Hi! You’re reading the first-ever Pittsburgh edition of This Week in Jobs (TWIJ), a weekly newsletter written by our team at Technical.ly in partnership with InnovatePGH and the Pittsburgh Innovation District. This week, we are sending it out to a select ‘friends and family’ group, as well as our readers that have expressed interest in our Pittsburgh reporting previously. If you have specific feedback for this weekly newsletter moving forward (or tips on companies and jobs to include), please let us know!
Welcome to the first Pittsburgh edition of This Week in Jobs! Or as we like to call it, TWIJ (rhymes with “up on a ridge” or “just a smidge”). We’re here to serve up the freshest Pittsburgh tech jobs to you every week and help you navigate your career, because we too love building bridges.
It’s a great time to be a technologist in Pittsburgh. Earlier this year, it was named the 5th best metro area for STEM jobs by WalletHub, beating out the likes of New York City, Philadelphia, D.C. and San Francisco. The root of these STEM opportunities is the city’s strong network of universities and industry leaders, but there are a ton of great companies here of all shapes and sizes, and lots of paths to finding your success. As fields like biotech, AI and robotics continue to increase in prominence and importance in the tech world, their confluence in Pittsburgh promises new emerging avenues for innovation and impact.
We know that searching for a job can be stressful, so we’re trying to lighten the load a bit by doing some of the legwork for you, chasing down promising leads at the best places to work across the tech world. All we ask in return is that you endure our terrible, terrible jokes.
Two Pittsburgh tech companies are getting international attention as semifinalists in the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE competition. In April of this year, we’ll find out if the $3 million first prize will go to Marinus Analytics or CleanRobotics. That kind of capital infusion would almost certainly spur expansion and hiring, so be sure to keep an eye on both as winners are announced.
We all know Pittsburgh is a great place to build a tech company, but not everyone else is aware. That’s why Nathan Pitzer started his non-profit One America Works to help growing Silicon Valley startups find cities that match their needs. After receiving a $1 million grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation, it’s expanding its efforts in Pittsburgh, hoping to attract companies and talent here and use this as a model to replicate in other emerging tech hubs.
- Language education platform Duolingo is headquartered in Pittsburgh and has openings across several departments. Check out these postings for Machine Learning Engineer, Senior Product Designer and Senior Software Engineer, Backend.
- Financial giant PNC also calls Pittsburgh home and is currently seeking a DevOps Engineer.
- Are you a software engineer? Are you reliable? Well Google is looking for a Software Engineer, Site Reliability Engineering, so that sounds like a fit if I’ve ever heard one.
- Hey Siri, are there any dev openings at Apple? Ok, here’s what I found: Apple has job posts up for a Senior Software Engineer and Senior Quality Engineer, Full Stack, both on the Siri team.
- If you’re looking for a company that can take you places, consider Uber. The rideshare juggernaut is hiring for Engineering Manager — Robot Studio, Self Driving, Product Designer, Advanced Technologies Group, Data Engineer II — Supply Chain & Business Operations and more.
- Applied AI company Cognistx is building out its team and looking for a Data Scientist, Full Stack Developer and Project Manager.
- Local robotics manufacturer RE2 aims to expand its staff by 50% in 2020, so there are plenty of openings listed on their site. Click through to apply for Senior IT Specialist, Software Engineer, Business Development Manager and more.
- Speaking of expansion, fleet management software platform Maven Machines recently closed a $7 million Series A funding round and plans to triple its workforce in 2020. Current openings include Engineering Manager and Head of Marketing.
- Space robotics company Astrobotic currently lists nine (count em!) open engineering positions. Take a look and find which one matches your specialty.
- Black Tech Nation, a social good organization supporting Pittsburgh’s black technologist community, is looking for a Part Time Project Manager and a Spring/Summer Executive Intern. If you’d like to apply, send a statement of interest along with a resume or LinkedIn profile to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Code better in pajamas? These jobs are remote:
- Crossbeam, which has built the foundations of a platform that’s transforming the way that businesses partner and grow, is hiring a Full Stack Engineer. The position can be remote or based from the company’s headquarters in Philadelphia.
- Interconnect Technologies, an SaaS company, is seeking a sharp, motivated Back-End Developer for remote work for a U.S.-based technology company.
- YouGov is looking for an advanced React API Developer to help develop its platform.
That’s it for this week. If none of these jobs were the right fit for you, we’ll be back next week with a new batch of fresh roles. And if you can’t wait that long, you can always check out openings from across the mid-Atlantic on Technical.ly’s jobs board any time.
Good luck and we’ll see you next week!-30-
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