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Over the past year, we’ve seen tremendous growth here at MakeUseOf thanks to all of you. There have been some hiccups along the way, but we’ve launched some fantastic new features.

We’ve reviewed and given away a slew of amazing hardware (and we’ll picking a winner for that Windows RT Surface Microsoft Surface Tablet Review and Giveaway Microsoft Surface Tablet Review and Giveaway The Surface tablet is a flagship Microsoft product -- its first foray into the tablet market as a hardware manufacturer. It’s almost as locked-down as the iPad - the only applications you can install and... Read More very soon, so get your entries in now). MakeUseOf Answers now helps more people than ever with their computer problems – and we still have some incredible new features in the works for next year – but we need help.

We’re looking for an assistant developer, to work with myself in bringing these new features to life, and optimizing the site to give readers the most user-friendly and best experience possible.

So what kind of person are we looking for?


  • You need an eye for design and UX issues; creativity is a must. You should be able to look at an area of the site and think “how can this be done better?”
  • You should be a CSS master, throwing around shadow borders and transparencies like a true design ninja.
  • You should be pretty good with Javascript and jQuery.
  • You should be familiar with WordPress and have a working command of PHP and MySQL.
  • Your location doesn’t matter – we’re a global company and we all work from home. You’ll be expected to video chat and work within our European time frame though.
  • Fast Internet connection is a must, as is fluency in the English language (although you need not be a native speaker).

We’re looking for someone who could dedicate at least 2 hours a day, but full time is also possible.

We’re a fun and vibrant team at MakeUseOf, though our mailing list can get a little heated sometimes. It’s a fantastic environment to work in, and none of us would trade it for the world.

(Disclaimer: no one has actually offered me the entire world yet, so I can’t be 100% certain I would decline if such a situation were to occur).

If you think you’re right for the job, send a full CV and examples of your work (plugins, site designs, custom-coded bits and pieces) to james AT We’re waiting to hear from you.

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  1. Scutterman
    December 12, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    I'm about to start my own company and this may be good to do alongside it. I'll have to think about it carefully though.

  2. Félix S. De Jesús
    December 10, 2012 at 4:53 am

    I'm not Quite skilled with some languages like that... So... Good Luck finding the right person ;)

  3. Christine St Syr Griffin
    December 7, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    my 13 yr old son and his friends are always tellin me i have super ninja action blood and i do for just about everything except my new passion, all things geek, and my dream job would be similar to one posted....maybe someday for now i hope you find the right ninja for the job, job thats funny i would say its more like a love affair

  4. vineed gangadharan
    December 7, 2012 at 6:16 am

    i am nill on jquery,,,sad i cant opt for it :(

  5. Junil Maharjan
    December 7, 2012 at 4:24 am

    I would like to join you guys but sorry I am not a developer.

  6. Anonymous
    December 6, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    I think I might know someone. Are there any finder's fees? ;)

  7. Jurmy Chris
    December 6, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Wish I was skilled enough ;) Great work!

  8. Vishal Srivastava
    December 6, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    I wish I could have given it a shot but I'm a newbie to web development and don't meet half your requirements.
    Best of luck to all those who try and may the best man get the job...

  9. Igor Rizvi?
    December 6, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Such a great oportunity,good luck to all who give it a shot at this

  10. George Corcoran
    December 6, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Wisihing......but right now most of my skills are a bit out of date :(

  11. Indronil Mondal
    December 6, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Thats great news hope the site gets better with time

  12. Alexander
    December 6, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    I hope you guys find someone :)