The 25 Best Tech Companies in Austin to Work For in 2021 — A Flatiron School Guide

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When you think of Austin, you think of a hip town with great music, great food, and fun nightlife. Austin is also the nation’s fastest-growing metro area, and its vibrant tech scene, which started expanding in the early 2000s, has attracted many well-educated millennials eager for new opportunities and higher-paying jobs.

With a lower cost of living and deflated state tax laws, Austin has also attracted many companies to set up shop. Companies like Apple, Facebook, Dell, eBay, IBM, GM, Home Depot, Indeed, and Whole Foods all have corporate or regional headquarters in the city.

Likewise, Austin is home to a growing list of industries: Advanced Manufacturing, Clean Energy Technology, Creative & Digital Media Technology, Data Management, Financial Services & Insurance, Life Sciences, Space Technology, and more. 

The region is also becoming a hub for EdTech start-ups and companies. Flatiron School has been leveling up Austinites since 2018 helping them gain the skills needed to land jobs and take advantage of Austin’s thriving tech scene. Given tech’s resilience during the pandemic, we are expecting job opportunities to continue to grow in 2021.

If you're a job seeker in the Austin area, we’ve compiled a list of highly-rated companies — companies whose employees rate as a great place to work — actively hiring.

To help make it as easy as possible for you to spot the best Austin tech companies, this guide breaks down each by the following criteria:

  • Employee Rating: Glassdoor reviews filtered to just show Austin employees to account for companies with employee experiences that vary widely city-by-city 

  • Employee Perks & Benefits 

  • Approximate Number of Austin Job Openings: count of openings and some examples of roles

  • Direct Links to Career Sites: making it easier for you to navigate through and apply directly for jobs on their website!

Here are the best tech companies to work for in Austin in 2021: 

WP Engine

Industry: Information Technology & Services

About Them: “WP Engine is a new breed of tech company at the intersection of innovation and service. Our WordPress Digital Experience Platform drives your business forward faster. 5% of the web visits a site on WP Engine’s platform every day. We support over 130,000 customers in over 140 countries, and over 500,000 web experiences globally. Founded in 2010, WP Engine is headquartered in Austin, Texas."

Glassdoor rating: 4.5 stars

Number of Austin, TX jobs: <25

Perks & Benefits: 401(k) employer match, unlimited PTO, health, dental, vision & life insurance — free for employees and subsidized for the family. Maternity/paternity/secondary caregiver leave and more. 

Typical Tech Roles in ATX, TX: 

  • Senior Technical Product Manager (Glassdoor Est: $17K-$127k) 

  • Senior Front End Engineer (Glassdoor Est: $86K-$196k)

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Logic Monitor 

Industry: Computer Software

About Them: “At LogicMonitor, we expand what’s possible for businesses by advancing the technology behind them. LogicMonitor's SaaS-based infrastructure monitoring and intelligence platform helps businesses turn on a complete view in minutes, turn the dial from optimization to innovation and turn the corner from sight to vision.”

Glassdoor rating: 4.4 stars

Number of Austin, TX jobs: <20

Perks & Benefits: 401(k) employer match, generous vacations, DEI hires, health, dental, vision & life insurance — free for employees and subsidized for family. Professional development — enroll in a class, seminar, conference; they pay. Plus unlimited access to LinkedIn learning and more. 

Typical Tech Roles in ATX, TX: 

  • Senior Sales Engineer (Glassdoor Est: $100k - $257k)

  • Senior Product Manager (Glassdoor Est: $156k - $107k)

Open Austin Roles

SecureLink

Industry: Compliance

About Them: “SecureLink is the leader in providing vendor privileged access and remote support solutions for both highly regulated enterprise organizations and technology vendors. SecureLink serves more than 30,000 organizations worldwide. World-class companies across multiple industries including healthcare, financial services, legal, gaming, and retail rely on SecureLink’s secure, purpose-built platform. SecureLink is headquartered in Austin, Texas.:

Glassdoor Rating: 4.8 stars

Number of Austin, TX jobs: <15

Perks & Benefits: Unlimited PTO, 401(k), health, dental, vision paid for by the company, maternity/paternity leave benefits, a large list of employee discounts — gym memberships, snacks & food.

Typical Tech Roles in ATX, TX:

  • Senior Software Developer: (Glassdoor Est: $100k - $257k)

  • Account Executive: ((Glassdoor Est: $40k - $92k)

Open Austin Roles

Active Prospect

Industry: Enterprise software

About Them: "ActiveProspect is an Austin-based SaaS platform on a mission to make consent-based marketing the best method for customer acquisition. Our comprehensive product suite empowers companies across industries to take real-time action on their leads, protect themselves from litigation by documenting proof of consent, and save money by providing new levels of data insights and control."

