Step up: 7 Colorado companies where you can make a difference

by April Bohnert
June 28, 2018

Throughout life, we’re reminded that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. But the truth is, sometimes it is — and the same can be said for your career. With a booming tech community, Colorado is overflowing with opportunities to join in the fun.

Looking for a job you love and not just like? Looking for a fresh chance to advance your career? These Colorado companies want to see your resume.

 

Blinker top Colorado companies hiring July
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What they do: The Blinker app enables consumers to scan a license plate with their smartphones; obtain instant, up-to-date Bluebook value information; and then buy, sell or finance a car on the spot.

Coolest perks: Company equity; 100-percent paid, comprehensive health benefits; 401(k); unlimited vacation time; paid time off for volunteering; commuter benefits; opportunities to attend job training and conferences.

I value employees who get others excited to come to work each and every day with both their technical and non-technical abilities.”

Insider insight: “When choosing the right candidate for our team, I look for individuals who are proactive, engaging, driven and passionately curious,” said Jimmy Bartolotta, VP of engineering. “Generally, I like to see at least some experience in the technologies that we currently utilize, as well as experience (or interest) in technologies that we haven’t yet explored. Ultimately, I value employees who get others excited to come to work each and every day with both their technical and non-technical abilities.”

 

CA Technologies top Colorado companies hiring July
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What they do: CA Technologies builds cutting-edge software for businesses and provides a variety of IT services, ranging from DevOps to PPM.

Coolest perks: Comprehensive health benefits, 401(k), parental leave, unlimited vacation time, paid time off for volunteering, a casual work environment with beer on tap and a game room.

We're not just looking for engineers to work on new features, we're looking for problem solvers to find creative solutions to our customers biggest challenges.”

Insider insight: “This is a great to time join the CA Agile Central team,” said Greg Gould, VP of software engineering. “Do you want to build software that development teams all over the world use to plan and execute their work? As the market leader in Enterprise Agile Management, we're doubling down on our focus on innovation and looking for creative minds to join our team and help drive change. We're not just looking for engineers to work on new features, we're looking for problem solvers to find creative solutions to our customers biggest challenges.”

 

DHI Group top Colorado companies hiring July
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What they do: DHI Group leverages data insights to connect the right professionals with the right opportunities, streamlining the recruiting process and creating better matches for specialized roles.

Coolest perks: Comprehensive health benefits, wellness programs, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) matching, performance bonuses, parking, fitness subsidies, tuition reimbursement.

We’re looking for tech candidates who are passionate, take pride in developing interesting products... and are driven to make a difference in the lives of others.”

Insider insight: “The work we do at DHI ultimately impacts the work tech professionals do elsewhere,” said Art Zeile, president and CEO of DHI Group, Inc. “We help tech professionals manage their careers to achieve the life they desire. We’re looking for tech candidates who are passionate, take pride in developing interesting products that make the recruiting process easier for employers and tech professionals, and are driven to make a difference in the lives of others.”

 

Mersive top Colorado companies hiring July
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What they do: Mersive’s Solstice software helps teams improve collaboration online, over video and in the meeting room by enabling seamless and unlimited content sharing.

Coolest perks: Flexible spending account, comprehensive health benefits including disability and life insurance, 401(k), commuter benefits, a pet-friendly office, company happy hours and outings.

We offer a highly collaborative environment focused on groundbreaking technical challenges that encourage employees to self-advocate for their ideas and continue to push the boundaries of innovation.”

Insider insight: “Mersive Technologies is a rapidly growing company that has grown our workforce by over 50 percent since the beginning of the year,” said CEO Robert Balgley. “We offer a highly collaborative environment focused on groundbreaking technical challenges that encourage employees to self-advocate for their ideas and continue to push the boundaries of innovation. If you are looking to join a motivated, award-winning team that is changing the way industry leaders work and learn, join us!”

 

Pax8 top Colorado companies hiring July
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What they do: Pax8 aggregates and delivers cloud services for managed service providers, making it easier for SMBs to bundle and customize cloud services to meet their needs.

Coolest perks: Comprehensive health benefits, flexible spending accounts, an onsite gym, generous parental leave and PTO, paid time for volunteering, commuter stipends, local brews on tap, company outings and happy hours.

Skills and education provide the base-level qualifications, but characteristics like personality, motivation and perspective really define how the job will be done.”

Insider insight: “When heading into an interview it's critical to understand that the person makes the role,” said VP of Product Development Craig Donovan. “Skills and education provide the base-level qualifications, but characteristics like personality, motivation and perspective really define how the job will be done. Do your homework, understand the culture of the company and the way we work. In the actual interview, strive to communicate to the interviewer how your personality and experience would uniquely affect the way you would attack the tasks at hand. When hiring, I am foremost seeking to understand how that person would fit within the context of our team.”

 

FRONTSTEPS top Colorado companies hiring July
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What they do: FRONTSTEPS supports HOAs, builders, realtors and residential community managers with an integrated SaaS platform designed to connect communities and help them manage day-to-day operations.

Coolest perks: Health insurance, 100-percent paid vision and dental insurance, onsite gym, 401(k) matching, parental and family medical leave, RTD passes, company-sponsored parking, weekly happy hours, fitness subsidies.

We want even more people who will stand up and raise their hands with ideas, energy and a collaborative spirit who will drive our company to continued success.”

Insider insight: “Every day we celebrate a win. Whether it is in product, sales, engineering, marketing, finance or a combination of these teams, we recognize that our entire team is building something awesome together,” said CMO Eric Waldinger. “We want even more people who will stand up and raise their hands with ideas, energy and a collaborative spirit who will drive our company to continued success.”

 

Apto top Colorado companies hiring July
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What they do: Apto’s SaaS platform helps commercial real estate brokers nurture customer relationships and manage their properties, listings, deals and commissions — anywhere and from any device.

Coolest perks: Company equity, comprehensive health benefits, 401(k), flexible work scheduling, unlimited vacation time, paid time for volunteering, a pet-friendly and casual office environment.

I look for quick learners who are competitive and have exhibited persistence in overcoming previous obstacles.”

Insider insight: “Sales talent for startups is interesting because you need to be adaptable and the profile consistently changes as the company grows,” said VP of Sales Rok Kopp. “I look for quick learners who are competitive and have exhibited persistence in overcoming previous obstacles. We can't teach people how to work hard, but we can teach them how to sell.”

 

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