The typical PHP/MySQL stack is no longer the only option for web developers. Newer technologies such as Node, React, and NoSQL databases like Mongo have radically changed the face of development.
This is great for coders who want to diversify their skills and stay relevant in the job market. That’s why Stack Match is such a valuable tool.
It’s a free search engine that pulls jobs from many larger boards such as Stack Overflow and GitHub Jobs. Stack Match allows you to limit the searches based on your preferred tools, whether you work on IIS/.Net, PHP/MySQL, MEAN, or any other web technology.
The search form has four different fields to help you limit potential jobs:
- Tools or languages to include
- Tools or languages to exclude
- Job title or keywords
For instance, if you’re looking for a job that requires Ruby on the backend along with Bower on the frontend you can filter for both of these technologies. Just start typing their names and autocorrect fills in the rest.
As a result, you’ll find a search result like this with a full list of all the jobs and companies available.
As you get more granular, you’ll find fewer jobs available, but you’ll also likely be a perfect fit for the jobs you do find. This all depends on your skillset and the current availability in the marketplace.
For example, WordPress development will never go out of fashion so long as that CMS keeps running. And, Stack Match lets you search beyond just PHP or MySQL, by digging deeper into WP-specific jobs.
If you sign up for a free account you can save your most-viewed searches or subscribe to live updates via RSS. Stack Match is run by StackShare and their community uses OAuth through GitHub, Bitbucket or GitLab for new accounts. Your account would be totally free, so this tool is great for job hunting.
Take a look at the StackMatch job search and see what you think! If you have any questions or suggestions about the web app you can always send a quick tweet over to @stackshareio and let them know your thoughts.