For tech workers who want to live near the beach, earn a top salary (and maybe even have a brush with fame), LA offers the perfect destination. Silicon Beach, LA’s startup cluster, is home to over 500 tech startup companies—but LA’s tech scene expands well beyond that.
To help you find your match, we’ve put together a list of 20 tech companies in Los Angeles hiring in 2019, plus why you might want to work there.
And as you’ll see, our list includes tiny startups with a handful of employees to giant companies with nearly 100,000. From 3D printing rockets on Mars to sending dog-face selfies to your friends, check out what’s going on in the LA tech scene. (Spoiler: Only one of the companies on this list was founded by a celebrity.)
City National Bank
City National Bank is LA’s biggest bank based on total assets (and the 38th largest in the United States), famous for serving high net worth clients, financing movies like The Silence of the Lambs and Driving Miss Daisy, and putting up ransom money after Frank Sinatra, Jr. was kidnapped in the 60s.
With its strong ties to entertainment banking, City National Bank is a unique place to grow a career at the intersection of finance, entertainment and technology. Its tech employees get the chance to work on internal and client-facing apps that address the financial needs of Broadway shows and the film, TV and music industries.
Open tech roles at City National Bank.
Working at City National Bank:
- Gym discounts
- City National University in-person and online courses
- Tuition reimbursement program
FabFitFun is a lifestyle membership delivering happiness and wellbeing to everyone, everywhere. Each season, its flagship product—the FabFitFun Box—delivers a curated collection of full-size products across beauty, fashion, fitness, wellness, home and tech. In addition, FabFitFun members receive access to year-round perks including FabFitFunTV, a streaming video service that offers on-demand wellness content, an online community, members-only shopping experiences and more.
Located in West Hollywood, FabFitFun is celebrating its $80M Series A funding. Along with a bright future, the company also has a mostly female staff and is making great strides towards closing the gender gap in tech, with women making up 75% of the engineering team. Plus, there’s a lot of opportunity to get in on the ground floor of growing teams and make impactful contributions, daily.
Open tech roles at FabFitFun.
Working at FabFitFun:
- Catered lunch 2x/week
- Dog-friendly office
- Free FabFitFun subscription
“Where do my visitors go before and after my brand’s location?” Factual is the location data platform helping companies answer that question—and many more. Its location and device data helps organizations create highly targeted digital ad campaigns, understand customer behavior patterns (e.g, intent, movements, footfall) and measure offline conversions—i.e., did campaigns drive in-store visits?
At Factual, you’ll get the opportunity to work on high-visibility projects, deliver groundbreaking data tools and contribute to work that isn’t always directly related to your department. You won’t just be a tiny cog—you’ll be empowered to make a big impact on the success of the company. Factual employees are encouraged to have a voice (regardless of role or level) and the CEO is highly accessible and friendly.
“Factual’s values are core to our company culture, and guide everything we do as we work to power innovation through real world understanding. Our employees show up every day committed to making Factual a great place to work, and it is because of them!”
Open tech roles at Factual
Working at Factual:
- Organic fruit and healthy snacks
- Lunchtime yoga or afternoon pilates in the office
- 360° views of LA from the Hollywood sign to the Pacific ocean
FloQast helps companies close their financial books faster and more accurately with a range of close management software products made by accountants for accountants. FloQast helps more than 750 companies—like Lyft, Zoom, Twilio and the Golden State Warriors—knock an average of three days off their month-end close.
Named a Best Place to Work in LA for the last three years, FloQast is a fast-growing fintech company with a culture of inclusion and support, offering huge career growth opportunities and the chance to work on an innovative product that addresses a greatly underserved market (it’s the first company to focus specifically on mid-size companies).
Open tech roles at FloQast.
Working at FloQast:
- Weekly catered lunches
- Unlimited PTO
- 100% paid healthcare for employees and their families
As the tech-enabling function of Hallmark’s overall business, Hallmark Labs is the driving force behind Hallmark eCards (digital, animated greeting cards), Hallmark Movies Now (the on-demand streaming video service for all your feel-good movie needs) and other direct-to-consumer digital products and services.
Working at Hallmark Labs, you’ll get the opportunity to significantly contribute to Hallmark’s digital transformation. Employees here work in nimble, tight-knit cross-functional teams and enjoy a smaller tech company feel with the backing of a century old global company. If you want to bring products to market quickly (and spark emotional connections while you’re at it), Hallmark Labs is the place to be.
