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We Missed One
Squad, this one’s on us. We should have never withheld from you this job listing seeking a “Household manager/cook/nanny” (which we urge you to read in full).
As a part of the tech community, you probably excel at helping with math homework and “strategically thinking through vacation options” with spreadsheets. We may not know how well you garden, or whether you can cook for a family that “eats organic,” or if you can “ski at an intermediate level,” “do calisthenics with the kids” and speak multiple languages. But we can guess — from your experience watching Game of Thrones and The Witcher, or simply navigating today’s open-office-plans — you can probably reliably “build alliances with other kids’ parents and nannies” pretty darn well.
Next time, we will do better and include all of the many ways you can make use of your hard-earned degree — although, if you truly can do all that plus drive in the snow, drive “in other countries,” and you’re “strong, athletic, [and] high energy,” the Central Intelligence Agency may also want to talk with you.
New York and Boston like to think that they’re the centers of the universe. But there’s no reason that the overwhelming majority of venture capital funding should be flowing to those two cities (and Silicon Valley) alone. David Hall, managing partner at Rise of the Rest Seed Fund from Revolution, is looking to change that. By committing to building ecosystems, Hall and his team in D.C. are allowing local entrepreneurs the opportunity to stay in their hometowns to create jobs and networks — as well as take advantage of investment opportunities that plenty of other investors overlook. He talked about it on this week’s episode of “Off the Sidelines” — the investor education podcast produced by us at Technical.ly in partnership with Project Entrepreneur, a program by UBS.
NET/WORK, the Super Bowl of job fairs, returns to Baltimore and D.C. next month. On March 4 at The Assembly Room in Baltimore and on March 24 at The Yard in D.C., mingle and network with dozens of tech hiring organizations, plus more than 200 technologists and tech-adjacent professionals. Each event is the biggest celebration of tech jobs in the region; tech and industry leaders, current employees, recent grads, and those eager for career growth in software development, design, engineering, UX, marketing and more are all invited.
D.C.’s own Collective Liberty, a nonprofit that harnesses data and analysis to combat human trafficking, was named a finalist for the 2020 SXSW Pitch in the Social and Culture category. It’ll be competing in the finals March 14 and 15, where judges will pick “Best in Show” and a winner from each category. Collective Liberty, now in its 12th year, is based in Cleveland Park.
- The Washington Post is hiring a Digital Analyst for Audience Development & Analytics. You’ll join a highly visible team that applies analytics and research to support strategic initiatives and day-to-day operations.
- Slate is hiring a Software Engineer to help build the next iteration of Slate.com.
- GitHub is seeking a Head of Developer Policy. You’ll lead a cross-group team of developer policy and trust-and-safety professionals charged with protecting developers on the GitHub platform, and advocating for developer interests in a complex global environment.
- SmartLogic in Baltimore is hiring a Developer who can handle the full process, from client communication to implementation.
- 14 West in Baltimore is seeking an F5 Engineer to join its infrastructure team.
- If you like turning nouns into verbs, LawIQ in Hunt Valley is looking for a Software Engineer to help design, build and “productize” complex data pipelines.
- Leidos in Baltimore is hiring a Scrum Master to support the company’s contract with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Office of Regulatory Affairs.
- Accenture Federal Services in Arlington is seeking a Data Scientist.
- G+D Mobile Security, a global mobile security technology company headquartered in Munich, Germany, is hiring a Software Engineer in Sterling.
- Novetta in Arlington County is looking for a driven Software Engineer “whose passion is building simple software that just works.”
- Shhh: Capital One in Vienna is seeking a Software Engineer to support the Identity and Assess Management division to help develop “dynamic secrets solutions” for credential creation, secrets rotation, compliance and governance, system integrations, and automation.
- Shogun Labs, a page builder platform for ecommerce stores, is hiring a Remote Software Engineer.
- ReCharge Payments is seeking a Remote Software Engineer versed in Python to join the company’s Platform API team, where you’ll collaborate on a critical part of the platform.
- ShareStream, a leader in online video and media management for academic institutions, is looking for a Remote Software Maintenance Engineer.
The aforementioned job-listing for retired-special-agent-turned-nanny apparently came from a CEO hoping to — as she told Slate — outsource “a lot of executive functioning program management.” If that somehow doesn’t suit your fancy, there’s always public speaking: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, planning to go self-sufficient, can expect to pull down a cool half-million dollars per speech. (And, hey, Harry served in the special forces; he may be just the man for the nanny role.)
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