Americans are leaving their jobs in record numbers to search for something better. So when it comes to the best places to work in 2022, what does that look like?
Custom software development for web, mobile, desktop, & devices. Atomic is an employee-owned software development company in Michigan & Chicago.
When Atomic Object opened its first office in 2001, the status quo in the industry was dismal—buggy software, blown budgets, missed deadlines, and lots of features nobody even used. Companies were treating software-making like an assembly line process, leading to some terrible products.
We wanted to make really good software that people would actually use. And do that by putting the human element back in software development and honoring it as a craft.
From the start, we embraced new processes like Agile that gave power and responsibility back to individual craftspeople. And we built the principle of testing constantly into our DNA.
After nailing code quality, we turned our attention toward predictability and got good at project management. Our next goal was software that met users’ true needs, so we brought in Human-Centered Design practices. Now we’re working on product management, as we tackle ever larger and more complex products.
Craft is putting something of yourself into everything you create. It’s designing things that are useful, and building things that are beautiful. It’s loving what you do, and always working to get better at it.
It’s what still inspires us today.
Letter to a future employee
We just let you know what we're all about—creating products that help companies shake up the status quo and serve their customers in new ways.
But what about who we are? Despite what you’ve heard about software makers, we don’t all like video games and craft beer. We Atoms come from a variety of backgrounds, beliefs, and ways of looking at the world. What we do share are six values that form the foundation of everything we do at Atomic Object:
If you care about the same things we do, consider becoming an Atom. We’re always looking for smart, curious people who love perfecting their craft.