Another Mother’s Day, come and gone. If you’re a mom, you’ve probably noticed that it’s back to business. No more breakfast in bed or fresh flowers on the doorstep. You’re back to your normal routine.
And whether you’re a mom or not, chances are, your routine is already filled to the brim.
So what are your options if you’re dreaming of finding lucrative, fulfilling work without sacrificing the time and energy you to devote to your family or personal life?
In this article, you’re going to get:
- 51 ACTUAL job listings for flexible jobs in tech
- A FREE Remote Job Interview Prep Worksheet covering 18 common questions (from real remote teams) you’re likely to get when you interview for one of these positions
Work-life balance isn’t just an issue for women. Fathers, caretakers, and people in all sorts of relationships have to deal with the issue of prioritizing family without putting their careers in the backseat.
Maybe perfect equilibrium isn’t impossible, but according to a FlexJobs survey, 92% of parents think that they can be good parents AND good employees.
It’s just a matter of figuring out what conditions will make that possible.
Here’s what I mean. Maybe you can’t work a standard 9-to-5 and structure your personal life the way you want to. You need a way to do meaningful work on a schedule that works for you.
You need a flexible job! And a flexible job can mean: a remote job, a part-time job, a job with a flexible schedule, freelance work, or even a job with great maternity or paternity leave.
FlexJobs found that the highest motivating factors that lead parents to search for remote work are:
- Family responsibilities (52 percent)
- Work-life balance (74 percent) was tied with health/exercise
- Time and cost savings, as well as a reduction in commuting stress, follow.
And there are a lot of different models of flexible work situations that will help you achieve those goals.
“Most parents want to work from home, but other types of flexibility are popular as well,”:
- telecommuting all the time (79 percent)
- alternative or flexible schedules (47 percent)
- telecommuting part of the time (44 percent)
- part-time schedules (45 percent)
- freelance positions (39 percent)
The trick is deciding WHICH flexible work situation is right for you.
The good news? There is a lot of opportunity to land flexible work if you have valuable tech skills. It’s not just the fact that there are a lot of traditional tech jobs (like web developer positions, for example) in the flexible job market—it’s also the reality that ANY flexible job will probably require some soft tech skills, like being able to handle a purely digital workplace.
But whether you’re looking to code Ruby apps while your baby naps or manage a nonprofit’s marketing plan 3 days a week, there’s a flexible tech job for you. Below, check out 51 flexible tech jobs that are available right now.
Scan the posts to figure out which industry and job is right for you, and then apply! What are you waiting for?
51 Flexible Tech Jobs to You Can Apply for Today
1. Happiness Engineer, Automattic
2. UI Web Developer, Dell
3. Designer, Safari
4. Junior Digital Knowledge Manager, Edelman
5. Developer (part-time), Intercontinental Exchange
6. Digital Marketing Designer, Blast Analytics & Marketing
7. Tech Project Manager, Whole Whale
8. HTML/Web Production Specialist, Dun & Bradstreet
10. Marketing Coordinator, Cloud for Good
11. Senior Ruby on Rails Developer, Edgar
12. Digital Strategy Associate, Acceleration Parnters
13. Web Designer (freelance), Yippa
14. Customer Support / Production Assistant (part-time), Skillcrush
15. Graphic Designer, Atomic Design & Construction
16. Graphic Artist, Resource Management
17. Administrative Assistant, Triskeles
18. Web Developer, Kentucky Community and Technical College System
19. Social Media Manager (remote possible), ServerHub
20. Marketing Assistant Green Cloud Technologies
21. Front-end Web Developer (also full-time and freelance available), Ironpaper
22. Associate Editor (remote possible), ESPN
23. Multimedia Coordinator, Marist College
24. Social Media Support Specialist (remote possible), U-Haul
25. Web Coordinator, Aquent
26. Special Events (4 months), American Diabetes Association
27. Web Producer, CBS
28. Social Media Manager, The Mary Sue
29. Junior Full-Stack Developer, C&G Partners
30. Associate Digital Content Producer, Time Warner
31. Web / UI Designer (remote), OptimizePlayer
32. WordPress Developer (remote), Creative Circle
33. Web Designer / HTML / WordPress Developer (part-time), LeftBrainRightBrain Marketing
34. Visual Designer, Isobar
35. Social Media Scholar (part-time, remote), Thrive Marketing
36. HTML/CSS Programmer, Upwork
37. Company identity project (remote), Biz-e-training
38. Front-End Web Developer, Potato
39. Web Content Specialist, John Hopkins Health System
40. WordPress Developer, Coulee Creative
41. HTML Email Designer, Litmus
Bonus! Jobs at Tech Companies with Awesome Parental Leave
42. Web & Marketing Automation Specialist, Apple
43. Events Manager (remote), Google
44. Front-End Engineer, Reddit
45. Technical Support, Engineer, Yahoo
46. Design Program Manager, Facebook
47. Technical Support Engineer, Microsoft
48. Product Designer, Hubspot
49. Campaign Manager, LinkedIn
50. Communication Designer, Pinterest
51. Email Manager, AOL
Whew! Are you super inspired, but just a tad overwhelmed at the process behind actually landing one of these flexible positions? Then download our FREE Remote Job Interview Prep Worksheet below.
It’ll walk you through 18 of the most common questions (from real remote teams!) that you’re likely to hear when you interview for the jobs in this post.
Kelli is our Operations Manager here at Skillcrush. Plus, she's an early alum of Skillcrush 101 who made her career change into tech in her mid-40's! Kelli started with us as our Customer Support Manager and has also taken advanced web development classes and been an organizer in the Helsinki Rails Girls chapter.
In addition to helping the Skillcrush team and our wonderful students, Kelli loves podcasts (especially ones about tech, of course!), Corgis, emojis, and, most of all, catalan-style line dancing – as a true Texan living in Finland would!