Our mission is to create economic opportunities so people have better lives.


Upwork is the world’s work marketplace that connects businesses with independent talent. We serve everyone from one-person startups to 30% of the Fortune 100 with a powerful, trust-driven platform that enables companies and freelancers to work together in new ways that unlock their potential. 

We're changing how the world works. And you could be part of it.

Featured Teams
Product, Design, Research & Engineering 

Building solutions for the world's work marketplace. 

Learn More

Featured Role
Dir. of Product, Search & Recommendations

The Search & Recommendations team matches talent to opportunities and businesses to talent with the world’s most comprehensive understanding of what makes for successful work.

Review & Apply

Life at Upwork

We believe in a workplace in which all team members are empowered to see themselves in our One Upwork community.


Upwork Benefits

Upwork offers comprehensive benefits, addressing physical and emotional well-being, to ensure team members can bring their whole selves to work.


Upwork Hiring Process

Learn more about the process from application to hire.


Anna ninan

Senior Director, Trust and Safety Product

Anna's team aims to make Upwork the most trustworthy, professional, and safe provider of talent solutions and jobs in the world by catching and deterring bad actors, while trying to minimize friction for users.

I joined Upwork from the social sector a few years ago because I was concerned by the unintended social consequences of major tech players. Upwork’s leadership is working to make the future of work a positive one. Since joining, I’ve been inspired to see the field as a whole take a hard look at itself and start to realize that we have to go beyond corporate social responsibility to think about both shareholders and stakeholders.

Join Our Team

Upwork Embraces a Remote-First Workplace

Upwork has a rich history with more than 20 years as a remote work company. While we maintain two offices for select teams to come together for collaboration and socialization, we embrace a remote working environment as the default for our corporate team members.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Upwork is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to inclusion and diversity. We make every effort to offer employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified candidates. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


If you are an applicant who requires accommodations for any part of your application process, please contact us via email at accommodation@upwork.com. Each request for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis, consistent with the applicable laws and regulations.

Commitment to Diversity 

At Upwork, we are committed to creating the most diverse and inclusive culture possible. Our community is made up of freelancers and businesses from 180 countries, and we believe the ability to provide a marketplace that empowers them and serves their diverse needs starts with team members. Diversity, inclusion, and belonging are critical to the success of our business and our ability to further our mission of creating economic opportunities so people have better lives. We make a concerted effort to ensure these efforts are woven throughout everything we do, both internally and externally, in order to do our part in making meaningful strides towards equality.

Benefit Statement

Upwork proudly offers a comprehensive set of benefits to ensure team members are able to bring their whole selves to work. To allow for that, we aim to deliver world-class offerings and perks that cover your medical, dental, vision, emotional and family well-being.

Not Ready to Apply?

Join our Talent Pipeline instead.

Share your interests and we'll let you know about new opportunities.

Sign Up