10 Jobs for People Who Love to Travel
For many of us, traveling around the globe sits proudly at the top of our bucket lists. And yet every time we’re about to book a big, crazy trip, something comes up.
Whatever your reason for not fueling your wanderlust, we have a list of companies that might just be the answer to your problems. From companies with awesome travel perks—yes, that’s actually a thing—to companies hiring in international locations (France, Canada, Brazil—we’ve got it covered), here are some job openings that could fulfill your dreams of going abroad once and for all.
1. Payment Engineer
Prezi, San Francisco
If an “opportunity to work in our Budapest office for a couple of weeks a year” and an “opportunity to go to tech conferences anywhere in the world” don’t excite you, we don’t know what will. At Prezi—the company that’s purging boring presentations from the world—you’ll be responsible for designing a scalable and reliable payment architecture. This is your calling if traveling and coding are two of your biggest passions.
2. Project Manager
Voxy, São Paolo
Hello, friends in South America—we have exciting news for you! Voxy’s office in Brazil is hiring a Product Manager to implement the company’s online English projects to local universities and schools. Even without constantly traveling, your language skills will grow exponentially from being surrounded by people who are genuinely fascinated by different cultures. Mandarin Monday nights and Spanish-speaking lunches at Mexican restaurants, for example, both happen regularly in Voxy’s New York headquarters.
3. Guest Services Ganesha
For those of you who have suffered from staying at bland hotels and sterile vacation apartments—onefinestay is dedicated to revolutionizing the city stay experience for tourists. The startup’s office in Paris is looking for a Guest Services Ganesha, and you might be the perfect fit if you’re a remover of obstacles, are fluent in English and French, and have “nice person” written all over you.
4. Virtual Speech Scientist
Genesys, Multiple Cities
Genesys, the company dedicated to making customer experience great, is hiring everywhere: Munich, Japan, Mexico City—you name it. As the Speech Scientist, you will not only be able to work in any of Genesys’ offices in the U.S. and in Canada, but you’ll also have the option of working from home. With over 3,500 customers in 80 countries, Genesys manages over 100 million customer interactions every day, and now’s your chance to join this global experience.
5. Global Media Manager
Airbnb, San Francisco
Of course this list wouldn’t be complete without Airbnb. The world’s largest community-driven hospitality company is creating meaningful travel experiences for the world and is looking for someone to execute global media programs while maximizing Airbnb’s budgets. Possibly the best perk of all time, a $2,000 annual travel stipend is given to all employees at the startup.
6. Viator Global HR Business Partner
TripAdvisor, San Francisco
Viator, a TripAdvisor-owned company that’s currently the world’s online leader for travel destination activities, is looking for a dynamic Business Partner to support its HR initiatives. The job description explicitly says “frequent travel required,” so we’re not lying when we say there are plenty of opportunities to work in Viator’s London, Sydney, and Las Vegas offices.
7. UX/UI Interaction Designer
What do FOX Sports, American Idol, and the NBA have in common? They’re all clients of Omnigon, a digital consulting firm that delivers strategic guidance to leaders in the sports and media industries. If you’ve ever dreamed about working in another country, don’t miss this opportunity to apply for the UX/UI Interaction Designer position in Toronto. With offices in London, Kiev, and New York and employees from Russia, Ecuador, China, and India, Omnigon will suck you into a truly global community.
8. East Coast HR Business Partner
Uber, Washington, DC
The first two words of the job title says it all. As the East Coast HR Business Partner, you’ll be assigned the role of (virtually and physically) managing Uber’s East Coast business operations. Expect short-term travel assignments along this side of the States, and expect to be showered by an endless amount of Uber credits.
9. Business Analyst
Attention globetrotters: HomeAway—the world’s leading online vacation rental marketplace—is hiring! As the Business Analyst, you’ll join the race to make every vacation rental in the world available to every traveler in the world. The company offers four weeks of paid vacation (including seven paid holidays) to all employees, and stories of your unforgettable travel experiences are expected upon return.
10. Support Engineer
SendGrid, Orange County
SendGrid is the world’s largest service provider for email infrastructure, and it’s looking for an enthusiastic Support Engineer passionate about customer support. The office perks are perfect for travelaholics. Apart from an open travel policy between the Colorado and Orange County offices and free ski passes, SendGrid hosts a yearly retreat in exotic places like Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas.
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