Open tech roles at Hallmark Labs.
Working at Hallmark Labs:
- Massage chairs
- Fully stocked kitchen (plus 24/7 all-you-can-eat soft serve)
- Cell phone and home internet reimbursement
Headspace is a mindfulness, meditation and sleep app that helps nearly 60 million people in over 190 countries find their own moments of peace each day. On a mission to improve the health and happiness of the world, the app offers hundreds of guided meditations (complete with playful animations) to help people feel calmer and more focused.
If you’re passionate about mental health and well-being, Headspace may be the perfect place to bring your tech talents. You’ll be at the forefront of a tech revolution in mental health, making mindfulness resources accessible, engaging and portable. And not only do employees work on innovative products, including voice-enabled AI, but they bring people peace of mind, while the company’s perks (like fully paid healthcare) take the stress out of work.
According to Simon Perry, Head of Talent, Learning & Development:
“At Headspace, we know that our mission to improve the health and happiness of the world has to start with us. So we try to incorporate mindfulness throughout the workday and beyond. All team members receive a Lifetime Headspace Plus subscription and a monthly gym/fitness stipend. We have two no-meeting Mindful Breaks each day where employees are encouraged to participate in our daily group meditation, take a walk, read a book or take some time for themselves. We also provide employees with a $500 per year learning and development stipend that they can put toward their own career growth.”
Open tech roles at Headspace.
Working at Headspace:
- Unlimited PTO policy
- Fully paid health benefits for employee coverage and generous employer contribution for dependent coverage
- 401(k) plan with employer matching
The Honest Company
Founded by Jessica Alba in 2012, The Honest Company is a wellness brand that holds true to its name. A leader in the natural baby category and a trailblazer in clean beauty, it sells a line of thoughtfully formulated, safe and effective baby, personal care and beauty products online via honest.com and in stores (and offers transparent information about them). Since it started as an online-only store, tech has always been central to The Honest Company’s operations, and the technology behind its non-toxic diaper delivery service helped kickstart the company’s growth into 23,000+ retail locations.
Headquartered in LA, employees at The Honest Company rave about the friendly, upbeat work environment as well as the smart and passionate people they’re surrounded with on a daily basis (not to mention perks like kombucha and cold brew on tap).
Open tech roles at The Honest Company.
Working at The Honest Company:
- Extensive health, dental and vision benefits for employees
- Monthly fitness reimbursement and onsite fitness classes
- Generous maternity and paternity leave
Honey is an LA-based tech company on a mission to make money more fair for everyone. What started as a browser extension has grown into a suite of free tools that help everyone shop with confidence. From notifying you when a price drops, to showing you the lowest prices available, to a mobile app that brings your favorite stores and deals into one easy-to-shop destination, Honey has more than 10 million members around the globe.
Honey is committed to LA for the long haul, and is currently building out a new headquarters in the historic Coca-Cola plant in Downtown LA’s Arts District. The new office is slated to open early next year with capacity for 650 employees—over half of which will be focused on engineering and product. And since your code could be used by millions of shoppers every day, you’ll get the chance to contribute in a significant way.
Open tech roles at Honey.
Working at Honey:
- Daily catered lunches
- Employee wellness programs
- Company social events
In this golden age of streaming, Hulu is a key player powering your film and TV-watching needs. And the company continuously pushes creative and tech boundaries. At a recent Hulu hackathon, employees tinkered away on several exciting features that could eventually become part of the product, including an eye-controlled remote, a co-watching tool (to power your Handmaid’s Tale watch parties) and an immersive viewing experience with light, sound and temperature.
As a Hulu employee (AKA a “Hulugan”), you’ll help redefine TV and make millions of streams per month possible. With streaming competition heating up, you’ll help Hulu stay competitive with innovative tech while debugging code from a comfy couch, beta testing products in development or working on an automation framework with your favorite Hulu show playing in the background.
Open tech roles at Hulu.
Working at Hulu:
- Free Hulu subscription (plus advanced screenings and Q&As with casts and creators)
- A monthly stipend to use on whatever helps you “be well”
- Free onsite cooking classes
Laserfiche is a leading provider of intelligent content management and business process automation software used by organizations in over 80 countries worldwide—from government agencies to Fortune 1,000 companies. Pioneers of the paperless office, Laserfiche is now innovating with cloud, machine learning and AI. The Laserfiche platform eliminates manual processes and automates repetitive tasks, enabling customers to boost productivity, scale their business and deliver digital-first customer experiences.
