By Sarah Kuta for Hack Reactor
Move over, Silicon Valley. The Silicon Flatirons, aka Denver, is one of the new hottest hubs for tech companies.
And when you consider all that Denver has to offer, it makes perfect sense. Perfect climate, outdoor recreation activities right outside your front door, friendly people, innovative craft beer, family-friendly amenities, and a low cost of living compared to the Bay Area. Plus, even if you’re based in Denver, you can still pop up to the mountains for a long weekend or a few work-from-home days. Mountain biking, hiking, skiing and snowboarding, standup paddleboarding — the ways to play in Colorado’s vast wilderness are basically limitless.
As you’re wrapping up your coding bootcamp, you may be considering a move across the country. Or, maybe you already live in Denver and you want to put your new coding bootcamp online skill set to work in a stable, high-paying career. Either way, Hack Reactor’s team of expert career services professionals can help you land your dream job in Denver with coaching, interview prep, and guidance on personal branding.
Wondering where to send your resume? We researched hundreds of jobs for software engineers in Denver and selected our top picks based on perks and benefits, compensation, work-life balance, culture, and other factors. For inspiration, here are six of the top companies hiring software engineers in Denver right now.
Gusto is a leading payroll, human resources, and benefits company with offices in Denver, San Francisco, and New York City. This forward-thinking company is hiring software engineers and designers in Denver, with the option to work remotely, too. And since they’re in the business of employee benefits, you can count on Gusto to offer its own employees some seriously sweet perks — free meals, snacks, and drinks in the office, free medical, dental, and vision benefits, a monthly fitness stipend, mental health resources, house cleaning for new parents, fertility treatments and flexible PTO, just to name a few. If you stick with the company for five years, you’ll also be rewarded with a month-long sabbatical to recharge.
Apply here: https://gusto.com/about/careers
There’s a good chance you (or your friends) already use OpenTable, the handy real-time restaurant reservation service. Why not consider working for them? The company has offices in Denver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., as well as a few international locations, but they’re also open to remote work for some positions. If you land a job as a software engineer at OpenTable, you can take advantage of perks and benefits like a flexible schedule, gym discounts, paid time off, great health insurance, commuter benefits, retirement benefits, and more.
Apply here: https://www.opentable.com/careers/
Red Canary specializes in computer security and threat detection and response. In addition to helping companies improve their information security, you’ll also get some pretty sweet perks if you become a software engineer for Red Canary in Denver. Among them: unlimited vacation time, free healthcare premiums, a monthly stipend for fitness, and your cellphone and retirement benefits.
Apply here: https://redcanary.com/careers/
Havenly is a fun new company that specializes in online home decor and interior design. This fast-growing Denver company is hiring for lots of roles right now, including software engineers. “If you’re interested in tackling big challenges, working hard, and creating success at a top-funded consumer startup in Denver, this might be the job for you,” according to one job posting. Intrigued? The company offers great benefits, including wellness programs, an on-site gym, unlimited time off, company equity, commuter benefits, happy hours, and a paid sabbatical if you work there for five years.
Apply here: https://havenly.com/careers
Video advertising platform Spotx is headquartered just north of Denver in Broomfield, Colorado, and has offices in 12 locations around the world. This growing company is hiring a handful of software engineers in Colorado, including a software QA engineer, a senior C++ developer, a senior big data engineer, a network engineer, and a C++ developer, just to name a few (they’re also hiring tons of data scientists, too!). Spotx offers fitness reimbursements, an on-site gym, team workouts, wellness programs, retirement benefits, matching charitable contributions, bonuses, unlimited vacation days, and paid volunteer time, just to name a few benefits.
Apply here: https://www.spotx.tv/careers/
As a leader in the realm of cloud infrastructure and digital workspace technology, VMware needs smart people who aren’t afraid to think outside the box. You can work as a software engineer at the company’s Broomfield location, just north of Denver, or apply for a remote job and work anywhere in Colorado (and beyond). VMware offers some of the best benefits in the business. The long list of perks ranges from adoption assistance and backup childcare to unlimited vacation days.
Apply here: https://careers.vmware.com/main/