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Northwoods is a software company that serves human services agencies across the country. When you work at Northwoods, you are part of a team that is passionate about our customers and our ability to truly impact their lives and the lives of the most vulnerable in our communities. You feel good knowing that by working here, you are helping families in need, protecting children from harm, and making the world just a little bit better.

Life at Northwoods

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At Northwoods, our people are the core of our culture. We are thoughtful about who we hire, and we spend a lot of time developing meaningful relationships among coworkers.

We care deeply about our work and about each other. Our common drive and shared values are invigorating. We love to come to work each and every day (seriously!). Hear from real Northwoodians in this video about why they love working here!

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Inside Our Den

Our work environment is anything but “corporate.” We dress casually and enjoy each other’s company. We treat one another like family, which means that along with working hard together, we also eat, laugh, and play together. Whether it is hanging out on our patio eating lunch, playing a competitive game of basketball, or having a drink in our bar (nicknamed the Grizzly), we purposefully invest time in getting to know each other!

The Grizzly


Core Values




We crave knowledge.


We work together.




We find solutions.


We protect Northwoods.

Northwoods In The Community

Giving Back

Since Northwoods is all about human services, it probably won’t surprise you that we encourage a strong culture of helping others. We offer employees company time to volunteer in efforts together and for causes near and dear to their hearts.

‚ÄčOur employee-driven Northwoods Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, is another important way we give back to people in need in the communities in which our employees work and live.

Northwoods giving back

Benefits that Benefit You

Northwoods believes benefits should make a difference in your life.

Time off

PTO & Holidays

Need a break? Northwoods offers PTO to be used as needed to have new experiences, make memories, or recoup from the flu. In addition to PTO, full-time employees get nine paid holidays plus an extra day to celebrate your birthday.

Career development

Career Development

While we have a relatively flat organizational structure, we invest in opportunities for Northwoodians to grow and develop. Whether it’s attending a conference, obtaining a certification, or taking a class on a topic of interest related to your job, Northwoods is engaged in your personal and professional growth.

Career development


All full-time employees have access to our Employee Assistant Program, which offers free, confidential resources to help handle life’s everyday—and not-so-everyday—challenges. Benefits include legal, financial, mental health, and ID theft services.

Traditional Benefits

While traditional benefits may not be exciting, they make a big difference in the lives of our team.



The Northwoods’ Wellness Program offers a variety of incentives to make feeling healthy fun and easy on your wallet! Also, join your coworkers in our on-site gym for a quick workout before work, at lunch, or anytime.

Parental leave

Parental Leave

Growing your family is amazing and we want you to take the time you need to bond with your new family! We offer paid parental leave so that new parents—mothers, fathers, partners, and adoptive and foster parents—are able to take time off from work without missing a paycheck.

Health care

Health Care

Northwoods offers a variety of health plan options, including an HSA, as well as dental and vision insurance.

Flexible spending accounts

Flexible Spending Accounts

Northwoods offers both health and dependent care FSA options.

401(k) plan

401(K) Plan

We want to help you plan for the future. Northwoods offers a generous match when you invest in your retirement.

Life and disability insurance

Life & Disability Insurance

We hope you never need it, but we offer 100% employer-paid basic life and AD&D insurance, short and long-term disability coverage, and long-term care coverage.

Put Your Talent to Work

Northwoods is a software company in Columbus serving human services agencies across the country. If you seek a collaborative team, unique challenges, and the chance to contribute to work that matters, Northwoods is the right place for you.

Sure, we hire software developers and sales and business professionals in IT, but most importantly, Northwoods hires smart, dedicated, and passionate people who want to make a difference in the world! If Northwoods is right for you, check out our job openings.

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