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Parallels – Why Work For Us?

About Parallels

Parallels® is a global leader in hosting and cloud services enablement and cross-platform solutions. Parallels began operations in 2000 and has developed into a fast-growing software company with more than 900 employees across offices in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.

Hosting and Cloud Services Enablement Business

Parallels makes it easier for service providers to grow and Profit from the Cloud™ with innovative service delivery software, expertise, and its partner ecosystem. More than 9,000 service providers rely on Parallels to deliver thousands of applications and cloud services to more than 10 million small and medium businesses (SMBs) in more than 130 countries. The company’s customers and partners include traditional Web hosters, communication service providers, value added resellers (VARs), distributors, and website designers.

The company’s flagship hosting and cloud services integration mechanism, Application Packaging Standard (APS), is a free and open industry standard that creates a simple and quick way for services providers to offer new applications and cloud services, including aggregated third-party applications and services. The APS ecosystem includes hundreds of independent software vendors (ISVs) who rely on Parallels service provider partners as additional channels to reach millions of SMBs.

Cross-Platform Applications

Parallels cross-platform applications make it possible and simple for consumers and businesses of all sizes to run and access applications they need on a variety of platforms. Parallels Desktop for Mac, the award-winning and No. 1-selling Mac desktop virtualization software with 90 percent market share, has shipped more than four million units1. Parallels Desktop empowers enterprises, businesses, and consumers to run Windows and Mac applications side-by-side on a Mac without rebooting.

Parallels Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) enterprise solutions include the Parallels Management Suite plug-in for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), which makes SCCM 2007/2012 a universal and comprehensive cross-platform solution to manage Macs and PCs with ease. Additionally, Parallels is adding iOS and Android support to Parallels Management Suite to empower CIOs and IT professionals to easily manage PCs, Macs, iPads, iPhones, and Android devices through one infrastructure management solution.

Career Opportunities

Don't miss the opportunity to take on an exciting and challenging role at Parallels. We are a private, profitable and rapidly growing global software company with offices in 14 countries. Discover a career you love and contribute to our continued success in leading the innovation of cloud services enablement and desktop virtualization.

Opportunities may be currently available in:

  • Russia
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia
  • Middle East and Africa

Parallels has more than 100 patents granted or pending. Our Parallels Desktop for Mac software is the worldwide leader in enabling users to run Windows applications on a Mac without rebooting, with a 78 percent market share1 and is used by more than 50 percent of Fortune 200 companies. Parallels Hosting and Cloud Service Delivery solutions enable service providers to deliver and profitably grow hosting and cloud services for more than 148 million small businesses worldwide. And that’s just the beginning.

Parallels offers a dynamic, innovative environment for more than 800 employees across the US, Europe, and Asia. The company has grown more than 30 percent a year for the past five years. Parallels is also backed by leading VC firms including Bessemer, Insight Venture Partners, and Intel Capital.

Leadership and Management Team

Parallels is led by a proven team of seasoned executives, successful entrepreneurs and world-class software engineers who have proven track records in growing and managing global software companies.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)


Executive Chairman of the Board and Chief Architect


Chief Finance Officer (CFO)


President and GM Cross Platform Business


SVP and GM Service Provider Business


Senior Vice President, Service Provider Engineering


Senior Vice President (SVP), Customer and Partner Success


Senior Vice President (SVP) and General Counsel


Vice President (VP), Worldwide Support


Chief Human Resources Officer


Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and Vice President (VP) of Strategic Alliances, Service Providers


Senior Vice President (SVP), Automation


Vice President (VP), Desktop Virtualization

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    growing global business with a unique market position

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    I have been working at Parallels full-time for more than 3 years


    truly global Company, plenty of opportunities to learn a lot and stretch yourself. a dedicated and passionate group of people. flexible work environment.


    some growing pains with processes and tools that need improvements.

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    Director of Global Staffing & Recruiting Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Parallels in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    This position supports a world-wide network of offices and employees and required a large number of interviews with various stakeholders locally and around the globe. This is a unique role and would not be the same experience for those joining the company in other capacities. Without exception the interviewers were highly professional and well trained,

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    Very easy. The hiring manager was transparent through the whole process about compensation and benefits.
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Parallels Awards & Accolades

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Tech Elite Virtualization 50, CRN Magazine, 2014
The Top 25 Innovators Of 2014 - Birger Steen, CRN Magazine, 2014
Top Three Cloud Platforms, Website Magazine, 2013
20 Coolest Cloud Platform Vendors, CRN, 2014
Best of TechEd (Systems Management category), Microsoft and Windows IT Pro, 2014
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Additional Info

Headquarters Renton, WA
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1999
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Parallels is a Red Herring Global 100 winner, an award that is given to the leading private companies from North America, Europe and Asia, recognizing their innovations and technologies across their respective industries.

Our Parallels Desktop for Mac software is the worldwide leader in enabling users to run Windows applications on a Mac without rebooting, with a 78 percent market share and is used by more than 50 percent of Fortune 200 companies.

Parallels Hosting and Cloud Service Delivery solutions enable service providers to deliver and profitably grow hosting...

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