COVID-19 has turned the world around in a short period of time. In a span of a few months, the global economy has fundamentally shifted. There’s now a premium on jobs that can be done remotely as people around the world are instructed to shelter in place. Here are 99+ places you can find remote coding jobs, organized by category.
Let’s start out with some spreadsheets and websites forwarded by some people at Springboard, specifically Siya. Each one of these links is worth looking at.
A website devoted to those companies that are hiring or not in COVID-19.
• Floodgate Capital/Unshackled/Awesome People Ventures spreadsheet of companies hiring.
• NEA’s start-ups actively hiring list.
Remote Developer Job Boards With Remote Coding Jobs
These job boards are focused on remote developer jobs in general, without a particular speciality. Some of them are slightly more general, but have categories that make it easy to find remote developer jobs within.
There are hundreds of remote-friendly developer jobs added each week in this remote jobs search engine. You can sign up for daily or weekly job alerts for free.
A biweekly job newsletter that offers remote jobs served directly to your inbox, with many developer remote jobs featured. Sign up and get access to new postings.
Remotive is a large remote jobs community, with a friendly Doge mascot. There are about 250 jobs in April 2020 that are remote-friendly and developer-based, with technology-based tags so you can search through companies that use your preferred technology stack.
ZipRecruiter’s job board offers email updates, as well as rough salary averages for the field as a whole so you know the ballpark you’re in when you’re looking at the different jobs displayed.
Glassdoor is known more for its employee ratings of workspaces, though it also offers this job board. Though this is the Canadian version (as the author of this piece is based in Canada), there are international versions. There was a good volume of remote developer jobs posted here (300+), and you can filter through various variables like time posted.
Workopolis is one of the largest job search sites in the world. Here, this particular link is focused on remote jobs based in Canada, but you can toggle back and forth to your region of choice.
StackOverflow is a community for Q&A for programming questions across different languages. The jobs section offers a view of different jobs tagged by the technologies required. There are remote-friendly roles along with a handy section that specifies the preferred timezone of the employer, as well as other factors like company size, and company industry. It’s a great resource for finding remote jobs.
LinkedIn, the largest career-based social network in the world, offers a remote toggle option for its job boards — so you can focus on remote-friendly jobs as a developer by searching for developer jobs and then toggling by remote location.
One of the biggest remote working job boards, with jobs in other tech categories like marketing jobs. There are about 12,000+ in the remote coding jobs section.
A listing of remote jobs for developers on one of the largest remote work job boards in the world. Remote.co serves as an extension of FlexJobs, but unlike FlexJobs, many of the listings seem accessible for free.
This job board has a few positions but they tend to be senior remote-friendly roles, which is a bit of a rarity — companies tend to like to hire individual contributors in remote roles, but not so much for more senior roles. You can use this job board to filter through for those rare coveted senior roles.
Remote jobs are telecommute jobs here. There are about 1,000 freelance listings for software development jobs that you can search through (a lot more than its name would imply).
Remote jobs here are sorted by tags — you can sort through the engineer tag, for example, to find about 350 remote software developer jobs. Or you can tag through to more specific technologies.
Another remote-focused job board. You can filter here by salary range, which can be helpful to quickly pick through job postings that fit within your personal salary aspirations.
Indeed is a job search aggregator and search engine, one of the largest in the world if not the largest. They also offer a category for remote software developer jobs as well, which you can consult from your region of choice.
We Work Remotely is another awesome remote working community. Jobs cost $299 to post here, so you should expect that those featured ads have very highly motivated hiring managers who are explicitly looking for remote programmers. Though the community has jobs in other fields, there are plenty of jobs for remote coding.
Hired is a marketplace for employers, where employers offer candidates on the platform who are vetted. While there are jobs that are city-based on the platform, it’s possible you might get some more remote-friendly options given the hiring managers tend to be startups and technology companies.
Vettery works by connecting you with hiring managers directly who might want to interview you. You’ll get interview requests with salary levels attached. Currently, it’s mostly focused on American cities, though it’s possible that with hiring manager interest, you might be able to convert opportunities into more remote work.
This list of developer positions seems to be focused on European companies as well as remote jobs from the United States, which is a bit different from the usual North America focus on remote developer jobs. The application offers email updates as well.
