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We are hiring software and DevOps engineers!

You enjoy working on fun development projects, so why not get paid to share what you learn? We're hiring engineers to use the latest technologies, write tutorials, and share best practices. Our content has been voted to the front page of Hacker News and Reddit and has been viewed by over 1 million people.

This is freelance work that you can do on the side, when your schedule allows. You'll choose the topics you find interesting and you can set your own rate. Also, you'll get to build your portfolio and give back to the community.

You must have at least one published technical article or blog for reference. We are most interested in insightful topics, clear communication and a good response from the community. Most of our topics cover:

Development:

  • JavaScript
  • Python
  • PHP
  • Java
  • .NET
  • Ruby
  • Mobile apps
  • Microservices
  • Agile methodology
  • Engineering management

Ops:

  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Heroku
  • CI/CD
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • Databases
  • Monitoring

How It Works

  1. Sign up and we'll email you available topics that match your interests, or you can suggest your own topic ideas.
  2. When you see a topic you like, submit a bid with your estimated cost and timeline.
  3. Write your article from home—or anywhere you'd like!
  4. We'll review your article, publish it, and pay you.

Advantages of Working with Dev Spotlight

Impact millions of software developers and DevOps engineers

Help give back to the community by sharing what you know. Our content has been read by millions of developers and our hits are top-ranked in Google and on the front page of online communities like Reddit and Hacker News.

Use the latest technologies

You'll work with the latest technologies and trends, which is a fun way to grow your skills. Due to our short project cycles, you'll deliver work in weeks and get more variety in your work. No more unrecognized time spent on maintenance, fighting fires, or projects that get cancelled after months of effort.

Improve your communication skills

Writing is essential for advancing your career to architect, principal or director level because more people read what you write. It allows you to influence a larger number of people. Practice is the best way to improve.

Build your portfolio and gain recognition

Most of the work for traditional developers is confidential, making it hard to gain recognition or showcase your skills. By publishing your work with us, you build your own brand as an expert. When the community loves your work, it's a great feeling! On the other hand, if you prefer to keep your privacy, ghostwriting is still an option.

The freedom of remote work

Our company is 100% remote, so you have the freedom to work from home, or rent a personal office, and set your own schedule. You can work during business hours or nights and weekends. No more long commutes, open-plan offices, fixed working hours, or relocating to high cost-of-living areas. We hire the best people wherever they are.

We cover a wide array of software development and DevOps technologies. Here is some of our recent work:

Identifying Trolls and Bots on Reddit with Machine Learning (Part 2)

on July 30, 2019

Trolls and bots are widespread across social media, and they influence us in ways we are not always aware of. Trolls can be relatively harmless, just trying to entertain themselves at others’ expense, but they can also be political actors sowing mistrust or discord. While some bots offer helpful information, others can be used to manipulate vote counts and promote content that supports their agenda. We’ll show you how machine learning can help protect our communities from abuse.

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Trolls and Bots Are Disrupting Social Media — Here’s How AI Can Stop Them (Part 1)

on July 30, 2019

Trolls and bots have a huge and often unrecognized influence on social media. They are used to influence conversations for commercial or political reasons. They allow small hidden groups of people to promote information supporting their agenda and a large scale. They can push their content to the top of people’s news feeds, search results, and shopping carts. Some say they can even influence presidential elections. Can we use machine learning to identify suspicious posts and comments?

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Twelve-Factor Apps: A Retrospective and Look Forward

on July 17, 2019

If your team is creating apps for the cloud, chances are the Twelve-Factor App methodology has influenced the frameworks and platforms you’re using. Popular frameworks such as Spring Boot, Magento, and more credit the twelve factors as part of their design. Leading companies such as Heroku, Amazon, and Microsoft use and recommend the methodology. While new frameworks and methodologies are released every month, few have the far-reaching impact of this one.

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