Companies Hiring Remote Developers Right Now
Remote work is all over the news right now. IBM’s pulling a Yahoo and forcing all their remote employees to plant themselves in offices or find new jobs. Apple is building a massive 5 billion dollar campus in Silicon Valley, and some are calling it a tone deaf mistake—talent wants flexibility, not a campus they never have to leave. The fact that this vast new campus has everything under the sun except a daycare doesn’t help.
Companies who want to reach the most talented employees know they come in all types, from all areas of the world. Apple and IBM are turning their backs on the talent living in Wyoming or Belarus, and on the working parents who need flexibility and childcare integrated into their workdays.
Here are some companies with their eyes towards the future. They’re all hiring remote developers right now.
Clevertech is a completely remote team. “World travellers, young parents, nature lovers, and commute avoiders love working here. We are a collective of like minded people in over ten countries, and our global perspective shapes our every move.”
They’re looking for a number of remote employees, including a Tech Lead who will spend 75% of their time coding and leading the team in technical strategy and 25% in project management. If you’re a seasoned programmer and this sounds like a good fit, apply here.
Vice President of Engineering
Another fully remote team, Knock “is an online home selling platform that uses data science to price homes accurately, technology to sell them quickly and a dedicated team of professionals to guide you every step of the way.” Started by the founding team members of Trulia.com, Knock is looking to become the next big brand in the home buying and selling industry.
They’re looking for an experienced Vice President of Engineering to lead their tech team and help the company scale. Apply here.
GitLab is a fully-remote team looking for a security specialist who will focus on “ensuring that GitLab and associated applications are as secure as possible.” This role requires Ruby on Rails experience and, of course, a keen appreciation for code that is not only effective but secure. Strong communication skills are required as the Security Engineer will be responsible for educating other developers on secure coding best practices.
Learn more and apply here.
Head of Open Source
“As a community, the Toptal network places a great deal of emphasis on mentorship, professional development, and free exchange of knowledge and expertise. Many Toptalers are extremely active open source contributors. As Toptal’s Head of Open Source, you will lead major initiatives designed to support Toptalers pursuing open source interests.”
If you’re active and passionate about open source, have a long history of notable contributions and successful open source projects, and are known as a leader in the open source community, Toptal wants to hear from you. Apply here.
BigR.io is a consulting firm specializing in cutting-edge Big Data and custom software strategy. They’re in search of a Data Engineer to work on projects that revolve around Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics. If you have experience with Spark, Java, Python, and Hadoop, apply here.
Another Data Engineer role, this one for Zapier, a company known for its remote work culture. In fact, Zapier CEO Wade Foster appeared on the Stack Overflow Podcast this week to discuss his commitment to the remote work movement (Joel and Jay have a few opinions about IBM’s recent announcement in this same podcast; give it a listen!). Learn more about Zapier and apply here.
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Facebook and IBM are titans in their respective industries. If they’d rather have people on site you better believe it’s for a good reason.
Facebook is the devil.
Perhaps, but they did revolutionize web application development.
Every company I’ve seen in the last decade or more (and as a consultant that’s quite a few) is curtailing remote work.
They may claim to encourage it during job interviews, but in reality they’re not.
Typically HR will present a policy statement that the company encourages remote working “where appropriate” which gets interpreted by department heads as “when needed” and then implemented by team managers as “only when unavoidable”.
So HR tells you during your job interview that working 2-3 days a week from home should be no problem, but in reality you only get approval to do so when your car is in the shop for a day or you have a hospital appointment.
And that’s in large part because especially mid level and lower managers don’t trust their underlings to do any actual work unless they have said manager breathing down their necks constantly.
I guess the Wikimedia Foundation is missing in the list. It’s quite a nice non-profit organization and deserves mentioning.
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