First Mode was one of six industry leaders and leading employers in Seattle recently featured by Built In in their February hiring round-up. With 42 jobs currently listed on the site, First Mode was also spotlighted for a commitment to prioritizing company culture in spite of the pressure created by rapid growth.

The article featured an interview with First Mode’s Director of Electrical Engineering Krunal Desai, who spoke to the things that make First Mode’s culture unique as well as the benefits of building a diversified workforce.

Article excerpt:

Seattle’s tech industry is growing fast, but six companies are proving that positive culture doesn’t have to be left behind.

With the addition of more than 48,000 tech jobs from 2016 to 2020 — an increase of over 35 percent — Seattle is the fastest-growing tech market in the United States. As if that wasn’t enough to brag about, CBRE’s 2021 research ranked the area as the nation’s second-top tech talent market, only eclipsed by San Francisco. … Finding a way to amplify workplace culture at a fast-growing company isn’t always easy, but embracing the challenge is essential to long-term success in the market. Built In Seattle caught up with six industry leaders across the Emerald City to discuss what makes their workplace cultures unique. …

“We’re really big on making sure that we’re not just stacked up with ex-space or ex-automotive people” [said Desai]. “This means that all of our ideas are able to collide and we get to do things in a really interesting way, combining the best practices of factory automation and industrial robotics with the best practices of automotive.”

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