Outsourcely lets you have access to remote full-time jobs. It’s not as set up for contractor or freelance roles — it’s more a curated marketplace for people who are looking for freelance full-time employees.
A job board focused on remote work, with postings from top organizations like Medium and Mozilla. There seems to be a focus on the quality of job postings with this board, making it slightly different from the rest of them.
Careerjet is a job search engine with the option of toggling for remote developers. You can scan through remote jobs based in some countries with filters. The site is more of an aggregator than an original repository of jobs.
WorkingNomads curates lists of the most attractive remote working options — with most of the jobs being development-focused.
A remote jobs board with an ability to toggle between the “levels of telecommuting” that you want in a remote job. There are also COVID-19 specific tips as well that might be worth consulting.
Cloudpeeps is a platform for talented freelancers. While there are less software engineering jobs here, you might be able to find some remote work here if you work on, for example, SEO or more design-oriented tasks.
Startuphire is focused on finding jobs within San Francisco for now, but it looks like they’re looking to expand out to other cities. While not the most remote-friendly of sites currently, it’s worth keeping an eye out for, especially as they begin to expand out to projected cities such as Berlin, London and Toronto.
FlexJobs is one of the original remote work communities. Unlike the other job boards posted here, however, you need to pay a small membership fee to get access to vetted remote jobs. They’ve also provided a free webinar and free course on remote working as a part of their COVID-19 response.
Dice is one of the largest technology job boards. There are a bunch of COVID-19 specific resources on the site and a nice, curated list of remote roles in programming.
PowerToFly is a job board based on organizations that pride themselves on diversity throughout their hiring practices. They also offer video chats, including ones filled with resources on remote teams and working from home that can be useful to anybody looking to apply for remote programming jobs.
The Muse is one of the largest job resources sites in the world, filled with actionable and useful advice that can help job seekers of any kind. Their job board has jobs tagged as remote/flexible for the location.
Geekwire has a bunch of technology and startup focused jobs listed. There aren’t as many explicitly labelled remote jobs here as there might be in other job boards, as the categories are more around the general type of work (ex: freelancer vs full time) vs. the location of it. Nevertheless, it’s a good resource to consult if you’re digging through and trying to get the most remote job listings possible.
Mashable is one of the most popular blogs in the world. It offers a technology section and covers up-and-coming startups. While its job board is more general, you can find remote developers jobs using some fairly tailored searches (I’ve narrowed it down so you can at least filter through the existing remote roles by keyword in the link above.)
Women Who Code exists to inspire women to excel in tech careers. It’s filled with technical resources and more, set up to help women of all kinds begin and accelerate their tech careers. Their jobs board has technical jobs, with some marked as being remote-friendly in the location field.
Crossover is the largest remote hiring firm in the world, with a portfolio of over 100+ cloud SaaS products. Their hiring role for a software engineering manager will give you a good idea of the kind of company they are, and for what skills they’re hiring for. These tend to be long-term roles: however, it seems like you can work from anywhere in them.
A job board for remote jobs, where you can toggle by category (you might scan through programmer jobs, for example) as well as type of work (ex: full-time vs. contract). There are a few hundred remote jobs for developers.
This remote job board has had a few thousand postings since 2017, and about 700 active ones now. There is a higher degree of curation, and there are plenty of remote resources as well, differentiating DynamiteJobs from other remote job boards by their focus on quality, and truly contributing knowledge to remote workers with resources on remote interviews, job applications and more.
Another tech-focused jobs board, with the ability to filter by developer jobs. You can also toggle to locations across the United States or the remote option.
RemoteLeads is really interesting — it’s not a job board, but rather a curator of remote jobs sent straight to your inbox. You choose the technologies you’re interested in as well as your pace of work (full-time or part-time), then you get a selection of 500+ remote job postings sent and curated in a personalized email funnel for you. It can be a great way to sit back and let remote job opportunities come to you rather than actively hunting for them across the web.
ITJobPros bills itself as the most popular tech jobs site. Its emphasis on the term IT and its hiring managers focus on larger, more established companies means that unlike other job postings, you’ll get more than the startup and tech jobs selection, you’ll get more postings from large corporations all the way to the Fortune 500 — however, this comes at a cost of a lower observed rate of remote-friendly roles. Still, it’s worth a look, especially if you want remote work but don’t really want to get into startups or emerging tech organizations that tend to support that kind of work the most.
