be the perfect fit

April Bohnert

Not all software developers are made equal — and neither are developer jobs. Today’s tech companies use a spectrum of stacks, programming languages, frameworks and operating systems to build their platforms and software. With so many different types of technologies, it’s just not possible for any one developer to be good at all of them. But fortunately, there's no shortage of dev gigs to go around.

Whether you lean toward Java or C++, Angular or React, there’s a Colorado tech company looking for skills like yours.

Tech to know: Node.js, JavaScript, HTML5, MongoDB, React.js, Angular

What you’ll do: Alteryx is currently looking for senior developers that run the gamut from full stack engineers to database administrators (and a whole lot in between). While the exact responsibilities vary by role, you’ll use your skills to develop and deliver Alteryx’s self-service data analytics solutions.

Why you’ll want to do it: Big data is a fast-paced and fast-growing industry. You’ll work alongside other talented engineers in an environment where you can grow as a developer. The company also offers 100 percent paid health benefits, 401(k) match, wellness reimbursement and paid volunteer time off.

Who they’re looking for: Alteryx looks for people with great communication skills, an eye for detail, and the ability to learn quickly and work independently.


 

Tech to know: Ruby and/or Python, Windows, Linux and/or Mac OS X platforms

What you’ll do: Red Canary helps protect organizations around the world from cyber threats. You’ll be focused on detecting and analyzing threats for clients and helping to “train” the Red Canary platform to make better decisions and identify an ever-growing number of threats and threat actors.

Why you’ll want to do it: You’ll get to work with a team of engineers and developers who are at the forefront of cyber threat detection, while also receiving perks like fully paid health premiums, unlimited PTO and the option to work remotely.

Who they’re looking for: They want people who have a passion for cybersecurity and problem-solving. You should also have a firm understanding of threat actor tactics, techniques and procedures.


 

Tech to know: iOS or Android, Xcode, Swift and Objective C

What you’ll do: You’ll design, program and test mobile apps according to project plans, working with fellow developers and designers to refine the code and interface. You’ll also have the chance to peer review the code of your colleagues, and learn and adapt from their reviews of your code.

Why you’ll want to do it: At Robots & Pencils, you’ll have the opportunity to work and learn in a tech-driven environment. The company offers plenty of opportunities for professional development in addition to health and dental benefits and fun activities like board game nights, book clubs, team parties and retreats.

Who they’re looking for: In addition to strong technical skills, they’re looking for people who love to create and communicate through code and who have an insatiable desire to learn. You should be a pro at sticking to budgets and working with cross-functional teams.


 

Tech to know: Java, JavaScript, SQL databases and Amazon Web

What you’ll do: You’ll collaborate with a team of engineers to build Java/JavaScript-based cloud SaaS applications that help businesses understand the cost, quality and value of IT.

Why you’ll want to do it: If you’re an engineer, you’re probably pretty passionate about tech. At Apptio, you’ll get to build technology that helps CIOs optimize their IT investments and focus their efforts strategically. You’ll also get comprehensive health benefits, 401(k) and great transportation perks.

Who they’re looking for: Experienced software engineers who are excited by creating innovative cloud applications and curious to learn new technologies.


 

Tech to know: Scala, Spark, Hadoop, Java, MapR, RESTful services, Mesos, Azkaban, Casandra, MySQL, Oracle, Kafka, DynamoDB, Redshift, EC2, S3 Buckets, Git, Jenkins, Bitbucket, Docker, Ansible, Angular, Bootstrap, CSS3, HTML5

What you’ll do: Trueffect is looking for several mid- to senior-level engineers to join their team. Though the responsibilities vary by role, you‘ll work with the tech stack (listed above) to maintain and evolve the company’s SaaS marketing platform.

Why you’ll want to do it: Besides the flashy perks like weekly chair massages, Friday breakfast burritos and morning golf sessions, you’ll get to play a critical role in the development of Trueffect’s platform and work in a fun but fast-paced environment.

Who they’re looking for: Adaptable and analytical engineers who are ready to take on a project with enthusiasm and ownership.

 

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