I've got a pretty great job as architect/tech lead for a team working in an industry I'm not really excited about (mining!). I like my team a lot and we do interesting work, but I'd love to help out with what I consider more pressing problems (healthcare, climate, pollution, sustainable ag and so forth). Can I do something like a reverse job posting somewhere? Like here's my skills and here's the kinds of things that I feel are important and would like to work on.1👍
That sounds like a great approach, thanks for taking the time.2👍
The #jobs channel does allow for folks to post "seeking work" but we don't encourage it much because I suspect we'd get a flood of them -- lots of people here want to work with Clojure but currently have non-Clojure jobs.
For me personally the tech stack is secondary, although I think the values of Clojure align closely with mine (and I use it at work). Of course the perfect match would be to have colleagues that valued the same system properties that I do, and work on a field that felt meaningful and urgent.
I never used the service myself, but https://www.honeypot.io/tech-hiring/ seems to be very close to what you want. You pretty much create a profile with your interests and ideal job position and companies can browse in there to look for good matches.1👍
At some point in time, I was in your shoes. The approach that has worked for me wonderfully was to just directly approach companies that I would like to work with.
Focus on the field that's the most interesting to you, find companies there that are local (to where you are now or to where you would like to relocate) or that may hire people remotely. Study them, filter, and contact the best ones directly with a detailed cover letter tailored for a specific company.3👍