Top Work From Home Tech Jobs In 2021

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This article will give you a list of 8 IT job positions in which you have a good chance to negotiate a home office arrangement. However, it is not guaranteed you are going to get a home office, as it is just an occasional perk. Only if the job position is listed as "Remote" can you be sure that you will be able to work from home all the time.


Notice: This article was written in the midst of a global COVID-19 pandemic which has sent millions of tech workers around the world home to work from a home office, no matter the job position. However, this crisis will soon pass, most workers will return back to work, and things will return to normal. Therefore, take this article as a pre-COVID and post-COVID work from home job guide.


1. Software Developer

Software development is one of the most typical work from home tech jobs. A software developer spends the majority of their time writing code, which can be done from any location. Tickets with tasks are usually managed by JIRA. Versions of code are managed in GIT. Meetings with a team are usually done over Microsoft Teams.

There is just one thing called daily standup, which is a morning ritual of coding teams. Every team member speaks for a minute or two about tasks they are working on. Usually, these meetings are in-person. However, now in the COVID era it is done over the internet via a team meetings software, and it is possible this remote setting will remain after COVID.


2. Data Analyst

A data analyst does not need to know how to code as they work mostly with spreadsheets and a GUI platform that the developers code and manage for them. They work in data-driven organizations. Data analysts are in direct contact with clients and sometimes negotiate deals on behalf of the company.


3. Software Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer

This job requires a foundation in tech, however, it does not involve coding. Software QA engineers are responsible for assessing the quality of specifications and technical design documents and also the quality of software. One of your main duties will be looking for glitches in software and writing test procedures that can reveal future glitches if there are any.

The communication with developers is usually carried out via JIRA tickets, each of which contains a detailed description of a bug that caused an error in a sofware. A software QA job is, therefore, another rather work from home tech job.


4. Technical Writer

A technical writer creates online help, equipment manuals or technical documentation. Key abilities are explaining complex concepts and creating clear instructions to use. Writing documentation can be done from anywhere and so this job is also well-suited to work from home arrangements.


5. Web Designer

A graphic designer is a person who combines text and pictures in websites, advertisements, magazines or books. Web designers in particular are responsible for UX (user experience) and UI (user interface). Web designers work in parallel with web developers to create interactive and responsive websites. And whether you are freelance or part of a team, this job is also well-suited to working from home.


6. Web Developer

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP – these are the main programming languages that web developers put to use. Web developers have to keep up with browser trends and code trends daily to stay on top of the game, because browsers and web code change quickly. The websites they build have to display content properly in all resolutions (mobile, tablet, PC) and in all browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Explorer).


7. Digital Marketing Specialist

This job involves planning and executing online advertising via email, mobile and social media campaigns. You will improve SEO and work with CRM (Customer relationship management) software. It is also well suited for working from home.


8. Social Media Manager

The last of the work from home tech jobs, social media management, includes creating content for social media sites and blogs. You will develop and maintain online communities and stay on top of trends and tools industry. You will also coordinate with other parts of the company’s marketing team.


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