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OneLogin Employee Spotlight: Alexa Slinger

Below is an article originally written by Tony Smith, Marketing Communications Manager at PowerToFly Partner OneLogin, and published on October 17, 2019. Go to OneLogin's page on PowerToFly to see their open positions and learn more.

Collaboration is at the heart of what we do as a business. We have offices in San Francisco, Atlanta, Redmond, and London and a globally-distributed network of remote employees. The dispersion of our staff necessitates a culture of collaboration. That culture extends to our relationships with partners and customers, which we rely on to develop and deliver exceptional products and customer experiences.

A culture of collaboration doesn't merely exist. It's a value we strive to foster among our employees, which is why we acknowledge our team members who best demonstrate our collaborative values. This month we recognized OneLogin Customer Enablement Operations Manager Alexa Slinger.

Alexa is collaborative by nature. Not only has she worked in San Francisco, and now, OneLogin's Atlanta office, she's also a valuable resource to our customers. Alexa oversees our Customer Enablement program, in addition to managing our ever-popular Lunch & Learn series (There's a free lunch, you know?). We recently sat with Alexa to learn more about her role at OneLogin and life outside the company. We hope you enjoy!

What does a typical day at OneLogin look like for you?

There are no typical days for me at OneLogin! It's one of the things I love most about what I do. It could vary between event planning or traveling for a Lunch & Learn event, working in the San Francisco or Atlanta office, building or facilitating a Customer Enablement session, or assisting OneLogin clients.

You were recently given the OneLogin Values Award for "Most Collaborative." What does being collaborative mean to you?

To me, collaborative means partnering with other OneLogin team members or departments to work together on a project, effort, or helping a client. Whether that means working with our professional services & training team to expand the customer enablement program, building a marketing plan for the Lunch & Learn events with our customer marketing team, or aligning with the account management team to ensure clients have the OneLogin products they need for their Identity and Access Management (IAM) solution, it's all about working together toward a common goal.

What are you currently working on?

I'm currently focused on a few different projects. First, our upcoming Lunch & Learn events - one at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in October and another in November at Evernote's offices in Austin, TX. Secondly, continuing to build and host enablement sessions for the OneLogin client base. Finally, as we move into Q4, I'm thinking about my 2020 vision and what's to come!

What are some things you enjoy doing outside of work?

Outside of work, one of my favorite things to do is travel. So far in 2019, I've visited four countries - Mexico, Thailand, France, and the Netherlands. I've taken a cross-country roadtrip during my move from California to Georgia, and have spent time in twelve of the fifty states. When I'm not traveling or spending time with friends, I'm a homebody who enjoys reading (most recently - The Party by Elizabeth Day and I am currently working my way through The Handmaid's Tale) and watching my guilty pleasure - reality TV.

Identity is the core of our business and who we are as individuals. In a few words, tell us what makes you unique!

What makes me unique? I'd say it's been selling all my belongings and moving somewhere new. I've found that's not a common thing for most people and I've done it three times in the last five years! Besides that, I must make my bed every morning before I leave my home and I love to discuss security, statistics and all things identity! #MFAEVERYTHING!

Interested in contributing to a culture of collaboration? You're in luck! We're hiring for a variety of roles across our rapidly-growing company. Check out the latest openings on our PowerToFly page!

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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!

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Who It's Good For: Anyone who's a pro in programming languages (Java, Javascript, C++, Python, and SQL, to start, among others) and knows how to drive the development of products. If you like complex engineering challenges, have experience working with different systems and products, and have the discipline to program without a PM physically hovering over you (Slack hovering's allowed, though), this is for you.

Sound Like You? Check Out: Sr. Principal Software Engineer at Dell, Senior Front End Software Engineer at Plectica, Senior Software Engineer at CloudBees

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

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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 Designer

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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 Analyst

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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 Manager

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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

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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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