Calling all techies: These 7 startups could take your career to the next level

by John Siegel
June 12, 2018

With dozens of tech companies around Los Angeles hiring aggressively, the emphasis on adding talented professionals has never been more important. For these seven startups, establishing a corps of talented developers is crucial to supporting all aspects of business.

 

system1 venice tech startup
photo via system1

Bio: With more than $270 million in funding, adtech company System1 allows brands to identify consumer intent using a mix of tech and science.

Tech they use:

  • Languages: JavaScript, Python, SQL

  • Libraries: React

  • Databases: MongoDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL

  • Frameworks: AngularJS, Django, Spark

Perks: Daily meals provided, relocation assistance, flexible time off, free rideshares to and from work, and more.

 

scorpion marketing company valencia california
photo via scorpion

Bio: Scorpion is a full-service marketing agency headquartered in a 100,000-square-foot office right off the freeway in Valencia.

Tech they use:

  • Languages: .NET, C#, JavaScript, SQL

  • Libraries: jQuery

  • Frameworks: AngularJS, Iconic

  • Databases: Microsoft SQL Server, MongoDB

Perks: A company-paid mobile phone and monthly service, medical benefits, company-sponsored traditional and Roth 401(k), bonuses and games to hit stretch goals, and more.

 

tech startup employees collaborating
photo via shutterstock

Bio: Founded in 1989, BLX Group uses technology to help governments and nonprofits handle matters related to their bond debts.

Tech they use:

  • Languages: JavaScript, PHP

  • Libraries: jQuery, React, Redux, Twitter Bootstrap

  • Databases: Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL

  • Frameworks: Laravel

Perks: 401(k) with employer match, daily catered lunch, commuter benefits and parking, health benefits and more.

 

joany healthtech startup los angeles california
photo via joany

Bio: DTLA-based JOANY’s healthtech platform is designed to make the process of buying and using health insurance simple and transparent.

Tech they use:

  • Languages: JavaScript, Python, Ruby

  • Libraries: React, Redux

  • Frameworks: Express, Ruby on Rails

  • Databases: Memcached, PostgreSQL, Redis, AWS Redshift

Perks: Competitive salary and equity option grant, 100 percent employer-paid health insurance benefits, company-sponsored parking/commuter benefit, catered lunches, fully stocked kitchen with cold brew coffee on tap, unlimited PTO, an annual company retreat and more.

 

appetize point of sale hardware software startup los angeles california
photo via appetize

Bio: Since launching out of an apartment in Santa Monica in 2011, Appetize’s point of sale technology has been adopted by clients like the Los Angeles Rams and Lollapalooza, among many others.

Tech they use:

  • Languages: Python, Ruby, JavaScript

  • Frameworks: Selenium

  • Databases: MySQL

Perks: Unlimited vacation, paid volunteer time, 401(k) health benefits, a fitness subsidy and more.

 

core digital media los angeles adtech company
photo via core digital media

Bio: Playa Vista-based Core Digital Media has established itself as a leader in online marketing and customer acquisition since launching in 1999. Recently, Built In LA spoke with SVP of Technology Jonathan Ripper about his leadership style and what traits he wants in his team members.

Tech they use:

  • Languages: Golang, Java, JavaScript, PHP, Python, Scala

  • Frameworks: AngularJS, Node.js, Spring, Hibernate

  • Libraries: jQuery, jQuery UI, Twitter Bootstrap

  • Databases: Hive, Microsoft SQL Server, MongoDB, MySQL, Oracle, Teradata, Kafka, Spark

 

laserfiche long beach california tech company
photo via laserfiche

Bio: Long Beach-based Laserfiche develops a software that helps businesses streamline their document management processes.

Tech they use:

  • Languages: C#, .NET (ASP.Net MVC, WebApi), HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Angular

  • Databases: SQL, AWS

  • Frameworks: MVC, Xamarin, MVVMCross Framework, Xamarin Forms

Perks: Daily complimentary lunch; pool tables; a ping pong table; free yoga classes; medical, dental and vision insurance; a 401(k) matching program and more.

 

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