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Do work that matters

At Tidelift, we are creating a community of people who want to make open source work better—for everyone.

Why work with us?

Tidelift is building a better future for open source. We are a passionate team looking for people who share this vision.

  • We’re a fast-growing company with a seasoned team.

  • We believe in work-life harmony: doing good work, with urgency and pragmatism, and at a sustainable pace.

  • We value and celebrate diversity. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be, so we're committed to building a team with a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. We want to build a supportive and rewarding place to work for everyone.

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FLEXIBLE WORK

As a remote-first team, we want to enable employees to work on their time, from the place they choose, in the way that best fits into their lives.

One standout is our “bleisure” policy. If you’re traveling for work and want to extend your trip by to combine that work trip with some vacation time, we make that easy to do.
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COMPENSATION

Competitive salaries and equity packages to share in our growth and success.

Compensation is competitive with other Boston-area startups.
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

All full-time employees are eligible to request reimbursement for education-related expenses up to $5,000 per calendar year.

Professional development can include books, coaches, academic courses, relevant professional development events, or other forms of continuing professional development.
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MEDICAL & SHORT TERM DISABILITY

Tidelift covers 80% of the medical, dental, and vision premiums for employees and 60% for dependents.

Currently, Tidelift does not enforce a waiting period for coverage. All medical, dental, vision, and short-term disability benefits are effective on the 1st of the month on or after hire.

Perks & benefits

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TIME OFF

No accrual—take as you need (subject to manager approval and business needs).

We encourage all employees to take at least two weeks a year as vacation.
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PARENTAL LEAVE

Paid time off to help welcome, bond with, and care for a new addition.

Tidelift offers up to 8 weeks of paid parental leave at 100% of weekly base salary, in coordination with short-term disability payments when applicable.
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DENTAL & VISION

We also provide both dental and vision insurance.

Guardian is the provider for both dental and vision.
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401K

Employees are automatically enrolled into our 401k provided by Guideline.

Default contribution is 3% and all new employees are enrolled.

Perks & benefits

  • FLEXIBLE WORK

    As a remote-first team, we want to enable employees to work on their time, from the place they choose, in the way that best fits into their lives.
  • COMPENSATION

    Competitive salaries and equity packages to share in our growth and success.
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    All full-time employees are eligible to request reimbursement for education-related expenses up to $5,000 per calendar year.
  • MEDICAL & SHORT TERM DISABILITY

    Tidelift covers 80% of the medical, dental, and vision premiums for employees and 60% for dependents.
  • TIME OFF

    No accrual—take as you need (subject to manager approval and business needs).
  • PARENTAL LEAVE

    Paid time off to help welcome, bond with, and care for a new addition.
  • DENTAL & VISION

    We also provide both dental and vision insurance.
  • 401K

    Employees are automatically enrolled into our 401k provided by Guideline.
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The thread that runs through my own work is one of looking for mission-driven opportunities.”

Lauren Hanford, Design

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"Tidelift fits in so well with the way I work, the tools I use, and the values I hold about creativity and freedom.”

John Bintz, Engineering

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"The Tidelift mission is real and powerful. The whole team lives and breathes the concept of paying the maintainers. â€ť

Amy Hays, Marketing

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"For me, working at Tidelift checked three important boxes: (i) meaningful, mission-driven work (ii) a distributed, remote-first culture, and (iii) true work-life harmony."

Brian Weisberg, Finance

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