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We split this guide into a couple different parts to make it easy to navigate and locate exactly what you need. We’ll start off with some general job sites, move into venture capital-funded opportunities, share some remote-specific resources, and finish with a couple location-specific platforms. Click on the ones that interest you, and the website will automatically open in a new tab.
A piece of advice: instead of using these platforms to blast your credentials all over the place, consider instead using their search function just to give you an idea of what’s out there, and then apply directly on each company’s website. Let’s get started!
AngelList is a popular platform for startups, investors, and job seekers. It boasts that you can apply privately to tens of thousands of startup jobs with just one application. We’d advise being sensible and selective, because employers can see how many jobs you’ve applied to. Having applied to tens of thousands of jobs with just one application probably isn’t something you want to boast about.
f6s is global startup founder community with the highest ranked startup programs, deals for founders, and most importantly, job opportunities in their network. Search by job type, location, compensation, role, and skills, and find information about companies and their founders on the listing page.
IAC (InterActive Corp) is a media and Internet company with over 150 brands and products reaching users around the world. IAC’s family of websites have been ranked by Forbes among the world’s most admired companies in the Internet Services & Retailing sector. Find listings for jobs at over 20 businesses across all disciplines in various locations.
Product Hunt is an online community for tech product fanatics with an awesome job board. One of our Firehose Code Mentors works at Product Hunt, so we know it’s a great place! While their job board doesn’t include advanced search features, each listing takes you directly to the company’s job page, where you can apply right away. Additional features on their site include networking opportunities, and a podcast called Maker Stories with innovators and investors in the startup community.
Authentic Jobs calls itself the place “where companies and creative professionals meet to make a better web.” Search jobs by category, location (including remote-specific listings), and type, and subscribe to personalized email alerts for the listings you’re looking for. Access a comprehensive directory of over 1,000 hackers, designers, and creative pros using the ‘pros’ button next to ‘jobs’ in the top nav.
Inbound is a huge community for inbound marketing professionals with resources including events, groups, job listings, and tons of content aimed to help members excel at inbound. If you’re interested in putting your development skills to use in a marketing setting, this resource is for you. Search by keyword, category, and location, or browse the latest jobs and featured companies. You don’t need to be a member to send applications using their platform, or search community members by name, location, and skills/certifications.
Kind of a no-brainer, LinkedIn is the Facebook of the professional world with 300 million+ members. Take advantage of the size and advanced search options to leverage the network for your needs. Search by keyword, company, position title, location, job function, industry, experience level, salary, and more. Plus, find alums of your school and stay up-to-date with your industry, interests, and network.
Y Combinator provides seed funding for startups, and their job board is filled with opportunities at startups they funded. In addition, you can check out their startup list on Triplebyte, the resource we’ll share next.
Triplebyte is a company that was co-founded by a former YC partner to build the best technical hiring process. Apply to the program and do a technical interview to be fast-tracked through the hiring process and get help choosing the best offer.
VentureLoop is a very comprehensive job site that has connections with venture capital firms, entrepreneurs, and service providers. It calls itself the “worldwide leader in job postings focused on venture-backed companies.” Search for startup opportunities by keyword, location, and category in a specific company, position, or job description.
Smashing Jobs is a job board featured at Smashing Magazine— a publication with more than 4 million monthly users known as one of the most successful magazines for creative professionals. Search by keyword, job type, and category, and find an extensive description of the listing you’re interested in right on their platform, including how to apply.
Indeed is a listings aggregator that enables you to search for opportunities from thousands of different jobs sites all in one search. They boast that if the job is online, you’ll find it on Indeed. Make sure to use their Advanced Job Search function to find exactly what you’re looking for. You can also get daily emails curated with the jobs that match your search criteria, and make your application process seamless by creating an Indeed Resume.
Greenhouse is a recruiter platform for companies to find better candidates and improve their hiring process. As an applicant, if you figure out their URL structure, you can flip through the listings of their awesome clients, company by company.
The Muse is a career website that provides job listings, career advice, and unique resources like in-depth coverage of employers and a look inside their office that give behind-the-scenes insight into each company and its culture. Save the companies you like to stay current on their opportunities, and find tons of resources on optimizing your career no matter what stage you’re at.
Mashable is a leading source for digital news, information, and resources, and its job board focuses on digital and tech opportunities. Search by keyword, category, location, company, or job title, and see spotlight listings and featured employers. The employer directory in the ‘Research’ tab lets you see the full list of companies using Mashable for their postings.
GitHub Jobs is a great place for its users and all developers to find the job they want. Search by job description keywords like title, benefits, companies, and expertise, and browse featured jobs and popular search topics like language or location.
