Top 6 companies hiring coders in Boston

By Wendy Gittleson
For Hack Reactor

As much as aspiring filmmakers flock to Los Angeles, and those in finance head to New York City, for decades, Silicon Valley has been the destination for those seeking jobs in Big Tech.

But that’s not the only place where software engineers can go to find exciting jobs with growth potential.

Boston, for example, has a growing tech industry. The city’s booming market segment was projected to have 8,400 open tech jobs in 2021. And in the last five years, tech job postings in Boston have grown almost 200 percent. Twelve out of every 100 jobs in the city are in tech, and the average software engineer earns about $130,000 per year.

So which are the best companies hiring Boston coding bootcamp graduates and other software engineers? Read below to learn about the top 6.


If you have pets, you’re probably familiar with Chewy,the largest online pet food, toys, medications, and accessories store in the world. Chewy is currently hiring Staff Software Engineers. Benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance, along with wellness programs and resources. They offer a number of professional development resources, an employee discount, and even “Pawternity” leave for new pet owners. The office is dog-friendly too! Software engineers at Chewy earn approximately $106,000 per year. About 16 percent of Chewy employees work remotely.

Apply here: Chewy Careers

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Right now, Boston’s Federal Reserve Bank is hiring a FedNow Software Engineer. The century-old institution is working on a technology that would allow banking and financial institution customers to send and receive payments 24/7 with near instant full access. The salary range is $85,000 – $146,000 per year. Benefits include health, vision, dental, and life insurance, a pension plan and a 401K, paid family leave, flexible hours, tuition assistance, professional development, and the ability to work from home 1-2 days per week.

Apply here: Boston Fed Careers


CarGurus’ mission is to simplify automotive buying and selling. Despite the fact that it’s still in the startup phase, CarGurus is  the most visited automotive shopping site in the country and is expanding. Currently, the company is  hiring Full Stack Consumer Software Engineer. Including cash bonuses, software engineers can earn more than $140,000 per year, and benefits include health, dental, life, and vision insurance, free meals, beer on tap, a diversity program, 401K, generous paid time off, and unlimited vacations. Employees can choose to work from home for now, but they might phase out of full-time remote positions as the pandemic becomes more manageable.

Apply here: CarGuru Careers


Perch’s goal is to disrupt the Amazon 3rd party marketplace through acquisition of top-ranked products sold through the Amazon platform. Perch has several tech openings, including for a Backend Staff Software Engineer. Software engineers at Perch earn about $109,000 to $119,000. Benefits include family leave, a flexible work schedule, Health, dental, life, and vision insurance along with a wellness program. There is an additional home office stipend for those working remotely.

Apply here: Perch Careers


Datadog designed a monitoring and security platform for cloud applications. They are searching for a remote Node Software Engineer familiar with the cloud and open source technologies. The base pay for a Datadog software engineer is around $130,000. The company offers a full suite of insurance benefits, including health, life, dental, and vision. They also offer a 401K plan and stock options. There is a generous paid family leave and paid time off policy.

Apply here: Datadog Careers


Toast is a POS system, including both restaurant-grade hardware and software, that helps restaurants manage their sales, orders, payments, etc. If, like millions of others, you’ve ever worked in a restaurant, you might be a perfect fit for an iOS mobile software engineer. The average salary is around $116,000 per year. Their generous benefit package includes life, health, dental, and vision insurance. They even have on-site healthcare available. Toast offers a 401K, family leave, the option to work from home, and unlimited vacation.

Apply here: Toast Careers

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