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Chariot Solutions

Fort Washington, PA
Founded in 2002
Status: Active

Company Stats

Expertise:
Android, Angular, AWS, Big Data, Go, iOS, IoT, Java, Javascript, Kotlin, NodeJS, Python, React, Scala, Spark, Spring, Swift
Industry:
Software
Headquarters:
Fort Washington, PA
Employee Count:
51-100
Tax Status:
For-profit
Founded:
July 1, 2002

Address

515 Pennsylvania Ave Suite 202 Fort Washington, PA 19034
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Fort Washington, PA
Founded in 2002
Status: Active

Company Stats

Expertise:
Android, Angular, AWS, Big Data, Go, iOS, IoT, Java, Javascript, Kotlin, NodeJS, Python, React, Scala, Spark, Spring, Swift
Industry:
Software
Headquarters:
Fort Washington, PA
Employee Count:
51-100
Tax Status:
For-profit
Founded:
July 1, 2002

Address

515 Pennsylvania Ave, Suite 202, Fort Washington, PA
A Look Inside

Respect. Peer relationships. No ego.

For 17 years, Fort Washington-based software development firm Chariot Solutions has operated on a people-first ethos, supporting employees in their professional and personal development.

It’s that focus on Chariot employees — “Charioteers” as they call themselves — that led the firm to recently begin offering paid maternity, paternity, and family leave to its new parents. The benefit is a natural extension of Chariot’s flexible work schedules and the newest way the company gives personal support to its growing families. “It’s not about competing against other firms,” said Tracey Welson-Rossman, Chariot’s chief marketing officer. “It’s just very true to who we are and something we really believe in.”

Staying open to learning and having a curiosity for professional development is at the heart of being a Charioteer. “We see training as an investment rather than a cost,” said Welson-Rossman of Chariot’s focus on mentoring. “The type of people we bring on are excited about the technology. They want to learn and stay ahead, and it’s helped propel us internally so that we are better servicing our clients.”

Chariot’s penchant for in-house learning culminates each year on Chariot Day, an internal series of presentations, workshops, and lessons led by Charioteers, where topics range from coding techniques to mechanical keyboards to meditation. Pete Fleming, Chariot’s head of user experience and design, has been with the company for about a year and a half and presented at two Chariot Days.

“In both instances I was trying out presentations that I later on went and gave in other places, and it was really about showing the true value and return on investment of including good design in your software development practice,” said Fleming, who recently did his second presentation at Philadelphia’s Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise conference. “Our Chariot Day happened to be about a month before that, so I did a practice run on them and that was really a workshop format, sketching paper prototypes to test features of a mock app we were building.”

An emphasis on staying flexible and supporting the growth of Charioteers has helped the company evolve past its Java and open source software development roots, and today Chariot continues to make moves into cloud, IoT, smart home and mobile projects. In 2019, they will continue to have a large need for new developers.

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Culture Q&A

What made you decide to add paternity to your benefits?

When you’re looking at people in their late 20s and early 30s, there are often marriages and babies, and we really needed to think about that. That’s been a part of who we’ve been since the beginning because when Chariot started back in 2002, we all had kids.

This is a very family-oriented company. We have a lot of working dual couples, and we want to support these families. Supporting our working husbands to help their working wives is really one way of doing that, so giving this benefit of paternity leave is one way of supporting women who are out in the workplace.

How does Chariot give back to the community?

A lot of Charioteers give presentations and workshops in the community, and around the nation in some cases, working with local meet-ups as well as larger conferences. There’s also a good deal of folks here that work in the community in a charitable way. With an organization called Compete 360 in Philadelphia, we introduced the concepts of design thinking to underserved inner city schools, elementary all the way up through high school. We work with the students to identify and tackle challenges that they have in their community using design thinking and the practices we put into place here every day for our work.

How does Chariot’s learning environment help the company?

Chariot has an amazing focus on the people here. What Chariot does for the team members in the way of education and support is just amazing. I think Chariot truly believes that if you hire really good people and you treat them really well, then they will in the end take care of the client. I can tell you first hand that it’s a good approach and it’s worked really well.

Jobs Here are some details behind the employee experience here, including highlighted perks and benefits and notes on the tech they work with.

Perks & Benefits

Health & Wellness Benefits
  • Dental
  • Disability Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Vision
  • Wellness Programs
Other
  • Game Room
  • Work from Home
Parental Benefits
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Generous Parental Leave
Perks & Discounts
  • Casual Dress
  • Company Outings
  • Lunch
  • Special Discounts
Professional Development
  • Online Trainings
  • Tuition Reimbursement
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
  • 401K
  • Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
  • Generous PTO
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Days

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