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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

Get paid to do what you love

You enjoy writing, so why not get paid for it? This will let you write more often, put more effort into each piece, and cover topics you wouldn't have had time for otherwise.

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:

Best Practices for Event-Driven Microservice Architecture

on September 11, 2019

If you’re an enterprise architect, you’ve probably heard of and worked with a microservices architecture. While you might have used REST as your service communications layer in the past, more and more projects are moving to an event-driven architecture. Let’s dive into the pros and cons of this popular architecture, some of the key design choices it entails, and common anti-patterns.

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PaaS versus Serverless: Which to choose in 2019?

on September 11, 2019

Serverless computing is increasingly popular, so when building a new application in 2019 should you go serverless or stick with PaaS? Which approach should we choose for building apps today? Should you make the switch to serverless? The first step is to look at all our options objectively, evaluate them for our specific situation, and make a reasoned choice. Both can solve basic development needs: delivering functionality quickly and reliably. Understanding the technical differences will help you determine which approach is best for a particular project.

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Open Data Shines a Light on Cities’ Top Challenges

on August 21, 2019

From reports of potholes and broken streetlights to complaints about garbage and vandalism, cities process more non-emergency requests from residents than ever before. Baltimore, the first U.S. city to deploy a 311 system, has processed over 13 million requests since its inception. The result is a repository of data detailing the interactions between a city and its residents. Analyzing this data can help cities learn more about their residents’ needs, prioritize tasks and projects, track performance, and improve collaboration across departments.

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