Glassdoor Rating: 4.6 stars

Number of Austin, TX jobs: <20

Perks & Benefits: Medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, and life insurance. FSA and simple IRA with a match. PTO, top-notch computers, remote-friendly office, games, and music holidays.

Typical Tech Roles in ATX, TX: 

  • IT Manager (Glassdoor Est: $58k-$115k)

  • UI Engineer (Glassdoor Est: ~$77k)

  • Integration Engineer (Glassdoor Est: $66k-$115k)

Open Austin Roles

Bazaarvoice

Industry: Enterprise Software & Network Solutions

About Them: “Each month in the Bazaarvoice Network, more than a billion consumers create, view, and share authentic user-generated content including reviews, questions and answers, and social photos across more than 6,200 global brand and retailer websites. From search and discovery to purchase and advocacy, Bazaarvoice’s solutions help brands and retailers reach in-market shoppers, personalize their experiences, and give them the confidence to buy.”

Glassdoor rating: 4.1 stars

Number of Austin, TX jobs: <20

Perks & Benefits: Flexible vacation, health, dental, vision & life insurance, maternity & paternity leave, wellness and recognition programs, targeted annual bonus, and more. 

Typical Tech Roles in ATX, TX: 

  • Business Technology Analyst (Glassdoor Est: $52k-$74k)

  • Senior Systems Administrator (Glassdoor Est: $55k-$135k) 

Open Austin Roles

Bumble

Industry: Internet 

About Them: “Bumble is the parent company that operates Badoo and Bumble, two of the world’s largest dating and connection apps with millions of users globally. The Bumble app was founded by CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd in 2014. Bumble is majority-owned by Blackstone and has over 600 employees in offices in Austin, London, and Moscow.”

Glassdoor rating: 4.6 stars 

Number of Austin, TX jobs: <15

Perks & Benefits: Health, dental, vision & life insurance, maternity & paternity leave, PTO, vacation time, sick time off, DEI program, and more. 

Typical Tech Roles in ATX, TX: 

  • Marketing Strategist, Sr. Manager (Glassdoor Est: $43k-$104k)

  • Equity Plan Administrator (Glassdoor Est: $40k-$73k) 

Open Austin Roles

Miro

Industry: Computer Software

About Them: “Miro is an online collaborative whiteboard platform that enables distributed teams to work effectively together, from running brainstorming sessions and workshops to planning projects, from designing new products and services to facilitating agile ceremonies. With over 5 million users and 20,000 paying customers, Miro is trusted by Dell, Cisco, Salesforce, PWC, EA, and many more global companies of all sizes.”

Glassdoor rating: 4.8 stars

Number of Austin, TX jobs: <25

Perks & Benefits: 401(k), Health, dental, vision & life insurance, HSA, FSA, maternity & paternity leave, PTO, professional development opportunities, and more.

Typical Tech Roles in ATX, TX: 

  • Strategic Account Manager (Glassdoor Est: $41k-$93k)

  • Business Systems IT Manager (Glassdoor Est: $49k-$86k) 

Open Austin Roles 

Natera

Industry: Biotechnology

About Them: “Natera® is a global leader in providing DNA testing across multiple clinical areas including women's health, organ health, and oncology. Where some set out to build a test, we set out to achieve a mission: change the management of disease worldwide by using DNA testing to proactively inform treatment.”

Glassdoor rating: 4.1 stars

Number of Austin, TX jobs: <60

Perks & Benefits: Medical, dental, and vision, paid time off, maternity & paternity leave, 401(k) plan, life insurance, disability insurance, employee stock purchase plan, EAP & more.  

Typical Tech Roles in ATX, TX: 

  • Software Support Engineer (Glassdoor Est: $48K - $88k)

  • Engineering Project Manager (Glassdoor Est: $57k - $100k) 

Open Austin Roles

Snow Software

Industry: Computer Software

About Them: “Snow Software is changing the way organizations understand and manage their technology consumption. Our technology intelligence platform provides comprehensive visibility and contextual insight across software, SaaS, hardware, and cloud. With Snow, IT leaders can effectively optimize resources, enhance performance and enable operational agility in a hybrid world.”

Glassdoor rating: 3.8 stars

Number of Austin, TX jobs: <15

Perks & Benefits: 401(k), Health, dental, vision, HSA/FSA, life insurance, maternity leave, paternity leave, unlimited PTO, EAP, DEI program, and more. 

