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Mission and Values

Otter is on a mission to create a world of care and opportunity by connecting parents who need childcare with stay-at-home parents who can care for their kids. Our goal is for every child to have access to safe, high-quality childcare and for every stay-at-home parent to be economically empowered in a way never before possible. Over the next ten years, Otter will facilitate millions of hours of childcare and unlock billions of new economic opportunities for stay-at-home parents.

We're just getting started. In July 2021, we announced that we’ve helped more than 3,500 stay-at-home parents provide care and earn more than $20 million dollars collectively. We also announced our Series A led by Sequoia.

Help us solve this problem:


To build childcare that feels like family for families everywhere, we need a team with all kinds of different perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds. Right now, we are a team of just over 20 with a hiring plan for 50 new hires this year.

100% of our leadership roles are held by women.

Our values

  • Care first
  • Always build trust
  • Be rigorous

Our operating principles:

  • Do the right thing, even when it’s hard
  • Win some, learn some
  • Build for diversity

Benefits and Perks

  • Healthcare: we offer free medical, vision, and dental benefits for employees and their dependents (it actually has to cost $1/month for employees due to regulatory reasons).
  • 401(k): we offer a 401(k) plan.
  • 7-year option exercise window: we offer a 7-year exercise window to exercise options for people who stay with Otter for two years or more.
  • Flexible time off: we offer unlimited PTO so employees can recharge as they need and take time to do the things they love — and we’ll insist they take the time.
  • Parental leave: we offer paid parental leave and flexible schedules as employees come back to work so they can spend time with their growing families.
  • Dependent care FSA: Employees can set aside up to $6,000 a year pre-tax to put towards care for any dependents.

Open positions at Otter