Built In Honors 8th Light in 2023 Best Places To Work Awards

Built In Honors 8th Light in 2023 Best Places To Work Awards

Kate Hamilton

January 11, 2023

Built In today announced its 2023 Best Places To Work Awards, 8th Light making the list for the second year in a row. The annual awards program includes companies of all sizes, from startups to Fortune 500 companies. Specifically, we earned a place on:

  • Fully Remote Best Places to Work

  • Fully Remote Best Midsize Places to Work

“This recognition celebrates our team’s ability to support each other and continue to honor our mission and principles,” says Jenny Farver, Chief Executive Officer. “I’m proud of the work we’ve done, and for being included among the other companies on the list.”

Built In determines the winners of Best Places to Work based on an algorithm, using company data about compensation, benefits, and companywide programming. To reflect the benefits candidates are searching for more frequently on Built In, the program also weighs criteria like remote and flexible work opportunities, support of DEI, and other people-first cultural offerings. 8th Light offers competitive and comprehensive benefits for all careers.

“Our team is really committed to living our values, and I’m proud of the legacy we’ve built for individuals who are passionate about building something better, together,” says Paul Pagel, Founder and President. “Everyone on our team shows up every day with a great attitude and a willingness to learn, which makes it an exciting place to work.”

Head of Design Jon Wettersten leads a group design discussion in 8th Light's Chicago office, 2022.
Last year was a banner year for us. We unveiled our new brand, injecting a new look and feel across our digital and physical artifacts. We also began a new era with Jenny Farver as our CEO, after serving as co-CEO since 2020 and a member of 8th Light’s Board of Directors since 2018. We hired and trained 17 new technical professionals through our apprenticeship program, and added 34 new team members overall. And we held an in-person retreat, with more than 100 colleagues convening in Chicago for four days of socializing, learning, and exploring. And we believe the best is yet to come, with ambitious plans and goals for 2023.


Built In is creating the largest platform for technology professionals globally. Monthly, millions of the industry’s most in-demand professionals visit the site from across the world. They rely on our platform to stay ahead of tech trends and news, learn skills to accelerate their careers and find opportunities at companies whose values they share. Built In also serves 2,000 customers, innovative companies ranging from startups to those in the Fortune 500. By putting their stories in front of our uniquely engaged audience, we help them hire otherwise hard-to-reach tech professionals.


8th Light is one of thousands of companies using Built In to connect with tech professionals around the world. Built In’s esteemed Best Places to Work Awards, now in its fifth year, honor companies across numerous categories: 100 Best Places to Work, 50 Best Startup Places to Work, 100 Best Midsize Places to Work, 100 Best Large Places to Work, and Editor’s Choice: 100 Best Hybrid Places to Work. The program honors companies – remote, hybrid, and in-office – with the best total rewards packages across the U.S. and in the following tech hubs: Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Colorado, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington DC.

Kate Hamilton

Vice President of Growth

As a trained storyteller and creator, Kate Hamilton serves as 8th Light’s Vice President of Growth. Kate specializes in driving strategy, building teams and developing a lead-generating function supportive of 8th Light's growth. She helps our teams tell authentic stories about the amazing work we do with our clients and help engage prospective buyers, clients, talent, and the industry at large in compelling ways.