Spurred by $13M in VC, Austin-based Zilliant heads down growth path

When Zilliant Inc. announced in July that it reaped $13 million in venture capital, the Austin-based company indicated the money would help accelerate global expansion. Part of that expansion involves bulking up the company’s headcount.

Right now, Zilliant lists nine job openings on its website: district sales manager, inside sales manager, business intelligence architect, customer success manager, pricing consultant, pricing scientist, project manager, marketing content specialist and build management engineer.

To see all of the job opportunities at Zilliant, click here.

Zilliant executives decline to say how many jobs will be added over the next 12 months, but with $13 million in fresh cash, the company most certainly will be ratcheting up its hiring. Today, the company employs 131 people at offices in Austin and Germany. The headquarters is at 3815 S. Capital of Texas Highway in South Austin.

The company says it wants people on its team who:

  • Are curious.
  • Want to continually learn.
  • Will listen to ideas different from their own.
  • Are humble enough to understand they don’t have all the answers.
  • Are resilient.
  • Like to test new ideas.
  • Are willing to take risks and make mistakes.

On its website, Zilliant says it empowers employees and holds them accountable for managing their time and getting their work done.

“Each individual has a direct impact on our bottom line and the bottom line of our customers,” the company says. “Any given day you walk down the halls, every door is open and everyone is approachable. You’ll hear passionate voices of innovation and problem-solving. White boards are filled, erased, and filled again with new ideas.”

To learn more about Zilliant’s corporate culture, click here.

If the company’s corporate culture weren’t enough to attract employees, perhaps its benefits could be the draw. Benefits include four weeks of paid time off, nine days of holiday pay, a 401(k) program, and medical, dental and vision insurance.

To view the company’s profile on LinkedIn, click here.

Zilliant, founded in 1999, develops and sells software that helps manufacturers, distributors, high-tech companies and industrial service companies set their prices. Greg Peters (photo) is chairman, president and CEO of Zilliant. Previously, he was president and CEO of Austin software developer Vignette Corp.

Investors in Zilliant’s most recent funding round are SMH Private Equity Group, ABS Ventures, Austin Ventures and Trellis Partners.

Chip Davis, managing partner at SMH Private Equity Group, says: “Zilliant is a true pioneer who will continue to lead the market as B2B companies look toward recovery, and we are excited to be part of Zilliant’s bright future.”

To view a Zilliant video about the political “debate” over B2B pricing, click here.

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