Tech is booming, salaries are good, and veterans possess many of the same sought-after skills in the tech industry. Veterans’ experience that involves working with technical equipment for navigation, data analysis, and communication provides readily translatable skills for the tech space. These skills, coupled with veterans’ proven higher productivity and strong decision-making skills, give an advantage when starting a career in tech.
Transitioning into a new career after retiring from the military comes with unique challenges for both applicants and employers. For one, not all companies understand how to translate military experience into civilian skills. Military-friendly companies help ease veterans into positions by finding jobs for which veterans have directly correlated skills.
Explore a few of Best Companies’ top tech companies hiring veterans in Arizona.
Top Tech Companies Hiring Veterans
In 2016, the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, GoDaddy, pledged to hire 500 military veterans or spouses throughout the next five years. The company’s commitment to military veterans extends back to its beginning with GoDaddy’s founder, Bob Parsons, being a Vietnam War veteran himself.
GoDaddy even has a dedicated veterans’ community, dubbed GDVET, that brings together other veteran employees with shared experiences, promotes career development in technology, and organizes mentorship programs. With headquarters in Scottsdale, GoDaddy is definitely one of the top tech companies hiring veterans in Arizona. As its Chief People Office has said, “Hiring and supporting the brave men and women who serve our country is part of our GoDaddy DNA.”
USAA proudly serves military members and their families for a range of financial services including insurance and credit cards. Part of USAA’s mission in honoring individuals and their families who serve is being a dedicated employer of the military community. This Fortune 500 company is committed to ensuring that a minimum of 30% of its workforce consists of military and their spouses.
In addition to getting priority in the hiring process, veterans also benefit from a host of specialized programs. With plans to hire up to 1,000 technology professionals though 2020 at the Phoenix campus, there are plenty of opportunities for veterans to explore at USAA!
Vixxo is a technology-enabled asset management company with a Scottsdale campus that provides facility, intelligent energy and construction management services for clients throughout North America. CEO and President, Jim Reavey, has stated the company’s commitment to and appreciation of military associates and Vixxo’s dedication to recruiting new talent.
The veteran-committed company has also experienced remarkable growth, winning several awards, and adding hundreds of jobs in recent years. Be sure to read the story of how Matt W., US Coast Guard Cutterman Lieutenant (ret), Director of Operations at Vixxo, found excitement and camaraderie in the corporate world through Vixxo!
TEKsystems has won the 2019 Military Friendly Employer and 2018 Military Friendly Spouse Employer awards, proving year-after-year its support of military. The company is an industry leader in Full-Stack Technology Services, Talent Services and real-world application, constantly looking for talent to drive change at its Tempe location.
As a reputable leader with more than 30 years of experience in IT staffing, IT talent management and IT services, TEKsystems offers challenging, exciting and rewarding career opportunities for life during and after military service. They are now seeking qualified veterans to join the team and apply the skills they’ve developed to one of TEKsystems’ many positions available
With offices in Westgate, Scottsdale, and Mesa, Ring covers an extensive part of the Phoenix area and has a strong commitment to hiring veterans to its Community Support teams. Ring’s mission is to reduce crime in neighborhoods and empower consumers by creating a Ring of Security around homes and communities with its suite of smart home security products. Look out for Ring’s Military Veteran and Veteran Spouse targeted positions!
Kudos to these stellar organizations for making the path from military service retirement into a new career an easier one for our veterans and their families! Veterans and their spouses on the hunt for a new career can visit a full list of the best companies for military candidates on our Veteran Committed Employers page.