Latka, a database of SaaS companies, recently released a list of the top hundred fastest growing SaaS companies in 2017. I searched through the list and found the few companies that have remote work cultures. (All companies are privately held and hiring.)
If you know what SaaS means and how SaaS companies measure growth, skip to the second section of this post. If you don’t know, read on.
How SaaS companies work
SaaS is short for software-as-a-service. This means companies produce software and, instead of selling it one time for a lump sum, they charge customers a monthly fee to continue using it. The software is hosted “in the cloud” instead of on a personal computer.
The first full-time remote job I had was for a SaaS startup (actually included in this list). I enjoyed my time there. The SaaS business model was compelling to me. As a marketer, I could easily see the impact my marketing efforts had on revenue. The company even made their revenue metrics public.
Speaking of metrics: SaaS companies measure growth with two key metrics: monthly recurring revenue (MRR) and annual recurring revenue (ARR). MRR shows how much money the company makes in a given month. ARR shows how much is made in a given year.
In the list below you’ll see MRR listed. The more MRR, the more likely the company can pay you what you’re seeking. Keep this in mind when looking through the list.
Remote-friendly SaaS companies
Companies are listed in order of how fast they’re growing with the fastest growing companies listed at the top. Below the company’s growth metrics and description I mention which positions the company was hiring for at the time of me writing this (April 2018).
Vero is a data-driven email platform specializing in email personalization. According to their career page, “you are free to live and work where you want in the world, whether it’s our HQ in Sydney, or a cabin in the woods.”
Open position: account manager
Hubstaff is an all-in-one freelancer and employee management tool. I actually worked here for three months. The founders are great, as is the rest of the team. When I worked here, most people on the team worked on a full-time contract basis.
Open positions: marketing generalist, content marketer, growth marketer, ruby on rails software engineer, customer support specialist, public relations representative, and senior product/ux/frontend engineer.
ConvertKit helps bloggers grow their platform and following with email marketing tools. According to their about page, they have 34 team members across 26 cities.
Open positions: director of customer success, director of marketing, junior rails engineer
Zapier is well-known for their remote work culture. They even write about remote working a lot. One of my friends I traveled with worked for them and had the flexibility to work whenever he wanted. He also seemed quite satisfied with his job. Happier with Zapier (zap-ee-er) he was always saying.
Open positions: design manager (platform design), frontend engineer, infrastructure engineer, product engineer, security infrastructure engineer, vp of engineering, product manager (seo and growth), vp of marketing, partner manager (key accounts), partner manager (launches), data scientist, data warehouse architect, customer champion (general), customer champion (api specialist), customer champion (weekend warrior)
WebinarNinja is a webinar platform that seems far more intuitive and user-friendly than GoToWebinar and similar platforms. Their team page — with caricatures of employees in ninja outfits — says its team spans over nine cities around the world.
Open positions: software engineer (full stack), mobile developer
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