Top 5 Reasons To Join Team Asana In 2019
Below is an article originally written by Allie Joel at PowerToFly Partner Asana, and published on January 23, 2019. Go to Asana's page on PowerToFly to see their open positions and learn more.
The beginning of January is the perfect time to set new intentions in our personal and professional lives. If one of your goals this year is explore new career opportunities, good news: We're hiring! Coming off the incredible year we had at 2018, we've rounded up the top 5 reasons why you should consider Asana as your next career opportunity in 2019.
1. Help drive international growth
Last year we moved into a new office in Dublin, launched a brand new office in Sydney and created new products in our NYC office. Our Asana NYC team is growing so quickly, that we will be expanding to a brand new office later this year. Asana as a product is increasing its number of users and entering new markets like Vancouver and Japan, and we're also building new development centers to focus on expanding our product capabilities at scale. A big focus of our product is on international expansion and enterprise scale, and we are excited about the new customers we will bring onboard.
2. Get a chance to get behind the work that fuels our product
Teams collaborate using our software, dogfooded by 100% of people 100% of the time. Because of this we have a high integrity culture and we hold our teammates accountable. As we continue to innovate and expand on our product this year, you'll have the opportunity to design and build for many types of customers. This year, we're looking forward to designing new products and features that our customers not only use every day to manage their work, but also love. You'll get to work with teams across the company to support all the ways in which we help customers optimize Asana in the best way possible.
3. Join at a time of massive company growth
We have officially hit the 400 employee mark and are so excited. Our team continues to expand each year, contributing to overall business growth and success. We are proud to have team members represent Asana all over the globe with teammates currently in San Francisco, New York, Dublin, Iceland, Sydney and Vancouver. We are driving our business momentum forward and have our sights set on shaping and leading the category of work management. It's an exciting challenge to be a part of, and we need all hands on deck to achieve this goal.
4. Work hard and live well
We are just a few weeks into the new year and are excited to already have received recognition for our workplace culture. Asana was recently named a 2019 Best Places to Work in New York by Built In NYC, as well as a Best Workplace in Technology by Fortune Magazine and Great Place to Work. These awards recognize Asana as a top workplace in the tech space, and celebrates us for the great things we do as a company to provide everyone with the support that they need to thrive every day, including perks, benefits, and work environment.
On the perks side, our Culinary Team continues to provides healthy, nutritious, and as organic homemade food to all Asanas. This year, our Culinary Team transformed the way in which they present food in the San Francisco office, moving from an all-buffet style to including an option of plated meals that focuses on balanced portions. In line with our Culinary Team's "zero waste" initiative, this change has reduced waste by almost 36%, and it's a huge step forward in achieving that goal.
5. Connect with peers through new D&I events
Maintaining our commitment to diversity and inclusion, we'll continue to host events to support our employee resource groups, along with continuing the momentum around our quarterly Asana Real Talk series, which encourages authentic discussions on issues that are important to various diverse communities. We recently held a community service day, honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., where Asanas globally donated items to support three local non-profits. Our offices then came together to sort and package those items to be delivered to local communities in need.
Not to mention, we're excited to keep the tradition going on our annual Pride celebration, customer events, community service events, and holiday parties! We're proud to have scored high marks for inclusion and belonging on our company-wide engagement survey, which happens once each year.
We had some standout moments in 2018, and we're looking forward to what's ahead for Asana, our customers, and our global community in 2019.
Come be a part of this amazing adventure: We're hiring!
5 full-time work-from-home roles that pay seriously well
We—we being the internet in general, as well as PowerToFly specifically—often talk about remote work as this glorious thing: you can find professional fulfillment, friendly co-workers, and career growth potential from the comfort of your own home. All while collecting a check!
But where should you look if you want that check to be as big as possible?
Start with this guide to the best high-paying remote jobs. These career choices (and the example companies hiring for them) don't skimp out on paying remote workers well, and you'll still get all the work-from-home flexibility you're looking for. I've linked to specific job posts for each category below, but also look through the 300+ remote jobs on PowerToFly's always-updated remote job board for more.
