26 Fast-Growing Midwest Tech Companies Now Hiring Software Engineers

Lauren Zyber

By on 03/22/21

26 Fast-Growing Midwest Tech Companies Now Hiring Software Engineers

There’s no doubt that the Midwest is a great place to be for tech jobs. And if you still have doubts, just check out some of the best startups and tech companies that call the Midwest home. They’re great places to work, and, with competitive salaries and affordable cost of living, life in the Midwest can be pretty good. 

Luckily, many fast-growing Midwest tech companies are hiring for tech jobs right now. Product development, customer service, marketing experts, and, of course, software engineers. 

Check out 25 fast-growing startups and tech companies hiring on the Purpose Jobs platform right now. 

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Top Midwest Tech Companies Hiring Software Engineers



Headquartered in Chicago, Clearcover is a top insurtech startup disrupting a $200 billion industry by offering better car insurance coverage for better rates. The company is growing their Customer Experience team in Detroit, and also looking for engineers to join their remote teams. Clearcover is a welcoming, equity-driven startup making a name for themselves in the insurtech industry. Learn more about life at Clearcover.

Open Roles:

Sr. Quality Engineer, Remote

Lead Quality Engineer, Remote

Engineering Manager, Remote

Lead Kotlin Software Engineer, Remote

Lead Ruby Backend Engineer, Remote

React Native Engineer, Remote

Sr. Software Engineer (Kotlin), Remote

Frontend Engineer, Remote



Headquartered in Detroit, Autobooks is a top fintech startup helping small businesses do better banking. After a record year of growth, the company just raised $25 million in Series B funding. Part of that new funding is going toward hiring. Autobooks is one of the best places to work in the Midwest, recognized for their learning and growth opportunities, close-knit community, and all around amazing humans.

Open Roles:

Quality Assurance Engineer, Detroit

Junior Developer with a Frontend Focus (JavaScript & UI), Detroit

Junior Developer with a Backend Focus (.Net & SQL), Detroit

Senior Developer with a Frontend Focus (JavaScript & UI), Detroit

Senior Developer with a Backend focus (.NET and SQL), Detroit

Cloud Administrator, Detroit



Founded in Columbus, Root is a top insurtech company that provides better auto insurance rates for better driving. The company has rapidly grown since it was founded in 2015. Last year, the company went public, raising $724.4 million in their IPO. Root is also continuing to grow its team and has many open startup jobs in engineering and product. Why work at one of the best insurtech companies in the Midwest (and the country)? They have great benefits, rewarding work, and a culture where everyone feels valued.

Open Roles:

Senior Software Engineer, Remote

Engineering Manager, Remote

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Waymark makes it easy for companies and organizations to make powerful and beautiful videos for marketing. Based in Detroit, they’re one of the best places to work in Midwest tech. The Waymark team is building technology that’s rewriting the rules of video production—and they're looking for talented folks who are ready for an opportunity to build something great. 

Open Roles:

Senior Software Engineer - (Various Roles; JS, Python, WebGL, AWS, etc.), Detroit


VROOM logoVroom

Vroom is a growing tech company, building an amazing team in Detroit. This end-to-end ecommerce company is revolutionizing the car buying experience. After their IPO last June, Vroom is looking to grow their team with experienced product and software engineers. 

Open Roles:

Sr. Salesforce Developer, Remote

Sr. Backend Software Engineer, Remote



Later this year, KLA is opening a brand new, state-of-the-art campus in Ann Arbor. This company supplies process control and yield management solutions for the semiconductor and nanoelectronics industry. Basically, they have a hand in making the devices of today (and tomorrow)—smart phones, laptops, tablets, robotics, smart watches, VR, autonomous vehicles, and more. They’re looking for candidates for their Ann Arbor office, as well as their headquarters in California. 

Open Roles:

Product Development Engineer (Optics, Opto-Mechanics, Motion Control Systems), Remote

Cloud Architect, Ann Arbor

Software Engineer - Hardware Integration (C#/C++/Java/.NET/WCF), Ann Arbor

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Signal Advisors

Signal Advisors is a venture-backed, Detroit startup that helps independent financial advisors grow their business in various ways—through technology, financing, peer-to-peer coaching, marketing, and more. They came out of stealth mode in August 2020, and have become the country's fastest-growing annuity distributor.

Learn more about life at Signal Advisors.

Open Roles:

Backend Software Engineer, Remote

Salesforce Developer, Remote

Site Reliability Engineer, Remote


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Located in Detroit, Bloomscape is an e-commerce startup that’s in the business of growing—plants, that is, and their team. Bloomscape sells beautiful plants online, and delivers them fresh to your door. They also come with amazing plant care help, which includes a plant mom. Last year, the startup raised $15 million in funding and acquired plant care app Vera. 

Open Roles:

Software Development Engineer, Detroit

Software Development Manager, Detroit


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Teal Media

Based in Detroit but hiring for remote jobs, Teal Media is a creative and design agency focused on purposeful design that empowers action and progress. Fun Fact: Teal created the original website for President Biden’s 2020 campaign. Their work is super mission-driven and focused on bringing clients technological solutions. This woman-owned and woman-led firm is looking for talented developers who share their beliefs. 

Open Roles:

WordPress / PHP Developer, Remote

Senior Digital Project Manager, Remote




DocNetwork is an Ann Arbor startup that provides innovative health and safety solutions to a diverse group of organizations—camps, YMCAs, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, colleges and universities, K-12 schools and more. It’s all about helping keep kids healthy and safe when they’re away from home, and their culture is built around honest work, collaboration, and having fun. They’re looking for people who want to make an impact. 

