Love your job, but hate the commute (or the idea of having to wear real pants?)? Now, remote jobs are on the rise, and startups are leading the charge for this workplace revolution. These five NYC-based startups offer remote work programs so you don’t have to be chained to your desk 5 days a week and still get to have your dream job.

1. Smartly.io


Who they are: Smartly.io is a platform that helps businesses simplify digital advertisements. The platform uses personalized data to promote business growth through ads. They work with a number of big names you might recognize, like eBay and Uber.

What they offer: Smartly.io is based in the Flatiron District but they allow employees to work remotely. Employees also have the option of rotating through the company’s offices around the world. If that isn’t enough to tempt you, Smartly.io also offers five weeks paid vacation, paid parental leave for moms and dads, and your own laptop, smartphone and noise-cancelling headphones.

Who they are hiring: Senior Customer Success Manager, Customer Data Scientist, Sales Operation Analyst, Human Resources Business Partner, Senior Account Executive and more.


2. Transfix


Who they are: Transfix is reinventing the trucking logistics industry by creating an on-demand marketplace for shippers and drivers. They describe themselves as “on a mission to to build the most modern, innovative technology the transportation industry has ever seen.” Ah, we love it when a company spells out its ambitiousness.

What they offer: In addition to their remote work program, they offer very generous parental leave and have an unlimited vacation policy. Let’s say that again...UNLIMITED vacation policy. Their medical, vision and dental plans are also 100% paid by the company.

Who they are hiring: Content Marketing Manager, Controller, Sales Operations Manager, Account Manager, Finance and Strategy Manager, Product Manager and more.


3. BitMEX


Who they are: The Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange, or BitMEX, is the single largest crypto exchange in the world, serving half a million customers globally. The peer-to-peer (P2P) trading platform was founded in 2014 by ex-bankers who wanted to combine their knowledge of computer science, traditional finance, and financial engineering.

What they offer: On top of their remote work program, BitMEX offers employees a flexible work schedule, a flexible spending account, and generous paid time off. Also up for grabs are wellness programs that include fitness subsidies, and paid family leave.

Who they are hiring: Marketing Analytics Manager, Customer Support Specialist, Digital Marketing Manager, Vice President of Marketing.


#4. Domio


Who they are: Home meets hotel with Domio. The company curates end-to-end guest experiences to craft unforgettable vacations for everyone who books a trip through them.

What they offer: There’s a remote work program and an unlimited vacation policy, which is always nice. Domio employees also enjoy flexible spending accounts, performance bonuses, and company equity. There’s catered lunch on Fridays (yum!) but the perk we like the best is “pawternity” leave. Yep! If a new furry friend joins your family, you get a week off.

Who they are hiring: Director of Brand Partnerships, Revenue Management Specialist, Real Estate Investment Associate, Recruiter, Accountant, Copywriter, Graphic Designer, Product Manager and more.


#5. Fluent, Inc.


Who they are: Fluent is transforming online advertising through performance and people-based marketing. Their customer acquisition platform uses real-time consumer insights to help clients acquire and retain customers.

What they offer: This company is fluent (hehe) in employee perks. There’s the remote work program, flexible work schedule, and unlimited vacation policy. But let’s not forget the tuition reimbursement program, company equity, performance bonuses, and generous parental leave policy. Oh and free beer on tap. Can’t forget about the beer.

Who they are hiring: Campaign Coordinator, Assistant Controller, Video Graphic Designer, Recruiter, Account Coordinator, Accounts Receivable Specialist, Director of Marketing, Sales Development Representative and more.


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Allisa Lindo is a Netflix addict and freelance writer who splits her time between NYC and southern Sweden. She previously worked for a Swedish SaaS startup and spends her free time reading TechCrunch and scrolling through social media. Follow Allisa’s random ramblings on Twitter @allielindo.