PHOENIX, June 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- IDG's Computerworld announces Phoenix-based DriveTime Automotive Group as a 2015 Best Places to Work in IT, one of 100 top organizations that challenge their IT staffs while providing great benefits and compensation. DriveTime is one of sixteen organizations making their debut on the 22nd annual list and is the first organization in Arizona to be ranked in the top 100 by Computerworld in the past several years.
DriveTime's 130-person strong information technology team is encouraged to co-create and integrate technology into every facet of the company's infrastructure. Multiple teams develop proprietary, web-based applications, build both customer-facing retail and employee internal systems, manage DriveTime's online properties, including DriveTime.com and customer portals.
"We are all grateful to be recognized by Computerworld as a great place to work and I credit every employee we have to cultivating such an innovative IT culture," said Paul Kaplan, Chief Information Officer, SVP at DriveTime. "Technology runs through every part of our company. It enables our employees to provide world-class customer service to hundreds of thousands of customers each year. Our constant innovation and desire to architect new solutions keeps us at the forefront of our industry, but also creates a constant demand for brilliant developers and technology pioneers."
Computerworld's '100 Best Places to Work in IT' list is compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories including benefits, career development, training and retention. In addition, Computerworld conducts extensive surveys of IT professionals, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings.
"The 100 organizations on Computerworld's 2015 Best Places to Work in IT list realize that attracting and retaining a highly-skilled technology workforce leads to competitive advantage," says Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. "In a tight market for tech talent, these outstanding employers attract the best and brightest IT pros with generous salaries and top-drawer benefits, then deepen their teams' engagement with challenging, business-critical projects built around cutting-edge technologies. As a result, these winning organizations are best positioned to take advantage of the digital transformation sweeping through every industry."
DriveTime plans to hire 650 full-time employees in Arizona over the next 12 months and is building a new corporate headquarters in the heart of Phoenix's "tech corridor" in Tempe, AZ, slated to open in November. To search career opportunities or to learn more about DriveTime's culture, please visit jobs.drivetime.com.
DriveTime Automotive Group, Inc. is the largest used car dealer and financing company helping people with credit issues find and finance vehicles in the USA. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, DriveTime currently operates 130 dealerships in 25 states, employing more than 3,800 people across the country and serving over 110,000 customers a year. For more information about DriveTime, visit https://www.drivetime.com or tweet @DriveTime.