empowering organizations to purposefully engage hourly workers

Our Story

Jobalign was founded with one principle in mind: Make a positive impact on the lives of 77 million hourly workers in the U.S. and the 1.3 billion hourly workers worldwide. We do this by working with employers to make the process of reaching and hiring hourly workers simple and efficient.

Our focus is on making the experience of using our Candidate Engagement Platform ideal for the hourly worker, with a mobile-first interface that is free of advertising and marketing solicitations. We work with organizations that hire hourly workers to help them better engage candidates, so employers get the best hourly candidates with less friction than traditional hiring platforms.

Our Leaders

We’ve put together a team who’s committed to helping hourly employers find candidates and hourly workers find great opportunities.


Jake Nolte

Director, Product and Account Management

Jake has been a part of the Jobalign team since day one and took on several different roles to help grow the awareness and adoption of Jobalign’s product. As Jobalign’s product evolved and the company started to acquire new customers, Jake was responsible for the account management and customer service positions, working directly with the employers and job seekers who were using Jobalign on a daily basis. After leading the account management team, Jake took his experience and passion for working with customers and transferred that to the product team to further drive a customer-centric product. Prior to Jobalign, Jake worked for two other early stage companies, working very closely with the co-founders to bring their ideas to fruition.

Dave Patten

Principal Architect

Dave is a veteran software engineer, tinkerer, and learn-it-all, with more than 20 years’ experience. Dave is passionate about three things: people, technology, and how they converge in unique ways to help us connect and solve problems. Throughout his career, Dave has helped create numerous successful, innovative solutions by being customer-obsessed and constantly evangelizing for the user experience. Dave grew up in Montana, graduating from Rocky Mountain College with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, spending the majority of his professional years in the New York City and Seattle areas.

Thomas McShane

Vice President of Engineering

After graduating from the University of Washington with a B.S. in Computer Science, Thomas joined Vertafore, the leading provider of insurance software solutions. Early in his time there, he was tasked with serving as a founding member of the team to re-architect the enterprise product offering. As a results of the project, the product went from losing customers to becoming one of the fastest-growing company offerings. Following the successful completion of this project, Thomas helped form the team responsible for creating standards and solutions for all of Vertafore’s engineering efforts, including the creation of a UI platform used on all product offerings company-wide. In 2013, Thomas followed his passion for entrepreneurship and joined Jobalign, where he quickly gravitated to providing the best possible experience for the job seeker. In this role, he increased candidate efficiency and satisfaction by more than 60 percent. Now as director of engineering, Thomas leads the engineering and product teams to provide the next generation of candidate and employer experience.


Based in Kirkland, Wash., just outside of Seattle, Jobalign is on a mission to impact the lives of millions of hourly workers. Are you passionate about our mission and excited to work in a fast-paced, customer-focused, high-growth environment? Take a look at our open positions and let’s chat immediately.