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Atomic Is People

Smart. Curious. Always up for a challenge.

How does Atomic make successful products? With an amazing team of software developers and designers—all working on-site at our four offices.

These aren't just code jockeys. Atoms deeply understand software: how people use it, what features provide the most value, and all the logic that makes it go.

We’re also familiar with scores of languages and tools, and we invest heavily in staying on top of our game. That’s why we’re invited to speak at more than 25 events/year.

We're working hard to become more inclusive. Learn more.

The Atomic team is exceptional; I can’t say enough about it. You want to work with smart programmers who enjoy what they’re doing, and that’s Atomic Object. They really invested themselves in our product. We almost consider them part of the company.

Shai Gozani, CEO, NeuroMetrix

The Atomic Team

Atoms at Atomic Con, November 2022

We've been making strides to increase the diversity of our team, but obviously we still have a long way to go. Learn how we're working to be more inclusive.

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From our Founder

Carl Erickson on reclaiming the craft of software.



When we started Atomic Object 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 to 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 craftsmen (and craftswomen). 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 larger and more complex products in the Internet of Things.

Craftsmanship 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.

– Carl Erickson, Founder & Chairman

Our vision is for Atomic Object to be a 100-year-old software development consultancy. We think we're off to a pretty good start.

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