With the amount of layoffs across the tech industry in 2023, it's no surprise that great software developer jobs are getting harder to come by. After all, so many tech workers are now free agents hoping to land a great six-figure gig to replace the one they lost.
Software developers are among those currently pushing through those headwinds to find the career openings. But there are plenty of spots open today at all the best tech companies with every software development role available, from intern all the way to CTO.
Here, we've rounded up the top software engineering positions open at the best tech companies around. Most of them offer six figures, and some are even fully remote (a perk that we at Tech.co have been championing since before it was cool). Check out these global companies for every possible software engineering career path that's open in November 2023.
Microsoft has remained a huge beacon for software engineers since Bill Gates and Paul Allen founded it back in 1975. It's home to some of the biggest brands in business and productivity software ever, with the decades of experience to ensure you'll be growing your career with the biggest and best in the industry.
Glassdoor rates the famed tech company 4.3 out of 5 stars, based on a whopping 42,854 anonymous reviews. Plus, 37% of those who received an interview got it through an online application, a higher amount that those who went through a recruiter.
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Open positions include the typical senior-level skillsets like full-stack experts and data scientists, but you can also find more specific positions, for those with deep-dive insights into cloud networking or malware research. Whatever you're after, Microsoft has open positions everywhere from Washington state to Oslo, Norway:
- Software Engineer – Full-Stack
- Principal Software Engineering Manager
- Senior Cloud Network Engineer
- Senior Data Scientist
- Malware Research Engineer
You can find dozens more software-engineering-specific vacancies on the company's job website.
Oracle is a heavy-hitter in the software provider industry by any measure: Yahoo Finance ranked it the fourth biggest software company by revenue in March 2023, so it's safe to say they're keeping the lights on.
The company keeps enterprises everywhere in business with a wide raft of services that includes database development platforms, enterprise resource planning tools, CRM software, and supply chain management, among other software systems.
Oracle has over 900 open positions, according to the latest Indeed data, which ranks the company “medium” for its interview difficulty. If you'd like to try your hand, here are the biggest software-related positions to consider:
- Software Engineer – Applications Development
- Software Engineer Intern
- C++ Senior Software Engineer
- Principal Software Engineer – Full Stack Cloud
- Principal Software Engineer- Storage and Data Management
You can learn more about Oracle and possible jobs for you by visiting the company website.
The payments industry is growing fast right now, with new innovations including BNPL services and cashless payments making huge strides in recent years. In fact, a massive 80% of payments in the US were made digitally in 2022. At the center of it all is Paypal, one of the top companies in the sector.
Paypal offers cutting edge software experience in a handful of popular fields: Many job positions are mobile-focused or dedicated to those experienced in Java. The “Staff Software Engineer – Java” position alone is open across multiple offices including Chicago and Austin in the US and Vancouver in Canada.
For a hungry software developer who wants some future-proofed career security, Paypal is a great choice. Here are a few job titles to get you started:
- Mobile Software Architect
- Senior Software Engineer
- Staff Software Engineer – Java
- VP Enterprise Cyber Security
- Senior Auditor
Check out even more open software jobs at Paypal on the company website.
Adobe's cloud of software productis packed with popular household brand names: Anyone half-interested in art, photography, or multimedia editing knows how to use Illustrator, INDESIGN, After Effects, or Photoshop.
The company itself is enjoying plenty of growth in the last decade or so, with a pivot to subscription services in the 2010s proving incredibly lucrative: Adobe's net worth in 2023 has ballooned past $250 billion, ten times more than it was ever worth in 2010. Needless to say, they probably have a few billion more than you do, and what better way to address that imbalance than with a software developer salary? Here are a few open positions up for grabs in November:
- Software Development Engineer
- Software Quality Engineer
- Senior Software Engineer
- Software Engineer Intern
- Software Engineer: Backend, Distributed Systems
Track down more Adobe job vacancies by location, keyword, or experience level over here on the company's website.
This India-based multinational information technology company provides consulting, outsourcing, and technology services around the globe. As a result, they're always in need of more business-minded professionals who can handle or oversee highly technical processes for clients.
This one's a good company to consider if you're a software developer who wants a little experience with maintenance or development in a wider range of enterprise software than most companies can offer: Infosys is the company that serves all those enterprises. Join up, and you might be dealing with everything from data migration to full-stack Java development as a full-time job.
- Deception Tech Engineer
- Lead Fullstack Angular Developer
- Senior Java Developer
- Cloud Solution Architect
- Lead Android Developer
See more Infosys open job vacancies — both for graduates and for seasoned pros — on the company website.
IBM has maintained its status as a top tech company for such an incredibly long time that its name — established in the 1920s — is the very old-timey sounding “International Business Machines.” The company might not be quite as inescapable as it was in the 1970s, when it produced 70 percent of all the computers in the world. Still, it remains a huge software company today, and the seventh largest technology company by revenue.
Natually, IBM offers a wide range of software development careers, with open positions dedicated to API, .Net/C#, or infrastructure development, as well as roles in rapidly expanding industries like cyber security and artificial intelligence.
Currently, a host of 2024 summer intern positions as open as well, with a raft of specific openings for software development areas including back end development and cloud engineering, among other
- .NET C# Developer
- Functional Analyst
- Sr AI Back End Developer
- API Developer
- Backend Developer
Find over 160 additional software development positions on the IBM job website.
Still on the Hunt for a Software Developer Position?
In the last year alone, tech layoffs passed 150,000 positions lost — which is more than at the start of the Covid pandemic. Now, in late 2023, the worst of the layoffs seem to be behind us, but the damage is done.
Getting a job is far from impossible, however, and in fact, many employees are finding a strong labor market — although this all depends on your specific skillset and job needs.
We've always been big advocates for remote work positions, so check out our recent guide to the best fully remote jobs to apply to in November, as well as the top 4-day workweek positions available this month.
No matter your needs, there's a job for you somewhere.