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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 write highly technical content about DevOps, development, cloud, database and more. Here’s a sample of recent work:

Understanding Web Standards — Shadow DOM and Custom HTML Elements

on February 12, 2021

You might already know that frontend development requires just three technologies upon which the entire web is built: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. In the not-too-distant past, the feature set of these standards lagged behind the functional wishes of developers and designers. They couldn’t build the web sites they wanted to build with the tools they were given. To work around this, several independent teams each devised their own frameworks to supplement what was officially supported by browsers.

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Adding IoT to My Home Office Desk: Part 1

on February 9, 2021

In this article, I will show you how I converted my manual hand crank desk into an automated IoT connected desk. I’ll be talking about how to size and pick motors, and how to connect your custom IoT devices to Google using Heroku as a public interface.

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How to Quickly Build a Progressive Web App Using Lightning Web Components

on February 2, 2021

Earlier this year, a post came out on the Salesforce Developers Blog, entitled “How to Build Progressive Web Apps with Offline Support using Lightning Web Components.” During the post’s discussion about using Lightning Web Components (LWC) to build progressive web apps, it mentioned push notifications. My interest was piqued. How simple would it be to use LWC to build an app for push notifications? It turns out — really simple.

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