20 Entry-Level Tech Jobs Hiring NOW

Lack of on-the-job experience got you down? Check out these junior and entry-level positions hiring RIGHT NOW!

What Career Pivot is Right for You? The 3-Minute Quiz

What Career Pivot is Right for You? The 3-Minute Quiz

Are you ready for a major (or even minor) career change? This 3-minute quiz will help you determine what next move is the right move for you, then give you guidance on where to start.

This article is part of Making Moves Week where we’re exploring the ways you can change your career effective immediately. Don’t change who you are, change where you are.  

Whether you’re transitioning to a new career, returning to the workforce after time away, or simply looking for your first job, there’s nothing more frustrating than sifting through job listings that ask for experience you don’t have.  

Good news! Entry-level jobs ARE out there (even remote ones). To help nudge you in the right direction we’ve put together this list of 20 junior tech and tech-adjacent jobs, all requiring 0-3 years of previous experience. 

If you’ve got tech skills and a lot of enthusiasm (but not as much on-the-job experience. . .yet), these are the jobs for you. And if you’re looking to add to your skill set en route to applying for your own dream job, consider building your skills with one of Skillcrush’s 3-month, instructor-led Blueprint courses. 

Remote

1. Visual Designer at Paperpile

What They’re Looking For:

  • A comprehensive online portfolio showing different styles and types of work relevant for this position
  • Strong visual aesthetic and understanding of colors, typography, iconography and branding
  • Solid practical skills (Sketch or Illustrator, other relevant Adobe products, hand drawing, vector drawing, …)
  • A strong attention to detail and sense of ownership
  • You have excellent communication and time management skills so you can provide reliable and consistent results in our distributed team setting.

The Fine Print: Experience with HTML, CSS , and other relevant web technologies, UI and UX design for web and mobile, and animation and video production are all optional (but very helpful) skills to have.

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2. Junior Marketing Designer at Truvani

What They’re Looking For:

  • 3+ years in a similar graphic design role. Bonus points if you have experience working remotely and within a smaller team environment.
  • Experience working in eCommerce a plus (but not required).
  • Solid grasp of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Ability to work in a fast paced team (and making last minute changes when required)
  • Ability to manage feedback well. Standing behind your work is important, but being defensive is counter productive to us.
  • Available for immediate communication over Slack, calls/meetings between the hours of 9-5 Eastern or Pacific.

The Fine Print: Truvani is a mobile first company. If possible, please be sure to include any examples of work you’ve done that displays well on mobile devices.

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3. Community Associate at Poshmark

What They’re Looking For:

  • B.A. or B.S. required
  • At least one year of customer service experience preferred
  • Passionate about community and customer service
  • Ability to spot inconsistencies and investigative nature
  • Strong decision making and problem solving skills
  • Endless patience and contagious positive energy
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Flawless attention to detail and great organizational skills
  • A positive attitude with the ability to turn a negative into a positive
  • Believes that helping users is crucial to the growth and success of the company
  • Candidates local to SF/Bay Area preferred
  • Knowledge and/or background working with designer fashion brands a plus

The Fine Print: Poshmark provides a 13” MacBook Air and smartphone reimbursement, a flexible vacation/paid time off policy, and parental leave

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4. Social Media Evaluator at Appen (Flexible, part-time)

What They’re Looking For:

  • Currently living in and legally permitted to work in the United States
  • Access to a computer with a sound card and speakers, and/ or access to a smart phone that is less than three years old
  • Access to a secure high speed internet connection and quiet non-public workspace
  • Ability to work with applications, troubleshoot software, and execute instructions independently

The Fine Print: This part time job might be a good fit if you are looking for a flexible work opportunity where you contribute to projects and grow your skills, are an active and engaged user on social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram, and you want to do internet-based work from home.

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5. Technical Support Specialist at Leadpages

What They’re Looking For:

  • Pride in providing world-class support and have a positive personality to boot
  • Some Technical Support or online help desk experience
  • Are great at answering emails and support tickets, and you’re not too bashful to get on the phone to work through customers’ issues in real time
  • Experienced in some (or all!) of our technology stack: WordPress, e-mail marketing apps/Email Service Providers (ex. MailChimp, ConstantContact, and AWeber) or CRM’s (ex. ZenDesk or Salesforce.com)

The Fine Print: Leadpages offers competitive pay, benefits, and equity, as well as a serious chance for career development. In 2016, the company gave promoitions to 27 percent of their employees.

