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Top 7 Hottest Tech Companies in Utah

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If you are considering a career as a developer or another information technology professional, you might think that you have no choice but to move to California or New York in order to get a cool position. There is no need to move away from Utah to get your dream job, however. There are numerous information technology companies located in the state, allowing you to pursue your career goals at a company that is nestled at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains. Here are the top 7 hottest tech companies in Utah for you to consider.

1. Domo

Based in American Fork, Utah, Domo was founded in 2010 and has made its mark on the internet technology scene. The company offers software solutions that assist businesses with data visualization and business intelligence. The average salary for a software engineer at the company is reported to be $78,790. Employees at Domo report receiving numerous benefits, including free lunches and dinners. Overall, employees report feeling very satisfied and overwhelmingly approve of the chief executive officer.

2. SirsiDynix

SirsiDynix is based in Lehi, Utah and was formed in 2005 with the merger of the Sirsi and Dynix Corporations. The company offers integrated library systems through its software solutions. Its products are used by 23,000 libraries in 70 countries to bring the power of information to people. In 2014, the company was ranked as the 7th best place to work by Glassdoor. The median salary for employees is $63,222, employees report feeling very satisfied and the chief executive officer has a 97 percent employee approval rating.

3. Pluralsight

In 2004, three visionary developers set out to share their knowledge with other developers through classroom training. Pluralsight is a privately held online education company that offers a variety of video training courses for software developers, IT administrators, and creative professionals through its website. The company is headquartered in Farmington, Utah. In September 2014, it stated it uses more than 600 subject-matter experts as course authors, offers close to 4,000 courses in its catalog, has more than 750,000 individual subscribers and more than 6,000 corporate clients. Not to mention their office space is some of the best in town!

4. Ancestry.com

Known around the world and used by millions, Ancestry.com is based in Provo, Utah. It offers genealogical research through its website so that consumers can trace their family histories. Employees of Ancestry.com report strong job satisfaction and room for growth within the company. The average reported salary at the company is $112,727, and the chief executive officer has a 90 percent employee approval rating.

5. Qualtrics

Qualtrics is a private research software company, based in Provo, Utah. The company was founded in 2002 by Scott M. Smith, Ryan Smith, Jared Smith and Stuart Orgill.

Qualtrics software enables users to do many kinds of online data collection and analysis including market research, customer satisfaction and loyalty, product and concept testing, employee evaluations and website feedback.

6. Instructure

Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, Instructure is a publicly traded educational technology company that was founded in 2008. The company makes the cloud-based Canvas educational software suite that is used by schools and universities across the U.S. Employees report strong satisfaction with the company and with their jobs, and they report that the environment is non-intrusive, casual and offers a good work-life balance. According to Glassdoor, the average reported salary for software engineers is $91,311.

7. Workday

Located in Salt Lake City, Utah, Workday is headquartered in Pleasanton, California. The company was founded in 2005 and has grown to bring in between $1 and $2 billion per year in revenue. Workday makes software applications for human resources, analytics and financial management – products used by some of the largest companies in the world. The average reported salary for Workday employees is $81,429. In reviews, its employees report that the company emphasizes team-building and cohesiveness, and they are overwhelmingly satisfied with their jobs and the company.

DevMountain is an industry-leading coding school based in Utah that prepares their students for success by giving them the tools and skills necessary to obtain a job from one of these tech companies. Students leave our high impact, hands-on program ready to not just enter the tech world, but contribute immediately to their new teams. Due to the success of our students, DevMountain has built strong relationships with tech companies all over Utah. To learn more about the opportunities available for DevMountain students, visit www.devmountain.com

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