In 2023, remote work is easier, more effective, and keeps employees happier than ever. So, naturally, tech companies everywhere seem hell-bent on pulling everyone back to the office five days a week.
But that leaves an opening for other companies to give potential new employees a counter-offer: The remote positions that they actually want.
We've rounded up the latest job openings at household name brands like Paypal or Shopify, as well as a few just slightly lesser-known companies (sorry, Atlassian, we know you're great).
Here are the tech organizations that have shown their support for remote workers in the recent past, along with a laundry list of open remote positions currently available from each of them in October 2023.
The multinational Intel Corporation has been a heavy-hitting computer part manufacturer for decades. It's also a big proponent of remote work.
According to a April 2021 internal survey, an impressive 90% of Intel's employees prefer a hybrid workplace. As a result, Intel leaned into the idea, increasing flexibility for some, depending on the nature of their job responsibilities.
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As Intel puts it, the “majority of employees will split their time between working remotely and in the office,” though some workers are fully remote while others are fully on-site. Currently open fully remote positions include:
- Brand Strategy Analyst
- Federal Compliance Program Manager
- Data Architect
- Information Security Professional
- Cloud Software Engineer/Architect
According to data from job search site Indeed, exactly 80% of employees at the artificial intelligence hardware and software supplier Nvidia report being able to work remotely. Granted, they don't say how many are hybrid workers rather than fully remote, but that's still an impressive percentage.
The company is a key supplier of AI-related equipment for everything from supercomputers to smartphones. In 2023, you've probably heard a little something about artificial intelligence, and all that buzz is a sign that Nvidia isn't going anywhere any time soon.
Here are a few open and full-time job titles that are fully remote at the company:
- Digital Marketing Intern
- System Verification Engineer
- Group Product Manager – Autonomous Vehicles
- Senior LLM Technologist
- Senior Site Reliability Engineer – NGC Cloud
Check out hundreds more remote positions on Nvidia's job listings.
Popular payments service Paypal is no stranger to anyone who has bought something on Etsy or donated to a website tip jar since the company IPO'd way back in 2002. And since it's all about pioneering online payments, the company has plenty of remote positions open.
Granted, not all the execs who have passed through the Paypal HQ doors agree: One former company executive made headlines last July with the claim that “it's time to admit that remote work doesn't work.” Still, if you're trying your luck, here are some positions to consider:
- Staff Software Engineer
- Group Product Manager
- Application Security Engineer
- Machine Learning Engineer
- Benefits Analyst
More remote positions are available on their website.
According to Salesforce company policy, any employee can work remotely full time, as long as they get approval from their managers. That's in part due to CEO Marc Benioff's public stance on the issue: He's said that he himself doesn't “work well in an office.”
As for the company itself, it's a (Sales)force to be reckoned with, as one of the most universally recognized cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) platforms on the market today. It's good, too… although we're on record saying that the Salesforce price plans can be very confusing.
With nearly 80,000 employees, Salesforce has a lot of jobs. Check out these fully remote titles, open at Salesforce now:
- Small, Medium and Growth Business Account Executive
- Physical Security Technology Lead
- Weekend Senior Manager, Escalations
- Software Engineer, Android
- Staff Data Scientist
Visit the Salesforce company recruitment website to see more details on those positions, among others.
Australian software developer Atlassian introduced a work-anywhere policy in late 2020, allowing its over 8,000 employees across 13 countries to work remotely full-time, if needed. There's a small caveat worth mentioning, though: You might have to show up to an in-person site four times a year.
Since Atlassian launched its remote-friendly policy, over 10% of the company's U.S.-based workers have moved to another state than the one they started in. Which makes sense, given that the company's US headquarters is located in the famously pricy city of San Francisco.
Here are a few remote openings to consider:
- Lead Designer, Central AI
- Principal Data Software Engineer
- Data Engineer
- Team Manager, Leadership Operations
- Strategic Account Manager
Check out the company's job listings for more details and open positions.
Shopify is a top ecommerce platform, helping micro business owners establish an online presence with a website as well as tools for payments, marketing, shipping, customer engagement, and more.
It's also big on remote work: Shopify CEO Tobi Lutke shut down physical offices and pivoted to a “digital by default” company during the first months of the Covid pandemic. Those offices have opened back up in 2023, but employees can still stay full remote, marking a sharp contrast against the return-to-office ethos at giants including Amazon, Meta, and even Zoom.
Here are a few open tech positions you'll find at Shopify currently:
- Solutions Architect, Professional Services
- Marketing Automation Manager
- Certifications Program Lead
- Sales Lead, Core Cross-Sell
- Senior Partner Marketing Manager (Event Marketing)
And as always, you can visit the company's job website to see more details and open positions.