The holidays are almost here, and the year has been a big one for the LA tech scene.
But we’re not one to rest on our laurels. We’ve rounded up seven companies that are rounding out the year with plans to bring ambitious people like you onto their teams. We’ve got profiles, stats and a handful of tips from company insiders — so read up and dust of that resume.
Founded in: 2012
Founded by: Ori Allon and Robert Reffkin
HQ: Beverly Hills
What they do: Compass is a real estate technology company that supports the entire buying and selling workflow — operating in every major city in the United States.
Insider scoop: “The real estate industry is larger than the worlds of media, advertising, consumer packaged goods, finance and transportation combined — yet there has never been technology to support the entire buying and selling process,” said CEO Robert Reffkin. “At Compass, we’re building the infrastructure, data and technology to change the way the future of real estate will operate.”
Founded in: 2011
Founded by: Andrey Khusid and Oleg Shardin
What they do: RealtimeBoard is a visual collaboration platform for cross-functional teams. Think whiteboarding — but virtual, integrative and, well, real-time.
Insider scoop: “RealtimeBoard is a marketer’s dream. We have a product our users love and have reached two million users through organic growth alone. Our team consists of builders who are ready to tackle our next phase of growth and make a big impact,” said Suzanne Holloway, director of demand generation. “Show us that you’re a person eager to roll up your sleeves. I can promise you will never be RealtimeBored!”
Founded in: 2012
Founded by: George Ruan and Ryan Hudson
What they do: To put it sweetly, Honey helps users save when shopping online with their coupon-applying browser extension, rewards program and price watching tool.
Insider scoop: “We look for a strong problem-solving base and the ability to translate those solutions into code,” said Sam Aronoff, Honey’s VP of engineering. “We want folks who won’t give up easily when they hit a wall — intellectually curious people. Did you take your toys apart as a kid? Do you continuously wonder about how things work?”
Founded in: 2015
Founded by: Daishin Sugano and Eddy Lu
HQ: Culver City
What they do: GOAT is the world’s largest marketplace for buying and selling sneakers of all stripes, with a marketplace that features everything from general releases to exclusive, highly sought-after footwear.
Insider advice: “Our team looks for people who are as passionate about technology as we are, and understand how to leverage it to solve complex business problems in an increasingly agile industry,” said Chris Maxwell, a software architect at GOAT. “With an accelerated time to market — now measured in days or even hours — staying up to date with the latest in cloud native services can be a useful tool to build or maintain your company’s competitive advantage.”
Founded in: 2016
Founded by: Erik Robinson
What they do: ClubLabs is the innovation lab for Auto Club of Southern California (also known as AAA), where they test new ideas for the future of the auto industry.
Insider advice: “Ideally, we’re looking for those who love technology and understand how to create solutions for real business problems and customer experiences. As a technologist, it is important that you are a lifetime learner — someone who wants to build and be a part of a culture that encourages both mentoring and being mentored,” said Guy Oshiro, ClubLabs’ head of engineering.
Founded in: 2014
Founded by: Jeff Schumacher and Sean Collins
Local HQ: Manhattan Beach
What they do: BCG Digital Ventures is a corporate investment and incubation firm that invents, builds, scales and invests in startups with some of the world’s most influential companies.
Insider advice: “At BCG Digital Ventures, we build startups for some of the biggest and best corporations in the world – we’ve launched more than 30 businesses into market in the last year alone, making us one of the most prolific business builders globally,” said Mike Evans, a partner in BCG DV’s Manhattan Beach office. “If you have a passion for disrupting the status quo and building cutting-edge digital businesses with multi-disciplinary teams of product managers, designers, engineers, marketers and operators, look no further. You’ve found your dream job!”
Founded in: 2004
Founded by: TJ Thinakaran, Vijesh Mehta, Punit Shah, Komnieve Singh and Dinesh Ravishanker
HQ: Santa Monica
What they do: Just a lunch break’s stroll from the 3rd Street Promenade, EZ Texting’s beachside office plays home to 75-plus local employees who bring text-message marketing to the masses — with four billion sent messages under their collective belt to date.
Insider advice: “Future EZ Texters are passionate people who have a burning desire to make messaging simple and accessible for everyone,” said the company’s co-founder and COO, TJ Thinakaran. “They are disruptors who love to tackle the hard problems, possess a fundamental disdain for authority and despise the status quo. They love to work with others just like them.”