Editor’s note: Every week we ship an email newsletter featuring the region’s most exciting career opportunities. We’ve lovingly called it This Week in Jobs (aka TWIJ — “twidge.”). Below is this week’s edition. Here’s the last one we published; it’s meant to live in your inbox. Sign up for the newsletter here.
What the Helvetica
Trigger warning for you font spotters and graphic designers: Six newly renovated D.C. Metro stations reopened this week with the wrong font printed on their station pylons. A contractor hired to refurbish the stations on the Blue and Yellow lines reportedly used Helvetica Black, when it should’ve used — duh — Helvetica Bold. The company says it’ll replace the signs at no cost to Metro (we hope with Comic Sans). No word yet on the timeline; good thing we’re here to help you avert your eyes.
Design thinking has a prestigious address. The Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Carey Business School joined forces with the Maryland Institute College of Art to introduce a MA/MBA in Design Leadership. Design thinking uses an iterative, collaborative approach to the innovation process — designers use insights from human behavior to build products and services that aren’t just compelling, but technologically and economically feasible. Grads in 2018 reported earning an average salary of $106,375. Read more about the program here.
- The Flatiron School, which teaches folks to code, is hiring a Community Marketing Associate to join its growing regional marketing team.
- Nava is seeking a VP of Engineering to help set the company’s technical strategy and vision, which includes recruiting engineers, working with customers and managing the growing organization. The position is also available in New York City and San Francisco.
- For you two-wheel enthusiasts: Lyft is hiring a Marketing Specialist for its Lyft Bikes team to help develop marketing efforts for Capital Bikeshare. The role at the outset will focus exclusively on helping to grow its Lyft’s Bikes business, but expect it to expand to covering the company’s Lyft Scooters business, too.
- SmartLogic, a web and mobile product development consultancy, is hiring an Operations Manager in Canton. You’ll help oversee administrative, financial, marketing and HR work.
- 14 West is seeking a Software Architect in Baltimore. The company was named one of the city’s top workplaces in 2016, 2017 and 2018 by The Baltimore Sun.
- Vectorworks is looking for a Python Engineer (Software Systems Development) in Columbia.
- Salisbury Management Inc. is hiring a Business Analyst.
- Viget is hiring a Product Designer in Falls Church; the role includes helping clients design and launch complex digital experiences and products.
- If open-source is your thing, Amida Technology Solutions is hiring a Cyber Security Engineer in Chantilly to help build open-source products that collect, reconcile, transform and standardize data for everything from business intelligence to predictive analytics, decision support and user transactions.
- Curiosity Media, the company behind SpanishDict, a language-learning platform, is hiring a Software Engineer (Full Stack) in Arlington.
- For those “who love nothing more than planning, organization and efficiency,” Polarity is hiring a Technical Project Manager in Arlington.
- Critical Mass is hiring a Remote AEM Front End Developer.
- Eagle Creek Software Services is seeking a Remote Senior Salesforce Developer.
- MedCrypt — two words you’d normally hope don’t go together — is looking for a Remote Software Engineer.
A hearty thank you to our newsletter subscribers who took our survey last week. And also, to everyone who didn’t. We love all of our readers equally, unlike in some families where there’s a definite favorite child (right mom? It’s OK, I know. I’ve always known).
As promised, we are doling out 5,000 pennies to the survey taker with the best answer to why they should win a $50 gift card and what they’d spend it on.
It was no easy feat to pick a winner, as answers ranged from the witty (“It’s after Labor Day and all I have are white pants”) to the selfless (“I don’t need the gift card. I just like filling out surveys”) and then to the cold, hard, honest truth (“tbh, I shouldn’t”). Powerful stuff.
Alas, we did it. We are excited to reveal that the winner of the $50 buckaroos is … bum ba da da dum: Kristin MacLaughlin!!
MacLaughlin told us, “I just started a new position at a company that I was introduced to at a Technical.ly event. I would buy doughnuts for my department.”
To us at TWIJ, there’s no better success story than helping our readers land a job at one of the many incredible companies across our tech scene. Because in the end, that’s what it’s all about.
And doughnuts. It’s also all about doughnuts.
That’s it! A font farewell for this edition of TWIJ. Good luck out there on the job hunt!-30-
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