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code-for-a-living April 14, 2017

Can’t Afford Private Offices? Let Developers Go Remote

We at Stack Overflow have long been proponents of private offices for developers. If you’re really not familiar with our stance on this, you should definitely go over and read this post: Why We (Still) Believe in Private Offices. I’ll wait. If you’ve already read it, here’s a quote to refresh your memory: … we…
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Marketing (Former)
code-for-a-living April 11, 2017

Companies Hiring Python Developers Right Now

In our 2017 Developer Survey, Python overtook PHP in our ranking of popular technologies for the first time in five years, with 32% of respondents reporting they use Python in their work. It was also among the top 10 “Most Loved” technologies and it was the #1 technology developers reported wanting to use in their…
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Marketing (Former)
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code-for-a-living April 7, 2017

Companies Hiring Mobile Developers Right Now

Looking for a new mobile development gig? Here are some of our favorite companies hiring mobile developers right now. Google iOS Software Engineer, Mobile Applications Google, of course, is the home of Android—but they also maintain top-notch iOS apps. Wondering what it’s like to develop for iOS from Android headquarters? Google says, “We care deeply…
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Marketing (Former)
code-for-a-living March 16, 2017

Family-Friendly Companies Hiring Right Now

I worked for many years at one local organization, and I loved a lot of things about it; the work was interesting and the people were great. A few things I didn’t love? The minimal paid maternity leave, the inflexible work hours, and the high cost of nearby childcare. Eventually, after investing many years there…
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Marketing (Former)
code-for-a-living March 9, 2017

Developer Hiring Trends in 2017

Now that 2017 is really in swing and spring is on its way, maybe you’re thinking about renewing your job search. At Stack Overflow, we have our finger on the pulse of the developer hiring scene, and we’ve put together some data on 2017 hiring trends to help you steer your search. These are some…
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code-for-a-living March 8, 2017

Tech Companies Founded by Women… and Hiring Now!

March is Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating all month long by showcasing jobs at companies founded by women. But today is International Women’s Day, so we’re going a step further to look at just a few of the awesome female founders on that list. Here are a few of the many women-founded companies that…
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Marketing (Former)
code-for-a-living February 21, 2017

What Software Developers Need to Know About Recruiters

A Developer’s First Steps To Finding a New Job: Part II, Working with Recruiters Last week I kicked off a series on a developer’s first steps to finding a new job. My first post was about examining your own needs before you start looking—an obvious-sounding first step that so many of us unwittingly skip. You…
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Principal Data Engineer
code-for-a-living February 8, 2017

What it Means to be a Remote-First Company

At Stack Overflow, we often talk about why we believe in remote work, and we’ve been extremely successful with our results. In fact, our 2016 company-wide survey revealed that 88% of remote workers felt high overall engagement with the company (as compared to an overall response of 85% among the whole company, with the average…
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Marketing (Former)