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Best 15 Niche Places to Find Developers Online

Developers and programmers are the hottest commodity in the world of hiring. Talented technical candidates basically gets to pick any job they want for themselves, meaning employers need to be extra diligent about attracting and retaining the talent they need. Software employment has increased 45% over the last 10 years, and 93% of IT employers report they have a hard time finding the talent they need. In a capped size job market where there are more opportunities than qualified candidates how can you ensure you’ll stay out of the 93%? Check out the Top 15 Places to find developers online:

BigDataJobsBig Data Jobs was founded by individuals with over 10 years in the software field, so they knew the exact difficulties with finding tech talent, but also good tech jobs. They created an extra niche job board promising one thing, Big Data Professionals.


TechCareersTechCareers by offers more than just job listings, but also educational tools as well as networking opportunities. TechCareers takes a well-rounded approach to the job search providing everything candidates and employers need.


Ruby Developer Job BoardRubyNow is THE job board for Ruby developers. This job board is particularly niche but it guarantees you find exactly what you are looking for in a candidate. RubyNow offers full-time positions as well as contract.


PythonJobsPython Jobs focuses exclusively on Python and related systems. They cut through the noise of mass job boards by providing a network of specific job descriptions, candidates with very specific skills, and employers who need them.


stackoverflowCareers2.0 is stackoverflow’s job board. Careers2.0 brings you the top tech jobs and top tech talent. Posting a job on Careers2.0 introduces hiring managers and recruiters to over 20 million developers to source from.


ITJobProITJobPro is a global tech sourcing solution. A job board, “without borders” IT Job Pro will help you find the best IT candidates regardless of location. The right candidate is out there; it’s just a matter of finding them. IT Job Pro helps you look. is the “career hub” for tech. Dice builds talent communities. Candidates interested in the same things or with the same skills will congregate in these digital communities making it easy to source for exactly what you’re looking for.


MashableMashable is not only a great news source, but also a great people source. Mashable’s job boards are not limited to tech, but they always have tons of tech positions. No matter the job description Mashable has got your match.


37signals37Signals has helped Apple, The New York Times, Facebook and American Express find and hire top talent. Not only is 37Signals assisting industry leaders, they are leaders themselves in providing the best tech, design, and programming jobs.


RubyonRailsRuby on Rails Jobs is another niche job board aiming to erase all the pains of posting jobs through mass appeal job boards. Looking for strictly ruby and related environments? Look no further. They’ll even tweet your job ad to their 2,000+ followers.


githubGitHub is a code sharing community. When you post your open jobs here you are engaging with a dedicated and skilled group of talent. GitHub encourages building together- post your tech jobs here and you’ll build relationships with potential candidates.


Ad Ops JobsAd Ops Jobs guarantees candidates highly skilled in Ad Ops. This job board has been a favorite of media organizations and ad tech companies looking to find talent to take their brand to the next level. These professionals will help you meet web and publishing needs.


RailsJobsRailsJobs is a hub for rails developers. You can’t go three steps without hearing someone needs rails talent, but the candidates are not easy to find. Well, that’s not true if you post on RailsJobs, they’ve created a community of programmers waiting to apply.


TechCrunchCrunchBoard gives you access to millions of TechCrunch readers- an Internet savvy and technically inclined bunch. CrunchBoard is one of the most popular job boards for internet and tech jobs. Surprised? Didn’t think so…

Posting jobs in the right places and searching the right databases is only the first step of finding the technical talent you need. Remember, these candidates have tons of options so you need more than your run-of-the-mill job ad to get their attention. Create a great candidate experience from the start, post creative developer job ads, and create a company culture they can’t refuse. The other day Jerome Ternynck said, “I love the ideas, but at the end of the day you need someone who can make it happen.” Ladies and gentlemen – this is where you find the talent that can build your ideas and make it happen.

Lexie Forman-Ortiz

Lexie Forman-Ortiz is the Community Manager at SmartRecruiters.