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Meet these 12 tech companies and see who’s hiring at the Sept. 23 Developers Conference

This year's all-virtual Dev Conf can help advance your technical prowess and even your career via virtual connections with local orgs seeking new talent.

At's 2019 Developers Conference. ( photo)
All companies listed in this article are sponsors of the 2020 Developers Conference.
Update: Comcast has been added as a hiring employer. (9/10/20, 10:45 a.m.)

It goes without saying that this year’s economic climate is unlike nearly any other we’ve experienced in our lifetime. Yet despite massive — and quite frankly, deeply troubling — unemployment figures, hiring and growth are still happening.

The 11 tech companies below prove that opportunity remains for the Philadelphia tech community, and you can meet them all at’s Developers Conference, happening Wednesday, Sept. 23, during Philly Tech Week 2020 presented by Comcast. In addition to a full day of technical talks, technologists will have an opportunity to explore virtual exhibitor booths and connect with local companies that are hiring (whether now or in the near future).


Comcast creates technology and entertainment that connects millions of people to the moments and experiences that matter most. It drives innovation every day through its valuable portfolio of products and services while preserving the distinctive identity and purpose of its brands. Here, you’ll collaborate with diverse and passionate people to help reimagine industries, invent new technologies, and create extraordinary experiences for customers. Comcast invites you to come as you are, and make an impact. Find job opportunities here.


Ascensus helps over 11,000,000 Americans save for retirement, education and healthcare. Its technology is used to create dynamic experiences, automate tasks, manage large quantities of data, protect information, and achieve efficiencies for their clients. Associates experience a work environment aligned to the company’s values, evident in the many ways they encourage collaboration, idea-sharing, recognition, and personal growth. View its career opportunities here.


Azavea is on the map for the company’s mobile and web geospatial data applications. When it comes to company culture, its vibe is reflected in startup staples like ping pong tables and happy hours — but it views “culture” more as a reflection of the values the company already has. A prime example? It’s committed to improving the world. And the growing company treats its employees with the same respect. Learn more about Azavea, its culture, featured job openings and other career opportunities here.

Pinnacle 21

With its products already in use by the FDA, and industry-wide by biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, Pinnacle 21 is continuing its work to shrink the clinical trial process, as well as looking to build new products outside of its niche in standardization. The team-centric company has proven to be a draw for professionals who thrive when empowered with autonomy and ownership. Every single person is an essential part of the process. Titles and status hold little weight around the office, as all employees have equal footing, respect and influence. Explore more about Pinnacle 21.


Founded in 2013 by a small group of ambitious engineers, the original Promptworks crew came up with a plan to design its culture the same way it designed software: custom. Having worn nearly every hat in the tech industry collectively, the team set out to create the company they’d always wanted to work for, with a culture that respected the work of each and every contributor. Learn more about Promptworks including job openings, news coverage and leadership perspectives.


For 40 years, Cerner has worked at the intersection of healthcare and information technology to connect people and systems around the world. It supports clients by surfacing data that enables them to make informed operations management decisions, while arming clinicians with information needed to provide smarter care. At Cerner, your ideas can open pathways to life-changing solutions, and your ambitions can have real impact. If you’re out to change the world in ways that matter, you’re in the right place to explore a career with Cerner.

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Linode is one of the world’s first and largest open source-focused cloud hosting providers, with a platform that boasts nearly half a million users around the world and growing. Its mission is to accelerate innovation by making cloud computing simple, affordable, and accessible to all. While the company is a major tech player, its values have not changed; it fosters a supportive environment and a “no ceiling” culture where there are few layers between engineers and C-suite executives. Learn more about Linode’s culture and current job openings, as well as company leaders’ perspectives.


Lutron is a technology-centered and people-driven company with a long history of significant growth and smart innovations. From dimmers for the home, to smart lighting management systems for entire buildings, Lutron Electronics offers more than 15,000 products, sold in more than 100 countries. Employees come to work prepared to think, create, and make things happen. A focus on cross-functional teams means objectivity, imagination, and intellect are valued, regardless of position, experience level, or expertise. Discover Lutron.

TD Bank

TD is the sixth-largest bank in North America by branches, serving approximately 24 million customers in a number of locations in key financial centers around the globe. Benefits and awards are just part of the experience as a TB Bank employee. Personal growth and opportunity join alongside career growth, through commitments to diversity, the environment, training and development, and community engagement. When you join TD, you’ll get more than a job. You’ll get a career. Explore options here.


URBN is the parent company to cult fashion and lifestyle brands Anthropologie, Free People, Urban Outfitters and, most recently, Nuuly. For its primarily millennial workforce of 2,000, URBN promotes laid back vibes, a hierarchy-free organizational structure and a collaborative approach to working at the intersection of fashion and technology. No two days at URBN are the same and creativity is a core experience for all team members. Learn more about URBN’s culture, peek inside its offices, and view job openings.


For being one of the largest investment companies in the world, Vanguard has cultivated a uniquely tight-knit community of engaged “crew members” who are passionate about growth and giving back to the community. Personal and professional growth is encouraged with hands-on opportunities via in-house specialty programs, continuing education, and more. Discover more about Vanguard including featured jobs, highlighted perks and benefits, and to view all of their job openings.


Entercom is a leading audio and entertainment company engaging over 170 million consumers each month through its iconic broadcast brands, expansive digital platform, premium podcast network and live events and experiences. Entercom Philadelphia is the unrivaled leader in local news, sports and talk radio. In addition to highly competitive benefits, noteworthy perks and opportunities for growth, Entercom emphasizes equality, environmental work, culture-building, and giving back to the community. Explore career opportunities here.

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Plus, don’t forget to check out the week’s other events:

Signature Event

2020’s Signature Event will take place the evening of Thursday, Sept. 24. Normally a big in-person gathering, “Philly’s Nerd Met Gala” is going virtual this year with cosplay, awards and live trivia. Transform your home office, living room, or outdoor space into your very own personal stage where you can dress up to be entered into our cosplay competition! Your ticket price goes to support the journalism and community organizing from

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Introduced by

On Friday, Sept. 25, the Introduced by conference returns as a full-day virtual conference introducing you to the ideas, people and opportunities that build better companies. This year, the day’s programming is framed around two key themes: Better Workplaces and Equitable Hometowns.

Secure your spot today: The first 300 people to purchase their ticket will receive a free, signed copy of the new book by keynote speaker, Guy Raz.

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Community Calendar

Then there’s the Community Calendar, a curated collection of virtual events running Sept. 21 through 25. Here are a few to be sure to check out:

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