Technology Companies with Seattle Offices

Microsoft and Amazon are well known for having their HQ in the Seattle area.  Geekwire has a post on the range of technology companies that have set up shop in seattle.

Home-grown tech giants such as Microsoft,, Expedia, T-Mobile, Zillow and Tableau have deep roots in Seattle — important companies which have helped define this region’s unique tech ecosystem.

The post does a good job of providing the range of other companies in the Seattle area.  Here are some that are the cloud companies.

Given that news and Apple’s fresh presence — along with recent arrivals of Alibaba, Oracle, HP, and, yes, even SpaceX — I thought the time was right to update the list.
CenturyLink: The telecommunications giant isn’t just about broadband Internet. The company is building a huge cloud engineering center in 30,000 square-feet of space in Bellevue at the One Twelfth @ Twelfth building, with plans to add 150 employees in the coming year. CenturyLink arrived in Seattle through the purchase last year of Seattle area cloud computing startup Tier 3, which makes up the backbone of the company’s big cloud push.“Seattle has become this pulse of cloud. It is like the heartbeat,” said former Tier 3 CEO Jared Wray in an interview with GeekWire last month as he showed off CenturyLink’s new cloud engineering center. PreviouslyInside CenturyLink’s fast-growing dev center: Shaking up the cloud with innovative work spaces
Google: The granddaddy of the Silicon Valley titans in Seattle, the Internet search pioneer established a presence in Kirkland 10 years ago. It now employs more than 1,000 people in the area, split between offices in Kirkland, Bothell and Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood. Last year, the company doubled down on the Seattle area, announcing plans to add onto its Kirkland campus with a new 180,000 square foot development, one with enough room for an additional 700 employees. PreviouslyGoogle to double size of engineering center in Microsoft’s backyard
HP: In May, HP announced that its Helion cloud engineering effort will be based in Seattle, led by Microsoft veteran Bill Hilf.“We’re hiring like gangbusters,” said Hilf, speaking at the HP offices at Seventh Avenue and Pike Street in Seattle earlier this year. The company employed about 70 folks in the offices at the time, and said that it planned to add more than 200 in the next 18 months. PreviouslyHP hiring hundreds in Seattle for ‘Helion’ cloud launch, led by former Microsoft exec, betting $1B on OpenStack
Oracle: Yes, another long-time nemesis of Microsoft just arrived in Seattle. Oracle just inked a 17,000 square-foot lease in Seattle’s Century Square high-rise, with the new offices led by cloud engineering veterans and former employees Don Johnson and Craig Kelly. They are aiming to hire more than 100 engineers for the new office. PreviouslyOracle to hire 100+ engineers in Seattle for new cloud infrastructure center

If any of you are looking for what kind of housing is available in the Seattle areas you can go to one of Seattle Native Tech companies Zillow.