Thinking about becoming an Atom?
We're generalists & consultants, with a passion for the craft of software and a drive to help our clients succeed. We value learning, collaboration, personal responsibility, and mutual support.Meet our Team
Atomic is employee-owned, and we take good care of one another.
Doing great work takes a lot of energy and focus, so we make sure your basic needs are taken care of.
MASTERY, AUTONOMY, PURPOSE
Atoms spend each day tackling fascinating and challenging problems, with:
- Interesting projects built using a wide variety of tools.
- Self-managed teams full of smart, thoughtful, hard-working makers.
- A culture that values craftsmanship and collaboration.
- Involvement in the full product development process.
- Paid professional development—books, conferences, association memberships, etc.
- Transparent leadership.
- The freedom to choose your own development tools.
Staying ready for whatever comes next.
Atomic invests heavily in books, classes, and conferences. Nearly every Atom attends a conference every year, some more.
Beyond that, we all invest our own time in professional development—reading, learning new skills, attending user groups, etc. Atoms plan their own learning, on their own schedule, given their unique life circumstances and career stage.
"I love Atomic's commitment to our growth. We host educational events, Atoms are constantly sharing interesting tech articles—I'm always learning new things." - Jaime Lightfoot Jl
We're working hard to make Atomic a place of respect, support, and friendship—a place where every person can be their genuine self. Where hard work, kindness, and ingenuity are rewarded, and bias is struck down wherever it appears.Learn what we're doing
"My philosophy has always been to hire trustworthy people—then trust them." - Carl Erickson Ce
Structure & Management
Be supported. Be heard. Be a leader.
The fundamental arrangement of Atoms is a Project Team—short-term groups of makers organized around the products we create. All Atoms work directly with their clients.
We believe that decisions should be made as close to the situation as possible, so Atomic has very little management hierarchy. At the top is Carl Erickson, our CEO and co-founder. And each office has 2-3 Managing Partners who handle day-to-day operations—that's it. You can read more about their work at Great Not Big.
Atoms are very active in the Atomic do-ocracy. Over 60% of us are owners, our Advisory Board holds regular open meetings, and we discuss each quarter's Profit & Loss statement at our quarterly company meetings.
We're looking for curious people who take pride in what they do and love working on a team to make great software. If we don't currently have an open position in your area of expertise, you can still send us your resume and we'll reach out when something is available.
About to graduate? Join Atomic as part of the Accelerator—an accelerated professional development program with a guided curriculum, personal coaching, and a cohort of other grads to help you grow.Accelerator Program