Here’s a list of high growth companies looking for talent. These 9 companies have more than 80 jobs available across Upstate NY.
We know from the 2016 Venture CEO Survey that high growth companies are having an economic impact on Upstate NY. They are servicing national and global customers, creating jobs in the newer innovation industries and sustaining our local economies.
As we kick off 2018 it’s time to start thinking about what’s next. There are hundreds of innovation companies, many of which are under five years old, that are poised to do great things this year. From advanced manufacturing and cybersecurity, to big data and artificial intelligence, companies in Upstate NY are hiring new talent to help them conquer the world. Are you ready to join them?
1. Datto: Total Data Protection
Datto solutions safeguard thousands of businesses around the world from IT disasters, human error, and malicious activity. Services include backup and disaster recovery, and advanced Cloud-to-Cloud backup services. Founded in 2007 by RIT graduate Austin McChord, Datto now employs close to 800 people across nine offices including Rochester, NY., and has been listed on CB Insights’ list of 197 unicorns. In December 2017, Datto finalized an acquisition by Vista Equity Partners, a leading investment firm focused on software, data and technology-enabled businesses. Under the acquisition, Datto will merge with Vista portfolio company Autotask. The result is a single entity designed to empower Managed Services Providers. One week after the acquisition, McChord gave $50 million to RIT, the largest donation in the school’s history.
Available Datto career opportunities in Rochester include Software Engineer, Web / Digital Designer and Technical Writer
2. CommerceHub: Helping Businesses Grow Online
CommerceHub helps retailers and brands increase sales and delight shoppers by expanding product assortment, promoting and selling products on the channels that perform, and enabling rapid, on-time customer delivery. CommerceHub was founded in 1997 in Albany by Frank Poore, the company’s President and CEO, and Richard Jones, CTO. CommerceHub has helped over 10,000 retailers, brands and distributors achieve an estimated $13+ billion in Gross Merchandise Value. Clients include Walmart, Best Buy, QVC and Dell. CommerceHub became a publicly traded company on 2016 (Nasdaq: CHUBA; CHUBK), following the completion of its spin-off from Liberty Interactive Corporation. For this, CommerceHub won the Deal of the Year at the 2017 Upstate Venture Ecosystem Awards. The award recognized the company and its team for an exit that created wealth for investors and its founders/employees, as well as making the company a stronger contributor to the local economy.
Available CommerceHub career opportunities in Albany include Business Data Analyst, UX/UI Designer and Sr. Cloud Engineer.
3. SpinCar: Intelligent Automotive Software
SpinCar® is a comprehensive automotive merchandising platform in use by thousands of dealers in the USA, hundreds internationally across 12 countries, and several OEMs. SpinCar converts vehicle photographs into super-interactive 360º displays with tagged, touchable hotspots. SpinCar’s 360° WalkArounds® has proven to increase time spent on dealer websites by 56% on average and increase lead form submissions by an average of 42%. The company also produces powerful reports and works with any dealer website. SpinCar is a venture-backed software company founded in 2014 by Syracuse natives Devin Daly (CEO) and Michael Quigley (CFO). The cofounders are graduates of the StartFast Venture Accelerator. Applications for the 2018 StartFast cohort are open now. Michael also spoke at the 2017 Upstate Unleashed Conference on Why I’m Back in Upstate NY.
Available SpinCar career opportunities in Syracuse include Junior Software Engineer, Director of Analytics and Technical Support Specialist.
4. SomaDetect: Innovation within Dairy Industry
SomaDetect is an agricultural technology company that provides dairy farmers with key milk quality indicators.With SomaDetect, farmers are intimately connected with every cow they milk, enabling them to identify problems early, make informed decisions and produce the best possible milk. SomaDetect was established in 2016 by Dr. Bethany Deshpande. In 2017, the company won the $1 million grand prize in the 43North Business Competition (watch Bethany pitch). SomaDetect has since relocated to Buffalo, NY.
Available SomaDetect career opportunities in Buffalo include Data Scientist, Electrical Engineer and Full Stack Web Developer.
5. Assured Information Security (AIS): Stay Secure
AIS was founded in 2001 by Charles Green as a software company focused on critical Air Force and Department of Defense cyber technology requirements research. Since, AIS has grown to become the national leader in this highly dynamic and emerging field, supporting customers throughout business, industry and the federal government with offices in NY, MA, CO, OR, MD and OH. The company’s mission is to define and develop generation-after-next concepts and capabilities to support and defend cybersecurity. In 2016, AIS acquired Troy-based GreyCastle Security, which earned a coveted spot on the 2017 Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies in 2017. GreyCastle is expected to hire up to 50 people in 2018. AIS has plans to hire 25 new employees throughout the year. Can you hack it? Here’s Chuck Green’s top CEO presentation from the 2017 Upstate Unleashed Conference on The Value of Respect. He shares more about AIS company culture and his vision for the future.
Available AIS career opportunities in Rome include Associate Program Analyst, Senior Reverse Engineer and Business Development Manager.
6. AutoModality: Perception Navigation for Drones
AutoModality is dedicated to creating autonomous mobile systems that sense, explore, and analyze the world around us. Their industry-leading Perceptive Navigation automated drone platform enables close-up infrastructure inspection, especially in areas that are difficult to navigate and often GPS-denied, such as under bridges, inside building and across challenging terrain. Founded in 2014 by Dan Hennage (CEO) and Ed Koch (CTO), AutoModality won $1 million in the 2017 GENIUS NY Business Competition. They are located in The Tech Garden in downtown Syracuse.
Available AutoModality career opportunities in Syracuse include Embedded Software Engineer and Computer Vision Engineer.
7. GiveGab: Nonprofit Giving Platform
GiveGab is the online giving platform designed exclusively for nonprofits to raise funds and manage supporter engagement quickly and easily. Over 8,000 nonprofits use the GiveGab platform to build awareness for their missions, engage with their supporters and raise millions (Nonprofits on GiveGab raise over $43 million on #GivingTuesday 2017). Organizations on GiveGab include Upstate Venture Connect, the United Way, Habitat for Humanity and the YMCA. GiveGab was founded in Ithaca, NY in 2011 by Charlie Mulligan (CEO) and Aaron Godert (COO/VP of Tech).
Available GiveGab career opportunities in Ithaca include Customer Success Project Manager, Full Stack Engineer and Inside Sales Representative.
8. PostProcess Technologies: Additive Manufacturing
PostProcess is revolutionizing additive manufacturing with the only automated and intelligent post processing for 3D printed parts. Today, you’ll find these solutions at work across industries including aerospace, defense, automotive, consumer goods, dental, medical and more. Founded in 2013 by Daniel Hutchinson (President, CTO), PostProcess is the only company is the world creating the tools and workflow to finish a 3D printed part. PostProcess was a semi-finalist in the 2016 43North Business Competition. In 2017, the company raised $4 million to support it’s fast-growing demand for its specialized machines.
Available PostProcess career opportunities in Buffalo include Head of Strategic Partnerships, Senior Chemist and Sales Engineer (Eastern Region).
9. Transfinder: School Bus Routing Software
Transfinder is a global logistics software company providing intelligent solutions to municipalities, schools, and adult care facilities. Founded in 1988 in Schenectady, NY by Antonio (Tony) Civitella, Transfinder has been named a Fastest-Growing Private Company in America for eleven consecutive years by Inc. Magazine.
Available Transfinder career opportunities in Schenectady include Applications Specialist, Scrum Master and Account Executive.
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