How popular are Elixir development jobs in your country?

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#1

I am a developer from Hong Kong, I am learning Elixir and love it so much. However there are almost zero Elixir development jobs in HK, I wonder how hard do you find a Elixir job in your country? Btw, I am working for a startup, I have some sort of flexibility to choose the tech stack for a new project, I think I would try to convince my boss to adopt Elixir.


#2

That still seems to be the best way to work in Elixir full-time. I’m doing the same. The book Adopting Elixir might be of help here.


#3

I’m prob going to have to start a company if I ever want a Elixir job.


#4

Sometimes it takes time - it takes early adopters to act first… maybe you can be one in your country? :003:

I’m actually surprised at how popular Elixir is here in the UK, quite a bit more than I thought it would be. That could well be because Erlang has been pretty popular here too (perhaps because of Erlang Solutions, Robert, Joe and Mike’s links to the UK? :smiley:)

Elixir also seems to be pretty popular in many other countries too. I think maybe we need to bump this poll for all our newbies:


#5

I know only of one company in Norway which has mentioned Elixir in their job listings. There are a couple of large companies using Erlang.


#6

It’s hard to say since I’m in the middle of it, but there is a company called Quanterall here in Bulgaria that works (only?) with Elixir.

Creative Assembly / SEGA Sofia works with Erlang and might switch to Elixir! I’m not sure. I’m not there anymore so I’m guessing they’re less inclined to switch now.


#7

By the way, here are some resources for finding Elixir jobs in your country.

Job listing section on this forum:
https://elixirforum.com/c/community/elixir-jobs

Elixir Jobs section on Stack Overflow:

Elixir Jobs website:

Elixir Career website:


#8

I am from Canada, and I have not seen any Elixir jobs here, not even in Vancouver which tends to catch trends from Seattle. It’s the dark ages up here. Sigh.


#9

Oh, how I miss Canada! I used to live in Montréal for ~4 years. I don’t know about Vancouver, but the tech scene was booming in Montréal; especially the games industry, where I worked. Have you considered other parts of Canada as an option? I’d be surprised if there were no Elixir jobs there.


#10

Here in the Chicago area there are 10+ companies using Elixir. Many of them are in advanced transition state from a prior language to Elixir.

I introduced Elixir at Dscout about three years ago and it has proven helpful in attracting new devs.


#11

In my Country, Honduras, there are cero companies using it and haven’t heard anyone using it as well.

I created a Meetup and held one about a year ago and planning for the next one mid October.

If anyone is interested on giving a small introduction of Elixir remotely, send me a private message. And thanks in advance.

Best regards,


#12

Here in Greece we’re probably the only company that openly advertises Elixir positions. Might be others that do Elixir internally, not sure about the extend of it though


#13

I’m in Beijing and I only heard of one company using Elixir and hiring. They are a stream video company actually based in San Francisco.


#14

In the US it’s strong. Quite a few mid-sized companies like weedmaps, some real estate mapping companies, a legal software company in Seattle here. Then some larger ones like whatsapp (mostly erlang but taking up elixir now I think) and discord and quite a few more (can find lists pretty easily around). There’s also a few companies in Seattle using it for a small percentage of there project. Tiny and not strong compared to Java/C#/Python… but no reason to make that comparison


#15

Very popular in London at the moment. At the recent Code Elixir conference many companies were trying to hire.

Toyota
WhiteHat
Nested

etc all hiring for multiple Elixir positions atm.


#16

Toyota, the inspirer of Kanban (from Toyota Production System).

Interesting that they’re looking into Elixir now!


#17

They’ve been using Elixir for a while :003:


#18

That’s awesome! I have long admired Toyota for being creative and innovative in manufacturing, to the point where it began rubbing off on adjacent industries like software development.

I think it’s a good sign that they’re into Elixir.


#19

I hope they bring more of those productivity-destroying LED fidget spinners to ElixirConf…


#20

Blockplay entertainment in Toronto uses elixir.