Having a healthy work/life balance means different things to different people. For some, it might be as simple as working a low stress job, but for others the key is working remotely. With that in mind, here are some of the best fully remote jobs you can apply for in December 2023.
As sleigh bells starting ringing and the year draws to a close, plenty of us will be taking stock of where we're at. Finding a new job at a company that actively promotes working from home might be your New Year's resolution for 2024, in which case there's no time like the present to start seeing what's around.
You may even want to jump the gun and apply over the holidays, as there are some seriously tempting positions currently going right now. They include literally hundreds of fully remote jobs at industry leaders like Microsoft, along with the likes of Salesforce, Intel and PayPal.
Whatever your priorities and skillset, we're here to help you cut through the noise and find the right remote working job to see you into the new year and beyond. Let's get started.
Tech companies offering remote work don't get much bigger than Microsoft. Far from resting on its laurels, however, the computing giant has gone from strength to strength in 2023.
It continues to break new ground, especially in the brave new world of AI, where it has quickly established itself as an industry leader thanks in part to an extremely pally relationship with OpenAI, who owns ChatGPT.
This forward-looking mindset extends to working arrangements at the company, with Microsoft offering huge numbers of fully remote jobs this December and throughout the year.
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Here are some of the best to choose from that are listed as “up to 100% work from home” by the company, including dozens of vacancies for software engineers and plenty of exciting jobs to do with AI.
- Senior Software Engineer (multiple)
- Network and Data Security Architect
- Senior Product Manager
- Principal Research Scientist
- Technology Consultant – Data & AI
- Principal UX Research Manager
In fact, there are currently over 500 Microsoft remote jobs in the US you can apply for, making it one of the best places to start your search for a new WFH position.
Salesforce is a major player when it comes to remote work, thanks in no small part to charismatic CEO Marc Benioff's proud proclamation that he's “always been a remote worker” at heart.
For you, that equates to over 150 home working jobs currently live at Salesforce this December – a whole lot of vacancies for a period when the job market is typically quiet.
These include loads of listings for in-demand roles such as software engineers, plenty of jobs with impressive $100k+ salaries, and a directorship all about AI. Here are our picks this month.
- Full Stack Software Engineer II, Slack
- Operations Manager
- Engagement Director (Financial Services)
- Enterprise Account Executive, Education
- Senior Director, Global Readiness – AI
- Manager, Media Analytics
For even more vacancies and to apply, head to the Salesforce careers website.
Startup success story Atlassian sure has come a long way since it first set up shop Down Under in 2002. We remember using HipChat, one of its first products, which later became the basis for Slack. These days, its portfolio is known for big names like Jira, Trello and many more.
It's almost as famous for its “work from anywhere” initiative, which was born in 2020 and is now one the company's flagship policies. In fact, Atlassian boasts over 8,000 staff distributed across 13 different countries with one major thing in common: the ultimate flexible working lifestyle!
This December, you can choose from over 8o Atlassian jobs that offer remote working. Some may require occasional office attendance, so read each listing carefully, but in general the company is known as one of the most relaxed employers around.
Current vacancies include:
- Head of Design, Confluence
- Principal Front End Software Engineer
- Senior Business Intelligence Engineer
- Community Strategist, Agile & DevOps
- Strategic Engagement Manager
Discover everything Atlassian has to offer and apply now at its careers page.
Few names scream traditional industry like Ford, the auto giant founded in 1903 that played a pivotal role in America's Second Industrial Revolution, or Technological Revolution.
Far from being stuck in the past, however, the Ford of today embraces concepts such as remote working and is currently hiring for over 40 fully remote jobs in its home market.
These include a number of vacancies for software engineers, as well as the following positions:
- Customer Success Manager (onboarding)
- Mobile Service Market Operations Lead
- Technical Product Manager
- Business Development Manager
- Digital Marketing Analyst
- Cyber Security Analyst, Ford Pro
Apply for these jobs and learn about other roles at the Ford careers website.
Shopify is nearly as renowned for its progressive stance on remote working as it is for making one of our favorite ecommerce website builders.
In its corporate literature, you'll see Shopify imploring its employees to “do your daily work wherever you work best,” which means it's not joined the many companies ending remote work this year.
Far from it, the company is “always hiring” remote software engineers, according to its careers website, and has more than 25 other remote-friendly positions currently vacant for December.
Some of our favorites are:
- Senior Risk Data Analyst
- Campaign Operations Lead
- Marketing Operations Manager
- Senior Mid-Market Account Executive, New Business
- Growth Marketing Lead, SEM
- Staff Product Designer, Financial Services
Check out and apply for these roles, or investigate other vacancies, over at the Shopify careers website.
Operating a “hybrid-first” model since 2021, Intel is another top company to turn to if finding a new remote working job is on your to-do list heading into the new year.
With over 130,000 employees spread all over the world, Intel is currently hiring for more than 83 fully remote positions, including a number of internships it plans to facilitate digitally. That's 18 more vacancies that it had at this time last month, with many of the new roles popping up in the booming AI space.
Here are our top picks right now:
- AI Frameworks Engineer
- AI Algorithm Engineer
- Game DevTech Engineer
- Construction Facilities Contract Manager
- Cloud Security Engineer
- Unity 3D Developer
Head over to the Intel jobs website to learn more, or apply for these and many more roles.
PayPal might not be advertising for quite as many jobs as some of the companies in this guide, but the 29 roles in has open for fully remote working in the US are quality ones.
Many are for senior leadership roles across a range of different departments, from engineering to finance and business operations, with one in particular listing a potential salary up to an eye-watering $319,000!
While we go sit in the corner and think about why we didn't try harder at school, you can consider the following great remote job opportunities at PayPal.
- Senior Director, Business Operations
- Senior Director, Merchant and Payments PMO
- Lead Designer, Venmo
- Treasury Operations Manager
- Staff Software Engineer, Full Stack
- Director Enterprise Sales
More more on these and other jobs at PayPal, head over the the company's website.