Where to look for tech support, QA, or other jobs that allow remote?
June 19, 2016 7:50 PM   Subscribe

I have a close friend who is a stay-at-home parent. It's critical that she finds a source of income (for a number of personal reasons) and I'm helping her with her search. The catch is she needs something remote as she lives far enough from any major city to make commuting possible. She'd be a killer customer support person or entry-level QA tester. Any suggestions for other places or strategies to help someone looking for jobs like these or other remote work?

She's extremely intelligent, has strong tech and design skills, and is an awesome communicator. I've started asking around my network (I'm an experienced UX designer) and have looked at a bunch of the remote work sites. She's looking for part-time to start but if the job works out could put her kids into daycare for more days so she could work more.

I know this is a very specific question but the Metafilter community has been an amazing help over the years and I'm hoping this might be a good source for information.
posted by theNonsuch to Work & Money (10 answers total) 42 users marked this as a favorite
I don't have a specific job in mind, but I recently ran across remotebase.io and it seems to be a great resource for lots of remote jobs.

Also check out weworkremotely.com
posted by punkrockrat at 8:02 PM on June 19, 2016 [3 favorites]

posted by kevinbelt at 8:15 PM on June 19, 2016

You have to pay to subscribe and I haven't, but there's also flexjobs.
posted by aniola at 8:23 PM on June 19, 2016

She could look into working in regulated industry (medical device, pharmaceuticals, etc etc). There are a lot of companies that have software validation needs who accept remote work. Check you MeMail - I will send you a link to my company website (who happens to be hiring testers).
posted by Suffocating Kitty at 8:25 PM on June 19, 2016

Amazon hires customer support people to work remote from home in lots of states: Arizona, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Virginia.
posted by fingersandtoes at 9:08 PM on June 19, 2016 [1 favorite]

Power to Fly is another; and she should join the list serves Systers and DevChix.
posted by jrobin276 at 9:16 PM on June 19, 2016

AppleCare at-home advisors may be a good fit: https://www.apple.com/jobs/us/aha.html
posted by heeeraldo at 10:59 PM on June 19, 2016 [1 favorite]

I've posted this in another thread - I work for Automattic as a Happiness Engineer and the company is 100% remote. However, we only hire full-time employees.

(To be completely transparent, I also work on the hiring team for Happiness Engineers, so feel free to message me if you or she have any questions.)
posted by pyjammy at 4:35 AM on June 20, 2016

Another one similar to FlexJobs: VirtualVocations
posted by INFJ at 5:41 AM on June 20, 2016 [1 favorite]

A lot of transcription companies hire transcriptionists remotely - Automatic Sync comes to mind
posted by sidi hamet at 11:15 AM on June 22, 2016

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