AngelPad is a mentorship program that helps startups build better products, raise the funding they need, and grow into successful businesses. Their job page requires you to fill out a brief form with your information and career interests, which will then become your introduction to around 80 startups in the San Francisco Bay Area and NYC. (We noticed some pretty glaring typos on this site, but it’s in your court to determine whether that is a reflection of their program.)
Hired is the first employment marketplace created specifically for engineers, data scientists, designers, and product managers. First, request your invite by applying for an account and taking an assessment test. Once you’re approved, your profile will be visible to selected companies for one week. Meet companies and assess their offers, then set up interviews with the ones that suit you.
Venture Capital Firms
A quick note on venture capital opportunities: the fact is, companies that have raised millions of dollars need to spend that money, and usually the asset they value most is technical experience. Talent capital of experienced developers is hard to find, and many of these companies are in a position where they need to grow their engineering team by 20+ members. If you’re feeling at all hesitant or nervous about the next step in your career, consider and appreciate this difficulty on the other side of things. In addition, check out the portfolio section on each of these websites to get familiar with a firm’s past investment successes and gauge the kinds of opportunities you could be a part of.
Spark Capital works with who they call “imaginative entrepreneurs who are driven to move people with the products and experiences they create.” They have supported billion-dollar successes such as Tumblr, Twitter, Warby Parker, and Slack. Browse their listings organized by category and location, and click through to find additional information on the corresponding Indeed listing.
USV is a small, collegial partnership that has invested in over 60 companies spanning a wide range of sectors, locations, and rounds of financing. Search companies, locations, and categories by tags, and click on listings to open a new tab with the original listing.
First Round Capital provides opportunities at 250 startups in its community through a common job application. They’ve invested in a variety of startups, from organizations of three hackers to powerhouse companies with hundreds of team members around the world.
Upfront invests predominantly across the US in the retail innovation, consumer, SaaS/cloud, and digital media industries, and their investment focus is at the Seed or Series A round. Open positions of all types across their portfolio can be found on their job page organized by company, with options for filtering by position type and location.
Betaworks is a startup studio that makes initial seed investments of around $100k-200k. They were one of the earliest investors in Tumblr, and have invested in BuzzFeed, Groupme, Medium, and Venmo, among many others. Find studio positions at betaworks companies and opportunities within their investment portfolio. Additionally, if you need some help deciding which role to pursue within their network, email them at email@example.com to get some guidance.
FirstMark is an early stage venture capital firm that strives toward a community infrastructure with a trusted environment of sharing and learning. Join the FirstMark Talent Network to kill 60+ birds with one stone, or you can browse opportunities by company, position, and location. Additionally, check out their portfolio by category, location, and industry.
KPBC has backed entrepreneurs in more than 500 ventures since its founding over forty years ago. It focuses its investments in digital, clean tech, and life sciences. Check out their incredible portfolio on the careers page and search for opportunities by title and location. Click on a company to learn more and see open positions, and connect to your LinkedIn profile to make applying a breeze.
Lerer Hippeau is a leading early-stage technology venture capital firm of “the most active tech investors in NYC.” Their investments include, Chartbeat, Spoon University, Birchbox, IFTTT, BaubleBar and more. Search available jobs across their portfolio by position, company, and location, and click through the ones that interest you for more details on the Indeed listing.
Greenspring Associates believes in dynamic allocation of capital, and makes both direct and fund investments. Check out its comprehensive portfolio, and search thousands of job opportunities by keyword, location, and industry. Each listing links to a detailed description page, which includes an ‘Apply for this job’ button that will take you to the original listing.
Index Ventures has teamed up with an array of consumer and enterprise technology startups in cities all around the world, including Dropbox, Etsy, Squarespace, and Nasty Gal, to name a few. Find jobs in their network by location or function, and register to join their talent roster to show your interest in an introduction to the exceptional companies in their portfolio.
Started by co-founder of Carnegie Steel, Henry Phipps, over 100 years ago, Bessemer Venture Partners is one of the longest-running venture capital successes that has formed or funded over 100 startups that grew into independent public companies. Check out their job page for opportunities in their current network, which you can filter by company, industry, job function, and location.
OpenView invests exclusively in high-growth, B2B software companies at the expansion stage, focusing on providing capital to companies seeking to scale their business. Find jobs at their portfolio companies by location, company, or keyword, or submit your resume to their network for general positions.
Battery Ventures is a technology-focused investment firm that makes both venture-capital and private equity investments globally. Find job openings across its venture portfolio by company, industry, function, and location. Listings each link to a fuller description page within the site that includes an ‘Apply for this job’ button, which might take you to the original listing, or to an identical listing on a third-party site.
