The Future Of Online
Learning Starts With You
We work in many languages, many countries and many industries to develop and engage the highest-performing teams through the power of eLearning education.
When you join OpenSesame, you join a remarkable team of innovators who genuinely care about making a difference through meaningful work.
That’s our story; we’d love to hear yours.
We Are A Workplace
To Be Yourself
Our differences strengthen our work. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, age, and identity. Diverse voices are vital to our expertise and our customer’s success. We offer everyone the chance to grow and enjoy a relaxed culture where we all feel at home.
Meet your future coworkers
We hire innovative, growth-minded talent and provide them with the freedom to create products people love and follow their own goals. We work hard, challenge ourselves to learn quickly, embrace daily improvements and support each other and our customers every step of the way.
Liza Wisner (she/her)
Senior Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Curation Specialist
Corpus Christi, Texas
What has been the best part of your role?
I am working cross-functionally with several departments at OpenSesame. No day is the same. My projects are always shifting to meet our goals with a primary objective of curating and managing a portfolio of elearning courses and publishers across the globe focused on building diverse and inclusive workforces.
Manager of Product Support
How has OpenSesame changed since you’ve joined?
I started when we were in the old building with very small teams. We’ve grown so much in both size and process. We are much more strategic than we were when we first started. We’ve also expanded our customer support hours to match our global client needs.
Elias Jackson (he/him)
Associate Software Engineer Portland, Oregon
In what ways have you been supported by the OpenSesame team or culture?
Each employee has weekly one-on-one meetings with our managers to discuss how things are going, check in on our promotions, and voice any concerns. I’ve never felt afraid to speak my mind to my manager or the whole team about anything I think is important. My voice is always heard.
Manager, Product Operations Portland, Oregon
How has life changed for your role since the pandemic?
OpenSesame decided early on to do whatever we could to allow the public to access content around “COVID Preparedness” and “Wellness” — for free. That was huge. Things don’t usually change that rapidly. Not in eLearning. We were dealing with shifting priorities and trying to do the right thing for our community and the world.
Dave McFarland (he/him)
Senior Manager of Content
How did you get into the field you’re in?
I’ve been an instructor and trainer of adult learners for — well, let’s just say a long time. I was initially a web developer and designer as a magazine art director. I was interested in teaching people new skills. That led to teaching adult learners at universities, corporations, and continuing education programs. From there, I got into online video instruction, teaching computer programming and managed an educational programming and video team. At OpenSesame, we review lots of visual footage; I bring a design eye to producing courses.
Life at OpenSesame
Our benefits say so much about our culture.
In this era of a distanced workforce, we’ve doubled-down on care and inclusion. Whether you’re in our Portland, Oregon, HQ or working remotely, it’s our goal to make everyone feel at home and cared for.
These are a few of our favorite things. But there’s so much more.
Good healthcare is good employee care.
We offer great health insurance.
Our PTO plan is designed to maximize
employee choice and freedom.
Our 100% (up to 4%) employer matching program includes personal financial advisors to maximize your long-term investment goals.
Every human has one day of Volunteer Time Off to give back to our community.
Social & Wellness
We like to be together — even if we’re apart. Meditation, yoga breaks, parties, and catered lunches are currently virtual-strong.
Inclusion & Belonging
Our employee resource groups (ERGs) help build and strengthen our sense of community at OpenSesame.
Learning is what we do and we encourage our employees to utilize our generous paid Professional Development Program and reimbursement.
Pets Mean More Here
Our love for pets is strong – cats, dogs or lizards – we love seeing daily pics of them all on our dedicated Slack channel. Portland HQ is a dog friendly office.
Family & Medical Leave
Our benefits include six weeks of paid family and medical leave to employees for the same qualifications defined by FMLA.
“It helps to have a leadership team that truly cares and who built the company from the ground up with inclusion in mind.”
Associate Software Engineer
Online Learning is happening now.
We are growing.
In a moment of an increasingly virtual workforce, we’ve added even more Global 2000 brands, and we’re just getting started. With over 22,000 OpenSesame catalog courses, our eLearning platform touches all industries in all markets. Recently, we partnered with TED@Work and Harvard ManageMentor to further grow our eLearning platform.
OpenSesame is defining a new era of engaging a people-first talent force.