A Different, Better Firm
Founded in 2013 by two MIT engineers, Ultranauts (formerly Ultra Testing) is on a mission to demonstrate that neurodiversity is a competitive advantage for business. To achieve our mission, we’re building a world-class quality engineering firm that delivers superior value for our customers, and designing a Universal Workplace that embraces diversity and serves as a replicable blueprint for other employers.
Ultranauts has been growing over 50% annually while maintaining a 100 Net Promoter Score among customers, and when benchmarked against global IT firms, we’ve delivered measurably superior results. Ultranauts has also built the world’s first fully remote workplace for cognitively diverse teams, with colleagues working in 29 states across the U.S. More than 75% of our professionals across the company are on the autism spectrum, and 100% of Ultranauts believe our differences make us better together.
Ultranauts is reimagining how a company hires talent, manages teams and develops careers to empower our teams to perform at their best. From data-driven recruiting to objectively assessing talent (based on aptitude assessments and job simulations instead of solely relying on resumes and work experience), to flexible business practices for harnessing unique strengths (e.g. remote workplace, desired-time-equivalent work week, Inclusive Agile practices), to a supportive culture that promotes continuous learning (via personalized learning pathways), we’re designing a Universal Workplace where everyone is empowered for success.
As a private, mission-driven company, we balance profit and purpose. Maximizing profit alone would turn us into a singled-minded wealth creator which is not who we are. Focusing on purpose alone would turn us into a non-profit service provider, which is not what we do.
As a cognitively diverse, high-performing company, our culture combines respect and excellence, which allows us to tap into each other’s strengths and create value for our customers.