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VividCortex Overview

Charlottesville, VA
1 to 50 employees
2012
Company - Private
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
$5 to $10 million (USD) per year
VividCortex is the best way to improve your database performance, efficiency, and uptime. It is a secure, cloud-hosted platform that eliminates your most critical APM visibility gap: deep insights into production database workload and query performance. This enables you to ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to make every engineer awesome at databases.

We envision a world where systems run better, people use evidence instead of hunches, and teams collaborate to ship better code faster.

VividCortex – Why Work For Us?



About VividCortex

VividCortex offers exciting careers in a fast-growing, well-funded tech startup with huge ambitions and solid business fundamentals. We come to work each day at VividCortex inspired and challenged by the knowledge that we're changing the way people think about and manage their high-scale database systems. We're making life more fun and productive for our comrades, the developers, DBAs, and operations staff who make the Internet work. At the same time, we're saving their companies huge amounts of money and time.

A career at VividCortex is exciting, fun, and fast-moving; expect things to change weekly, sometimes daily! It's also high-impact and challenging. You'll have a a lot of responsibility and autonomy to directly influence on the growth of our company, and your goals and problems to solve will consistently challenge you. Finally, a career here is rewarding, offering great benefits and a stake in the company's success.

The VividCortex solution is a fundamentally new approach to this problem. Built from first principles and based on advanced statistics and queueing theory, VividCortex is redefining database monitoring.

Our Leadership


Amena Ali

Chief Executive Officer

Amena has over 25 years of experience leading sales, marketing, and product in data management and software infrastructure companies ranging from $1M to $10B.  She has launched SaaS infrastructure offerings, forged strategic partnerships, and established industry-leading positions at companies such as Legato, OTG and Arxan, resulting in one IPO and successful exits to companies such as EMC/Dell and IBM. Amena holds an MBA from Yale University and a BA from Wesleyan University.



Baron Schwartz

Founder and Chief Technology Officer

Baron is a widely-recognized expert on database internals, web performance, and large-scale application development. His best-selling technical books and open-source software are used by tens of thousands of engineers every day. Before founding VividCortex, Baron was an executive at Percona. He has a degree in Computer Science.



Taylor Roberts

Vice President of Finance & Operations

Taylor has over 14 years of experience within operational and corporate Finance at companies within the technology, big data, and real estate industries. Prior to joining VividCortex, Taylor led FP&A teams responsible for supporting organizations between 100 and 1,500 employees across Sales, Marketing, Development, Product Management, IT, and Operations. He has extensive buy- and sell-side M&A experience, playing key roles in AddThis’ sale to Oracle as well as QuadraMed’s sale of its Quantim business unit to Nuance Communications. Taylor attended the University of Richmond, graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and lives in Arlington, VA with his wife and son.



Steven Close

Vice President of Engineering and Security

Steve's expertise in information security ensures that VividCortex's organizational policy, risk management, security awareness, identity management, disaster recovery, and other areas of risk and security comply to the highest standards. Prior to VividCortex, Steve led security departments at Ancestry.com, Avalon Health Care, and W.J. Bradley Mortgage.



KC Chartrand

Senior Director of Marketing

KC has built successful B2B marketing strategies/programs for a variety of information technology firms over the past 25+ years by consistently spotlighting the customer – understanding their needs and helping them achieve their goals. Prior to VividCortex, he headed up marketing teams at startups like ESS and billion-dollar industry leaders like Marsh and IHS Markit.  KC has a degree from Kenyon College.



Nate Matthew

Director of Sales

Nathaniel brings over 10 years of sales experience to VividCortex.  He joined the company in 2014 and is currently leading the worldwide sales organization.  Prior to VividCortex, he served as an account manager at Apex Systems.  Nathaniel holds a BA from the University of Virginia. 




Abigail Bromilow

Director of Product Management

Abigail creates products and experiences with the user in mind. For more than a decade, she has focused on delivering – and continuously improving – products that make people’s lives easier. Prior to joining the VividCortex team, Abigail was a Product Manager at Capital One, supporting a diverse set of businesses, from consumer finance to compliance technology. Abigail holds a degree from Elon University.

Careers

VividCortex offers exciting careers in a fast-growing, well-funded tech startup with huge ambitions and solid business fundamentals. We come to work each day at VividCortex inspired and challenged by the knowledge that we're changing the way people think about and manage their high-scale database systems. We're making life more fun and productive for our comrades, the developers, DBAs, and operations staff who make the Internet work. At the same time, we're saving their companies huge amounts of money and time.

VividCortex is headquartered in the Washington, DC metro area with offices in Charlottesville and Arlington, Virginia. We hire locally in both offices as well as a global remote team across the US, South America, and Europe. We're open to remote work elsewhere for the right person and the right position.

We know that our team is our greatest strength, and we support our people with excellent benefits including flexible leave for any purpose (including vacation, maternal/parental, sick, etc). We care about diversity, and we care about working with people who help us grow and learn.

Check out our Careers page here!

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    Everyone here is extremely collaborative and willing to help in anyway possible. Everyone has a vision of what the company can do and all work hard together to achieve goals. It is a fun, smart, dynamic group of people!

    Cons

    No cons come to mind!

    Advice to Management

    Keep working hard!

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VividCortex Photos

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VividCortex Interviews

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    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at VividCortex (Remote, OR) in November 2018.

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    Interviews with internal recruiters, existing sales engineers and large majority of leadership. Typical interview process, strong team and leadership knew exactly what they were looking for in a candidate. Very intelligent, well spoken leaders and team.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time where you had to tell a customer a better way to do something and they continued to disagree. How did you handle those conversations.   Answer Question
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VividCortex Awards & Accolades

  • Application of the Year, MySQL Community Awards, 2015
  • VividCortex Ranks No. 244 on the 2018 Inc. 500 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America, Inc. 500/5000, 2018

Pledges & Certifications

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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