Typical Tech Roles in ATX, TX:

  • Senior Project Manager (Glassdoor Est: $88k - $213k)

  • Accounting Manager (Glassdoor Est: $79k - $164k) 

Open Austin Roles

The city of Austin in the evening

Akraya

Industry: Staffing & Recruiting

About Them: “Akraya is a multi-award-winning IT staffing and consulting firm and the home of womenbacktowork.org. We have been awarded the "Best Staffing Firm to Temp For" and "Best Places to Work in the Bay Area" for four years running. Our staffing clients range from Fortune 500 companies to pre-IPO companies across the US.”

Glassdoor rating: 4.7 stars

Number of Austin, TX jobs: <20

Perks & Benefits: 401(k), Health, dental, vision, HSA/FSA, life insurance, PTO, vacation time, sick time off, DEI program, and more.

Typical Tech Roles in ATX, TX:

  • Senior Software Engineer: (Glassdoor Est: $100k - $257k)

  • Senior Project Manager: (Glassdoor Est: $55k - $127k) 

Open Austin Roles

Orchard

Industry: Real Estate 

About Them: “Orchard is transforming the way people buy and sell their homes. Simplifying it, to the way it should have always been; fair and true to market, straightforward, easy.  Every year in the U.S., $1.5 trillion of single-family residences transact, generating over $120 billion of fees in a process that has changed little in decades. For the average American, the home purchase and sale process takes months, creates anxiety, and is filled with uncertainty and hassle.”

Glassdoor rating: 4.8 stars

Number of Austin, TX jobs: <25

Perks & Benefits: Health, dental, vision, HSA, vacation & PTO, maternity & paternity leave, 401(k), and more.

Typical Tech Roles in ATX, TX: 

  • Sales Enablement Manager (Glassdoor Est: $66k - $149k)

  • Acquisition Manager (Glassdoor Est: $47k - $94k)

Open Austin Roles

Canva

Industry: Computer Software 

About Them: “Before Canva, creating a professional-looking design was a complex process - you had to purchase expensive software; learn how to use it; purchase stock photography and fonts for the software; decide on a layout; slice images; receive photos and content via email; design something; upload and email the pdf only to find revisions needed to be made … and then finally be able to prepare your design for web or print.

Glassdoor rating: 4.8 stars

Number of Austin, TX jobs: <1

Perks & Benefits: Onboarding training, ongoing growth and development, coaching, workforce planning, benefits and perks, internal comms, well-being, and more.

Typical Tech Roles in ATX, TX: 

  • Enterprise Customer Success Manager (Glassdoor Est: $35K - $87k)

  • Product Designer - Partners & Integrations (Glassdoor Est: $55k - $98k) 

Open Austin Roles 

Duo Security

Industry: Computer & Network Security

About Them: “We are Duo, and we’re here to democratize security. We were born from a hacker ethos and a desire to make the Internet a secure place. Our mission is to protect the mission of our customers by making security simple for everyone. Our team is our secret weapon. We’re a diverse crew of makers and builders, skaters and coders, filmmakers and DJ’s, teachers and students brought together by a shared belief in adding value to the world.”

Glassdoor rating: 4.5 star

Number of Austin, TX jobs: <30

Perks & Benefits: Medical, dental and vision, PTO, 401(k) plan, employee stock purchase plan, tuition assistance, health & wellness plans, Time2Give (volunteer time off), connected recognition, career growth and development, and more!

Typical Tech Roles in ATX, TX: 

  • Software Engineer (Glassdoor Est: $56K - $147k)

  • Customer Solutions Engineer (Glassdoor Est: $56k - $106k) 

Open Austin Roles

BigCommerce

Industry: Computer Software

About Them: “BigCommerce is the world’s leading cloud e-commerce platform for established and rapidly-growing businesses. Combining enterprise functionality, an open architecture and app ecosystem, and market-leading performance, BigCommerce enables businesses to grow online sales with 80% less cost, time, and complexity than on-premise software.”

Glassdoor rating: 4.4 stars

Number of Austin, TX jobs: <75

Perks & Benefits: 401(k), equity incentive plans, health, dental, vision, HSA/FSA, life insurance, PTO, maternity & paternity leave, vacation time, DEI program, and more.

