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16 of the Top Engineering Teams in the Tech Industry

August 5, 2020

16 of the Top Engineering Teams in the Tech Industry

We took a look back over the past calendar year at some of the most impressive engineering teams that we got to learn more about through our Engineering Spotlight and Inside: Engineering series.

Each spotlight gives you an inside look at the company's technical stack, the complexity of problems the engineers get to solve, the team's culture, what to expect for an interview and more.

Below is a list of the companies we've featured so far this year along with a couple of snippets from their Engineering Spotlight or their "Inside:" video feature. 


Examity Company Culture

Examity

Can you share a summary on what Examity does?

"Examity is an online proctoring solution helping universities and other businesses ensure the integrity of online exams. We use video technology and artificial intelligence to keep tests secure and help schools and testing providers prevent cheating before it happens."

What can a potential employee expect during the interview process?

"Interviews at Examity will dig into how you think about solving problems.  There is less focus on specific technologies or whiteboarding code that is syntactically perfect and more focus on how you think and work through challenges."

Check out the full article    View Examity's Open Jobs 


Inari

Through transformational plant breeding technology, Inari is creating a new horizon in agriculture that is more predictive, efficient, affordable, inclusive, and respectful of the environment. I interviewed Alex Frieden, Senior Manager, Engineering at Inari, to give you an inside look at the company's Engineering organization.

View Inari's Open Jobs 


Catapult Company Culture

Catapult

Can you share a summary on what Catapult Sports does?

Catapult is the world leader in sports performance technology, working with over 3000 teams in 39 sports around the world. Catapult provides wearable technology, video analysis, and athlete management software to improve the performance of athletes and teams. 

Does your engineering team have a chance to work on projects outside of their day-to-day responsibilities? 

"Yes, our engineers have the opportunity to take on initiatives that are interesting to them and that have an impact on our customers outside of their day to day responsibilities.  We do brown bag sessions where engineers get to share some of these interesting projects that they have worked on with the wider organization. Our engineers use quite a few open source solutions and we regularly contribute back to the open source community."

Check out the full article    View Catapult's Open Jobs 


Neurala

Neurala is the company behind The Neurala Brain—deep learning neural network software for smart products like cameras, robots, drones, toys and cars. I interviewed Vesa Tormanen, VP of Engineering at Neurala, to give you an inside look at the company's Engineering organization.

View Neurala's Open Jobs 


PatientPing Company Culture

PatientPing

Can you share a summary on what PatientPing does?

"PatientPing is a Boston-based care collaboration platform that reduces the cost of healthcare and improves patient outcomes by seamlessly connecting providers to coordinate patient care. The platform enables providers to collaborate on shared patients through a comprehensive suite of solutions and allows provider organizations, health plans, governments, individuals and the organizations supporting them to leverage this real-time data to reach their shared goals of improving the efficiency of our healthcare system."

What can a potential employee expect during the interview process?

"Technical screening via a take home exercise, lots of engaging technical conversations and problem solving with a team of interested and transparent engineers and potential teammates."

Check out the full article    View PatientPing's Open Jobs 


SimpliSafe

At SimpliSafe, we’re disrupting the home security industry. Home security is a need, not a want—and it’s our mission to make this right accessible to everyone. I interviewed Heath Marvin, Senior Engineering Manager at SimpliSafe, to give you an inside look at the company's Engineering organization.

View Simplisafe's Open Jobs 


Mimecast Company Culture

Mimecast

Can you share a summary on what Mimecast does?

"At Mimecast we are in the cybersecurity business and our mission is to protect our customers and their data from an ever-evolving threat landscape. We operate our own global cloud that powers all of Mimecast’s products which includes secure email gateway, archiving and secure web gateway."

What is the culture like at Mimecast for the engineering team? 

"We have a very open and collaborative culture at Mimecast. Our engineering team has scaled over the years as a result of our product success, but we are working hard to retain the small company feel for our engineers to allow them to be as innovative and productive as possible. Not to forget a healthy dose of fun and quirkiness."

Check out the full article    View Mimecast's Open Jobs 


HqO

HqO’s tenant experience solutions scale across portfolios – fast. Their platform and data help commercial real estate firms adapt to evolving markets, maximize asset value, and modernize tenant experiences. I interviewed Dr. Jim Butler, Chief Technology Officer at HqO, to give you an inside look at the company's engineering organization.

View HqO's Open Jobs 


Cogito Company Culture

Cogito

Can you share a summary on what Cogito does?

"Cogito helps contact agent’s interactions with their customers to be more successful by helping the agent show confidence, connect emotionally and avoid misunderstandings in their communications. Although contact agents do a great job, Cogito’s technology helps smooth out the natural variability each agent experiences within a shift or across shifts for example if they’re just having a rough day for any number reasons."

What are some of the different technologies that the engineering team gets to work with and at what scale?

"We have the opportunity to work with many current technologies and languages.  We are focused on cloud native solutions, working extensively with AWS.  That work includes traditional services such as EC2, S3, ECS, and EKS but also more recently featured services such as SAM and Step Functions.  Most engineers work across broad portions of the full stack and regularly use languages, tools, and frameworks such as Java, React, Python, C++, Go, Gradle, Groovy, Spring Boot, Puppet, Ansible, Terraform, Docker, Kubernetes, Helm, Binnacle, and Jenkins."

Check out the full article    View Cogito's Open Jobs 


ARIA Cybersecurity Solutions

ARIA Cybersecurity took a different path when developing our threat detection and response solutions. Unlike other providers, they start inside the network to generate complete enterprise-wide traffic visibility. I interviewed Jeremy Walters, Director Integration / SQA Test, and Marc Burke, Software Development Manager, of ARIA Cybersecurity Solutions to give you an inside look at the company's Engineering organization.

