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A Dive Into Stack Overflow Jobs Search

About two years ago, a significant event happened at Stack Overflow: a new system, named Providence, was released. Providence would allow us to tell which technologies a visitor is interested in, and measure the “fitness” between a visitor and a job. The release of Providence marked a stepping stone in Stack Overflow’s continuous effort to be…
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About two years ago, a significant event happened at Stack Overflow: a new system, named Providence, was released. Providence would allow us to tell which technologies a visitor is interested in, and measure the “fitness” between a visitor and a job. The release of Providence marked a stepping stone in Stack Overflow’s continuous effort to be “smarter” and invest in data science, and it was only the beginning.

Aurélien Gasser, a developer on the Stack Overflow Jobs team, has detailed the long road towards building the greatest developer job search tool on the internet in his Medium post, A Dive Into Stack Overflow Jobs. It’s a deep-dive into the technology, tools, and experiments utilized by the Jobs team in search of the secret sauce that would match you with your perfect job, every time.

As a developer on the Jobs team, I started working on using this new power to help you find a new, better job. My adventures in doing so is what this blog post will (mostly) be about.”

>> Read Aurélien’s post

Whether you’re searching for a role as a C++ developer, Ruby on rails programmer, or Salesforce administrator, we have listings for you.

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