Silicon Canal: 8 Seattle Tech Teams That Rival Silicon Valley

Resting on Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle is not only the largest city in Washington State, it is home to a significant tech industry, evergreen forests, the iconic Space Needle, and a fair amount of rain.

These eight tech companies in the Seattle area have been making waves with their products and practices, and most are currently hiring! If you’ve ever thought about relocating to Rain City, getting the lowdown on these companies is a good place to start!

Insurance|Data Science|Marketing

Assurance is a technology start-up passionately improving the personal insurance industry. They’re enhancing consumer outcomes and reducing friction through world-class Data Science, Engineering, Product, and Marketing.

“Everyone seems to be happy and works hard daily to achieve our goals”

-Employee review


Assurance employees rated their overall culture an A+.

Assurance is hiring! Check out jobs here!


This cloud-based work management platform empowers collaboration, drives better decision making, and accelerates innovation for over 70,000 brands in 190 countries, including 75% of Fortune 500 companies. Recently recognized as one of the 25 Highest Rated Public Cloud Companies to Work For in a list released by Battery Ventures and Glassdoor, Smartsheet maintains rich data integrations with mission-critical applications from Microsoft, Google, Salesforce, Atlassian, and many others.

“My team is a collection of some the brightest, hard working people I’ve ever had the opportunity to work with.”

-Employee review


Smartsheet employees rated their overall culture an A.

Smartsheet is hiring! Check out jobs here!

CRM|Business Services|Sales Engagement

Outreach is a sales engagement platform that accelerates revenue growth by optimizing every interaction throughout the customer lifecycle. The platform manages all customer interactions across email, voice and social, and leverages machine learning to guide reps to take the right actions.

“Overall there is an overwhelming sense of opportunity here at Outreach that brings truly positive mindset to the workplace. My peers look to help eachother as often as possible, which has lead to an environment where it is ok to fail, it is ok to make mistakes, and most importantly there is help!”

-Employee review


+Outreach employees rated their overall culture an A+.

Outreach is hiring! Check out jobs here!

Analytics|Big Data|Enterprise|SaaS

Tableau Software helps people see and understand data. Offering a revolutionary new approach to business intelligence, Tableau allows users to quickly connect, visualize, and share data with a seamless experience from the PC to the iPad.

“The people are wonderful. Tableau’s hiring standards for ‘soft-skills’ continue to be top-notch. There are very few mean or rude people. Most people are genuine and friendly.”

-Employee review

94% of Tableau employees say they company’s goals are clear and that they’re invested in them.

Tableau is hiring! Check out jobs here!


OfferUp provides online platform to buy and sell various items in Seattle. It enables users to post items for sale to friends, followers, people nearby, people of similar interests, moms groups, and craigslist using phones or tablets, browse local items with new postings daily; and message buyers and sellers.

“The people here are great. They work hard and care about the product.”

-Employee review

100% of OfferUp employees feel that they’re paid fairly 

OfferUp is hiring! Check out jobs here!


Leafly allows you to rate and review various medical marijuana strains. Reviews are aggregated to provide visitors with a complete profile of their favorite strains. Each session can be tracked with a journal, keeping a record of how the medicine made you feel and what symptoms it helped to relieve.

Leafly is hiring! Check out jobs here!

Analytics|Big Data|Internet of Things

INRIX, Inc. offers real-time, historical, and predictive traffic information solutions. It offers services, such as INRIX Connected Services, a suite of content services providing navigation OEMs and location-based service application developers with private label and go-to-market solutions for in-vehicle, PND, wireless phone, and other connected devices.

INRIX is hiring! Check out jobs here!


Avalara makes tax compliance simple for businesses of all sizes by creating cost-effective solutions that integrate with your existing software. This provides transparent transactions, accurate tax compliance, painless administration and effortless reporting.

“New office with great views of Seattle in the Pioneer Square neighborhood. Updated workstations – everyone has convertible desks that raise and lower. Everyone works hard and takes time to have fun. It’s not often that you work at a company where it feels like you’re surrounded by your best friends.”

-Employee review

Avalara is hiring! Check out jobs here!