Typical Tech Roles in ATX, TX: 

  • Software Engineer, Ruby (Glassdoor Est: $51K - $105k)

  • Lead Data Engineer (Glassdoor Est: $83k - $146k) 

Open Austin Roles

GSD&M

Industry: Marketing & Advertising

About Them: “GSD&M is a creatively driven, full-service agency born and raised in Austin, TX. Our strategy? We’re in the business of growing our clients’ businesses and have helped grow some of the world's most successful brands. We’re a full-service advertising agency, but our work goes beyond just making ads. We are a company that uses the power of purpose to drive success with our clients.”

Glassdoor rating: 4.1 stars

Number of Austin, TX jobs: <20

Perks & Benefits: Health, dental, vision, maternity & paternity leave, 401(k), work from home, and more.

Typical Tech Roles in ATX, TX: 

  • Senior Social Content Creator (Glassdoor Est: $53K - $98k)

  • Account Manager (Glassdoor Est: $40k - $90k) 

Open Austin Roles 

Khoros

Industry: Computer Software

About Them: “Khoros is a global leader in digital-first customer engagement software. We build enterprise software for digital customer service, online brand communities, and social media management — differentiated by award-winning services with 20+ years of experience. Over 2,000 brands, including 52 of the Interbrand 100 companies, use Khoros to create customers for life.”

Glassdoor rating: 3.7 stars

Number of Austin, TX jobs: <30

Perks & Benefits: Health, dental, vision, HSA, vacation & PTO, maternity & paternity leave, 401(k), EAP, employee discounts, work from home, and more.

Typical Tech Roles in ATX, TX: 

  • Senior Account Executive (Glassdoor Est: $42K - $96k)

  • Software Engineer (Glassdoor Est: $60k - $121k) 

Open Austin Roles

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Episerver

Industry: Computer Software

About Them: “At Optimizely (Episerver), we're on a mission to help people unlock their digital potential. With our leading digital experience platform (DXP), we equip teams with the tools and insights they need to create and optimize in new and novel ways. Now, companies can operate with data-driven confidence to create hyper-personalized experiences. Building sophisticated solutions has never been simpler.”

Glassdoor rating: 4.1 stars

Number of Austin, TX jobs: <20

Perks & Benefits: Health, dental, HSA/FSA, vacation & PTO, maternity & paternity leave, performance bonus, EAP, and more.

Typical Tech Roles in ATX, TX: 

  • Digital Account Executive (Glassdoor Est: $40K - $92k)

  • Senior Software Engineer, Application Backend (Glassdoor Est: $71k - $145k) 

Open Austin Roles 

A Cloud Guru

Industry: E-learning

About Them: “We're on a mission to teach the world to cloud. Why? Because we think the cloud means a brighter future for people and organizations. Founded in 2015 by brothers Sam and Ryan Kroonenburg, A Cloud Guru (ACG) began as a single cloud certification course and has grown into the leader in cloud learning.”

Glassdoor rating: 4.4 stars

Number of Austin, TX jobs: <20

Perks & Benefits: Health, dental, HSA/FSA, vacation & PTO, maternity & paternity leave, life insurance, disability insurance, EAP, and more.

Typical Tech Roles in ATX, TX: 

  • Business Development Representative (Glassdoor Est: $37K - $70k)

  • Senior Product Designer (E-Commerce) (Glassdoor Est: $66k - $118k) 

Open Austin Roles 

Bold Commerce

Industry: Information Technology & Services

About Them: “Bold Commerce is a software development company that provides industry-leading eCommerce solutions for the world's most innovative brands. We empower entrepreneurs by providing them with tools they can use to make their eCommerce stores truly awesome.”

Glassdoor rating: 4.1 star

Number of Austin, TX jobs: <20

Perks & Benefits: Health, dental, vision, ESOP, work from home, PTO & personal days, professional development opportunities, and more.

Typical Tech Roles in ATX, TX: 

  • Content Marketing Manager  (Glassdoor Est: $44K - $87k)

  • Senior Business Analyst (Glassdoor Est: $57k - $103k) 

Open Austin Roles 

SentinelOne

Industry: Computer & Network Security

About Them: “SentinelOne was founded in 2013 by an elite team of cyber security and defense experts who developed a fundamentally new, groundbreaking approach to endpoint protection. SentinelOne is a pioneer in delivering autonomous security for the endpoint, data center, and cloud environments to help organizations secure their assets with speed and simplicity.”

Glassdoor rating: 4.9 stars

Number of Austin, TX jobs: <10

Perks & Benefits: Health, dental, vision, HSA/FSA, life insurance, disability insurance, 401(k), maternity & paternity leave, vacation & PTO, and more.

