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[LIVE] Austin tech companies’ hiring statuses


Recently, our world changed. Not just for one sector, but for all. Each of us are coping with this new world differently, fumbling around in the dark, trying to find the light. Many are logging in remotely to their work, scared that the first email will be from their boss with the bad news.

While we will make it through this with a heavy dose of grit, it is not a fearless effort. So, the best thing we can do right now is to look forward and together, keep our finger on the pulse.

Although The American Genius is a news network for entrepreneurs and small businesses, for nearly a decade, we have operated a massive Facebook Group dedicated to the Austin tech industry, Austin Digital Jobs (and recently added Remote Digital Jobs for people across the nation).

In the spirit of Candor’s national list of hiring freezes, we’re focusing on one sector in one city. Our home.

This list is user-generated and based exclusively on submissions, compiled by selfless volunteers. If you see inaccurate or outdated information or want to send an update about your company, click the “Submit” button after the following spreadsheet.

This will be a bumpy ride, and we’re trying to do something good here, so bear with us, please. We are grateful for your input and help. Together, we’ll make it through this.

Evolving list of Austin tech companies’ hiring statuses:

To view this list in a sortable format, click here.

Company NameStatus# of ReportsNotesConfirmed by companyLast Modified
AlegionLayoffs1No open roles. Major layoffs across many functions: Engineering, Sales, Product, Marketing, CSMsYes4/9/2020 14:59:16
Apogee ResultsActively Hiring1Multiple Roles -- those on website, plus some not yet posted (sales, dev)Yes4/13/2020 16:02:05
Arm, IncHiring Freeze1Some departments are shuffling people between BU's. Hiring will be paused for the whole of FY20Q1 and most likely into FY20Q2.No4/2/2020 11:18:02
Aunt BerthaActively Hiring1Hiring mostly for tech roles: Software Engineering, Data Engineering, BI Analyst, ProductYes4/10/2020 12:09:25
AWL (All Web LeadsActively Hiring1Hiring for tons of open rolesYes4/2/2020 9:00:33
BigCommerceActively Hiring1We are still hiring in all departments in all of our offices globally. All new onboarding is being done 100% remotely.No4/7/2020 14:24:43
BlackbaudHiring Freeze1Hiring Freeze announced mid-MarchNo4/2/2020 13:55:24
BumbleActively Hiring1All roles remain employed. Some teams have been asked to pivot to another skill until we can go back out into the world. All new hires start remotely now.No4/3/2020 11:42:36
Certain AffinityActively Hiring1Our game development has not slowed down and we are actively hiring for both studios. We have 19 active roles just in Austin.Yes4/3/2020 11:55:24
Charles SchwabActively Hiring1Still filling both full-time and contract positions in most organizations.No4/1/2020 21:03:40
CloudflareActively Hiring1Actively growing across all positions, currently 83 open roles in AustinNo4/6/2020 11:30:56
CompeatFurloughs, Layoffs1~85 people furloughed via email. Another ~35 layed off. Team that is left is trying to keep things moving.No4/3/2020 11:01:42
Data FoundryActively Hiring14 open rolesNo4/7/2020 12:42:30
DellHiring Freeze, Layoffs3Hiring freeze went into effect week of 3/10, no word on when hiring will resume. Contractor roles are being cut.No4/8/2020 10:44:24
Dimensional Ink GamesActively Hiring1We have approx 20+ open reqs and are actively hiring C++ engineers (gameplay, engine, server, tools), animators, designers, artists, production, VFX etc.Yes4/2/2020 10:34:46
DISCOLayoffs175-100 laid off. Marketing, sales, engineering, client success, product & technical writers.No4/1/2020 21:09:00
Eduphoria, IncActively Hiring1Continuing with normal hiring plans (handful of open positions)Yes4/1/2020 21:02:45
Enduring GamesActively Hiring1Enduring Games is hiring, growing, and taking on additional console development projectsYes4/2/2020 12:23:02
EpicorHiring Freeze2Hiring Freeze until further notice. All active reqs were cancelled for non-revenue generating roles (so likely if they're hiring it's probably only Sales or similar)Yes4/6/2020 10:21:16
EveriFurloughs1Rumor was 1300 of 1400 employees furloughedNo4/1/2020 21:08:22
ForcepointActively Hiring1Hiring: Salesforce BA, DevOps, SOC Security, Tech Support, Marketing, Graphic Artist, Inside SalesYes4/2/2020 7:55:53
FreebirdsHiring Freeze1No hiring is happening til this is over and they will re-evaluate positions that were open.No4/6/2020 20:46:09
GLGActively Hiring1Client Solutions + Scheduling rolesYes4/2/2020 8:44:33
HireStarterActively Hiring1DevOps + .NET + Security + Data + MoreYes3/31/2020 21:33:40
HotSchedulesSee Notes1Hiring freeze. In the next 2-3 weeks there will be furloughs and layoffs.No4/2/2020 6:58:56
