11 Best Job boards for Software Engineers

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Companies need developers, but there aren't enough qualified people in most countries. This tech talent shortage means big opportunities for software engineers — especially those that are willing to work remote jobs or relocate.


Software engineer job boards

Let's have a look at 11 developer-focused job boards and see what sets them apart. These platforms are some of the best options for software engineers seeking job opportunities.

Since you’re already familiar with the popular sites like LinkedIn and Indeed – we’re going to skip them and instead focus on niche sites for tech professionals.

We've included sites from various regions around the world to bring you coverage in many major markets, such as Western and Eastern Europe, North America, Australia, South Africa, or Southeast Asia. Some offer remote or contract positions, while others focus on hiring local developers from the regions the company has their HQ in. Let’s explore them in detail. 


1. Relocate.me

If you’re a software engineer seeking employment, you’ve probably noticed that many job postings in the US and Europe exclude international job applicants. They filter out anyone who doesn’t have a visa or isn’t in the company’s timezone. If you are applying for jobs aboard, you want to filter out these job ads to focus only on companies that will take your application seriously (and not waste your time!).

Relocate.me is the best software engineer job board for tech workers who are looking for a job overseas. The jobs that are posted on this site are exclusively from tech companies that want to hire international candidates. The companies on this board offer relocation support — which is arguably the best possible scenario an international candidate could hope for.

To help you make well-informed decisions about potential moves, the site also provides details of the cities and countries tied to job opportunities. The platform even offers a net salary calculator to determine how much you’ll be making abroad.

Exploring IT jobs with relocation packages on the site is a good place to start. But, if that’s too steep of a starting point, you can always read the stories from fellow techies who successfully relocated.

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2. Honeypot

Honeypot is often named alongside software engineer job boards, although it’s not technically a job board. Regardless, the site can still help you get that software engineer job. Through a “reverse-hiring” process, this platform connects developers with tech companies in Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, and Spain. If you apply to Honeypot (not to a job), they will interview you, and if you carry through, companies in Europe will have access to your profile and can reach out and invite you to interviews.

Since Honeypot vets you and recommends you directly to hiring managers, you can always try their services while you search for a job elsewhere. Of course, there are some downsides. It has limited reach. If you're seeking employment outside Europe, then Honeypot isn't the best option for you. Additionally, like many recruitment platforms, local tech workers are the priority. So if you’re already living and working in the DACH region, you’ll have an edge over other candidates on the platform.


3. Lemon.io

Lemon.io presents itself as “the exclusive community of startup sidekicks”. It’s a tech talent marketplace and job platform that hooks up early-stage startups with vetted offshore engineers. The platform has a strong presence in Eastern Europe and collaborates with startups from the US and Europe.

The board doesn't charge any fees for programmers and offers rates that are above the market average. They're all about honesty and going the extra mile by helping developers write CVs, showing their talents, and giving you interview advice.

This is a site for senior or highly skilled devs. So Lemon may not be an ideal fit for juniors or those looking for more entry-level work. 

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4. WeAreDevelopers

WeAreDevelopers is a software engineering job platform with job opportunities from companies across Europe. Their primary focus on Europe — particularly Germany, Austria and surrounding regions — it could limit your options if you're located outside their core area.

The board allows you to filter your search by skill, location, seniority level, language (only English or German) and job title. You should also consider that WAD’s board primarily features roles in software development, potentially overlooking opportunities in niche tech sectors or related fields such as cybersecurity.


5. OfferZen

OfferZen is a job board focused on software engineering, founded in 2015 and headquartered in  Cape Town, South Africa. They operate in South Africa and the Netherlands.

Like other ones we’ve reviewed, the platform takes a particular approach to recruitment by flipping the conventional model. Instead of devs applying for jobs, companies on OfferZen send interview requests to developers, providing upfront role, tech stack and salary information. It’s a passive job-search system.

