The Memo: #27 (161+ remote jobs)

Hey folks,

I stumbled on this excellent blog post by Patrick McKenzie from back in 2011. Although the post is titled “Don't Call Yourself A Programmer, And Other Career Advice,” there’s some great career advice that I think is widely applicable.

I highlight three key takeaways below:

  • Finding a job via a job board is the exception not the rule.

    This the hard reality of finding any role, whether in be on-site or remote. My philosophy for people in this community has always been that you should use the job placement as jumping off point. Others have made this point, but I’ll make it again here: there are more remote roles open than are advertised. Find a point of contact and reach out to someone at the company in question. If I can find an email through my network or this community, reach out.

  • People who are good at negotiating make more.

    Being better a negotiating is key. I’ve been collecting salary info to help put people in the community in a better position when they’re negotiating. If you haven’t already, you can fill out that form here, and add your CV and recent salary range.

  • Grow your network.

    This is one of the reasons why I started the community 1-on-1s. If you haven’t yet, sign up to connect to others in the community here.

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General interest

Interesting communityRock the Boat is a podcast and community focused on Asian Americans challenging the status quo. This is an interesting model to consider if you’re thinking about launching a community: tell stories that’ll inspire your audience.

“[W]e find that people with longer commuting time report systematically lower subjective well-being.” Interesting paper and discussion on HackerNews.

I’m really fascinated by this approach to the work week: 5 hours per day, 4 days per week.

Project idea (very hard): build an ad blocker that works on Facebook (read how FB makes that difficult).

The Webb Blog explores the idea of a personal API, which seems really interesting.

I’m starting to think more about design, and how design can be a differentiator in building a community; I’ve been building a personal list of great landing pages, logos, etc.. This one really stood out.


  • Thinking about joining a coding bootcamp? One coding bootcamp has offered me a referral of 5% or about $500 for anyone that signs up. If you’re thinking of joining a coding bootcamp and this is of interest, you can sign up via the unique link they sent and I’ll give you back the referral fee. Email me.

  • LIV: I reached out to COO & co-founder of LIV, AJ Shewki, and he confirms that the entire team is remote. LIV, which is trying to make VR gaming more interactive, recently raised a $1M roundSetting up a time to chat with AJ, but wanted to give the community a heads up. LIV currently has two positions posted to AngelList: Unreal and C++ Engineer and Web Engineer.

  • Upwork: aside from its sales staff in Chicago, Upwork will consider remote candidates for all other roles. There are number of product and data/business intelligence roles currently listed.

Chris ✌️

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Frontend Engineer (Mid to Senior) – Postscript (US)

Fullstack Engineer (Mid to Senior) – (US)

Sr. Full Stack Engineer, Payments – Starship (careers page)

Full Stack Engineer – (careers page)

Senior Full Stack Engineer (multiple openings) – Social Chorus (US)

Full-Stack Developer – Intevity

Software Architect (Ruby on Rails) – OutMatch (US)

Senior Web Developer – Treehouse (US)

Web Developer – (US)

Front End Developer – Yoko (“Everyone works remotely”)

Web Developer

Senior Backend Engineer – Launch Potato

Senior Front-end Engineer

Web Developer

Vue.js Engineer

Python Django Engineer

Node.js Engineer – Oddball

Senior Ruby on Rails Engineer – Whitespectre

Backend Engineer – We Are Mammoth

Senior Python Developer – Xapo

Senior Cryptocurrency Developer – Python

Python Developer

Linux Systems Engineer – Perforce


Product Manager – Starship (careers page. Note: careers page mentions remote) $100k – $130k • 0.1% – 1.0%

Product Manager – AdHawk

Product Manager – Pac-12

Product Manager – Hangar (US)

Product Manager – Oddball

Senior Manager, Product Strategy – Venafi

Scrum Master – Xapo

Implementation Lead

Product Manager – Canada – Sonatype

Product Marketing Manager – Voxnest (Europe)

Product Manager – Savvy

Product Marketing Manager – Fastly

Senior Growth & Monetization Manager

Senior Product Manager, Security (TLS)

Technical Program Manager

Product Owner, Marketing Site

Data Science

Data Scientist – Smart

AML Business Analyst – Tookitaki

Sr. Data Scientist

Data Scientist – NICE Actimize

Senior Software Engineer – Data Team – Fastly


VP of Growth Marketing – Perfect Keto

SEO Strategist – Sked Social (2-3 hours overlap w/ Melbourne) US$55-60k

Digital Strategist – Yoko (“Everyone works remotely”)

Sales & Marketing Coordinator – (mentions remote possible on careers page)

Growth Marketer – Voice123 – US $60k

English Copywriter – Vinted

Country Manager Colombia – Xapo

Country Manager Peru

Country Manager South Africa

Country Manager US

Lifecycle Communications Manager

Writer – Wild Audience

Content and Community Manager – Voxnext

Senior Growth Marketer – Slite


Web Designer – Yoko (“Everyone works remotely”)

Lead UX/UI Designer – Venafi

Graphic Artist – Waygo (part-time)

Senior Interaction Designer – Givelify

Product Designer – Gremlin (US)

Lead Product Designer – Gatsby

Web Designer – Bigscreen

UI Designer – Bejamas

Visual Designer – Ghost

Full Stack Product Designer – Localize (US) US $70-$100k

Senior Product Designer – Headway

Product Designer


Account Executive – Cyberhaven (careers/landing page)

Business Development Manager – Openly (jobs page)

Enterprise Account Executive – Lullabot (jobs page)

Ecosystem Director – Venafi

Senior Account Manager

Federal Account Executive, Civilian

Sales Development Representative – UK

Senior Account Manager – Launch Potato

Corporate Account Executive / Inside Sales – VirtualPBX

Junior Account Executive

Operations, Support & Other

Technical Support Engineer – Postman(US)

Customer Service Specialist – Starship (careers page)

Covenants Analyst – Reorg

Head of Retail – Perfect Keto (US)

Senior Manager, Global Sales Compensation – Venafi

Global Deal Desk Director

Developer Support Engineer – Lightbend (European timezones)

Manual Mobile Tester – Xapo

Customer Support Representative – Brazil

Multilingual Customer Support Representative

Senior Internal Auditor

Support and Extended Services Consultant – Tessitura Network (UK) – (careers page)