Because you don't need to be a "tech person" to work at a tech company.
[This article was first written on April 24th, 2020 and was updated on August 10th, 2021.]
People in all industries and fields have felt the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, but it's no secret that some fields have been hit harder than others. The information technology sector stands to fare relatively well, as their products continue to be in high (or even higher than usual) demand during lockdown – just consider Zoom and Netflix.
So what should this mean for you if you're on the job market? Tech companies are an ideal place to look for roles — and by necessity, these companies are hiring remotely and offering unprecedented amounts of flexibility. While some companies may be looking to make remote hires who would later transition to in-office staff, it's unlikely that they'll rescind work-from-home flexibility all together.
The best part? Software engineers aren't the only ones that can benefit from tech companies hiring remotely. You can work in tech without being highly technical. (Though if you are an engineer, we've got hundreds of open remote roles for you to check out!)
So if you're on the job market, consider the open remote roles listed below with tech companies that are still hiring! We've created four clusters of opportunity for you to consider depending upon your skillset and expertise:
MARKETING, PRODUCT, & USER EXPERIENCE
If you enjoy working cross-functionally, and are equal parts creative and analytical, one of these roles might be perfect for you:
- Senior Product Marketing Manager, Relativity
- Entry Level Marketing Specialist, Pitney Bowes Inc.
- Director, Growth Marketing, SevenFifty
- Senior UX Content Strategist, Procore Technologies Inc.
- Director of Marketing Planning and Transformation, PagerDuty
- Product Marketing Manager Analyst, Okta
- SEO Manager, Web and Digital Services, Dell Technologies
- Senior Solutions Marketing Manager, Commvault
- Marketing Manager, Helm
OPERATIONS, FINANCE, & LEGAL
Calling all accountants, lawyers, and logistics gurus! The great thing about these roles is that if you have expertise in logistics, finance/accounting, or law, you'll be set up for success, no matter what sector you're working in.
- Legal Operations Administrator, Smartsheet Inc.
- Customer Operations Manager, Hopin LTD
- Strategic Finance, Senior Manager, Spin (Ford Mobility)
- Finance Analyst / Program Cost Controls, Raytheon Technologies
- Executive Assistant – Global Finance, Nike Inc.
- Director Business Operations, Elastic
- Senior Privacy Counsel, Hopin LTD
- Global Agency Specialist Partner, Microsoft Corporation
If you're an analytical and detail-oriented task manager with a passion for delivering results on time and under budget, one of these roles might be perfect for you! (P.S. If you're confused about how these roles differ from product management, you can learn more about the difference between project and product management here.)
- Product Manager, Uber
- Client Facing Project Manager, Rebelmouse
- Technical Product Manager, Stack Overflow
- Associate Product Manager, Mural
- Product Manager, Overtime
- Global Service Product Manager, Waters Corporation
- Director of Product Management, Enterprise, SeatGeek
- Associate Product Manager, American Express
SALES AND SUPPORT
Love working with clients and talking to people? One of these customer-facing roles in sales or support might be your ideal role:
- Sales Development Representative, VideoAmp
- Customer Relationship Manager, LogMeIn
- Sales Support Associate - Global Accounts, Equinix
- Enterprise Account Executive, Gainsight Inc.
- Technical Account Manager, JW Player
- Director, Enterprise Sales, Datadog
- Director of Sales & Marketing, AvenueHQ
- Associate Director, Sales & Operations Management, S&P Global
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Women Share Their Experiences Working at Vrbo
On February 28th, PowerToFly returned to Austin to partner on our second event with groundbreaking vacation rental company Vrbo. This invite-only event was for mid to senior women in tech working as Software Engineers, UX Designers, Data Scientists & Analysts, Mobile Engineers and more.
Hosted by PowerToFly's Cristina Duke (an Austin native), the event kicked off with a keynote address by Vrbo's Senior Vice President, Strategy, Brand and Communications Judy Kay before jumping into an informative panel discussion and Q&A session featuring several of Vrbo's women leaders including:
- Tina Weyand, Chief Product Officer
- Anita Dodia, Senior Director, Software Engineering
- Hannah Lindsley, Data Science Manager
- Francesca Hernandez, Manager, Digital Platform
Here's what one attendee had to say about the event: "I am the only woman on a team of a dozen or so engineers. I really found it refreshing to hear what the panelists had to say. It definitely made me want to pursue an opportunity with a company where I can work with an equal mix of men and women. Thank you!"
If you are looking for new opportunities, Vrbo is hiring. Their amazing benefits include plenty of paid vacation, up to 20 weeks of parental leave, and their one of a kind Table Talks aimed at encouraging creativity and innovation. Think you'd like working at Vrbo? Visit their page on PowerToFly to learn more.
Our Vrbo panel of women leaders.
A packed house
A look at our panel discussion
The event included plenty of time for networking
Great food, courtesy Kristin Collins of Fluff
Not only is Paylocity remote-friendly, but they understand and value a true work-life balance!
Congrats to Michelle Ensey who was just hired as Paylocity's newest Product Owner!
Established in 1997, Paylocity has revolutionized the marketplace for Payroll and HR professionals by offering a hybrid of services and technology — all on the cloud. Noted for their fifth straight appearance on Crain's 'Fast Fifty' list as one of Chicago's fastest-growing companies, and stealing 29th place in Glassdoor's 2018 list of Best Places to Work, we couldn't be more excited for Michelle and the impact she will have on such a rapidly growing company!
We got the chance to ask Michele a few questions about her new role and her tips for someone looking to start their next career at Paylocity! Head over to Paylocity's page on PowerToFly to see all of their open roles and don't forget to press follow.
What excites you about your new role at Paylocity?
Michelle Ensey: Three things really — the people, culture, and their mission. There are a ton of really smart and talented people here. Paylocity also has a clear culture where everyone has a voice, they work together and are accountable for their work. Human capital is any company's most valuable asset. It's exciting to work with a company whose mission is all about creating solutions that help companies and employees have a better experience.
What made Paylocity stand out in your job search?
ME: The core values that Paylocity embodies aligned with my core values. They have a remote workforce and manage it well - meaning that I feel confident about working remotely and being a valued member of the team. I'm able to balance my family and my career without having to sacrifice one for the other.
Can you tell us a little more about your journey to finding this job?
ME: Previously, I worked in a corporate environment where there was a lack of work-life balance. Through weekly emails and various networking invitations, PowerToFly became a key resource reinforcing a feeling in my gut that there were options out there... I just had to find the right one. When PowerToFly introduced me to Paylocity, it opened my eyes to an opportunity that allowed me to still have a young family and my career without making sacrifices.
What advice do you have for someone looking to get hired at Paylocity?
ME: Share your experiences in delivering on customers' unmet needs. That's a huge part of the Paylocity culture, so don't be afraid to let your passion for customers shine!Good luck Michelle!
Prototypes may seem like an extra step in your process but in reality they can save you considerable time and money when you are developing and pitching your product. In this masterclass, we explain how prototyping can take your product to the next level.
(Register now and watch the training session anytime - Availability Runs through December 31, 2018! You will receive a separate email in your inbox with a link to the seminar after you have completed your purchase. If you would like to access all of our on-demand webinars for free, sign-up for a PowerToFly VIP membership.)
UX Designer, writer and teacher Sarah Doody, who is equally experienced in working with both startups and established companies, will help you understand why prototyping should be an important step in your process. Sarah will also share examples from her own career and throughout the industry.
The seminar covers:
- Why must we prototype
- The prototyping process
- Tips to prototype with a purpose
- The risks of building too fast
- Understanding pain points
- Creating a map of a user's journey
- Testing key problems