Want a job? These 10 tech firms are hiring

Companies explain strategies for filling hundreds of U.S. openings for highly skilled tech workers

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Carbonite Inc.

Carbonite, a hosted backup service provider, is creating new positions in the U.S., in part, by transferring jobs that were previously located in India.

The company currently has 260 employees.

The company expects to increase the workforce at a customer support facility in Lewiston, Maine, from 70 to 150 by year's end. Those workers should have strong knowledge of the Windows and Mac operating systems and enjoy working in a customer service oriented position.

The Lewiston facility opened in June with 25 employees.

Boston-based Carbonite is also seeking programmers, relationship database experts, and others at its headquarters.

Tom Murray, vice president of marketing, said Carbonite believes that moving its customer service from India to the U.S. will help it "deliver the highest level of customer satisfaction." While the India support operation was "quite acceptable," there was a clear enough difference in customer satisfaction levels between it and the U.S. operation to make the change, he said.

Carbonite's careers page is here.


CDW is hiring between 250 and 300 people in the U.S. and Canada this year, for positions that require a broad range of technology expertise, particularly strategic solutions and services.

The company employs 6,400 workers.

Its recruiting initiatives target hardware engineers, technical leads and architects, project managers, professional services managers. Its core technologies include Microsoft, Cisco, EMC, IBM, VMware, NetApp, and Hewlett-Packard.

Marisa Zona, senior manager for talent acquisition, said the company looks to help bridge the challenges of finding the right skills in specific areas by, among other things, searching out passive candidates, particularly if they have a hot skill.

"Folks that are highly skilled are employed and typically, we assume, happily employed," said Zona. But that doesn't mean they might not be interested in other opportunities, she added.

CDW's careers page is here.


Dell expects to add anywhere from 1,000 to 2,000 new jobs in the U.S. this year, including positions at its new Silicon Valley Research and Development Center in Santa Clara.

David Frink, director of corporate affairs, said in an email that the company "is hiring for innovation-based jobs contributing to the development of enterprise solutions. This includes hardware and software engineering, solutions sales specialists, IT development, software developers, IT consulting and services."

Frink said that the company has "found that the talent pools in our strategic growth areas of Austin and the Bay Area are excellent. The biggest challenge is finding candidates that have both the skills and the entrepreneurial spirit that is so important to our culture at Dell. In the Bay Area in particular, demand for developers is at an all-time high, which makes it a very competitive job market."

Dell's career page is here.

Wayfair LLC

Shopping site Wayfair LLC is seeking to fill more than 30 positions in in engineering department, and says it wants people interested in working in a "continual deployment" environment.

Steve Conine, chairman and co-founder of the Boston-based Wayfair.com, said the "biggest incentive [for potential workers] is to be part of a team that is building the next big ecommerce site.

"You might have missed the opportunity to join Amazon in 1999 or eBay in 1996. We're at a similar point in our company's life and we have goals that are as ambitious. Beyond our pre-IPO status, and our compensation packages that include competitive salaries and equity, Wayfair has a great work-life balance and the opportunity to be around inspiring peers," he said.

Wayfair's careers page is here.

Patrick Thibodeau covers SaaS and enterprise applications, outsourcing, government IT policies, data centers and IT workforce issues for Computerworld. Follow Patrick on Twitter at @DCgov, or subscribe to Patrick's RSS feed . His e-mail address is pthibodeau@computerworld.com.

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