Whether you’re just starting your search or looking for something new, finding an engineering job might seem like an intimidating task. Let’s dive into what you should ask yourself first before you get started.

What Are Your Goals?

Before any successful job search, you must first start by understanding your own needs and professional objectives. Here are some examples:

  • There’s no room to grow at my current job and I need something new.
  • I came from a coding bootcamp and need experience.
  • I think I’m underpaid and everyone thinks I should be making a lot more money.
  • I want to work remotely so I can travel the world and be with family.

You can’t know if a job is a good fit if you haven’t identified what makes a job a good fit for you. Explore within yourself and gain an understanding of your own skills, wants, and needs to help you narrow down places you need to look to find a good team and company to join.

The List

The following sites are broken down into nine categories:

  • Startups only
  • Venture capital portfolios
  • Remote work
  • Language/framework-specific jobs
  • Machine learning & data science
  • Women-focused
  • Pre-screening and interviewing platforms
  • Freelance gigs
  • Generic/Misc.

Between these different categories, you’re sure to find the perfect job that speaks to you!

Startups

If you’re interested in startups and are willing to take bets with stock options, find groundbreaking companies with interesting missions, or work in a smaller team, startups might be a good place to start.

AngelList: https://angel.co

AngelList homepage

ProductHunt: https://www.producthunt.com/jobs

ProductHunt homepage

YCombinator: https://news.ycombinator.com/jobs

YCombinator

Startupers: https://www.startupers.com/

Startupers homepage

Startup.Jobs: https://startup.jobs/

Startup.Jobs homepage

BuiltIn: https://builtin.com/jobs/nationwide

BuiltIn homepage

Crunchboard: https://www.crunchboard.com/

Crunchboard homepage

WorkInStartups: https://workinstartups.com/jobs-search

WorkInStartups homepage

Underdog: https://underdog.io/

Underdog homepage

Better Programming: https://betterprogrammingjobs.com/

Better Programming job board

Venture Capital Portfolios

Just like startups, venture capital portfolios are a great place to find groundbreaking companies with interesting missions. They’re also a good place to find smaller teams. VC firms usually list their portfolio companies on their websites, and many have their own in-house recruiting teams for these companies. Below are the top VC firms right now.

500 Startups: https://jobs.500.co

500 Startups homepage

First Round Capital: https://careers.firstround.com/welcome/firstround

First Round Capital homepage

Andreessen Horowitz: https://portfoliojobs.a16z.com/jobs

Andressen Horowitz homepage

Techstars: https://jobs.techstars.com/

Techstars homepage

New Enterprise Associates: https://careers.nea.com/

New Enterprise Associates homepage

Accel: https://jobs.accel.com/#srch_jobsTab

Accel homepage

Index Ventures: https://www.indexventures.com/startup-jobs

Index Ventures homepage

Sequoia: https://www.sequoiacap.com/jobs

Sequoia homepage

Bessemer (BVP): https://jobs.bvp.com/

Bessemer homepage

GGV Capital: https://jobs.ggvc.com/

GGV Capital homepage

IVP: https://careers.ivp.com/

IVP homepage

Floodgate: https://jobs.floodgate.com/

Floodgate homepage

Forerunner: https://jobs.forerunnerventures.com/jobs

Forerunner homepage

Baseline: https://northzone.com/opportunities/

Baseline homepage

Menlo Ventures: https://jobs.menlovc.com/

Menlo Ventures homepage

Remote Work

Working from home in your pajamas definitely sounds appealing. If you want to attain a work-life balance, finding a remote job is the perfect route for you. Due to the COVID disruption around the world regarding in-office work, remote jobs are now on a rise, so you’ll find a lot of great opportunities below!

WeWorkRemotely: https://weworkremotely.com/

Weworkremotely homepage

RemoteOk: https://remoteok.io/remote-dev-jobs

RemoteOk homepage

StackOverflow: https://stackoverflow.com/jobs?r=true

StackOverflow homepage

WorkingNomads: https://www.workingnomads.co/remote-development-jobs

WorkingNomads homepage

Jobspresso: https://jobspresso.co/

Jobspresso homepage

Remote.co: https://remote.co/remote-jobs/developer/

Remote.co homepage

Remoters: https://remoters.net/jobs/software-development/

Remoters homepage

DailyRemote: https://dailyremote.com/

DailyRemote homepage

Remotive: https://remotive.io/remote-jobs/software-dev

Remotive homepage

Outsourcely: https://www.outsourcely.com/remote-web-development-jobs

Outsourcely homepage

Pangian: https://pangian.com/job-travel-remote/

Pangian homepage

JustRemote: https://justremote.co/remote-developer-jobs

JustRemote homepage

RemoteLeaf: https://remoteleaf.com/

RemoteLeaf homepage

SitePoint: https://www.sitepoint.com/jobs/

Sitepoint homepage

NoDesk: https://nodesk.co/remote-jobs/

Nodesk homepage

Remote Works: https://remote.works-hub.com/jobs/

Remote Works homepage

RemotePeople: https://remotepeople.io/

RemotePeople homepage

Remote-Friendly Companies list: https://github.com/remoteintech/remote-jobs

Remote-Friendly Companies list

Language/Framework Specific

If you’re more inclined to find a job specific to the languages you’re most comfortable with, use this list to narrow it down for you!

iOS Dev Jobs: https://iosdevjobs.com/

iOS Dev Jobs homepage

Android Jobs: https://www.androidjobs.io/

Android Jobs homepage

React Job Board: https://www.reactjobboard.com/

Remote Job Board homepage

VueJobs: https://vuejobs.com/

VueJobs homepage

Python Jobs: https://www.python.org/jobs/

Python jobs homepage

RubyNow: https://jobs.rubynow.com/

RubyNow homepage

Ruby on Rails Jobs: https://www.rorjobs.com/

Ruby on Rails Jobs homepage

Emberwork: https://emberwork.com/offers

Emberwork homepage

Javascript Developer Jobs: https://javascriptjob.xyz/

Javascript Developer jobs

JS Remotely: https://jsremotely.com/

JS Remotely

WordPress Jobs: https://jobs.wordpress.net/

WordPress Jobs homepage

WPHired: https://www.wphired.com/

WPHired homepage

Machine Learning & Data Science

If your skills lean more toward data science and machine learning, these job boards are specific to that area and are a great place to start.

