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Smith Micro Chairman, President, and CEO William W. Smith Jr.
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  • The Santa Cruz P&G team of SMSI; cool products, cool people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Santa Cruz, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Santa Cruz, CA

    I worked at Smith Micro full-time (More than 5 years)

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    Pros

    The Santa Cruz Productivity and Graphics division of SMSI is a very unique team, working on developing and publishing software tools used by creative content developers. They produce the Poser brand (used to create Red vs. Blue, RWBY) and Anime Studio (used in a 2015 Academy Award nominated animated feature length film) brand, as well as publishing Manga Studio/Clip Studio. They also developed Sock Puppets, with over a million downloads on the app store. There are several other new products recently released, most notably Motion Artist for HTML 5 interactive content development. In Santa Cruz, there's a team of dedicated folks, some who have been working on the brands upwards of 20+ years. These guys, this team gets it. They know the 2D/3D graphics and animation space. They know the app space. They know where the future is heading. And they're on track with their goals and delivery schedules. The products are tangible. If you care about graphics products, tools for artists, animators, content creators, working here is like getting to play. The time demands are rational, they get that you have a life and respect those boundaries. The benefits are solid. If you want to be that person at the cocktail party who can answer the question "what do you do?" with the coolest response, do it. My review numbers are for the P&G group at SMSI, in Santa Cruz.

    Cons

    Santa Cruz is a little sleepier than the valley, but it's emerging as a tech center.


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Website www.smithmicro.com
Headquarters Aliso Viejo, CA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1982
Type Company - Public (SMSI)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Competitors Birdstep Technology

Smith Micro Software. Inc. provides solutions that simplify, secure and enhance the mobile experience. Our portfolio includes a wide range of applications that manage broadband connectivity, data traffic, devices, voice and video communications over wireless networks. With 30 years of experience developing world-class client and server software, Smith Micro helps the leading mobile network operators, device manufacturers and enterprises increase efficiency and capitalize on the growth of mobile-connected consumers and workforces. For more information, visit smithmicro.com ... More

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