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6. Junior Web Developer at Scopic

What They’re Looking For:

  • 1+ years of software development experience
  • Excellent back-end and front-end programming skills
  • PHP proficiency
  • JavaScript experience
  • HTML, HTML5, and CSS experience
  • SQL (e.g. MySQL) and NoSQL (e.g. MongoDB) database experience
  • Strong English reading, writing, and speaking skills
  • Stable internet connection and home computer
  • Dedication and discipline to work remotely from home
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher

The Fine Print: Scopic offers flexible hours, the freedom to work from anywhere, no need to drive to the office, and paid training and other professional growth opportunities

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7. Front-End Web Developer at SmartBug Media

What They’re Looking For:

  • 1-3 years of Front-End Development experience including HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, HubSpot’s backend language HubL, mobile responsiveness, web development best practices, email templating, and the desire for self-learning to take on additional tools and frameworks as needed.
  • Basic working knowledge of backend programming logic in order to work with languages such as PHP on WordPress sites or other CMS.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working with PHP and WordPress
  • Working knowledge of version control systems such as Git and SQL database basics
  • Strong understanding of HubSpot both from a general user standpoint, as well as from a development perspective whether using the Visual Builder or coded templates.
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience developing in HubSpot required

The Fine Print: Experience implementing SEO, working with animation/motion graphics, building APIs, and strong written and verbal communication skills are all a big plus.

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8. Mobile Web Engineer at Twitch

What They’re Looking For:

  • 2+ years of web development experience
  • Strong software engineering fundamentals
  • Mastery of JavaScript (or TypeScript)/HTML/CSS
  • Demonstrated experience and passion delivering high quality user experiences

The Fine Print: Bonus points for experience working on mobile websites and/or responsive web design,  experience with React, GraphQL, Next.js, Relay Modern, Jest, or TypeScript, familiarity with AWS technologies and/or video streaming technologies, and mobile app development experience.

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Los Angeles

9. Front-End Software Engineer at girlboss

What They’re Looking For:

  • Possess advanced knowledge of JavaScript, CSS, and HTML
  • Have experience using modern JavaScript libraries and tooling
  • Have experience with MVC web frameworks, such as React and Angular
  • Have experience using build tools, such as Webpack, Gulp, and Grunt
  • Have a strong grasp of how browsers and DOM work
  • Be proficient with client performance considerations
  • Be proficient with browser developer tools
  • Have demonstrated UX sensibilities

The Fine Print: Girlboss offers all full-time employees equity packages, health benefits paid at 100%, unlimited PTO, 401K, paid maternity leave, remote work on Fridays, and more.

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10. Community Manager at girlboss

What They’re Looking For:

  • 1-2 years experience; particularly in an editorial or marketing role
  • User-centric approach to all community program and product development: you love our members and know we’re building this for them
  • A great knack for nailing the Girlboss voice
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills to work cross-functionally across all teams
  • Ability to think on your feet and move quickly in a fast-faced environment
  • Passion for the Girlboss brand and products and a strong understanding of our target demo
  • Nice to have: experience working in subscription-based membership programs

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11. Design Intern at girlboss (paid)

What They’re Looking For:

  • Proficiency in Excel, Photoshop Illustrator, and InDesign. Web design, basic CSS skills a plus.
  • Video and photography skills a plus.
  • Strong attention to detail with well-honed organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage own time effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Eagerness and willingness to learn many different skills.
  • Interest in and understanding of the broader media landscape, with passionate ideas about what great content should look like.

The Fine Print: This is a paid position for 3 days a week at Girlboss’ Silver Lake offices in Los Angeles, starting early August and running through the end of October.

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12. Content Marketing Coordinator at Career Contessa

What They’re Looking For:

  • Familiarity with Career Contessa’s brand and voice
  • Skilled in Adobe Illustrator
  • A natural project manager who thrives on keeping complex projects on track, especially when juggling multiple projects at once
  • Skilled writer and editor who is a collaborative team player and can work quickly
  • Familiarity or willingness to learn Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Tailwind, Instagram, MeetEdgar, Iconosquare, Google Docs—and a general Internet-savviness
  • Someone who prides themselves on meeting every deadline (and who believes in only requesting extensions when absolutely necessary)
  • A creative problem-solver who can self-manage and take initiative
  • A dedicated interest in exploring the many elements that affect women at work, from gender politics to the intersectional experiences of women of color to professional ageism and working motherhood, among many others (You should read a lot.)

The Fine Print: Career Contessa offers competitive compensation based on experience, as well as flexible scheduling: this is a full-time role that requires you to be in their Downtown LA office 4 days a week, but allows you to enjoy a work-from-home Friday, every Friday.

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New York

13. Junior Web Designer at PVH Corp.

What They’re Looking For:

  • 1-2 years professional and web design related experience in fashion and retail brands
  • Degree/Certification in Web Design or proven work experience equivalent
  • Mastery in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator).
  • Proficient in Sketch.
  • Some knowledge of HTML/CSS.
  • Understanding of web browser capabilities and interaction design
  • Strong knowledge of website usability, web optimization, e-commerce, user experience and responsive design systems.
  • Strong typographic skills.
  • Demonstrate a strong skill in design layout and composition.
  • Ability to convey complex ideas in a straightforward and visually appealing manner.
  • Possess an interest in fashion, photography and editorial design
  • Remain current in the digital design industry to be able to identify new techniques and trends.
  • Able to understand, identify and clearly communicate technical challenges and design limitations.
  • Able to manage high work volumes and process across multiple projects.

