Top 7 Websites for Hiring Exceptional Remote Developers
How To Find and Hire Remote Developers

7 Platforms To Hire Remote Developers Fast & Secure

Ihor Shcherbinin
VP of Recruiting at DistantJob - - 3 min. to read

When seeking out talented remote developers, there are many options available that can help set you up for success in getting the right candidate, at a reduced cost. Job boards offer a variety of business use cases, pricing models, as well as competition when searching for the best candidate. Additionally, IT staffing agencies are a viable choice when looking to hire full-time remote developers.

Depending on your company’s needs and budget, it’s worth exploring different recruitment options to determine which is best suited for you. By taking the time to research all your options, you can easily find high-quality remote developers for your project.

If you’re looking for a freelancer to accomplish a quick, one-time job, then platforms such as Upwork, TopTal, and are great options. But if you require a committed, specialized developer and want to avoid development stall-outs, you may want to consider hiring a full-time remote worker instead. Let’s discuss this more below.

Here’s a list of the 7 best websites to hire developers, considering your different types of needs, from freelancer to full time employee.

1. DistantJob – Provides Senior Full-time Remote Developers

DistantJob website page

Meet DistantJob – Yes, we are hiring a remote developer! As an IT Staffing boutique agency, we focus on helping your company, regardless of its size, to hire senior software engineers that match your wants and needs. 

Your company can hire remote developers who not only fulfill their technical requirements and expectations but also match your culture and processes. Additionally, we also offer an HR solution where we take care of all legal and pay work and any administrative tasks that might come up. We take care of all the paperwork and payment!

All this is done while sourcing developers who earn under 50% of the cost of a North American salary. It´s all about balancing high quality with an affordable rate that works for both parties. 

Best for Companies looking for dedicated full-time senior developers.

2. Toptal – Vetted Freelancers


Toptal offers an extensive network of freelance software developers, designers, and product managers, among other careers. They focus on providing a competitive and transparent hiring process that enables companies to get the talent they need quickly.

They consider industry experience, skills, and availability to match freelance developers to your company’s needs. 

Best for: Freelance developers

3. Fiverr – Freelancers for Every Budget


Fiverr is a popular freelance platform that offers over a million experienced software engineers suitable for different company needs.

The platform divides registered freelancers into Fiverr Pro and Fiverr Business. With the first one, you can hire individual remote developers at an affordable rate. On the other hand, Fiverr Business is more suitable for companies looking to hire a team of remote freelance developers.

Additionally, Fiverr Business provides a workspace to manage teams remotely and a proven track record. 

Best for: Freelance remote developers (both individuals and teams). 

4. Upwork – Freelance Platform


Upwork is a leading freelance platform that helps companies find and hire skilled freelance developers. With Upwork, you can review the developer´s work samples and client evaluations and gain a clear idea of their level of expertise and past performance.

Additionally, the platform allows you to choose a fixed or hourly rate when negotiating with a remote developer, giving you the freedom to negotiate and create payment terms based on your needs.

Best for: Freelance developers needed for specific projects.

5. Arc – Both Freelancers and Full time Remote Devs


Arc focuses on helping employers find remote developers. The platform offers businesses two options: freelance developers or full-time developers.

With an engaged and active developer community, Arc can find a developer that suits your business’s technical requirements. They manage the technical assessments and help you organize all your potential candidates tracking their progress and keeping in touch with them.

Best for: Freelance or full-time developers. 

6. Dice – Tech Database


Dice consists in a popular job board that connects employers with IT professionals. The platform has a database of 5.1 million resources and over 97% tech experts ready to help you manage software projects and tasks.

With AI and a quality assurance team, Dice helps you verify and evaluate the qualifications and skills of all applicants. Your job posting can reach 1.5 monthly visitors, making the process faster and more efficient. 

Best for: Project-based or freelance developers.

7. Working Nomads – Job Board

Working Nomads is a popular job board focused on helping employers find the remote talent they need. Here you can find the best remote developers for your next project. You can choose from candidates looking for hourly gigs or full-time opportunities.

The platform ensures you get a greater reach for your job role by emailing it to 50,000 remote applicants and promoting it on its Twitter account, which has over 20,000+ followers. 

Best for: Project-based or freelance developers.

That’s a Wrap

There you have it. A short list to help you hire the ideal remote developer for your team. And if you decide to hire a full time senior remote developer, we are your solution. Just book a call now, and let’s get to know each other!

Ihor Shcherbinin

Ihor, is the VP of Recruiting at DistantJob. He specializes in sourcing and placing top remote developers for North American companies. His expertise covers the entire recruiting cycle, from pinpointing job needs to finalizing hires. Known for his skill in remote staffing solutions and offshore team integration, Ihor excels in matching the best tech talents with U.S. organizations. His approach to virtual developer hiring is marked by insightful candidate selection and strategic offer negotiation, ensuring the right fit for every role.

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