View ARIA Cybersecurity Solutions' Open Jobs 


DraftKings Company Culture

DraftKings

Can you share a summary on what Draftkings does?

"DraftKings (DKNG) is a digital sports entertainment and gaming company. At DraftKings, we believe life is more exciting with skin in the game. For that reason, we are committed to responsibly creating the world’s favorite games and betting experiences. Our two main products are DraftKings’ Sportsbook and Daily Fantasy Sports. Currently our mobile Sportsbook product is available in New Jersey, West Virginia, Indiana, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Iowa, and Colorado with more to come, pursuant to state regulations. Headquartered in Boston, MA, with offices around the globe, DraftKings will continue to define what it means to be a technology company in sports entertainment."

What can a potential employee expect during the interview process?

"Before coming onsite (or doing a half day virtual interview), engineering candidates typically go through an online coding exercise on HackerRank, and then later spend an hour with an engineer remotely solving a coding problem. From there, successful candidates will be invited to spend a few hours on a range of problems depending on the role, such as Object Oriented Design or System Design, and talking through previous experience among potential colleagues. "

Check out the full article    View DraftKings' Open Jobs 


Acquia

Acquia is driving the open-source revolution as the leading provider of cloud-based digital experience management solutions. I interviewed John Mandel, Head of Engineering at Acquia, to give you an inside look at the company's Engineering organization.

View Acquia's Open Jobs 


Dawn Foods Company Culture

Dawn Foods

Can you share a summary on what Dawn Foods does?

"Global bakery manufacturer and ingredients supplier Dawn Foods has established itself as the premier bakery service provider, inspiring bakery success every day. Committed to delighting its customers around the world, Dawn Foods delivers the partnership, insights, innovations, products and bakery expertise that empowers them to achieve their aspirations. Headquartered in Jackson, Michigan, Dawn Foods partners with more than 40,000 artisanal and retail bakers, food service leaders and manufacturers located in more than 100 countries and has 5,000 Team Members globally. For 100 years, Dawn Foods has been a trusted advisor to its customers, helping drive their business forward."

What are some of the different technologies that the engineering team gets to work with and at what scale?

"We’re building a greenfield online ordering platform based on modern architecture stack with headless leading the way. The decoupled front-end from the back-end brings a significant advantage to developers and business users alike. Most of the front-end is built on ReactJS and the back-end is built on Java Springboot. This microservices architecture leveraging BFF design pattern allows the site to scale without sacrificing performance."

Check out the full article    View Dawn Foods' Open Jobs 


edX Company Culture

edX

Can you share a summary on what edx does?

"edX is a learning platform founded by Harvard and MIT that provides MOOCs (massive, open, online courses) and online degrees to learners around the world. Today our platform hosts thousands of courses from reputable learning institutions on a global scale. Our engineering team is focused on improving and maintaining the platform while our partners provide the content. Our mission is to provide access to education to learners across the world."

What can a potential employee expect during the interview process?

"We have a standard technical interview process that is made up of both technical questions and non-technical, behavioral questions. We like whiteboarding for our technical questions and we try to mix it up with some other types of questions as well. Given the recent move to remote interviews, we’ve been utilizing interactive solutions like Coderpad, Google Hangouts, Zoom, and Mural."

Check out the full article    View edx's Open Jobs 


Intersections Company Culture

Intersection

Can you share a summary on what Intersection does?

"Intersection is at the forefront of the smart cities revolution, which exists to improve daily life in cities and public spaces through content, services, and advertising. Our products reach millions in engaging and relevant ways as we lead in media technology and OOH industry, bringing digital and physical worlds together in urban environments."

Does your Engineering team have a chance to work on projects outside of their day-to-day responsibilities? 

"Yes, engineers have the chance to work on projects outside our sprint work. We are regularly invited to attend conferences (e.g. Dash (hosted by Datadog)). Every year during Intersection Gives Back Day, engineers volunteer their time to visit non-profit bootcamps for underrepresented populations to conduct mock interviews, coding challenges, and offer constructive feedback and support. We set aside 10% time for engineers to explore new, creative projects and ideas that can benefit them, the team, and the company. This could range from anything educational, taking courses to pursuing creative passions that can support and benefit our personal, professional, and career growth."

Check out the full article    View Intersection's Open Jobs 


JRNI Company Culture

JRNI

Can you share a summary on what JRNI does?

"The Company: JRNI provides a SaaS-based service to our customers that centers around scheduling and workforce management. We take complex, multi-dimensional datasets that relate to people, resources, locations and availability; and process them (in real-time) into simplified views of availability. These are then used to manage services, appointments, events, queues and calendars for our customers and to allow end-users to schedule the use of these services or appointments."

What is the culture like at JRNI for the engineering team? 

"A JRNI engineer is typically a ‘T-Shaped person’ with a range of knowledge and experience that means they are able to work alongside all technical roles in the company; providing insight and assistance to teams ranging from Development and implementation, through to sales and support. Being an engineer at JRNI is a vastly rewarding and social job, often the first port of call for people within JRNI who are looking for a solution, and has great visibility of the wider business goals. 

Within the team, a flat structure and bottom up management style is adopted. While the team leads will always hold a final decision, the whole team is always invited to fully explore ideas and contribute to everything that is going on within the department. Many additions to the team roadmap come from team discussion and retrospective."

Check out the full article    View JRNI's Open Jobs