Quickly into your registration process, OfferZen assigns a representative to help you land the job you have in mind. This middle-person model, in all honesty, sounds like an excellent idea if it’s correctly carried out. It would mean that OfferZen would help you reach only the companies that will likely say “Yes” to your profile, or that you’ll be able to tweak your CV so that the target company will love it.

OfferZen seems to work best for experienced developers or those at the mid-senior level.


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6. Dice

Dice, probably one of the longest-standing job boards for software engineers on this list, has been online for thirty years now. Plenty of developers claim they used it for both jobs and gigs dating back to the dot-com era. It’s quite a famous platform in the United States because it might have been one of the first to help software developers get a job online.

According to official figures, Dice has millions of registered applicants. This could seem good news at first. But many users who once caught gigs or jobs on Dice now say that the millions of ads and applicants don’t help. Its users also frequently face a lot of spam and job offers that miss the mark. This is often due to staffing firms making an effort to fill vacancies and earn commissions, resulting in users being bombarded with calls and emails.

Also, the platform is pretty insistent about asking for professional references — which newcomers to the job market might lack.


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7. Tech in Asia Jobs

Tech in Asia is an English-language platform connecting jobseekers with tech job opportunities in Asia. It was founded relatively recently. Their listings cover some roles beyond IT and software development, like product management, marketing, design and more. Most of their roles are remote or in Indonesia, but they also offer positions in the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, or Vietnam.



SEEK is easily Australia’s top job platform. It is known for having the most extensive listings for the Australian market, including a sizable tech niche. Still, it’s often called out because its core features lack the targeted filtering some employers prefer, potentially downplaying your particular profile or sharing offers that don’t align with a software engineer. For example, a quick job search for “software engineer” positions on the site first results in aviation engineering roles. It’s up to the user to scroll down until they find the tech and niche they want. The interface might also feel outdated compared to newer platforms.

SEEK also has a review system for companies (like Glassdoor), these are based on user reviews. This is an excellent feature for newcomers to the tech market who don’t have word-of-mouth buzz about this or that company. 


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9. Landing.jobs

If you quickly scan through their listings, you’ll think Landing.jobs is a job board that only lists work-from-home, remote roles. However, the company pledges to help devs get a job from wherever they are and wherever the job is — meaning they’ll feature relocation options if those are good enough. So, considering this is their policy, it’s likely that you’ll also come across in-person jobs now and then.

They have the distinct bonus of featuring plenty of Portuguese-speaking jobs in Brazil and Portugal, and some English-speaking jobs in Portugal as well. This is a good niche to explore since many devs are compelled to move to the Iberian coast due to its great weather, low prices and easy-going tax system.


10. X-Team

X-Team is not a traditional job board where you search and apply directly for open positions. Instead, it works by recruiting developers and then partnering with tech clients to provide outsourced development teams.

Based on online testimonials, the developer rate at X-Team—what clients pay—typically ranges between $40 and $50 per hour per person. Projects typically span around ten months, with developers expected to commit to a standard workload of 160 hours per month. 

X-Team doesn’t offer paid vacation time. If you work with them, you’ll be a full-time contractor, and you’ll need to take care of your taxes. Keep in mind that X-Team’s entry process is very selective, focusing on senior developers with strong technical skills.


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11. Arc.dev

Among the best job sites for software engineers, Arc.dev is one of the fastest-growing. It’s a platform designed for software engineers, with a primary focus on tech jobs within North America. The site uses AI technology to match developers with companies offering permanent, remote full-time roles. 

Arc.dev is meant for frontend, backend, full stack, mobile, data engineering, DevOps and a few other roles. They pick candidates through a vetting process. To get featured for full-time gigs, you'll need mid-level to senior experience and pass a quick video interview to show your English communication skills and verify your tech abilities. Even if you're new to the field, you can still use Arc.dev for freelance opportunities, explore remote jobs, and build your resume. Most of the jobs are full-time, but Arc.dev also offers Arc Freelance and Fast Apply jobs to certain developers, with a different vetting process.

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