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Top 10 tech companies for remote workers

Sarah K. White | Feb. 18, 2016
Many roles in the technology field don't require that you work at a corporate office. Here are the 10 best tech companies if you’re looking for a telecommuting and remote job.


Headquartered in Germany, SAP was founded in 1972 and employs over 65,000 people worldwide. SAP specializes in enterprise software and services and its U.S. office is located in Newton Square, Penn. SAP has a long list of awards for its company culture, including the Glassdoor Employee's Choice Award for "Best Place to Work" and it's also appeared on the Forbes World's Most Reputable Companies list. As far as its telecommuting options, listings for remote positions at SAP have included roles for data scientists, IT architects, UX and UI experts, developers and engineers, among others.


One of the oldest companies on this list, Xerox was founded in 1906. At the time when it sold photographic paper and photo equipment and was known as The Haloid Photographic Company. Since then, Xerox has grown to a multi-billion-dollar company that employs almost 150,000 employees worldwide. You'll find Xerox on the Fortune 500 list almost every year, and it's won a long list of awards for keeping employees happy. Xerox has a number of telecommuting positions open for tech workers, including roles for front-end developers, web designers, system technicians and IT support, just to list a few.


Founded in 1977, Oracle now employs over 135,000 people and operates worldwide to develop database software and technology, as well as computer hardware and enterprise software. Oracle's success in its early years is often attributed to its software interoperability between operating systems thanks to the use of the C programming language. As a company, Oracle has received recognition for what it offers employees and is even ranked as one of the world's most ethical companies by Ethisphere. In the past, Oracle has hired for a number of remote tech jobs including roles for security architects, engineers and developers.

Red Hat

Since its founding in 1993, Red Hat has grown to 80 offices that operate worldwide in 30 countries. The company is best-known for its open-source Linux offerings, especially its Red Hat Enterprise Linux. It's one of the smaller companies on this list, with 8,300 employees worldwide, but it's made a number of impressive lists, including Forbes' World's Most Innovative Companies and Glassdoor's Best Places to Work lists. As for its telecommuting options, past offerings have included roles for software engineers, UI developers, middleware architects and data analysts.


Most people recognize Adobe as the maker of the Adobe Flash player or the high-end photo editing and graphic design software suite. However, it's also a great place to work. It's been on Fortune's list of 100 Best Companies to Work For and is ranked as one of the Most Powerful Public Companies in the World, according to Forbes. Recent telecommuting openings for Adobe have included positions for technical architects, technical consultants, security and compliance managers, computer scientists, UX designers and more.


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