This Week in Jobs: Winter is fickle, but the tech job scene is on fire - Philly


Feb. 12, 2019 8:16 am

This Week in Jobs: Winter is fickle, but the tech job scene is on fire

Unlike on “fyre,” which would be bad.

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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” — here at HQ). Below is this week’s edition. Here’s the last one we published on the site; it’s meant to live in your inbox.

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“Let me ask you something. When you come in on Monday and you’re not feeling real well, does anyone ever say to you, ‘Sounds like someone has a case of the Mondays?’”

— Peter Gibbons, Office Space

Hot and cold

Like that ex you used to battle it out with over the thermostat, winter keeps changing the temperature without even asking us how we feel first.

Will we need a t-shirt or a parka today? There’s literally no way to know. Well, except for weather apps. And the Weather Channel.

Anyways … unlike with the weather, you can control your career fate. So read on for your weekly job roundup, written specifically for you from a reliable, considerate, temperature-controlled workspace.

The news

Prepare your elevator pitches, people: NET/WORK Philly is just three weeks away. The event, on Feb. 26 at The Fillmore Philadelphia, will be a treasure trove of career opportunity, with 33 local companies signed on to shake hands with the local talent (i.e.: you) and workshops that will shake up your brain. Register here for one of the best networking events of the year, jammed packed with companies ready to make hires.

Pinnacle 21’s Brad Moran taught us to ‘try everything [at least] once’ when he shared a day in his life at the data standardization startup in Blue Bell, Pa. Aside from his penchant for doing triathlons, which we have respectfully decided not to try, Moran painted a pretty great picture about working for a company that goes light on meetings and heavy on teamwork. As an extra fun surprise, Pinnacle 21 is hiring.


In D.C., The Washington Post has some juicy roles for engineers who enjoy the buzz of breaking news. The Post has a “build don’t buy” philosophy that has shaken up the world of newsroom technology with products like its in-house publishing platform, Arc Publishing. The engineering team has an incredibly unique professional opportunity to reprogram the way people engage with the news. Learn more about the iconic newspaper’s transformation into a media technology company, and check out its buzzy lineup of careers.

The jobs

Philly devs, the opportunities await you:

  • Cloud hosting provider Linode is searching for a Software Engineer — Python with 3+ years experience. Its office building lights up like a Lite-Brite, and if you don’t know what that is, purchase one immediately to fill the childhood void you didn’t even know was empty!
  • Ascensus — a mega savings plan firm — is hiring a Software Engineer to build out its Agile Scrum team.
  • Deacom is hiring a Junior Software Developer who is pumped to work for an “impact-ocracy.” Now you really want to click the link, don’t you? Go on, click it.
  • NeuroFlow seeks a Mobile Engineer experienced in Android and/or iOS with a problem-solving, fast-paced, “all-in!” attitude. If just reading that made you tired, maybe it’s not the job for you. And have another cup of coffee, OK? It’s called self-care.

Marketing mavens/ninjas/warriors (whatever the kids are calling themselves these days), take a looksie at two primo positions open in Philly:

  • Visit Philadelphia is looking for a Web & Email Marketing Specialist to manage its range of high-performing email marketing communications and monetized digital assets for its primary websites: and
  • Media (it’s us!!) is seeking someone entrepreneurial at heart to be its Marketing Manager. Must have a passion for storytelling across digital platforms. And actual experience. That’s always super great.

If numbers get you all excited, check these Philly gigs out:

Mid-Atlantic techies, these are pour vous (that’s right, we speak French):

Hot Tip!

Keeping it short and sweet this week, folks, with an important gem from Austin Graff, the talent marketing and branding specialist at The Washington Post:

“Remember to tailor your résumé to the job description!”

The rest

Stay warm, or cool, this week. It’s impossible to tell what might happen.

See you next week!

Happy job hunting, friends.

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