The pandemic set off an explosion of re-skilling and up-skilling endeavors online. Some, like myself, began learning how to code for fun. For example, the programming language Python is straightforward and easy to learn, so a lot of people started building some cool stuff with it.

However, for those of you who took it seriously and started working your way to becoming full-stack developers, a lucrative career definitely awaits you. This is because technology is at the heart of everything we do, and as every company is now (more or less) a technology company, it created fierce competition for top tech talent.

The rapid rise in demand for software engineers has got enterprises fighting against each other for your attention. According to Glassdoor’s 50 Best Jobs in America for 2020, software engineers in America command an average salary of $105,563.

With mouthwatering remuneration packages up for grabs, it’ll help to keep an eye on the country’s leading job boards. From Artificial Intelligence to DevOps engineering, there’s no shortage of occupations listed on multiple job seeker platforms.

However, some are better than others, so I came up with a list of the best job boards (in no particular order) for software developers and engineers. These also provide an excellent resource for recruiters and founders to connect with top tech talent.

If you’re looking to get involved in the startup scene, start your search at AngelList. With thousands of entrepreneurs and angel investors on the platform, it’s the ultimate resource for a coder looking for adventure and a fresh challenge.

BuiltIn is an excellent resource that connects greats companies with technology professionals. The platform is focused on startups and tech companies, but the drawback is that it’s only focused on specific cities, including the following:

  • Austin

  • Boston

  • Chicago

  • Colorado

  • Los Angeles

  • New York City

  • Seattle

  • San Francisco

If you don’t live in any of these tech hubs and don’t want to relocate, then this job board isn’t for you.

If you’re interested in anything related to technology, then you would have encountered the popular blog TechCrunch. CrunchBoard is an offshoot and boasts some great tech, startup, and engineering jobs.

Like most job sites, you can search for work based on keywords, location, and more. The vacancies listed on the website also come with its status. This means that some jobs posted on the site can be inactive, so make sure to check the status before starting the application process.

Dice started life just like any other job board, but it quickly narrowed its focus to the tech industry. With over two million monthly visitors, it’s no surprise that it’s extremely popular among recruiters and leading enterprises. So if you’re ready to take the next step in your professional journey, it makes sense to start your search here.

GitHub, the popular online repository leveraged by software developers across the planet, also has a job board. GitHub Jobs boasts thousands of IT jobs from around the world, but it can be quickly narrowed down based on your specific preferences using filters.

The popular tech publisher Hacker Noon has an excellent job board that demands your attention. It’s also a perfect platform for recruiters to connect with over 400 niche developer communities with more than a million active developers.

Stack Overflow is essentially a large community of software developers who congregate to share their knowledge and learn new skills. Now, Stack Overflow also has a job board where programmers start planning their next big career move.

For enterprises and recruiters, Stack Overflow makes perfect sense. If you want to find the best in the business, you have to go where they are to get their attention.

If you’re a talented developer but can’t be bothered with conducting the job search yourself, there are options for you as well. You can always submit your résumé to companies who will add you to their talent pool and find the best fit for you.

While job boards and recruiters help connect professionals and companies, sometimes finding the best match also requires some networking. So keep your LinkedIn profile up to date and stay in touch with friends and former colleagues.