Accel Partners backs companies in the Infrastructure, Internet & Consumer Services, Mobile, and Software & Cloud-Enabled Services sectors, and has helped entrepreneurs build over 300 successful technology companies across the globe. Search thousands of opportunities in their portfolio at companies like Facebook, Groupon, Spotify, and StumbleUpon.
Mayfield has supported more than 500 companies, and currently pursues a global strategy that focuses on early-stage investment in the US, technology and non-technology in India, and direct investment in China. Search jobs all across the world by company, job function, and location. Their job page is powered by VentureLoop, and a lot of the listings eventually lead to the same content on a third-party page, so if you’re interested in any of these opportunities, it might be easiest to head over to the company’s career page yourself.
North Bridge partners with management teams creating early-stage companies and later stage companies accelerating growth in market share. Their portfolio is split into sectors of Software, Communications & Infrastructure, Digital Media, Healthcare, and Materials. Find jobs at tons of companies in its portfolio by industry, position, and location.
Menlo invests in seed- to growth-stage startups in consumer and enterprise markets. Their current investments are in the Mobile, Social, Cloud, Big Data, and Advertising sectors. Find career opportunities at places like Roku, Uber, Warby Parker and more on their job page.
Redpoint invests in the seed, early, and growth stages and has funded over 400 companies since its founding. Notable investments include: Netflix, HomeAway, Heroku, and Tivo. Check out job openings in its portfolio by company, industry, function, and location.
We Work Remotely is the best place to find jobs that aren’t restricted by commutes or geography. Search by keyword or browse by categories including: Programming, Design, Business/Exec, Copywriting, and more. Click through to find job descriptions and a link to apply.
Remotive (Remote + Productive = Remotive) is a weekly newsletter on remote tips and jobs reaching thousands of remote workers across hundreds of cities. Find opportunities by category at companies like Khan Academy, GitHub, Trello, and Mozilla.
Working Nomads is a “curated delivery of remote jobs for the modern working nomad.” Search for remote jobs by keyword or browse hundreds of opportunities in Development, Design, System Administration, Customer Success, and Management. Click on listings to see a window with more details, and sign up for the newsletter to get regular updates.
Remote OK is an aggregator of remote job listings. Search by keyword and job type, and get a daily, weekly, or monthly email of new remote jobs. Get a drop-down with more information on a listing by clicking on it, and apply using the bright green button right in the listing.
GarysGuide is dubbed the #1 resource for NYC Tech. Its job page allows you to search for predominantly New York-based startup and tech opportunities by category (Programming, Design & Creative, Product, Marketing & PR, etc.) and by type (full-time, part-time, or internship). In addition to job search materials, GarysGuide provides lists of events and deals, classes, and spaces for rent.
New York Product Designers (NYPD) has compiled some of the best companies for designers to work for in NYC. Browse job openings at companies like Nike, Vimeo, Tumblr, Foursquare, and way more.
Digital.NYC is the “official online hub of the New York City startup and technology ecosystem.” It was born from a unique public/private partnership between the office of Mayor Bill de Blasio, the NYC Economic Development Corporation, and over a dozen leading tech and media companies. Search thousands of different jobs by category, name, and keyword, and subscribe to the Insider’s Guide to stay up-to-date with the NYC tech scene.
StartupSeattle is powered by the City’s Office of Economic Development, and provides resources that foster Seattle’s startup community, including a job portal. Career opportunities are originally posted on AngelList, and featured on the master list on the site’s job page. Unfortunately, there isn’t a search function for the list, but each listing links to a clean and comprehensive job description page on AngelList.
Built In Chicago is Chicago’s hub for startup and tech. You don’t need to be a member of the community to search hundreds of jobs by category, keyword, and location. Click through a listing to find details on the position and an ‘Apply Now’ button that reveals directions for how to apply. Additionally, connect your Google account to get a weekly email curated with the jobs you’re searching for.
Built In Austin is Austin’s hub for startup and tech. The interface of the site is identical to that of the other Built In sites, but is tailored for people in the Austin area. Search hundreds of jobs by category, keyword, and location, and click through listings to find details and directions for how to apply.
Built In Colorado is Colorado’s hub for startup and tech. The interface of the site is identical to that of the other Built In sites, but is tailored for people in the Colorado area. Search hundreds of jobs by category, keyword, and location, and click through listings to find details and directions for how to apply.
Built In LA is LA’s hub for startup and tech. The interface of the site is identical to that of the other Built In sites, but is tailored for people in the LA area. Search hundreds of jobs by category, keyword, and location, and click through listings to find details and directions for how to apply.
Meetup is the world’s largest network of local groups, making it easy for them to get organized and revitalize their community. By joining your local group, you’ll be added to the mailing list, which hiring managers in large cities often use to share job opportunities and find talent.
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