Atomic Object on the prowl for talent

Only months after winning the Alfred. P. Sloan award for business excellence in workplace flexibility, Atomic Object (AO) will be making a major hiring push in 2011.

With their revenue increasing by 20% over 2009, annual sales of over $4.1M and several large contracts including a two-year, $500,000+ contract renewal from the World Bank, AO will be aggressively spreading the word about their hiring needs and the cool workplace at their Wealthy St. SE headquarters.

According to Carl Erickson, co-founder of AO, they will be looking to add 10 new people, primarily designers and developers.  

"We could of grown even more last year," he indicates, a year in which he had to turn away work because their team was maxed out.

Mike Marsiglia, VP, highlights the mobile applications market as a significant factor in their growth along with the increased customer demand from bringing design services in-house, which "allowed us to build better products."

Both Erickson and Marsiglia are quick to point out their agile software development process as another reason for their success. Agile development "is different than traditional approaches to software development," says Erickson. "The customer is very involved from the beginning and the product is developed before their eyes."

This approach is very attractive to entrepreneurs and he highlights the recent launches of Bloomfire, Kidtelligent, Covenant Retirement Communities and Catalog Choice as examples of "building smaller and releasing faster."

AO plans to spread the message about employment opportunities through their blog as well as using a national search through targeted channels. For more information on AO, you can visit their website here.

Sources: Carl Erickson and Mike Marsiglia, Atomic Object
Writer: John Rumery, Innovation and Jobs Editor
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