Zipwhip Expands Into Canada With Calgary Developer Hub
Zipwhip, the leading provider of Texting for Business ™, announced it is expanding its recruiting efforts internationally and creating a developer hub in Calgary, Alberta. In partnership with Calgary Economic Development, Zipwhip is promoting a variety of career opportunities targeting developers.
With remote work becoming the new norm in 2020, Zipwhip saw an opportunity to diversify its workforce beyond Seattle. After months of research, the company landed on the western Canadian city due to its thriving tech start-up scene and talent pool.
“We’re proud of what we’ve built in Seattle and plan to do the same in Calgary – form a collaborative team where employees are empowered to build amazing products and make an impact with their work.”
Kirsten Spoljaric, SVP, People at Zipwhip, announced the news saying, “Calgary’s developer scene is flourishing; we can’t wait to get involved in it. We’re excited to further expand and diversify our engineering team.”
Zipwhip, one of the fastest-growing and top-rated workplaces in Seattle, aims to continue its award-winning culture in the new setting. Spoljaric said, “We’re proud of what we’ve built in Seattle and plan to do the same in Calgary – form a collaborative team where employees are empowered to build amazing products and make an impact with their work.”
The expansion in hiring coincides with Zipwhip’s growth in the Canadian messaging space. With the most toll-free messaging connectivity in North America of any provider, Zipwhip offers fast, reliable texting to businesses across Canada.
Zipwhip CEO John Lauer says the move supports Zipwhip’s goal to text enable businesses across the globe.
“We want to provide every business on the planet with texting, and this hub is a step in that direction.”
The news comes after a monumental year for Zipwhip in 2020 when the company doubled its revenue and increased texting traffic over its network by 129%. Zipwhip is currently ranked the 8th fastest-growing company in Seattle on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 list. The company has grown 408% over the past three years, fueled by ongoing product innovation and soaring demand for texting solutions. Interested candidates are invited to visit www.zipwhip.com/careers to learn about Zipwhip’s culture and view open roles.