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14. Associate, Story Web Designer at KPMG

What They’re Looking For:

  • Minimum one year of relevant experience designing and developing Responsive Web with HTML5, CSS, JavaScript with a focus on creativity and storytelling skills
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science or other related field
  • Demonstrated experience through all phases of the technology life cycle, including project planning, requirements definition, design, build/configuration, testing and operational transition
  • Experience with modern browser technologies, including WebSockets, Local Storage and Worker Threads; Familiarity with JSON, REST, AJAX, HTTP protocol and Web Services is a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication, presentation, client service and technical writing skills, coupled with a familiarity with storytelling structures
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future

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15. Junior Visual Designer at Deloitte

What They’re Looking For:

  • 3+ years of mobile and responsive design experience
  • Familiarity with Fireworks, Photoshop, and Illustrator
  • Well-rounded knowledge of design principles and techniques
  • Ability to organize and self-direct to get things done
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

The Fine Print: Cross-platform mobile web development experience (iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, webOS, etc.), and/or strong JavaScript experience (familiarity with various frameworks, Ajax/JSON, gesture/touch-based) are bonus skills to have.

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16. Product Designer at Instagram

What They’re Looking For:

  • Experience communicating and storytelling across multiple audiences
  • Experience with front-end programming
  • Demonstrated strategic product thinking and vision experience
  • Experience in building and shipping applications or software
  • Experience in URL featuring examples of interaction design work
  • Demonstrated experience with end-to-end (hybrid UX and UI) product design

The Fine Print: Bonus skills include 2+ years of experience in application design, visual design, and/or interaction design, and experience designing for groups of people (international audiences, multi-language localization, accessibility for people with disabilities, etc).

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San Francisco

17. Product Designer at Quickbooks (Intuit)

What They’re Looking For:

  • Love of solving customer problems through design
  • Hybrid skillset including visual and interaction design across platforms on web and mobile
  • Have a delightful portfolio that showcases your innovative and emotional design solutions
  • Familiarity and background in design thinking process and customer research
  • Ability to communicate effectively to designers, engineers and other stakeholders involved in the process
  • Strong point of view and are skilled at backing up your designs with solid data and rationale
  • Technical savvy through product design best practices and trends worldwide

The Fine Print: Intuit calls itself, “a hub for design-centered culture,” where you’ll be surrounded by talented folks that come from design powerhouses like Apple, Google, Facebook, and IDEO—a great way to be inspired and step up your own design career.

Apply »

Minneapolis

18. File Platform Engineer at Target

What They’re Looking For:

  • Highly productive, self-starter and self-motivated
  • Passionate about staying current with new and evolving technologies
  • 1-5+ years of software development experience using Java

The Fine Print: Bonus skills include experience with Kafka, Git/GitHub, OpenStack, containers, Java, Linux, PostgreSQL, Praxis, React, Apache Camel, RESTful APIs, and personal or professional experience contributing to open source projects.

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Seattle

19. Product Analyst, Porch

What They’re Looking For:

  • Bachelors degree with 2+ years of experience or graduate degree with some experience within related field and industry
  • 2+ years of relevant experience in an analytical, data and/or business roles
  • Experience querying databases, researching, analyzing and summarizing data in a business environment
  • Strong SQL or scripting skills and ability to use Excel to do further analysis
  • Strong creative problem-solving skills, business insight, and customer focus
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to translate technical data into actionable insight to general audiences
  • Able to work cross-functionally and to manage multiple competing tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong data visualization skills preferred
  • Competency in at least one scripting language (R, Python, etc.) preferred
  • Experience working with financial data or accounting preferred
  • Experience solving ambiguous problems using data and making it easy for the business to take action based on practical business insight preferred

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20. Front End Engineer at Amazon Web Services

What They’re Looking For:

  • Entry level knowledge of HTML5, Javascript, CSS and modern web technologies
  • Strong problem solving and coding skills in any programming language
  • Able to explore, dive deep and quickly ramp up on technical stacks, frameworks and design languages.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Informatics or equivalent experience

The Fine Print: Bonus skills include understanding of design patterns (i.e. MVC, MVP and MVVM) and their respective trade-offs, a strong understanding of Javascript concepts (such as closures, prototypical inheritance and promises), and/or knowledge of NodeJS, respective libraries and asset bundling via tools to make dependent libraries part of a production-ready web application.

Apply »

Read all the other articles in Making Moves Week. You know you’re ready for a change. 

What Career Pivot is Right for You? The 3-Minute Quiz

What Career Pivot is Right for You? The 3-Minute Quiz

Are you ready for a major (or even minor) career change? This 3-minute quiz will help you determine what next move is the right move for you, then give you guidance on where to start.

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