MLConf Job Board: https://mlconf.com/jobs/

MLconf job board

ICrunchData: https://icrunchdata.com/jobs/

ICrunchData homepage

Kaggle: https://www.kaggle.com/jobs

Kaggle homepage

AI Jobs DB: https://www.aijobsdb.com/

AI Jobs DB homepage

AI Jobs Board: https://aijobsboard.com/

AI Jobs Board homepage

KDnuggets: https://www.kdnuggets.com/jobs/index.html

KDnuggets homepage

RemoteML: https://remoteml.com/

RemoteML homepage

Opendatascience: https://jobs.opendatascience.com/

Opendatascience homepage

Remote AI Jobs: https://www.remoteaijobs.com/

Remote AI jobs homepage

AI-Jobs: https://ai-jobs.net/

AI-jobs homepage

Women-Focused

A number of job websites/communities have been launched to help employers target and recruit more women when they’re looking to diversify their workforces. As a woman in tech, these job boards are my favorite to start my job searches with.

Tech Ladies: https://www.hiretechladies.com/

Tech Ladies homepage

Power to Fly: https://powertofly.com/jobs/

Power to Fly homepage

Women Who Code: https://www.womenwhocode.com/jobs

Women Who Code homepage

Women for Hire: http://jobs.womenforhire.com/jobs

Women for hire homepage

Girlboss: https://jobs.girlboss.com/

Girlboss homepage

Career Contessa: https://www.careercontessa.com/jobs/

Career Contessa homepage

She Can Code: https://jobs.shecancode.io/

She can code homepage

Girls In Tech: https://jobs.girlsintech.org/

Girls in tech homepage
Girls in tech homepage

Pre-Screening and Interviewing Platforms

Pre-screening and interviewing platforms have popped up a ton in the last few years. These are typically in the form of interview practice or quizzes, saving candidates time by letting you effectively interview at multiple employers.

Triplebyte: https://triplebyte.com/

Triplebyte homepage

Interviewing.io: https://interviewing.io/

Interviewing.io homepage

HackerRank: https://www.hackerrank.com/

HackerRank homepage

HackerEarth: https://www.hackerearth.com/

HackerEarth homepage

CodeSignal: https://codesignal.com/

CodeSignal homepage
CodeSignal homepage

Freelance Gigs

If you’re contracting and you need to find work, one of the best ways is through a freelancing platform. This might be a great way to find consistent work, which can be important.

Upwork: https://www.upwork.com/

Upwork homepage

Toptal: https://www.toptal.com/

Toptal homepage
Toptal homepage

Gigster: https://gigster.com/

Gigster homepage
Gigster homepage

Freelancer: https://www.freelancer.com/jobs/

Freelancer page

FreelancerMap: https://www.freelancermap.com/

FreelancerMap homepage
FreelancerMap homepage

Gun.io: https://www.gun.io/

Gun.io homepage
Gun.io homepage

Guru: https://www.guru.com/d/jobs/

Guru page
Guru page

PeoplePerHire: https://www.peopleperhour.com/freelance-jobs/technology-programming

Peopleperhire homepage
Peopleperhire homepage

Fiverr: https://www.fiverr.com/

Fiverr homepage
Fiverr homepage

Generic/Misc. Job Sites

These generic and miscellaneous sites are less specific with lots of noise, but they’re still worth a shot!

Indeed: https://www.indeed.com/

Indeed homepage
Indeed homepage

SimplyHired: https://www.simplyhired.com/

SimplyHired homepage
SimplyHired homepage

Craigslist: https://www.craigslist.org/

Craigslist homepage
Craigslist homepage

TheMuse: https://www.themuse.com/

TheMuse homepage
TheMuse homepage

Authentic Jobs: https://authenticjobs.com/

Authentic Jobs homepage
Authentic Jobs homepage

Glassdoor: https://www.glassdoor.com

Glassdoor homepage
Glassdoor homepage

Dice: https://www.dice.com/

Dice homepage
Dice homepage

Monster: https://www.monster.com/

Monster homepage
Monster homepage

LinkedIn Jobs: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/

LinkedIn job board
LinkedIn job board

Mashable: https://jobs.mashable.com/jobs/search

Mashable job board
Mashable job board

ZipRecruiter: https://www.ziprecruiter.com/

ZipRecruiter homepage
ZipRecruiter homepage

Career Builder: https://www.careerbuilder.com/

Career Builder homepage
Career Builder homepage

Google Job Search: https://www.google.com/search?q=jobs+near+me

Google Job search page screenshot
Google Job search page screenshot

There You Have It!

Finding a job is no easy feat, especially in the current job market. But companies are still hiring, and the more you do to make sure your application is up-to-date and top-notch, the higher chances you’ll have.

Be efficient and stay informed, and then it’s only a matter of time until you land the programming job you deserve!