Careers at Tortuga

We build bags to make travel easier. We build Tortuga to make work better.

The modern workplace prevents us from doing our best work. Long commutes, inflexible hours, endless meetings. The open office looks great but isn't conducive to deep work. 

During the pandemic, many people experienced the worst possible version of remote work. Companies sent everyone home but kept all of their in office processes. Hybrid work is now a confusing mishmash of two poorly designed systems.

We do things differently. Our vision of work is remote, (mostly) asynchronous, and human-centric.

Tortuga has been a fully-distributed company for over a decade. Our small team works remotely and lives all over the world. 

Our Promise To You

A Jargon-Free Mission That’s Worth Your Time

Tortuga's mission is to make travel easier.

We know that travel makes our lives better. Yet, traveling is filled with annoying hassles and endless fees. We take care of the un-fun parts of traveling so that our customers can take great trips. At Tortuga, you’ll spend your time making travel better.

More Autonomy Than Your Last Job

Every company says that it wants to hire self-starters. Remote companies have no choice. You must take initiative and hold yourself accountable to a high standard of work. No one is looking over your shoulder or tracking every minute of your day.

You will have more autonomy at Tortuga than at your previous jobs. If you can’t turn this freedom into results, you won’t be successful on a remote team. We set goals at the company and team level. You set your personal goals and figure out how to achieve them (with help from your Coach).

The Opportunity to Do Your Best Work

Working remotely allows us to maximize "deep work" while minimizing meetings and distractions.

At Tortuga, you will have the space to master your craft. Being an individual contributor—a Player—will never limit your growth, influence, or salary.

Tortuga is a Player-centric company. Instead of a manager, you will have a  Coach whose job it is to help you do your best work.

Our Values

When hiring, we look for people who share our values and will add to our culture.

Prioritize the Customer

We start with the customer.

Everything that you do is to solve problems for your fellow travelers. If you do this well, everything else will take care of itself.

Win as a Team

We win as a team.

The right ambition is ambition for the company, not for yourself. If Tortuga does well, you will do well. The opposite is not necessarily true.

You should be able to work with your teammates towards a common, company-wide goal even when you disagree with the strategy.

Work Remotely

Tortuga is—and always has been—100% remote. We are not remote temporarily or out of necessity. We’ve worked remotely for over a decade and have designed our company, team, and systems to work this way. Remote is who we are.

We believe that sharing a mission is more important than sharing an office.


We offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Both are necessary for us to do our best work.

Benefits, when done right, are a reflection of a company’s values. Make sure to read about ours above to see if you’d be a good fit at Tortuga.

  • Remote Work

    Tortuga is—and always has been—100% distributed. Decide where you work best, whether that's from home, a coffee shop, a co-working space, or another country. We will even pay a stipend for your coworking membership and give you a new hire bonus to set up your desk.

  • Insurance

    Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance. Tortuga pays 100% of your premiums and 50% of your dependents' premiums.

  • Retirement

    Tortuga matches 100% of your 401k retirement contributions up to 5% of your salary.

  • Parental Leave

    Take up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave.

  • Unlimited Vacation

    You decide how much of a break you need and when. Just promise to tell us about your trip when you get back.

  • Team Retreats

    We meet up in person to spend time together and to plan the future of the company. Past retreats include Prague, Austin, New Orleans, Lisbon, and Montreal.

  • Free Gear

    All the carry on luggage, under seat bags, laptop backpacks, and travel accessories you need for your future travels.

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Focused, Healthy Workplace

As a company, Tortuga does not engage in political or social activism outside of our core mission to make travel easier. We also ask everyone to refrain from political and religious discussions in company communication channels like email or Slack and at company events. As a small, bootstrapped company, we must maintain our focus and a healthy workplace.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Tortuga is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind.

All employment decisions are based on business needs and individual qualifications without regard for race, color, religion, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, family or parental status, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

We encourage anyone who is interested in joining our team to apply for open roles, even if you aren't certain that you're qualified. Our top priority is hiring the right person for each role. We want to hear from you.

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