Searching for remote work? At Grow Remote, we’d love to help with supports online and offline. But first, an introduction to some of the brilliant companies you could be working for!
Remote was founded in early 2019 by Job van der Voort and Marcelo Lebre to simplify how companies employ global talent. Their entire team is working remotely from their chosen location. They don’t have any offices and believe that people can do their best work anywhere in the world. If you’re interested to learn more about how they run their company, check out our public Handbook.
We’re the biggest Shopify fans. Boundless spoke to John Riordan all about remote working at Shopify, and his role in building Grow Remote.
Shopify is a commerce platform that allows anyone to set up an online store and sell their products. They’ve been hiring work from home support roles since 2015, but recently the whole company has gone remote first – meaning the full suite of roles there are now available remotely in Ireland.
Roles in Ireland start at around 29k, and there are some examples of what a day in the life of a remote worker at Shopify is like on our Instagram.
Automattic are the people behind WordPress.com, Tumblr, Jetpack, WooCommerce, and more. They hire across remotely all job families and with a public map of where they hire, you can see where your new team mates will be located!
Automattic are really clear on what they’re looking for in great candidates including:
Great communication skills.
We’re a distributed team, so frequent and clear written communication is a must.
Self-driven work ethic.
You need to be a self-starter who loves taking initiative and seeing things through to completion.
Curiosity and the desire to learn.
Our business is changing and growing fast, who knows what will be the skills of tomorrow? Flexibility is key.
Ability to Travel.
We value those rare occasions when we meet our colleagues in person. Normally, we require 2–3 non-consecutive weeks of travel per year, usually by plane. Currently, company travel is suspended to keep everyone safe during the COVID-19 crisis, and we’re exploring new, remote ways to stay connected
GitLab are the largest all remote company in the world. Don’t be put off by the technical nature of their company as they again hire remotely across all job functions from admin to sales or marketing. Gitlab is a web-based DevOps lifecycle tool that provides a Git-repository manager providing wiki, issue-tracking and continuous integration and deployment pipeline features, using an open-source license, developed by GitLab Inc.
Gitlab wrote the book on remote, and have a free training course in managing remote teams, which may be helpful to take if you’re thinking about applying. They do hiring a little differently, so this might be a great chance to get involved in some online communities.
Hubspot are fast becoming the leaders in how do do hybrid well at scale. Katie Burke, their Chief People Officer put a guide together on how to land a job at Hubspot, and even included reasons why you may not want to work there.
They advertise their remote roles right here, and if you’d like to get to know them a little more Siobhan Mc Ginty was kind enough to donate her time to telling us her story in finding remote work there.
The very best of luck from all of us at Grow Remote.