7 companies to advance your career in tech — that are hiring right now

by Tessa McLean
April 30, 2015

The LA tech scene is growing every day. If you're considering a career change or just want to hear about all the great perks you may be missing, these seven companies are showcasing how they're some of the best in tech — and they have lots of open jobs. 


Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand helps organizations recruit, train and manage their people. They work with hundreds of the world’s largest companies — from Walgreens and Starwood Hotels & Resorts to Deutsche Post DHL and Xerox — to help them engage their workforces and empower their people.
"Our Cornerstone team is also our family. We have breakfast together, we laugh, we disagree, we celebrate each other and we enjoy our work more because of our team. Someone is an ideal fit for us if they have the ability to influence others through collaboration, are drawn to tinkering with new technology, and seek to make big things happen." - Brianna Foulds, Director of Talent Acquisition
Location: Santa Monica 
Perks: free massages, yoga studio, an arcade, movie theatre, free breakfast daily, and a candy wall
Founded: 1999

Loot Crate

Loot Crate was founded in 2012 around a simple idea: put the awesomeness of Comic-Con in a box. Today, they ship some of the coolest geek, gaming, and pop-culture collectibles and accessories to a subscriber base in the hundreds of thousands.

"We’ve assembled an amazing team of passionate, ambitious, impossibly nerdy people who cultivate our amazing fan community, provide support of the highest caliber, and generally just sit there radiating niceness."

Location: Los Angeles
Founded: 2012

Loot Crate jobs here




DAQRI is leading the augmented reality — or, 4D — revolution right from its home base in LA. The company offers a number of innovative projects in the works and has top vision scientists, artists, engineers and interface designers on board to help with each. DAQRI builds custom software that serves marketing campaigns to manufacturing initiatives that drive computer-human interaction. 

Funding: $15M
Location: Los Angeles
Founded: 2010

Daqri jobs here



Wallaby Financial

Pasadena-based Wallaby develops apps for consumers to optimize credit card usage based on individual preferences.

"Wallaby is focussed on helping Americans save money every day by being smarter about personal finance. We're looking for people who want to join us on that mission with their analytical skills and user-focused approach."

Funding: $1.1M
Location: Pasadena
Perks: Free snacks, foosball, 401k contributions
Founded: 2012

Wallaby jobs here



Retention Science

Retention Science is a marketing platform built to retain and target existing customers. The company uses lots of algorithms and data to capture a 360 degree view of a site visitor and boil down what matters the most to that specific visitor across web and email platforms. From there, they develop one-on-one retention campaigns, which are proven to increase revenue and loyalty. Another one of our Top 50’s, and one of the most successful companies in the United States, Honest Company uses Retention Science for their email marketing efforts. With the service, Honest is able to capture information about their subscribers preferences, like time of day emails are opened and time spent reading each email, and tailor their efforts to be more effective. Clearly, it’s working. Retention Science also works on marketing campaigns for Target, Neiman Marcus and Vitamin Shoppe.

"We're a flat organization so we value entrepreneurial spirit and candidates who want to make a huge impact on the company, not just be along for the ride. From the very first phone screen, we look at passion and thirst for learning. Even if you don't have specific skills, we want to know that you can quickly pick them up." - Andrew Waage CTO

Funding: $9.5M
Location: Santa Monica
Founded: 2011



Location: Santa Monica
Perks: Subsidized health club membership, fresh fruit, paid parking, and more
Founded: 1966
Edmunds is a car buying platform. They boast a robust slate of award winning apps & pricing solutions, editorial content and reviews, which enables car shoppers to buy smarter by helping them to discover, price and buy the car that is right for them.

"Our very best employees have an insatiable curiosity about the evolving world we live in. They are students about marketplace changes and immerse themselves in our business to find innovative solutions to everything we do.  The people we look for at Edmunds are agile and versatile players.  We look for people who will continue to learn and grow into new and expanded roles so that they come to Edmunds for a career, not just a job." - Julie Merges, Chief People Officer 

Edmunds jobs here




Funding: $1.4B
Location: Playa Vista
Founded: 2012
The personal loans department has long been a shady and inefficiently run section of finance. AvantCredit is changing that by putting the application process online and using its sophisticated algorithms to match borrowers with better loans. The result has been explosive growth and over $1 billion of capital raised in just three years. Avant rebranded just last month, as well as acquired San Francisco-based ReadyForZero, which has also moved to LA. 
"We are looking to hire the best and brightest people to help grow our business. We are a tight knit company," - CTO Paul Zhang.
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