Are you considering a move in 2022? Whether you want to progress in your role, change career completely or simply experience a new city and culture, there’s one tech scene that should be at the top of your list: Atlanta.
With diverse talent and excellent investment opportunities, Atlanta is now ranked as a top rising startup city in the US by Forbes. With more than 12 accelerators, 13 incubators and multiple mid-market growth support programmes, it’s not hard to see why the tech sector in ATL is thriving.
Before you make a decision to move to the Big Peach, take a look at our guide.
Atlanta Tech Village
We can’t talk about the ATL startup scene without mentioning Atlanta Tech Village. This self-described ‘tech hub’ has led to the creation of more than 6,500 jobs and has helped raise over $900 million in funding since its inception in 2013, according to vice-president Karen Houghton.
The village ranks among the top five largest tech hubs in the nation, housing over 1,100 people and more than 300 startups. Key partners include corporations like Turner, Google, Amazon and Coca-Cola.
In recent years, Atlanta has been rapidly growing its Fintech scene, so much so that the city has earned the nickname ‘Transaction Alley’, thanks to its large community of payment processing tech companies like Global Payments and Worldpay.
Another interesting company that is currently hiring in Atlanta is Equifax. This American multinational consumer credit reporting agency is on the hunt for a Fintech Industry Expert. Do you think you have what it takes? You can find out more about the role here.
Atlanta is also a huge education hub. The city is home to more than 54 colleges and universities. Georgia Tech is the nation’s 4th most innovative school, and Spelman is the #1 historically black college. As a result, the city is also home to numerous Edtech companies.
If you’re interested in this sector, you should take a look at Pearson Education. This British-owned education, publishing and assessment service employs over 20,000 people around the world. They are currently hiring for a number of different roles in their Atlanta office, so there’s never been a better time to get on board.
A guide to working in the Budapest tech scene
Software development and engineering make up one of Atlanta’s strongest sectors. The city’s wealth of employment opportunities is supported by the region’s growing need for IT and engineering professionals.
A huge software employer in the city is Microsoft. The tech giant has a new Atlantic Yards campus, plus they also have purchased a 90-acre plot of land to house a future campus at Quarry Yards and Quarry Hills on the west side of the city. You can browse their open roles here.
With more than 75 cyber security companies generating an estimated $2.6 billion annually, Georgia is one of America’s elite cyber security hubs, ranking in the top five states for cyber security growth potential by Business Facilities Magazine in 2019.
One of the top companies in this sector is Information and Infrastructure Technologies. ITT is an American information security and technology company that provides advanced solutions to commercial and government clients. You can check out their hiring criteria here.
Life outside work
Outside the hours of 9 to 5 Atlanta has a lot to offer. The city has a nationally-recognised food scene and is also a hot spot for music and sports.
If you want to escape the hustle and bustle, Atlanta is the perfect base. The North Georgia Mountains are just 90 minutes north of the city and Morningside Nature Reserve is just 7 miles from Downtown. Or, if you want to travel at the weekend, Atlanta is home to the world’s busiest airport offering flights to pretty much everywhere.
Will you make the move in 2022?
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