As you apply and interview, keep these work-from-home interview questions in mind. If you find yourself with a salary offer that's good, but not quite as good as it could be, reference these salary negotiation tips for remote workers to advocate for what you deserve. And when you get the job with a great salary, make sure your home office is set up for success. And then send me a note to tell me how you're doing!
1. Senior Software EngineerBusiness woman using laptop
Why You Can Do It Remotely: Like most heads-down-and-create work, developing software and programming are best done with minimal distractions. You'll collaborate with your team for check-ins and bug fixes, but you'll be able to focus on your project work from a home office.
Average Annual Salary: $131,875
2. User Experience Researcher ManagerYoung adult woman working with laptop at mobile app
Who It's Good For: Proven researchers who know how to understand the behaviors and motivations of customers through feedback and observation, who have experience synthesizing insights into a brand story, and who have managed teams.
Sound Like You? Check Out: Senior Research Operations Program Manager at Zapier.
Why You Can Do It Remotely: As UX researcher Lindsey Redinger explains in her helpful Medium post, remote research allows companies to reach users all over the world, not just within driving distance to their headquarters, and can be cheaper for companies and easier for participants.
Average Annual Salary: $105,810
3. Senior Product DesignerFemale graphic designer smiling at desk in office
Who It's Good For: Creatives with technical chops who like the challenges of evolving and improving the production of current products, leading designers, and collaborating with other parts of the business.
Sound Like You? Check Out: Senior Product Designer at SeatGeek.
Why You Can Do It Remotely: While design teams definitely need to share lots of feedback, there's technology out there to make that easy. The Help Scout design team has shared their favorite tools and tricks to collaborate remotely, which includes recording daily videos of new designs to explain features and ideas in a way a photo file just can't express. (They're also hiring! Check out open Help Scout jobs here).
Average Annual Salary: $107,555
4. Senior Security AnalystDeveloping Concentrated programmer reading computer codes Development Website design and coding technologies.
Who It's Good For: Thoughtful, vigilant thinkers who enjoy identifying and fixing gaps in a company's security posture, including through ethnical hacking (hacking a company's system before outsiders can, and addressing the weak points found) and incident response (containing the negative effects of a system breach or attack).
Sound Like You? Check Out: Data Protection Security Analyst at Deloitte.
Why You Can Do It Remotely: Not all security analyst positions are remote-friendly; sometimes they require working with very sensitive data that can be compromised if taken off-site or accessed from a VPN. But with the right data processing policies—like using a privacy filter over your laptop, only using secured wifi, and encrypting your data, all suggested by WebARX security's all-remote team—remote work as a security analyst is definitely possible.
Average Annual Salary: $108,463
5. Technical Project ManagerA strong wifi connection makes for a strong relationship
Who It's Good For: Tech-friendly jack-of-all-trades with a sweet spot for spreadsheets and other organization tools.
Sound Like You? Check Out: Technical Project Manager at Avaaz.
Why You Can Do It Remotely: Project management can sometimes be like herding cats, but you don't need to be in the same room as your feline team members in order to direct them around. With collaborative software (and a highly organized home office, like PM pro Patrice Embry recommends), you can PM the most complicated of projects from wherever you're located.
Average Annual Salary: $95,129
Other high-paying remote-friendly jobs include certain roles in healthcare (like nurse practitioners and psychologists, who can check in with patients via video conferencing and phone calls), app developers for both iOS and Android products, actuaries and tax accountants, and data scientists.
And remember that even jobs that don't seem remote-friendly at first, could possibly be done from home or on the road. If you find a well-paying, exciting job that doesn't offer remote work immediately, it might be worth negotiating a more flexible schedule with a 1-2 day work-from-home option. Both you and the company can see what remote work actually looks like in action, and if it goes well, you can make a pitch to transition to remote work full time.
Other resources you may want to check out in your quest for meaningful, well-paid remote work:
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