Fully Remote Jobs at Microsoft You Can Apply for in January

You don't have to commute into an office to secure a top job. Here are some remote roles Microsoft is hiring for right now.

Flexible working remains the most desired employee perk for many, and Microsoft is taking note. The tech giant currently lets its employees work from home 50% of the time, and is accepting applications from more fully remote workers than ever before.

If you’re keen on securing the income and status that comes with working at Microsoft, without the drudgery of the morning commute, we’ve rounded up fully-remote openings that the company began advertising this month.

Whether you’re a seasoned software engineer or an IT support specialist, get there before the competition with these newly advertised roles.

Fully Remote Jobs Microsoft Released in January

If Microsoft’s recent hiring effort is anything to go by, big tech’s layoff wave that characterized the employment landscape in 2022 and 2023 may be showing signs of subsiding. The Washington-based company is currently advertising a total of 3,196 roles globally – 1844 of which are hybrid, and 937 of which are fully remote.

Microsoft is adding new roles to its roster on a weekly basis too. Below we list the opportunities open to 100% remote workers that have been published this month, broken down by profession.

Software engineering openings

Technical support openings

Program management openings

Product management openings

If none of these roles appeal to you, rest assured. There are hundreds more remote opportunities listed on Microsoft’s careers page, open to candidates with a range of experience. However, for senior candidates looking to level up in their careers, we’d recommend checking out our regularly updated guide to Microsoft vacancies that pay $100k and above.

What is it Like to Work at Microsoft?

For those pursuing a career in tech, working at Microsoft is likely to be a crowning achievement. While it may not have garnered a reputation for its colorful bean bags and multi-story slides – we’re looking at you, Google – Microsoft is frequently regarded as an ultra-competitive place to work due to its people-focused outlook and its commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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Its employee feedback speaks for itself. According to the recruiting and company review site Glassdoor, 91% of Microsoft workers approve its sitting CEO Satya Nadella, and an impressive 86% of employees would recommend working a the company to a friend. This is in comparison to 81% of Apple workers and 72% of Uber workers.

However, according to a side-by-side salary comparison on Glassdoor, Microsoft’s earning potential is slightly more limited than with major competitors, with the average salary for a software engineer sitting at $151,675 at Microsoft, compared to $181,989 at Apple.

Enticed by Apple’s impressive pay? Check out some fully remote jobs Apple is hiring for right now.

Can’t Find Your Dream Job? Don’t Give Up

If you can’t find a job that’s right for you on this list, remain optimistic. Working at Microsoft isn’t the only way to level up your career from the confines of your home.

If you’re happy with your current job, but not its rigid working policies, you can ask your boss if it’s possible to work from home. This may seem daunting at first, but it’s definitely worth a go, especially if see yourself working your way up your company in the future.

Just like with anything, the remote market is bursting with opportunities if you know where to look. So before you resign yourself to lengthy commutes and overpriced office lunches, check out our guide to current vacancies available at big tech companies and beyond.

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Isobel O'Sullivan (BSc) is a senior writer at Tech.co with over four years of experience covering business and technology news. Since studying Digital Anthropology at University College London (UCL), she’s been a regular contributor to Market Finance’s blog and has also worked as a freelance tech researcher. Isobel’s always up to date with the topics in employment and data security and has a specialist focus on POS and VoIP systems.
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