Meet STRATIS IoT, a company dedicated to making apartments and buildings smarter with IoT devices that benefit tenants and property managers. Clients in STRATIS-outfitted units enjoy smart tech features such as remote-controlled heating, cooling, lighting and door locks. When STRATIS runs into the limitations of off-the-shelf IoT devices, its team starts inventing new products. Not only does STRATIS’ innovation place it squarely on the cutting edge, it also makes the world a greener, more livable place.
STRATIS, based in Manayunk, services 380,000 units worldwide and has been recognized at a national level. It’s in the top 15% of Inc. 5000 “Fastest Growing Company in America” and Top 10 Entrepreneur 360 “Best Company in America.” Locally, STRATIS won Technical.ly’s Growth Company of the Year award in 2020.
2020 meant expansion and new direction for STRATIS. Texas-based software group RealPage acquired it, and the company is seeking new hires to accommodate its growth.
Despite the acquisition, ongoing pandemic and subsequent churn in the national job market, STRATIS’ team and strong culture remained intact. STRATIS prioritizes trust and respect, ensuring each of its employees feel valued. The company prides itself on its culture of flexibility, as well. Mini case study emblematic of the open communication rampant in STRATIS’ workplace: upon STRATIS’ acquisition, the CEO and CTO called each employee personally to break the news and answer questions.
Once in the door at STRATIS, team members are encouraged to share new ideas and ways to improve. Employees’ work is never stagnant at a company that’s always trying to better itself.
STRATIS is open to cultivating talent. With remote work on the table, the company is hiring the best and brightest based wherever the company’s services can be deployed — which is really anywhere.
“I love my team, and we always have each other's back. We have this culture of being scrappy and just a commitment to get things done. When we log on, we are responsible for getting people into their front doors, so we are really driven by purpose.”Jordyn Kimelheim Software Engineer
“We're empowered to make changes at STRATIS. I'm so used to working in a corporate environment where you need permission to be able to make even small adjustments, which is so unlike this company. I'm truly trusted here to follow what I believe is the right move and in the client’s best interests.”Lauren Lam Training Manager
“Nobody's bigger than the team at STRATIS. Everyone is dedicated to getting the work done, and there’s no big egos preventing that. Our most successful folks are people who tap into the teamwork that is very much a cornerstone of the work we do.”Shenali Parikh Product Manager
What do employees love about the work they get to do at STRATIS?
Our team gets to tackle challenges every day by doing the latest and greatest in smart access and the IoT world. Our company is managing IoT devices in multifamily spaces, meaning we have to balance the privacy and autonomy of the resident versus the responsibilities and needs of the people who run the property. On top of that, we need to make sure the nitty-gritty of the tech is working.
STRATIS’ tech plays an important role in the day-to-day lives of the clients we serve. Our team is driven to serve our clients so families across the globe enjoy their safe, comfortable homes.
How do you acclimate a new hire in a remote working environment?
After you join the team, we hold an onboarding process that includes informative conversations about STRATIS’ history and mission. We prioritize this, since it’s a chance for you to learn why your work and time at STRATIS is so valuable. By the way, our encouragement of new ideas led to an employee suggesting a more robust approach to onboarding mid-pandemic and the development of our current process — so we mean it when we say we want to hear what you think.
STRATIS also offers a mentorship program, so you can connect with a seasoned employee. We aim to welcome you into our collaborative and supportive network.
What will I learn at STRATIS?
No question goes unanswered at STRATIS. Once you join the squad, reach out to any team member whose work you’re curious about. Our Slack is very much driven by an open-door policy.
Though we have grown over the years, STRATIS has a startup spirit and loves finding go-getters that see growth in their own roles and professional careers. If you want to think big, we can’t wait to meet you.
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