Honeypot is the European version of Hired for developers, giving developers the chance to apply for remote-friendly companies and positions closer to the European continent. While it may not be explicitly remote-friendly, that’s something that hiring managers may be able to offer given that the platform is meant to recruit elite talent.
Landing.jobs also offers European-based developers an option for looking for job postings that are based around Europe, including some remote-friendly options.
Remote-friendly programming job communities with remote coding jobs
AngelList is one of the largest startup communities in the world. Startup founders will post their companies here in order to get financing from venture capitalists and other investors. This also creates volume for job postings for startups that tend to hire for tech roles. You can look through the postings with your own profile, and apply to hiring managers directly with one click.
Hacker News is an upvote-focused messaging board populated mostly by Y Combinator startup founders. HN Hiring is a service that combs through the monthly “Who’s Hiring” posts that surface jobs directly from hiring managers who browse Hacker News, many of whom will tag remote-friendly options. This will tend to be a high-quality source of remote programming work that helps with interesting problems and businesses.
Metafilter is a community where anybody can post links, sort of like Hacker News, but more focused on creatives and music and more free-flowing and less startup-oriented. The jobs section includes a variety of gigs and jobs with remote coding jobs spelled out (and some jobs which are tagged as remote-only).
Nocabins is focused on hiring remote experts from around the world for startups. You’ll be able to join and benefit from the remote coding jobs on tap.
The jobs section of Github, the centralized repository of Git and code from around the world, is remote-friendly. Take a look, especially if you have a background in the open source space, and the contributions to prove it.
F6s is a startup directory that helps startups connect with investors, similar to AngelList, but with more of an European focus. Their jobs site has some jobs marked with remote in the title — and since it’s mostly startups, you can be sure there are developer jobs, and that some will be remote-friendly even if they are not explicitly tagged as such.
Startupers focuses on the startup community, and different jobs you can find within. As with many startups, there are many remote-friendly roles ready for you to explore.
Product Hunt is a community where people post their startup/product ideas, in order to gain upvotes. It has a high concentration of Silicon Valley elites, from product leaders to venture capitalists. You can click a toggle to focus on remote jobs only as part of the Product Hunt community’s job posts. Most will be coming from elite SF startups.
Twitter oftentimes hosts searches for remote workers, including freelance programming gigs. You just have to look through the hashtags to find those offers.
This subreddit focuses on different jobs offers, more like gigs than anything else. However, you’ll often find offers for remote development based jobs.
Remote-friendly industry-specific job boards
A frequently updated email newsletter and database that highlights top cryptocurrency jobs. I’ve conducted analysis before that has shown that cryptocurrency startups tend to be more remote-friendly than even conventional startups — some of this has to do with the decentralized nature of the tech, as well as different regulatory environments around the world. Jobs in Crypto is a great place to take a look at the industry and its remote jobs.
Here is the remote blockchain jobs section of Crypto Jobs List . This is a recent focus of the site since the COVID-19 pandemic has broken out.
Another cryptocurrency jobs board, with remote jobs tagged. There is category search too where you can specify that you’re looking for developer jobs.
Cryptocurrency Jobs bills itself as the leading job board for blockchain and cryptocurrency. It also offers guides on salaries and a newsletter. There’s an explicit callout to search for remote jobs as part of the search engine.
Blockew is a cryptocurrency and blockchain job board that has been featured on TechCrunch, Forbes and more. Unlike other job sites, it also marks regions that are remote-friendly within the job postings.
Android native development is the focus of this job board. There’s a remote section, though there’s not many listings there currently (just one active when I took a look).
Another mobile development job board, with job postings specifically focused on mobile development. You might be able to find some remote positions here, though there seem to be updates from 2018-2019 still-present.
Development on WordPress is remote-friendly: the niche has a couple of job boards to highlight remote jobs.
Automattic, the company behind WordPress, is remote-only, so it makes sense that WordPress development jobs have a remote bias. The official WordPress job board, which gathers WordPress jobs from around the world, reflects that bias with many remote jobs.
