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Top 15 companies that are hiring software engineers to work remotely

Top 15 companies that are hiring software engineers to work remotely
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Github is a web-based hosting service for version control using Git. It is a subsidiary of Microsoft.

Github's employee benefits: Github offers a variety of employee benefits, including health insurance, dental and vision insurance, a 401k plan, and a flexible spending account. Github also offers a number of perks, such as a free lunch every day, a fully stocked kitchen, and a gym membership. Apply to Github.


Datadog is a monitoring service for cloud-based applications, providing monitoring of servers, databases, tools, and services, through a SaaS-based data analytics platform.

Datadog's employee benefits: Datadog offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, and vision plans for employees and their families, with a zero-cost option for employees. The company also offers a mental health care and awareness program that includes 10 free appointments every year with a licensed mental health professional, as well as an employee assistance program that provides free educational materials and personalized matches on anything from child care options to legal assistance. In addition, Datadog offers a 401(k) match for retirement, an employee stock purchase plan, a generous parental leave policy, and a comprehensive health and wellness program. Apply to Datadog.


Automattic is a web development company behind, WooCommerce, Jetpack, Simplenote, and more.

Automattic's employee benefits: The company offers several programs to promote continued learning, including coaching sessions to help set and achieve professional goals. There is no set number of days per year for vacation, but the company encourages employees to take at least 25 days off per year. Home office setup and coworking allowances are also available. Life insurance is company-sponsored. Apply to Automattic.


Zapier is a web-based automation tool that allows users to connect their apps and automate tasks.

Zapier's employee benefits: The company offers a flexible work schedule that allows employees to work the hours that fit their lives best. New employees go through an immersive onboarding experience where they learn about the company, culture, and business. They then meet their team and learn new skills and tools. The company has open discussions on topics like gender equality, unconscious bias, and celebrating differences. The company is 100% distributed and has a strong community. They have regular open discussions in chat, weekly posts on the company blog, and twice-annual all-team retreats. Apply to Zapier.


MailerLite is an email marketing service provider with a focus on simplicity, excellent customer support, and beautiful email designs.

MailerLite's employee benefits: Every team member gets global health insurance with full coverage in their home country and 175+ countries. There are no exclusions for pandemics. The team meet-up once a year in a location of your choice. Employees get four weeks of vacation and are encouraged to unplug and recharge. Parents can take one paid day off every month to spend time with their children. Annual benefits also include a budget for home office setup, personal development, leisure trips, etc. Apply to MailerLite.


Mozilla is a free software community best known for producing the Firefox web browser.

Mozilla's employee benefits: Mozilla offers a flexible work environment, with nearly half of employees working remotely. They have industry-leading paid parental leave, with up to 26 weeks of fully paid leave for childbearing parents and up to 12 weeks for non-childbearing parents. They also offer generous medical, dental and vision coverage for employees and their families, with no payroll deductions in most countries. In addition, they offer reimbursement for professional development, up to $3,000 USD/year, and a work setup including the latest hardware and software of your choice. Finally, they offer wellness programs, reimbursing up to $1700 USD/year for a variety of expenses like child and elder care, mental wellness, and personal enrichment. Apply to Mozilla.


CrowdStrike is a cybersecurity technology company that provides anti-virus and endpoint protection software.

CrowdStrike's employee benefits: The employee stock purchase plan allows employees to buy company stock at a discounted rate. The comprehensive health benefits include medical, dental, and vision coverage. The 401(k) plan allows employees to save for retirement. Parental and fertility assistance provides financial assistance for parents and fertility treatments. The remote-friendly work culture allows employees to work from home. The health and wellness programs promote healthy lifestyles. The professional development programs help employees improve their skills. The executive coaching and mentorship programs provide guidance and support for employees. Apply to CrowdStrike.


Elastic is a search company that powers enterprise search, observability, and security solutions built on one technology stack.

Elastic's employee benefits: We offer a comprehensive benefits package that helps our employees stay healthy, balance their work and personal lives, and give back to their communities. Our benefits include health coverage, flexible work schedules, ample vacation days, and a generous matching program for charitable giving. We also offer up to 40 hours each year for employees to use toward volunteer projects. Finally, we offer a minimum of 16 weeks of parental leave to help our employees balance their work and family lives. Apply to Elastic.


Twilio is a cloud communications platform that allows developers to programmatically make and receive phone calls, texts, and emails.

Twilio's employee benefits: At Twilio, you're free to live and work wherever you feel you can do your best. The company offers paid maternity, paternity, adoption, and family medical care leave, plus funding to help cover adoption, fertility treatment, and related expenses. Twilio also provides employees and their families with comprehensive healthcare and mental health programs, plus wellness and fitness reimbursements. Every three years, employees may apply for a sabbatical of four consecutive weeks of paid time-off. In addition to generous time off and company breaks, Twilio offers "No-meetings Fridays," a monthly connectivity stipend, book reimbursements, access to pet, child, and elder-care services, and more. Apply to Twilio.


Toggl is a time tracking software that helps you track time, manage projects, and monitor your productivity.

Toggl's employee benefits: Toggl offers a number of benefits that appeal to remote workers. These include freedom to choose when and where you work, 24 days of paid time off a year, plus your local holidays, between 2 and 8 in-person meetups per year for team-building (expenses covered), laptop and a €2,000 budget to set up your home office, reimbursement for co-working space membership or internet service at home, opportunities to attend trainings, workshops, and conferences, monthly reimbursement for gym membership, massage, and other wellness services, and support for buying a phone, eyeglasses or tools you need for doing your best work. Apply to Toggl.


Trello is a web-based Kanban-style project management application.

Trello's employee benefits: At Atlassian, employees are given five paid days a year to volunteer at their favorite charity. The company also has equity awards for all employees and provides flexible hours, time off, and events. In addition, there is a global partnership with Modern Health for app-based mental health support and a dedicated learning budget to support everyone’s growth & development. Finally, employees are given the tools or financial support to make their workspace work for them, whether they are in an office or working remotely. Apply to Trello.


Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that allows companies to scale their teams and businesses.

Toptal's employee benefits: We are a fully-remote company with the opportunity to meet people all over the world through the hundreds of conferences, coworking days, workshops, and networking events we sponsor each year. We offer a flexible time off policy for core team members, as well as paid sabbatical leave after five years, in order to recharge and do your best work. Apply to Toptal.

Stack Overflow

Stack Overflow is a question and answer site for professional and enthusiast programmers.

Stack Overflow's employee benefits: Stack Overflow provides full health coverage for employees and their families, remote-friendly culture, home office reimbursements, internet stipends, paid parental leave, a meal stipend, access to a personal and professional coach, annual tuition reimbursement, professional development budget, monthly fitness reimbursements, yoga and meditation classes, virtual cooking classes, and "bev bashes". They also care deeply for their employees and provide paid time off for them to support programs that positively impact the quality of life within the communities in which they live. Apply to Stack Overflow.


DuckDuckGo is a search engine that does not track users and offers privacy-focused features.

DuckDuckGo's employee benefits: The company offers a great work-life balance by having no core hours and allowing employees to take time off when needed. They also have a high team retention rate and offer fair pay to everyone regardless of race, gender, age, or location. Apply to DuckDuckGo.


Buffer is a social media management platform that allows users to schedule and publish content across multiple social media channels.

Buffer's employee benefits: The company offers a competitive salary that adjusts to your cost of living and experience, the option to work remotely, 4-day workweeks, health insurance, a home office setup stipend, a 'growth mindset' fund, minimum vacation, 401(k), profit sharing, family leave, retreats, a working smarter stipend, free books and Kindle, and sabbaticals. Apply to Buffer.