Pivotal

Transforming how the world builds software.

Pivotal

255 Main St, 6th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142

Company Overview

Pivotal transforms how the world builds software. Pivotal combines the Silicon Valley state of mind, modern approach, and infrastructure with organizations’ core expertise and values.

We enable the leading companies in the world to innovate by employing an approach focused on building software.

Our methodology is about evolving, in both development and innovation, and our culture is empowering. Our team uses agile and lean approaches to teach next-generation developers to create and build new solutions. We optimize for change so enterprises can move at start-up speeds and with greater business agility.

Principles & Practices

Pair up

The pair is our fundamental work and decision-making unit and provides two sets of eyes on every line of code. Great ideas evolve from the pairing environment and you always have somebody to help solve a problem.

Do The Right Thing

It’s not about us. User experiences are the bookends to pairing. We don’t make decisions based on titles or chains of command. We collaborate, test, and do the right thing.

Do What Works

We write software in the best way because we apply continuous integration. The pair tests, iterates, makes the call, and ships what works. You close a story, and move on.

Be Kind

We write software for humans and we walk the distance in the customer’s shoes. We respect others. We don’t blame. We build things, fix things, and we collaborate.

Dinner at Home

Challenge how things are done, build new worlds...and make it home for dinner too.

Bridget
Principal Technologist
"Learning about new technology and sharing it with others is what I like best, and Pivotal is an ideal environment for exploring what's out there in the wider tech ecosystem. I joined to learn from and collaborate with some of the best minds in our industry, and so far it's been all I hoped and more!"
 
Tobias
Field Engineer
"At Pivotal, I get to be part of the transformation that is happening with Cloud-Native applications. The best part of my day is when I'm interacting with customers and using the Pivotal technology stack to help them solve their business needs."
 
Leanne
UX Design
"My job has changed so much over the past 6 years - from designing mobile UI on early smartphone platforms to building a team of inspiring designers to growing our research-driven practice. I'm constantly learning! My day might include a scoping meeting with a potential client, working on a workshop plan for a Discovery & Framing, or matching designers to upcoming projects or rotations."
 
Elresa
New Hire Welcome Concierge
"I provide a high touch welcoming experience for all of our newest employees. In my role I have the ability to be incredibly creative and watch ideas really take shape. I think this is something particular to the culture here of continuous learning."
 
Chris
Data Scientist
"I work with my teammates to help companies solve their biggest challenges using data-driven approaches. My work varies from immersing myself in a new domain, data wrangling, building machine learning models, to presenting results and communicating the impact of the work to executives at a final meeting."
 
Madhura
Software Engineer
"I really enjoy pair programming because I learn something new every day. Having a pair means you always have someone to play ping pong with! I love our open culture and how communicating with others is so easy. When in doubt you can just walk up to anyone. Working on cool new technologies coupled with a bunch of great people is what makes life at Pivotal so enjoyable for me!"
 
John
Advisory Platform Architect
"I work with a team full of smart, talented people who are trusted implicitly to self-organize to get things done. That autonomy and a focus on results means we can execute in ways that would never be possible in a traditional organization."
 
Dormain
Product Marketing
"I support our Data Suite - a broad and flexible pricing model for many of our data products. I work closely with the field and my peers in product marketing and product management for discreet data products. The best part of my day is when I click 'Finish' and 'Deliver' on Pivotal Tracker (yes, we even use it in product marketing!)."
 
Aaron
Product Design
"My role as a designer is to gain empathy for the user, share this knowledge with the team, test a hypothesis, wire-frame workflows, build prototypes, make pretty and support developers and the team. Working at Pivotal is like receiving a degree in Agile and Lean methodologies."
 

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