WPHired is not affiliated with the company behind WordPress, but it is a robust job board for WordPress developers. Many of the jobs are marked “Anywhere”. Some of those job postings specify a preferred timezone.
Data Science/Machine Learning
A job board focused on AI/Machine Learning and data science positions that is more of an aggregator. You can sign up for job alerts in the space, and toggle for remote roles. There are plenty of those, with many elite remote-only or remote-friendly companies like Github, Invision, and the Wikimedia Foundation represented.
AnalyticsVidhya is an India-based site with a focus on data analytics and data science tutorials. Their jobs board offers you the option to search for freelance jobs as a proxy for remote jobs in those positions with companies that are based in Asia (rather than the usual North America/Europe positions advertised in other job boards).
Data Elixir is a newsletter that reaches about 30,000 data scientists and engineers. The jobs board has the ability to toggle for remote jobs, most of them data science or machine learning based.
Kaggle is a community site owned by Google. Aspiring data scientists and established ones go to work on various datasets here and to try to win machine learning challenges. As a result, the jobs board section of Kaggle has a bunch of ML-specific job postings.
KDNuggets is a top data science publication, with tons of tutorials on the latest data science and machine learning topics. This job board includes tons of data science jobs, including several that are remote in nature. Data science roles tend to have fewer remote options — however, KDNuggets hosts a few of those rare remote listings.
This job board is, as befits CSS Tricks’s theme, mostly focused on frontend web developers. The remote jobs are specified in the location tab: a quick CTRL + F, and you’ll be able to find all of the most recently posted ones.
FindBacon exists to help developer and designers find new opportunities at the click of a button. You can search for remote-tagged jobs. Most of the jobs are more design or front-end oriented, but there are quite a few to search around for, so you can take a look. It costs $99 to feature a job on this job board — a sign that the hiring manager really wants to close that particular position.
Smashing Magazine is known more for its UI/UX content, but there’s a smattering of really good remote developer jobs here. They tend towards front-end roles and WordPress roles, but it’s worth a look — there are plenty of remote developer roles here to canvas should you want to.
The original Ruby job board, around since 2005, offers you even more remote Ruby/Rails jobs. You’ll be able to find remote jobs by looking through tags on the title.
A subreddit for game developer jobs — a possible place to stake out remote jobs in the space. If the original poster is also a Reddit user and the hiring manager, you might be able to scope it out more directly by talking to them before applying.
A job board focused on development jobs within video game companies. While there is no explicit remote category here, you can search for remote jobs with keyword-based search.
A job board focused on indie game studios. There are a propensity of remote job roles here, with anywhere/remote being the norm. It’s a great resource if you’re looking to do remote software engineering work and you want to help build the next indie video game hit.
This job board focuses on game development jobs. You can allow it to know your geolocation information to source job opportunities in the space near to you, or you can click through the remote tag to find opportunities in the space that are purely remote.
Remote freelancer platforms for remote coding jobs
You can also find remote freelancer jobs for developers on platforms where you can bid for freelance jobs and where there are jobs posted for employers explicitly looking for remote freelancers.
Upwork is one of, if not the largest remote freelancer job platforms. You can bid for open jobs and build a profile there to attract work. Use the platform to get together shorter gigs that might bridge you for cash flow purposes as you look for full-time remote work.
Freelancer serves a very similar function to Upwork: you might want to build profiles for both sites in order to have the fullest access to remote freelance jobs.
Toptal is a marketplace for experts curated by the Toptal team. You have to apply to work with them, and Toptal takes a cut of any project, but you can get more money and a higher wage than you might get in other platforms. It’s a place where you can find premium remote coding jobs.
Fiverr is a platform where you could get services for $5. Now, with add-ons, it has become a place where freelancers can advertise their wares.
Gigster is a platform for hiring exceptional remote teams. You can join the Gigster talent network in order to start working on projects like this. They’re looking for software engineers, project managers, and UX designers to stay on top of their client needs.
Gun.io promises exceptional remote engineers. It promises to abstract away all of the problems of working remotely for exceptional independent software engineers, from billing and contract details, to finding and landing good contracts in the first place.
A more curated version of Upwork or Freelancer where you can pay for remote experts per hour. You can look for remote coding jobs here as a result.
Guru has a platform of about 500,000 software engineer freelancers: join them and find remote coding jobs through the platform.