Curious. Analytical. Passionate. Kind.

Atomic's Values

Atoms come from a variety of backgrounds, beliefs, and ways of looking at the world. And despite what you’ve heard about software makers, we don’t all like video games and craft beer. Instead, we share six values that form the foundation of everything we do at Atomic Object.

Give a Shit

Atoms don’t do things halfway. We fully invest ourselves in our work, relationships, and communities. Because if a thing's worth doing, it's worth doing extremely well.

The team was focused, dedicated, and had genuine interest in what we’re doing. They cared about the project, and that came through in their zeal. They took the time to truly understand what we were trying to accomplish and delivered a great product.

Jim Nicolette, Van Andel Education Inst.

Think Long Term

We want to create the right thing the first time, and have it still be meeting needs for years to come. That means thinking and planning ahead, on projects and internally.

Atomic doesn’t just "do as ordered." They actively engage in finding the best solution, and we have learned to trust their expertise.

Marina Ferguson, Covenant Retirement Communities

Own It

We take responsibility for the success of everything we do - from the products we create to this company we're building. At Atomic, there's no such thing as "not my problem."

The Atomic team doesn't just develop your software—they live in your world, trying to steep themselves in the problem you’re trying to solve. They feel like they’re part of your team, a natural extension of who you are and what you’re trying to do.

Jason Pasatta, OAISD

Share the Pain

Life has a lot of ups and downs, but Atoms pull together. We act with kindness, empathy, and respect, and we share each other's burdens — personally and professionally.

Don't let others carry a heavy burden alone. If someone needs to work late on a project, step up and help them. Do your part to make things better for everyone.

Drew Colthorp, Atomic Object

Teach and Learn

Software moves fast, so we’re always learning and honing our craft. And we intentionally spread it around, so everyone at Atomic gets smarter. We call it the Atomic Brain Trust.

Because we learn from each other, clients have access to the experience of all 60 highly-skilled consultants, not just the 2 or 4 Atoms assigned to their product team.

Brittany Hunter, Atomic Object

Act Transparently

We're accountable to our clients and each other. That means being open even when things aren't going smoothly. It's just the right thing to do.

The management and budget approach—with weekly meetings, iterations, and story points—was very much appreciated. I don’t think there were any surprises along the way. We knew exactly where everything was.

Doug Dietsch, Eaton


Atomic is a place of respect, support, and friendship—where every person can be their genuine self. We’re working hard to build a diverse and inclusive team and to create rewarding careers for all of our employees.


We believe a strong, positive culture leads to happier people and better products. And we’re not the only ones who think so.

In 2023, Switch on Business ranked Atomic the #1 B Corp to work for in the United States.
In 2022, Atomic was awarded as ‘Great Place to Develop Professionally' by Built In Chicago, the city’s top platform for tech workers. This award is a part of Built In's 2022 Best Places to Work - Small Companies.
In 2021, B Lab named Atomic Best for the World, for our efforts to create positive impacts for our employees.
In 2021, Atomic received the Michigan 50 Distinguished Alumni Award – Strategically Focused award from Michigan Celebrates Small Business.
In 2017, the Detroit Free Press recognized Atomic on its list of Top Workplaces in Michigan.
In 2017, Fortune Magazine named Atomic to the Inner City 100, for our commitment to bringing business to urban areas.

Work at Atomic

If you care about the same things we do, consider becoming an Atom. We’re always looking for smart, curious people who love making software.

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