Engineers who love the outdoors may want to send a resume to Symplified.
The Boulder, Colo., startup is looking to hire another 20 engineers this year as part of plans to double its staff size to about 80 from 40 after raising a $9 million funding round.
Employees of the maker of cloud computing software can look forward to a lot of biking, hiking and skiing with co-workers in between long coding sessions.
"We've come to believe the company that plays together stays together," said Eric Olden, Symplified's CEO.
But it's not all fun and games. The company puts out a new version of its software every 90 days, which requires all employees to work at an intense pace, Olden said.
"Our favorite saying is that we do everything at 11,'" on a scale of one to 10, said Olden, in a reference to a well-known scene in the movie "This is Spinal Tap."
Symplified is looking for senior, experienced software architects who can design systems that are reliable 100% of the time.
"We are a utility; downtime is never an option," Olden said.
The company has built an open source software stack and is looking for people with experience working with Java, Linux and Apache, in VMWare virtualization environments and with Amazon's software as a service platform.
Symplified is also hiring more junior engineers for quality assurance testing, and plans to add sales pros and sales support engineers in field offices in Boston, Toronto and Silicon Valley.
Several senior members of the company's engineering team previously worked together at Securant, a startup Olden founded in 1995 and which grew to 300 employees before being acquired by RSA Security for $140 million.
After hiring many of Symplified's earliest employees from their network of contacts, Olden and other hiring managers are now using recruiters and LinkedIn to find talent.
"As fast as we're growing, you can't know everyone you need to hire," Olden said.
The company's software provides identity verification and access management to businesses that use cloud computing services from Salesforce.com, Google and Amazon.com.
Symplified's revenue rose 700% in 2010 and its software is now used by 1 million licensed users, according to the release announcing the company's funding.
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