Not only does Laserfiche champion collaboration and efficiency for other companies, it’s also an integral part of its own company culture. As an employee at Laserfiche, you’ll have tremendous impact from day one and use tech to accelerate how business gets done while working in a creative, inspiring office environment.
According to Eveline Jaynes, Director of Recruiting:
“Laserfiche employees are committed to the company’s vision of inspiring people to reimagine how technology can transform lives. This can be seen in everything we do, from the innovative technology we build to the AI workshops we do for kids in our local community. We’re a tech company, but people are ultimately at the heart of every decision.”
Open tech roles at Laserfiche.
Working at Laserfiche:
- Onsite yoga classes
- Free daily lunch, plus snacks
- 401(k) plan with 15% match
Medtronic is the world’s largest medical technology company with a focus on alleviating pain, restoring health and extending life. To combat the many challenges facing healthcare in the United States, Medtronic is leveraging tech in new ways (e.g., remote patient monitoring, personalized medicine with AI, stroke detection algorithms, robotics) to improve patient outcomes, lower costs and expand access to healthcare.
At Medtronic, you’ll be doing meaningful work that makes a difference in people’s lives. The company’s size and scope (370 locations in 160 countries with 86,000+ employees) gives you the chance to explore tons of career opportunities in a culture of collaboration and innovation.
Open tech roles at Medtronic.
Working at Medtronic:
- Experience Café, which offers short-term assignments where you can try new things and expand your knowledge
- “Professional returnship” program (for those who want to return to a tech career after a break of 2+ years)
- Paid family leave: six additional weeks of paid time off for new babies, to care for sick family members or to support when someone is called to active military duty
Ordermark is solving operational challenges for restaurants in today’s rapidly changing digital landscape. Its highly scalable SaaS solution helps thousands of restaurant brands nationwide cut down on the complicated logistics of delivery fulfillment (and the number of tablets) by funneling online food orders across several disparate platforms into a single printer/tablet or POS system.
Open tech roles at Ordermark.
Working at Ordermark:
- Medical, dental and vision (90% covered by Ordermark for employees; 50% for dependents) + FSAs, 401(k), life insurance and more
- Fully stocked kitchen with snacks and beverages, weekly catering and employee events
- Flexible PTO and holidays
PORTALSxr is a platform that develops AR and mixed reality visuals for live shows that fans can enjoy on their mobile phones or through headsets like the HoloLens. The company recently created Coachella’s first-ever interactive AR stage at the legendary Sahara tent, where fans used their phones to access an interactive space-themed experience that reacted to the live music in real time.
As an early-stage startup based in Downtown LA, PORTALSxr offers tons of opportunities to unlock new dimensions in groundbreaking spatial computing and AR-enabled concerts, sports events, gaming and more.
Open tech roles at PORTALSxr.
Working at PORTALSxr:
- Dog-friendly office
- Flexible hours
- Work-from-home opportunities
Your childhood dreams of becoming an astronaut could become a reality. Relativity Space is reimagining how rockets are built and flown—with automated 3D printing. Their long term mission? Fabricate entire rockets on Mars using its massive metal 3D printer known as Stargate.
Relativity Space’s headquarters near LAX is made up of four buildings spanning 20,000 sq. ft. (with plans to expand to 200,000 sq. ft.). Employees here don’t just get to help design, develop and build rockets from scratch at hyperspeed—like Terran 1, the world’s first entirely 3D printed rocket—they get to shape the culture and values of the organization as it (literally) shoots for the stars. Its low blame, low ego culture promotes innovation so you’re empowered to solve problems that have never been solved before.
Open tech roles at Relativity Space.
Working at Relativity Space:
- Well-stocked kitchen
- Biweekly lunch and learns
- Pet-friendly office space
Retention Science (ReSci) is a marketing automation platform on a mission to make AI accessible and usable for brands. Its core product, Cortex, is powered by artificial intelligence that makes predictions based on demographic and behavioral data, and uses it to automate highly personalized email marketing campaigns for some of the world’s most innovative brands.
By living by core values like “grow without bounds,” “create with impact,” and “collaborate with unity,” employees at ReSci are contributing code and ideas that are disrupting the marketing tech industry—while working in an environment where potential and performance are recognized. ReSci has been listed on Inc. Magazine’s Fastest Growing Companies in 2018 and 2019, and is continuing to grow.
