Careers at Geocaching HQ
Our mission is to inspire outdoor adventure, exploration, and community.
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Learn about Geocaching HQ

Geocaching HQ dresses up Waiting for the Interurban statue Life at HQ

Founded in 2000, Geocaching HQ is a privately-held company nestled in the heart of the Fremont neighborhood in Seattle, WA. From our office, we enjoy views of seaplanes taking off from Lake Union and sailboats passing under the Fremont Bridge. You might even catch our employees on outdoor meetings while strolling on the Burke Gilman Trail, a pedestrian and bike trail that weaves between HQ and the ship canal.

As a hybrid remote company, we take advantage of our workspace to collaborate in person, celebrate together, and, of course, go out on geocaching adventures. Here at HQ, we foster an energy to build community and connect with one another.

Geocaching HQ Coordinates: N 47° 38.938 W 122° 20.887

Mission Vision Values
Who we are

Our Mission: Inspire outdoor adventure, exploration, and community
Our Vision: Every location is an adventure and everyone is an explorer
Our Values: Passion, Authenticity, Effectiveness, Inclusiveness

Our teams at HQ all play an important role at the company. Some of our larger teams, like Engineering & Community Engagement, occasionally have openings! To see a full list of roles at HQ, visit our application page.

If this sounds like a good fit, we’d love to hear from you!

It’s true—we play where we work!

“This is a place where you make friends on your first day, high-five the office dogs on a weekly basis, share your unfiltered thoughts and ideas with the cofounder, get your fill of nostalgic childhood sweets from the magical snack drawers (#chocopie), play fantasy football with the CFO, and (perhaps most importantly) spend your weekends truly and unapologetically unplugged from work. Geocaching HQ is kind of like a geocache itself: truly a hidden gem amongst the tech giants and startups in Seattle, right under your nose.” (“The 50 Best Places to Work in 2021.” Outside Online, Outside Magazine, 29 Nov. 2021,

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Family GeocachingWe value our global community of geocachers

Geocaching is created through a partnership with a global community of enthusiasts, geocaching community volunteers, and businesses, including ours. We earn the right to be the global headquarters for geocaching through ongoing, value-added service to the community, community volunteers, and game. Our community is so enthusiastic about this game that we even hold a film festival.

Join our community of geocachers—create a free account!

Planting a treeCaring for planet earth

Because our game is played outside, we see ourselves as stewards of the environment. We demonstrate this through initiatives like Cache In Trash Out® (CITO). Since 2002, this program enables the geocaching community to beautify and restore tens of thousands of outdoor spaces.

Actions often speak louder than words. By participating in a CITO Event, whether by collecting trash, planting trees, or crafting new homes for pollinators, we make our world a better place. Each CITO we attend is a testament to care: care for others, our communities, and our planet. CITO Events can be a safe, socially-distant way to gather that adheres to your local laws and health guidance for outdoor activities. As with all outdoor activities, please follow the most current regulations from public health authorities.

Back at HQ, we have a Green Team dedicated to environmental responsibility. Together, we’ve:

  • Subscribed to specialized recycling services & reuse shipping materials
  • Donated a tree for every birthday & work anniversary
  • Maintain an EnviroStars Champion Level Recognized office space

Watch this video to learn more about CITO Events or find an Event near you!

Snapshot of benefits and perks at HQ


  • Comprehensive benefits package: medical, dental, vision insurance. We cover the health insurance premiums for you and your eligible dependents
  • Employer-paid premiums for Short and long-term disability, basic life and AD&D
  • Options to enroll in Flexible Spending Account (health and dependent care) and additional voluntary life insurance

Work Life Balance

  • Generous PTO (120 hour accrual for each of the first two years of full-time employment, with increased accruals after that)
  • 10 paid holidays + 2 bonus days
  • One month paid Sabbatical every 7 years
  • Reimbursement for child/pet/elderly parent caretaker needs
  • Unlimited access to our Employee Assistance Program
  • Employer paid commute options with ORCA cards and on-site parking

Personal Growth

  • 401k retirement plan: traditional and/or Roth, plus a 4% employer match with immediate vesting
  • Professional development programs and coaching
  • Mentorship programs
  • Individual budget tailored to your learning & growth
  • Immersive onboarding to welcome you aboard
  • Employer charitable donation matching program


  • Two hours of paid geocaching per month
  • Free Geocaching Premium Membership (plus one for a buddy!) to cache to your heart’s content!
  • Free unlimited ski/snowboard lift tickets or reimbursement up to $300/year towards outdoor activities
  • Monthly company social events
  • Budget for team outings
  • On-site gear closet so you can enjoy the great outdoors
  • Catered in-office lunches Monday-Thursday

We are passionate about our games here at Geocaching HQ!

We welcome everyone from a range of experience with our Geocaching and Adventure Lab® games —whether this is the first you’re learning about them or you’re a seasoned player. We encourage you to play our games and create a free account as you apply to our roles. You might be surprised, there could be a geocache nearby!

Types of Geocache Containers


Geocaching is the world’s largest game of outdoor exploration. Our passionate community of millions of players use the Geocaching® app and GPS-enabled devices to find cleverly hidden containers called geocaches. Today, there are more than 3 million geocaches in over 190 countries.

Create a free account

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Adventure Lab logoAdventure Lab

Adventure Lab is an app and platform in development from the team at Geocaching HQ that allows you to create, play, and share unique outdoor scavenger hunts, experiences, and games. There are currently over 30,000 public Adventures available worldwide. The Adventure Lab® app guides players through the process of finding clues, solving puzzles, and completing Adventures one Location at a time.

Download the app

If you want to learn more about the geocaching community, check out our blog!

At Geocaching HQ, we support the global community that plays the game of geocaching. Our goal is every location is an adventure and everyone is an explorer. We’re looking for passionate people to join our team.

Current Openings

Our Awards

          • Best Places to Work (Outside Magazine): 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011
          • Best Places to Work in Seattle (BuiltIn): 2021, 2020, 2019
          • Tech Impact Awards – Gold Winner in Entertainment (Seattle Business Magazine): 2018
          • EnviroStars Green Business: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
          • Bootstrapper of the Year (GeekWire Awards): 2014
          • Best Places to Work (Seattle Met): 2013, 2011
          • 100 Best Places to Work (Seattle Business Magazine): 2011