Open Roles:

Full-Stack Developer II, Ann Arbor


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Columbus is a great place for software engineering startup jobs, something Upstart understood when they built a second office in Columbus, Ohio. As a leading AI lending platform, Upstart is a top fintech company in the Midwest—and the country. The company uses AI to improve access to affordable credit while still reducing risk and costs. 

Open Roles:

Senior Software Engineer, Columbus


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Rivet is making it easier to find and manage workforce jobs with their digital tools. Founded in 2020, the company is one of the newest Detroit startups on the scene, but they are certainly one of the top Detroit startups to watch this year. They’re looking for talented folks who are excited to build something great.

Open Roles:

Software Engineer, Detroit


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Greenlight Guru

Greenlight Guru is a top Indianapolis startup hiring for remote tech jobs, and a great tech company in the Midwest. They’re building the only quality management software designed specifically for the medical device industry. The company is rapidly growing, launching new products, services, and educational programs.

Open Roles:

Back End Software Engineer, Remote


SkySpecs LogoSkySpecs

SkySpecs is an Ann Arbor startup helping improve the wind energy industry. This tech company is building digital tools for automating operations and maintenance, helping customers make better decisions. They’re also one of the best places to work in the Midwest

Open Roles:

Senior JavaScript Engineer, Remote 


seamless logoSeamless.AI

Seamless.AI is a Columbus startup building digital tools for sales teams. They make it easier to build relationships with people. And that’s a big part of their culture, too—being supportive, collaborative, and people-minded.

Open Roles:

Backend Software Engineer, Remote


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Using data from shoppers' mobile grocery list apps, AdAdapted helps consumer packaged good brands and retailers get better advertising results. It’s all about understanding what drives consumer decisions about how they shop at grocery stores. Their patented and innovative technology makes this possible. 

Open Roles:

Backend Software Engineer, Ann Arbor

Mobile Software Engineer, Ann Arbor


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Aver is a Columbus startup that’s all about value-based healthcare. They provide comprehensive analytics, network services, and administrative capabilities in the healthcare industry. This mission-driven startup is committed to better outcomes for everyone in the healthcare community. 

Open Roles:

DevOps Engineer, Columbus



Diet ID

Diet ID is a digital toolkit revolutionizing diet assessment management. Their clinically tested visual approach helps people save time, effort, cost, and generates a personalized path to wellness. The company was founded in Detroit in 2016 and is now hiring for remote tech jobs.

Open Roles:

Senior Full Stack Engineer (JavaScript / Rails), Remote


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The Pocketnest app uses behavioral science and psychology to coach users to achieve financial wellness. The fintech startup was founded in Ann Arbor by one of the top Midwest female founders to watch in 2021

Open Roles:

Senior Software Engineer, Remote



Clinc is bringing a human approach to conversational AI. This Ann Arbor fintech startup uses patented AI technology specifically optimized for banks to create superior customer experiences. This innovative company is looking for talented software engineers to take their technology to the next level. 

Open Roles:

Engineering Manager, AI Experience Development, Ann Arbor

Engineering Manager, Customer Solutions - Infrastructure, Ann Arbor

Senior Mobile Applications Developer, Ann Arbor

Senior Site Reliability Engineer, Ann Arbor

Customer Solutions Engineer, Infrastructure, Ann Arbor

Software Engineer, AI Experience Development, Ann Arbor



If a watch can be smart, why can’t a hard hat? Guardhat is a Detroit company building smart safety equipment for workers. The company also provides digital tools for workplace productivity and asset management. The Guardhat HC1 Communicator, a smart hard hat, was named one of the best inventions of 2020 by TIME magazine. 

Open Roles:

Full Stack Lead, Detroit

DevOps Engineer, Detroit

System Architect, Detroit



Integral is a technology consulting firm based in Detroit but looking to fill their open remote tech jobs. The Integral team is passionate about leveraging technology to solve problems and help people. The team helps with product development, strategy, design, and more.

Open Roles:

Agile Full Stack Software Engineer, Remote

Agile Full Stack Software Engineer - Senior, Remote




A top marketing tech startup in Detroit, Quikly leverages psychology and incentives to help immediately increase consumer response around key marketing initiatives. The team is made up of some awesome humans who work with some of the largest brands in the world.

Open Roles:

Full-stack Web Developer, Detroit


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X by 2

Based in Metro Detroit, X by 2 is a software consulting firm transforming business and technology for healthcare and insurance companies. Their talented team helps companies revolutionize their strategy, technology options, mobilization, and more.

Open Roles:

Senior Software Engineer, Remote

Software Engineering Manager, Detroit

Application Architect, Remote

Software Engineer, Remote

Solution Architect, Remote

Technology and Strategy Delivery Lead, Remote

Software Engineer Technical Lead, Remote


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Slalom is a large consulting firm with a startup mentality. This global company is hiring for open tech jobs around the world, including their vibrant office in Detroit. The Slalom team helps companies innovate, develop product strategy, customer experience strategy, digital tools, and more. They’re also one of the best places to work

Open Roles:

Software Engineer, Detroit


curbside-sos-logoCurbside SOS

Based in Detroit, Curbside SOS is building a digital platform for police dispatch and towing companies. By streamlining tow requests and providing continuous updates, tow trucks can get to disabled vehicles faster—which keeps everyone a lot safer. 

Open Roles:

Manager, Software Engineering, Detroit

Senior Software Engineer, Detroit

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