Open tech roles at Retention Science.
Working at Retention Science:
- Catered lunches, unlimited snacks and sparkling water
- Sponsored company events, happy hours and social activities
- Health, dental, vision and 401(k) plan
Snap Inc., the parent company of Snapchat, develops interactive multimedia messaging tech and wearable cameras that change the way people communicate. Some of the immersive tech built by Snap includes Snapchat’s funny face lenses (e.g., dog face, flower crown, baby face), Bitmoji’s expressive cartoon avatars and Spectacles, smart sunglasses that capture Snaps from your perspective.
One Snap employee says, “There is a clear productive and collaborative company culture that fosters friendship and good work ethic.” Beyond a positive, inclusive and supportive work environment, Snap offers a huge variety of family-friendly benefits, including surrogacy and infertility support, egg-freezing and generous maternity/paternity leave.
Open tech roles at Snap.
Working at Snap:
- Unlimited time off for eligible employees
- Free breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Robust wellness and development programs, like speaker series, gym perks and workout classes, subscriptions to educational programs, and more
Sony Interactive Entertainment (PlayStation)
Sony Interactive Entertainment, the makers of PlayStation, is a global leader in video game and digital entertainment. With the much talked-about PS5 set to come out at the end of 2020, you can be a part of developing next-gen features, like adaptive triggers, 3D audio and 8K graphics (for hyper-realistic lighting and shadows).
PlayStation offers game-changing careers in a culture that’s fun, high energy and diverse. Employees here work on internal enterprise apps that support movie/TV streaming, VR gaming tech, online services for PS4, tablets and mobile devices, and other technologies that push the boundaries of gameplay.
Open tech roles at Sony Interactive Entertainment.
Working at Sony Interactive Entertainment:
- Discounts on a wide range of Sony products
- Game launch events
- Regular hackathons
Sweetgreen is a farm-to-table style salad chain (and highly Instagrammable lunch option) that serves healthy, minimalist salads and grain bowls using ethically sourced produce. But Sweetgreen is more than just a salad company—it’s evolving from restaurant to “foodtech” platform. In fact, more than half of all of Sweetgreen’s orders are made through its mobile app and it’s leveraging technologies like blockchain to track the journey from seed to restaurant for each individual ingredient.
In LA, you’ll find Sweetgreen’s corporate HQ (AKA “the treehouse”) where the company’s in-house tech team is hard at work on everything from app development to machine learning algorithms that will build dietary profiles and personalize recipes for each customer. The mission? Create more transparency around what’s in your food and where it came from, and connect more people to real food by meeting customers where they are.
Open tech roles at Sweetgreen.
Working at Sweetgreen:
- Free lunch via Sweetgreen’s restaurant and test kitchen
- Unlimited vacation
- Five months of fully paid parental leave
Tapcart helps 7,000+ e-commerce brands launch and manage custom mobile shopping apps in days, not months—no coding required. Instead of having to hire a costly outside development team, companies can enlist Tapcart to transform their online visitors into top customers with a beautifully designed app and push notifications that drive engagement.
Working at Tapcart means your code will touch millions of shoppers. As part of an early-stage startup, you’ll have an exciting opportunity to make a big impact while working in an environment where everyone thinks big and gets to see what’s happening at every level of the company.
Open tech roles at Tapcart.
Working at Tapcart:
- Lake Tahoe retreat
- Taco Tuesdays
- Equity plan
Ticketmaster gives you the chance to break into the music industry, even if you’re tone deaf. Whether it’s improving Ticketmaster’s infrastructure to prevent bots and ticket scalping (and make sure only real fans get tickets), replacing traditional paper tickets with digital passes or participating in Ticketmaster’s mini hackathons (AKA “devjams”), you’ll get a front-row seat to transforming the ticketing experience for fans.
A gig at Ticketmaster also gets you unique perks that promote inclusion and mental health, such as gender reassignment support, egg freezing and an in-house mindfulness experience. Music lover? Ticketmaster offers an unlimited amphitheater “Grass Pass” for you and a friend, plus two free tickets per Live Nation summer music festival. You might even catch a live band on the roof of its Hollywood HQ.
Open tech roles at Ticketmaster.
Working at Ticketmaster:
- Bring your dog to work
- Six months of parental leave
- Five community/volunteer service days
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