Typical Tech Roles in ATX, TX: 

  • Customer Success Engineer (Glassdoor Est: $36K - $93k)

  • Software Engineer - Mac (low-level) - Remote (Glassdoor Est: $55k - $117k) 

Open Austin Roles 

Bright Health

Industry: Hospital & Health Care

About Them: "In 2016, we took a good, hard look at the healthcare industry. We realized that while it’s a big, important business, it can feel like a dark and complex place for everyday people. So we brought together the brightest minds in the industry and together we created Bright Health. A new, brighter approach to healthcare, built for individuals.”

Glassdoor rating: 4.5 stars

Number of Austin, TX jobs: <20

Perks & Benefits: Health, dental, vision, HSA/FSA, life insurance, disability insurance, 401(k), maternity & paternity leave, vacation & PTO, and more.

Typical Tech Roles in ATX, TX: 

  • Lead User Experience Designer (Glassdoor Est: $69K - $141k)

  • Sr. Full Stack Software Engineer (Glassdoor Est: $61k - $110k) 

Open Austin Roles


Companies with remote hiring surges: 

Remote hiring opportunities are up. We’ve included a few companies below that are on a hiring surge for remote positions, so if you’re someone that enjoys working from home with the many benefits that we have all come to appreciate and enjoy, check these out as well. 

Zoom

Industry: Information Technology & Services

About Them: “Zoom helps businesses and organizations bring their teams together in a frictionless environment to get more done. Our easy, reliable cloud platform for video, phone, content sharing, and chat runs across mobile devices, desktops, telephones, and room systems.”

Glassdoor rating: 4.7 stars

Number of Remote Jobs: <155

Perks & Benefits: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance, plus mental health and family planning benefits, 16 weeks paid parental leave, time off with no limit on paid time off, wellness and fitness allowance, book reimbursement program, personal finance coaching, and many more.

Typical Tech Roles Open Now: 

  • Business Systems Analyst (Glassdoor Est: $49K - $86k)

  • Software Engineer - Client (Glassdoor Est: $56K - $147k)

Open Remote Roles

Twilio

Industry: Internet

About Them: “Millions of developers around the world have used Twilio to unlock the magic of communications to improve any human experience. Twilio has democratized communications channels like voice, text, chat, video, and email by virtualizing the world’s communications infrastructure through APIs that are simple enough for any developer to use, yet robust enough to power the world’s most demanding applications.”

Glassdoor rating: 4.2 stars

Number of Remote Jobs: <150

Perks & Benefits: Health, dental, vision, HSA/FSA, life insurance, disability insurance, 401(k), maternity & paternity leave, vacation & PTO, and more.

Typical Tech Roles Open Now: 

  • Digital Marketing Specialist (Glassdoor Est: $30K - $75k)

  • Product Manager - Enterprise Sales (Glassdoor Est: $76K - $138k)

Open Remote Roles

HubSpot

Industry: Internet

About Them: “HubSpot is a leading CRM platform that provides software and support to help businesses grow better. Our platform includes marketing, sales, service, and website management products that start free and scale to meet our customers’ needs at any stage of growth. Today, thousands of customers around the world use our powerful and easy-to-use tools and integrations to attract, engage, and delight customers.”

Glassdoor rating: 4.7 stars

Number of Remote Jobs: <50

Perks & Benefits: Great health insurance, company equity, and 16-week parental leave, 5-year sabbatical, including $1k toward your time off, Unlimited vacation, Families@HubSpot resources, programming, and perks, Modern Health benefits, including coaching and therapy sessions, $5k tuition reimbursement annually, Free Books Program and more.

Typical Tech Roles Open Now: 

  • Account Executive - Mid-Market (Glassdoor Est: $40K - $92k)

  • Solutions Engineer (Glassdoor Est: $60k - $1115k)

Open Remote Roles

Zendesk

Industry: Computer Software

About Them: “Zendesk is a service-first CRM company that builds support, sales, and customer engagement software designed to foster better customer relationships. From large enterprises to start-ups, we believe that powerful, innovative customer experience should be within reach for every company, no matter the size, industry or ambition.  Zendesk serves more than 150,000 customers across hundreds of industries in over 30 languages. Zendesk is headquartered in San Francisco, and operates offices worldwide.”

Glassdoor rating: 4.4 stars

Number of Remote Jobs: <120

Perks & Benefits: Health, dental, vision, HSA/FSA, life insurance, disability insurance, 401(k), maternity & paternity leave, vacation & PTO, and more

Typical Tech Roles Open Now: 

  • Customer Success Executive (Glassdoor Est: $41K - $103k)

  • Software Engineer, Support Platform (Glassdoor Est: $58K - $109k)

Open Remote Roles

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