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code-for-a-living September 19, 2017

How Much Do Developers Earn? Find Out with the Stack Overflow Salary Calculator

Today, we launched the Stack Overflow Salary Calculator, a tool that allows developers and employers to find typical salaries based on experience level, location, specific technologies, and education. We did this because we believe developers should be empowered with more information around job searches, careers, and salary. In fact, we know that developers want more…
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Data Scientist (former)
code-for-a-living September 13, 2017

Companies Hiring Swift Developers

Recently we shared some of our favorite resources for learning Swift development, citing its popularity as the gold standard of iOS development. Already know Swift like the back of your hand? These companies are looking for developers just like you. Let’s start finding your next adventure. And if you’re just beginning, here’s a sampling of the…
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Marketing (Former)
remote work
code-for-a-living August 8, 2017

An Owl Labs Engineer’s Remote Work Manifesto

You already know we at Stack Overflow are big fans of remote work. Today we’re featuring a post by a friend at Owl Labs; it’s a great argument in support of remote work, and Owl Labs, whose mission is to improve collaborative meetings for remote employees everywhere, is holding a virtual panel on supporting remote…
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Marketing (Former)
System Administrator
code-for-a-living July 28, 2017

8 Companies Hiring SysAdmins Right Now

Today is System Administrator Appreciation Day, so take a moment and go thank your SysAdmins for their hard work monitoring, configuring, and maintaining your entire technical world. They’re preventing disaster each and every day, and keeping the world spinning. The title of System Administrator can cover a myriad of activities and responsibilities and even other…
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Marketing (Former)
code-for-a-living June 21, 2017

London Companies Hiring Developers Right Now

There are plenty of reasons a person might want to live in London. Whether you’re obsessed with British history and architecture, dream of weekend jaunts to Paris, or just love a good pub, London has something for everybody. And if you code for a living, you’re in luck, because there are plenty of London companies hiring…
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Marketing (Former)
code-for-a-living May 27, 2017

Companies Hiring Remote Developers Right Now

Remote work is all over the news right now. IBM’s pulling a Yahoo and forcing all their remote employees to plant themselves in offices or find new jobs. Apple is building a massive 5 billion dollar campus in Silicon Valley, and some are calling it a tone deaf mistake—talent wants flexibility, not a campus they…
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Marketing (Former)
code-for-a-living May 12, 2017

How Stack Overflow Jobs Puts Developers First

I’m Donna Choi, and I’m the Product Designer for the Stack Overflow Jobs team. I’d like to revisit and share with you our standards for developing Jobs. These are living standards—we’re constantly rethinking our approach as we talk to users about what kind of product would help them most. For a little more context: part…
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Community Design Lead
code-for-a-living May 8, 2017

Live + Work Anywhere With These Companies Hiring Now

Remote, relocation, visa sponsorship: these are some of the most highly coveted perks among developers today, and we’re proud to highlight the companies offering them and the jobs they’re hiring for right now. Smart businesses know that top development talent can come from anywhere. Rather than limiting themselves to their own local areas, these companies…
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Marketing (Former)
code-for-a-living May 3, 2017

Companies Hiring Developers Right Now in Austin, Texas

When U.S. News and World Report released their rankings of the best places to live in the United States in 2017, Austin, Texas topped the list at number 1. Austin’s relatively low cost of living, below-average crime rate, and low taxes make it an attractive home for families and young professionals. Its famous music scene…
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Marketing (Former)
code-for-a-living April 27, 2017

How to Talk About Yourself in an Interview

When people ask me what they should know first about going into technical interviews, they get the same answer: be prepared to talk. Interviews are stressful situations, and that stress can impact how well you communicate. You don’t think things through entirely. You don’t always make complete sentences. You laugh at really inappropriate times.  You get lost in tangents so…
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Principal Data Engineer
code-for-a-living April 21, 2017

Companies Hiring JavaScript Developers Right Now

JavaScript captured the #1 most popular programming language slot in our 2017 Developer Survey (as it has done since 2014), as well as the #2 “most wanted” language (after only Python).  Translation: JavaScript is still here and going strong, and most of you are happy about that. Here are some companies searching for JavaScript developers…
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Marketing (Former)