Who is Still Hiring Software Engineers and EMs?

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This article was updated in December 2022.

In the midst of gloomy news about hiring freezes and layoffs, let's highlight companies which are growing  and hiring. I asked people to share companies which are hiring software engineers and engineering managers, and to provide the following details:

  • What does the company do, in one sentence?
  • Roles being hired for.
  • Locations.
  • One good thing about the place, as shared by the person submitting it.
  • Link to more information, or to apply.

I was hoping for 100-200 companies hiring, but the final list contains well over 1,300:

Companies hiring software engineers and engineering managers. View the full list here.

View the whole spreadsheet here.

What I especially like about this set is that people have said what they like about places, and frequently added even more context in additional comments.

I feel this list is a nice counterbalance to the grim news about widespread headcount reductions. There’s a lot of places which are growing and looking for new colleagues to join!

This was one out of the five topics covered in this week’s The Scoop. A lot of what I share in The Scoop is exclusive to this publication, meaning it’s not been covered in any other media outlet before and you’re the first to read about it.

The full The Scoop edition additionally covers:

  1. Meta’s historic layoffs. I have long maintained my opinion that Meta was unlikely to do layoffs, and terminating employees should be avoidable. Yet, Meta let 13% of staff go a week ago. Why did the company do this, and where did I go wrong with my prediction? Analysis.
  2. Twitter 2.0: full reset. Only three weeks after taking over the company, Elon Musk seems to be pushing for a full culture – and personnel – reset at the social media company. Exclusive details.
  3. GitPod’s product roadmap. The cloud deployment environment scaleup has raised $25M in funding. I talked with the co-founder and CEO about their plans, and how GitPod is different from GitHub Codespaces. Exclusive.
  4. Adyen: investing while others are laying off. Adyen is a competitor to Stripe, processing a similar number of bookings, aka gross merchandise value (GMV). Their CEO issued a note to explain why they will not reduce headcount. Analysis.

Read the full issue here

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