6 awesome tech companies you want to work for right now

Doug Pitorak

There is no better time than now to pursue that new job you’ve been considering. We’re in the heart of spring — the season of new beginnings — and there are some great opportunities out there.

Here are six Chicago-area companies hiring right now:

File 47133DialogTech

Thanks to the smartphone, people have an easier time calling a business than ever before. Calls could come in from mobile websites, newsletters, search engine results, and elsewhere. Needless to say, there are a lot of important phone calls being made — calls that could lead to business. DialogTech, formerly Ifbyphone, helps businesses manage it all with the Voice360 platform — a leading call analytics and automation solution. Marketers, sales reps, and support teams can use the platform to track calls, route calls to the best-suited team member, and more.

Funding: $62.1 million
Location: 300 W. Adams St.
Perks: weekly onsite yoga, free breakfast and drinks, weekly fruit deliveries, ping-pong, golf, pinball, basketball, foosball, music, Wii-U and Mario Kart, and more
Founded: 2005

DialogTech jobs here!

File 47134Everspring

As new technologies creep more and more into everyday life, society needs to ensure that important institutions don’t get left behind. For universities, there is Everspring. The Evanston-based company partners with universities to help them develop a mission-consistent online strategy and presence. Everspring generates innovative online learning experiences, assisting partners with strategic planning, marketing, enrollment, student services and retention, course development support, faculty services, and technology development.

Funding: $26 million
Location: 1007 Church St., Ste. 500, Evanston, IL 60201
Perks: Flexible paid time off, free soda, popcorn machine, cake day, tie Tuesday, game nights, happy hours and more
Founded: 2011

Everspring jobs here!

File 47135GoHealth

Before GoHealth, shopping for health insurance was dreadful. Thanks to its online marketplace, that is no longer the case. GoHealth, which works with more than 300 health insurance companies, allows visitors to its website to easily search, compare and purchase a health insurance plan. Additionally, the Chicago-based company recommends plans and offers phone and online support to customers for free.

Funding: $50M
Location: 214 W. Huron St.
Perks: Unlimited vacation days, casual dress code, and a gym membership subsidy to the East Bank Club
Founded: 2001

GoHealth jobs here!

File 47136Iris Mobile

Most recently raising $2.5 million in February, Iris Mobile is a marketing technology SaaS company concerned with mobile relationship management. The Iris Mobile platform tracks and oversees mobile targeting data, which is scattered across a variety of places. Iris Mobile identifies customers, monitors the products they show interest in, and ultimately generates predictive models for marketers to pursue.

Funding: $5.48 million
Location: 10 S. LaSalle St., Ste. 2340
Perks: Eight distinct mechanisms for making coffee, all-you-can-eat snacks, open season darts and Friday Happy Hours at 4:30 p.m.-ish sharp
Founded: 2008

Iris Mobile jobs here!

File 47137Performics

Performics works with more than 300 industry leaders around the world to take performance marketing to the next level. It does this by creating optimized marketing programs for various relevant channels, devices, and screens. The company’s performance specialists are certified experts in paid search, SEO, feeds, social, display, and mobile. Performics draws more than a quarter its revenue from clients’ ROI.

Funding: $9.35 million
Location: 111 E. Wacker, Ste. 1500
Perks: Company happy hours, casual dress code, fresh fruit, breakfast on Fridays, beer fridge and cart, intramural sports teams, scooter-friendly office, Divvy and parking discounts, onsite manicures, international “job-swap abroad” program and more
Founded: 1998

Performics jobs here!

File 47138Trustwave

You’ll have difficulty finding a company that provides a more potent antidote to cybercrime than Chicago’s own Trustwave. More than three million businesses are enrolled in the TrustKeeper cloud-based security service, and Trustwave protects customers in 96 countries. Its integrated technologies and army of security professionals helps businesses change how they control information security and compliance programs for the better.

Location: 70 W. Madison St., Ste. 1050
Perks: Comprehensive benefits coverage for employees, their families and pets, Divvy bike program, and more
Founded: 1995

Trustwave jobs here!

You can find many more Chicago tech companies hiring here!


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