Hire Impressive Software Engineers

Fill your calendar with interested, experienced, and impressive candidates.

Our Successful Clients Include…

Brian Dolan
WorkReduce CEO

"We saw an opportunity in the market to expand our product line, but we didn't have the in-house technical talent."

"The process of sourcing and engaging was fast and seamless. We've seen consistent, increased revenue from our expanded product line."

Jay El-Kaake

Jay El-Kaake
Wellfounded CEO

"I needed help with database work and our inhouse engineers were all tied up, so I used Code For Cash and within a week Ali was doing great work for us. We've since given him follow-up projects and will keep connected with him for a long time"

Dónal Mac An Ri
Bluedrop Performance Learning Technology Lead

"Our team spent a year building a new SaaS app, and we needed to hire a developer to build a marketing site. We hired Daniel within 24 hours."

Pour gold quality candidates into the top of your hiring process
Broadcast your opportunity among the software developer community
Heavy Check Mark
Get rid of stale open job listings from your website…forever

How We Make It Happen

Spruce Up Your Job Listings With Custom Designed Pages

We will custom-design you a landing page that tells your company story


We Pay The Fees

Takes one to know one: get the attention of top engineers.
Ubiquitous coverage and outreach!

We Write The Screener Questions

All answers are reviewed by an experienced software engineer.

Some recent questions...

Share the link to your most popular open source project
Share the link to your best app in Google Play or App Store
Explain prefetching in Django. Feel free to read from this article: https://hackernoon.com/all-you-need-to-know-about-prefetching-in-django-f9068ebe1e60
Tell us about your experience with Celery
Explain JWT

Unleash Your Secret Army Of Software Engineer Scouts And Spies

Over 2,000 engineers are registered directly with Code For Cash to receive job alerts.
We broadcast all job postings and incentivize developers to find candidates by sharing the referral fee.

No fee until your new hire is working wonderfully.


Zack Burt, President

Zack has spent 10 years working in software in Silicon Valley, including for TrialPay (acquired by Visa) and Lookout ($1 Billion valuation). He studied math at University of Chicago. He is coauthor of the bestselling Software Engineer's Guide to Freelance Consulting.

Kevin Caldwell, Ops Associate

Kevin studied at Make School (YCombinator W14). Prior to that, he worked as a Sales Engineer for Cleeng. He has special passion for Internet of Things as well as building new products and solutions from scratch.

Jose Castro, Recruiter

Jose was a top-producing recruiter in the pharma industry. After 9/11, he re-evaluated his life and went to work in the service industry, managing several top restaurants in Manhattan. He has gotten back into recruiting to finance his dream of opening a restaurant.

Why do you have a waitlist?

Although we have largely systematized and operationalized the recruiting process, turning it into a predictable system, there are some elements that require human attention to quality.

How do you compare with Triplebyte?

We are big fans of Harj Taggar, YCombinator, and Triplebyte. We recommend that you use Code For Cash in conjunction with Triplebyte in order to get the best results for your hiring process. If you hire someone through Triplebyte, we are not paid a fee.

How do you compare with Hired.com?

We are big fans of Matt Mickiewicz and his companies Hired, Flippa and 99designs. We recommend that you use Code For Cash in conjunction with Hired in order to get the best results for your hiring process. If you hire someone through Hired, we are not paid a fee.

Are you one of those recruiters who will confuse Java and JavaScript?

Our favorite answer to this is "Java is to JavaScript as Elephant is to Elephant Seals. Completely different family."

What do you integrate with?

Code For Cash has an API and we offer complimentary integration with Zapier, ATS and CRM systems.

Do you work with programmers who specialize in _____?

Yes! Our general rule of thumb is that if somebody has written a blog article about it, we are able to recruit a competent developer.

Why buy from you? What makes you special?

Everyone involved in the sourcing process at Code For Cash is an actual software engineer. It takes one to know one!

Who are you guys anyway?

We were founded in 2016. Our founder, Zack Burt, has recently left a startup and decided to write a book about freelance programming. That book became immensely popular and attracted a community of engineers. Soon, we discovered a business model of recruiting and began delivering wonderful results for our clients.

What happens if I wait?

You can put off hiring a contingency recruiter for a couple of days or even weeks, but we guarantee you, eventually you're gonna realize you need this. So the only thing that's gonna be different is you'll be a couple of days or weeks behind where you would be if you signed up with us right now. And, if you happen to stumble across a wonderful candidate in the meantime, you're still under no obligation to us whatsoever!

What results will I actually get from this?

We guarantee you these things, at zero cost to you. (1) A custom landing page that advertises your company and your open jobs. (2) Advertising of your company and open jobs, ubiquitously on job boards and in the developer community. (3) A pipeline of software engineer-reviewed candidates.

How much does it cost? Are there any hidden fees?

We charge a percent of first-year salary once you hire one of our candidates. We absolutely do not charge a percentage on things like equity, bonus compensation or benefits. There are zero hidden costs.

Are there any long term contracts?

We sign a contract but you can give notice and cancel at any time.

How do I present this to my team?

We will send you a simple, one page agreement that explains the financial logistics of our arrangement. We can also send you case studies. Just ask!

What's included in the support service?

Often times, based on the learnings of the hiring process, the job description and the profile of the ideal candidate persona both end up changing. Our support personnel are here to ensure that we quickly update our communication with the developer community and set expectations throughout the process.