IBMHiring Freeze1I reached out to my manager because I'm a more jr engineer on the team to see if I should be worried about layoffs. They mentioned that IBM froze all of hiring to keep the employees they do have and secure their roles.No4/14/2020 10:20:22
IndeedHiring Freeze1Temporary hiring freeze for all rolesNo4/1/2020 22:33:43
Indio TechnologiesActively Hiring1No cuts, everybody working remotely for three weeks.No4/6/2020 14:08:07
InformaticaHiring Freeze1All hires on hold until markets start opening up. Hiring should open back up in Q2.Yes4/2/2020 19:37:39
InvocaHiring Freeze1Freeze for now; usually hires remote positions in AustinNo4/2/2020 10:22:31
KazooHiring Freeze, Layoffs1Cuts across all teams. Some employees cut now, others given notice their positions will be eliminated on 7/31Yes4/6/2020 20:40:19
Kendra Scott Design, Inc. (HQ)Hiring Freeze, Furloughs, Layoffs1Hiring Freeze, and both furloughs + lay offs happened last Wednesday for pretty much all departments (HQ + field).No4/6/2020 13:22:08
KhorosHiring Freeze1Hiring freeze; no ETA on restarting hires as of now.No4/2/2020 10:21:19
LevelsetLayoffs1As of April 1st: 50% of sales staff laid off, 25% of customer service staff laid off. All SDRs let go, regardless of tenure.No4/1/2020 22:02:53
Mod Tech LabsActively Hiring1Hiring 1 Python Developer, 1 SalesYes4/2/2020 10:10:36
ModernizeActively Hiring1Actively hiring for sales & demand genNo4/7/2020 13:10:16
MVPindexActively Hiring1Hiring Developers, Marketing, CS. No planned layoffs.No4/7/2020 11:04:18
National InstrumentsActively Hiring1Engineering PMs are current being interviewed and hired.Yes4/6/2020 22:50:56
NetspendActively Hiring1Actively hiring for key/critical positions (a mix of positions but mostly salaried)—however, positions being considered require EVP approval or higherNo4/2/2020 11:43:15
Oscar RecruitActively Hiring1Hiring for salesYes4/1/2020 21:07:43
OutboundEngineLayoffs150+ employees, across all departments, laid off on March 25No4/7/2020 15:52:57
Ping IdentitySee Notes1Only hiring critical roles, Devops, in Austin.No4/6/2020 20:44:55
ProcoreHiring Freeze1Only internal moves can happen right now. No pay increases at this time for promotions. No external hiring, but offers made are being honored.No4/6/2020 20:29:51
PushnamiActively Hiring1Hiring in sales, data science, engineering and HRYes4/2/2020 21:01:23
Q2Actively Hiring2No cuts, actively hiring all roles on career pageNo4/3/2020 0:20:39
Qv21 Technologies, Inc.Layoffs1Sales force completely cut; Customer Support cut down to 2; QA cut down to 2; Implementations cut to 1; DevOps cut to 1; Software Engineering cut to 2; management not cut; not hiring currentlyNo4/6/2020 20:49:11
RigUpLayoffs2125 people let go on 3/26 // cut 1/3 of staffNo4/1/2020 21:21:06
RoverPassActively Hiring1Hiring in sales, finance, and engineeringYes4/8/2020 22:45:57
SailpointActively Hiring1Hiring is slower but they are a remote friendly company. Always looking for sales and engineers.No4/6/2020 20:57:26
SciPlayActively Hiring1Engineering; Data, Analytics, Production, Marketing, and ArtYes4/2/2020 10:12:22
SecureLinkLayoffs1Layoffs are coming but it has not been communicated who or what teams. Hiring is also frozen.No4/1/2020 21:12:54
ShipwellActively Hiring123 out of 119 employees let go on March 26 but still hiring for certain rolesNo4/2/2020 10:28:02
Social SolutionsHiring Freeze3Candidates emailed about a hiring freeze after applying.No3/31/2020 21:49:28
Software Advice (Gartner)Hiring Freeze1Offers for brand new hires have been rescinded. No layoffs, but cuts to benefits & annual cost-of-living adjustment has been cancelled.No4/1/2020 21:15:59
SonarSourceActively Hiring1All roles are open and being recruited for.Yes4/7/2020 13:52:50
SonatypeHiring Freeze1Hiring freeze on all positions until further notice (this is a remote company)No4/1/2020 21:33:08
Stitch FixFurloughs1Furloughs; unclear if all or some are impacted (4 weeks of pay was given)No4/8/2020 12:49:46
T3Hiring Freeze, Furloughs, Layoffs1~10% of local staff were given severance and laid off based on canceled client projects, done first of month to ensure benefits through the end of April. All other salaries furloughed 10%, 15% management and up, til end of year.No4/7/2020 9:51:56
The ZebraActively Hiring1Open roles across all departmentsYes4/3/2020 10:31:26
uShipLayoffs2Layoffs of 65 individuals stretching across all departments. Statement from the CEO: https://www.uship.com/blog/company-news/heartbreaking-decisions-fallout-of-covid-19/No4/2/2020 21:09:32
Whole Foods MarketActively Hiring1All tech jobs are up to date with an emphasis on SDE hiring. Also hiring in non-tech roles.No4/3/2020 9:24:22
YonderLayoffs1Cut 18/60 employeesNo4/1/2020 22:31:36
ZenossActively Hiring1Hiring for engineering and security rolesNo4/7/2020 7:18:46
ZyngaActively Hiring111 open positions at Austin location mainly Engineering and Product ManagementNo4/2/2020 12:58:24


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