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Unicon is a leading IT consulting, services, and support provider, specializing in open source. We have provided software engineering, system integration, along with technology delivery and support to colleges, universities, and corporations since 1993. Learn more about our company.

We believe that our employees are our greatest assets, and we are currently looking for highly talented individuals to join our team. If a position meets your career goals, please click below to view open positions and to apply online.

We are always looking for highly talented individuals to join our team.




Learn more about working at Unicon

 Our Core Values

  •     Build client trust
  •     Communicate openly, honestly and with integrity
  •     Provide opportunity based on hard work and team productivity
  •     Delegate responsibility and embrace accountability
  •     Demonstrate tolerance and exercise initiative
  •     Demonstrate self improvement, innovation, and agility
  •     Maintain an enjoyable “quality of business life”
  •     Respect our employees’ families

Our Benefits

  • Unicon pays for 75-85% of medical and dental coverage for employee and dependents
  • Vision insurance available
  • 401(k), with 3% company matching
  • Quarterly and end-of-year bonus programs
  • Company paid life and AD&D insurance; voluntary life and AD&D insurance available
  • Company paid short and long term disability insurance
  • Four weeks paid maternity leave; one week paid paternity leave
  • Health and dependent care flexible spending accounts available
  • Paid time off; company paid holidays
  • Annual professional development budget
  • Employee referral incentive program
  • Pet health savings program
  • Casual work environment
  • Flexible schedules
  • Relaxed, family-oriented company culture

People make it happen

We don't make widgets. Information technology is what we do. At Unicon developers are not hidden away in the back room. They are the stars of the show. Not only will you get to work with cutting-edge technologies, you get to work alongside some of the most talented developers in the industry. Your co-workers will become your mentors and your friends, and we encourage you to learn from them. At Unicon we believe in and promote life-long learning.

Unicon's company culture is fun, relaxed, and family oriented. While the company enjoys a stellar reputation within the education and open source communities for superior quality, service, and professionalism, Unicon employees enjoy working in a laid back, friendly atmosphere. Many employees describe the culture as "one big happy family." But we know you have a family at home too so we promote and support a healthy work/life balance. We understand that quality time spent outside of work enables you to spend quality time at work.

Flip-flops! Nerf guns! Zombies! At Unicon, a casual dress code is strictly enforced. Group trips to catch the latest super-hero movie are not uncommon and geeks rule!

Community involvement

Employees take pride in giving back to the community. We raise money for causes each year, including for those who are less fortunate, for needy families in the community, and for environmental organizations. In the past we have provided Thanksgiving meals and holiday gifts to local families, donated money to replenish forests, and in 2013 we are donating items to support a local no-kill animal shelter and to support victims of domestic violence.

Unicon supports the local economy and workforce. We encourage applicants from the Gilbert/ Phoenix area, and frequently award internships to local graduates, many of who go on to become Unicon employees. We support employees internally via fundraisers when there is a need, as one of our priorities is to take care of each other (as well as our clients).

Our Vice President of Human Resources was recently featured in the Arizona Republic! 
Check out the story by clicking here.

Advocates for open source and education
We are active participants in open source communities, and provide quality open source services for higher education institutions and corporations. Committed to improving open source software, we provide dependable and scalable solutions. Through participation in open source communities, we help clients realize the full potential of open source software.

We believe in open source
Open source software provides higher education institutions the superior control, choices, and the economics required to create a best fit solution based on the institution's needs. Through our participation in open source communities, we create solid software for the betterment of education.


Take a one-minute tour
Ok, so it's 1:34 but you'll love the extra scenes. After you watch it, you'll probably want to try out for our team and start working with a group of really talented people who's passion is making technology deliver world-class education to millions of people. Take a peek...


The Town of Gilbert has assembled videos showcasing Gilbert's past, present, and future. Unicon was featured in a "Talk of the Trade" video. We invite you to watch below. For additional videos on Gilbert, click here.


When we started
Unicon was founded in May of 1993 as a UNIX system and software consulting company. Unicon's founders met while working at Arizona State University (ASU) in the Engineering Computer Services department. Corporations began calling ASU and requesting assistance for their UNIX systems. The founding members recognized this business opportunity and UNICON was formed as a UNIx CONsulting company. Over the years, we've developed a strong customer following, including local companies, government entities, and clients in the education industry. In the late ‘90s, we were retained by Cisco® Systems, Inc. to develop learning management technologies to support its new Networking AcademyTM program. The program was the largest e-learning roll-out in the world at the time.

In 2002, we diversified by developing and marketing to the higher education market. In 2003, we acquired Interactive Business Solutions (IBS), a company that had an outstanding market presence and was well recognized in the uPortal® higher education community.

We entered the learning management system (LMS) market in 2004, and became one of the first Sakai® Commerical Affiliates.

In 2005, we completed a number of projects for higher education and related businesses. Some of these projects were for publishers, including three homework management systems. By working closely with clients, we developed insight into the special challenges facing institutions and corporations, especially in the areas of digital content delivery and learning technologies.

In 2007, we introduced our innovative Cooperative Support (now Open Soure Support) program. The program services the market needs of commercial support for open source software.

By 2009, Unicon expanded its services to support other enterprise open source technologies that were in high demand among its customer base. These included email, online video delivery, other Java-based portals, Web single sign-on, federated identity, and mobile computing. Unicon then expanded its services to include proprietary open source projects. This was evidenced by the introduction of Kaltura Video Platform, Liferay® Portal, and Zimbra® Collaboration Server.

In 2011, we expanded into federated identity, and became an Internet2® Member and InCommon® Affiliate and Participant. We also launched services to deliver mobile computing on premise or via an application hosting model. Unicon is now a recoginized leader in open source communities, mastering technologies including identity and access management, student success and retention, mobile computing, learning management systems, portals, online video, calendaring, email, and collaboration. We support open standards and continue to make major contributions to them.

In 2013, we celebrated 20 years of providing top-notch services and support to institutions and organizations.

Over the last 21 years, we have become widely recognized as a pioneer of open source software and a leading provider of IT professional services for higher education. We respond to market needs, and continue to provide relevant solutions to our clients. Our expertise is in custom application development, system integration, technology solutions, and open source support. Unicon provides large-scale consulting firm professionalism and capabilities, with the agility, personalized service, and relationships of a small company.

We manage enterprise deployments of open source software for:

  • Email and Collaboration
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Learning Technology
  • Mobile Computing
  • Online Video
  • Portals
  • Student Success
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