By Brittany Anas for Hack Reactor
From luxury consignment sales to banking to tools for managing a remote workforce, companies in just about every sector are looking to gain a competitive edge with their online platforms amid the coronavirus pandemic. In order to do this, they need to hire skilled coders to build and improve their apps and websites as they shift their focus away from the traditional brick-and-mortar business models.
What we’re getting at? Now is a great time to complete a coding bootcamp online, so you have a competitive edge and can meet the current demand for software engineers across a wide variety of industries. With New York, a known hot spot for tech, several companies have headquarters and offices in the state and are looking to bring on software engineers. Yet as remote work continues to be a norm amid the pandemic, many of the below companies have telecommuting options. (But for the days that you do come into the office, perks like catered lunches await).
Here’s six great companies that are currently hiring software engineers in New York:
E-commerce has become king amid COVID-19 and retailers are in need of coders to help build internal tools to support their fulfilment and retail centers. The RealReal, a luxury marketplace that sells authenticated designer clothes and handbags, is looking to fill several software and developer roles. While some open positions are listed as being in New York, they are actually fully remote jobs. Employee stock awards are among the perks, which could be a big bonus down the line as the company is disrupting a multi-billion dollar luxury goods industry with its consignment model.
Amid the pandemic, takeout has soared in popularity. So it’s no surprise that companies like Grubhub are hungry for talent. Grubhub is in need of software engineers to design and implement technical platforms and products for its various constituencies, including diners, corporate accounts, restaurants, and internal stakeholders. In addition to traditional job benefits, employees at Grubhub get weekly credits to spend on Grubhub meals. Plus, every office has an employee-led “Culture Crew” that organizes fun events like wing-eating contests, 5k Runs, and happy hours.
A banking company that specializes in credit cards, auto loans, and other financial services is actively hiring software engineers who are passionate about marrying data with emerging technologies. The company is hiring throughout the United States, with openings in New York City as well as McLean, Virginia; Plano, Texas, and the San Francisco Bay Area. CapitalOne has a 4-star rating by past and present employees on Glassdoor, with many saying that the company has a culture that truly respects work-life balance. Engineers are part of the broader “Technology Explorers” group at CapitalOne. You can hear employee testimonials from CapitalOne coders and engineers who discuss the prevalence of remote work, mentorship opportunities, and how the company promotes work-life balance.
Online dating site OkCupid has software engineering jobs open, including a job specific to the web and another for Android development. Job perks include workstation and tools of your choice, paid attendance to conferences, daily complimentary catered lunches from New York City’s top restaurants, lots of snacks, as well as company-funded happy hours and events and discounted memberships to gyms and other NYC venues.
As a real-time market research platform, Suzy works with some big name clients like Chipotle, Coca-Cola, Johnson and Johnson and Kraft Heinz. The company carries out concept testing, shopper insights, consumer profiling and other services. With a 4.3 rating on Glassdoor, perks of working here include an impressive slate of benefits that beats out the start-up stereotype of skimpy benefits packages. “While you’re taking care of our customers, we’ll take care of you with unlimited PTO that’s actually unlimited, retirement contributions, free healthcare, and dog-friendly offices just to name a few,” the company says.
A web and mobile app that helps teams organize, track and manage work, Asana consistently receives high marks for being a great place to work. The company has landed on several “best places to work” lists curated by Glassdoor, Fortune and Inc. Software engineers here receive top-notch access to career development opportunities, including free executive and life coaching sessions. Plus, the New York office has an in-house culinary program, with a team of chefs that makes three meals a day and provides organic snacks to fuel employees.