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Mar. 25, 2020 7:47 am

This Week in Jobs: Muted Mic Edition

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Hi! You’re receiving the Pittsburgh edition of This Week in Jobs (TWIJ), a weekly newsletter written by our team at in partnership with InnovatePGH and the Pittsburgh Innovation District. Each week we put together for you a slate of news and fresh job opportunities in the ‘burgh.

Thank you to all the patient, generous souls out there on the front lines of video-conference calls — muting your microphones if you’re not speaking, discussing urgent business needs with a child or animal on your lap and turning off your cameras if you’re still in pajamas. It might sound trivial, but it’s the little things that are as important as ever.

Hopefully you’re continuing to make the best of the circumstances. Part of this new world is new routines: backyard workouts, learning how to make sourdough for some reason and best of all, reading TWIJ.

Despite all the slowdowns and public health challenges, companies are still hungry for talent and we’re going to make sure you see what Pittsburgh opportunities are out there, even while you’re staying in.

The News

It’s no surprise tech-literate Pittsburghers are among the heroes stepping up during this public health crisis. Efforts from organizations like Food 412 Rescue are relying on familiar phone-based technology to maximize efficiency in getting supplies to community organizations. The local nonprofit is frequently lauded for being on the frontlines of tech innovation in the effort to solve urban food waste, and now it’s made a swift pivot to provide critical support to combat hunger during this crisis.

Breathe easy — Philips Respironics is ramping up production of much-needed respirators and other medical devices at its Murrysville plant. The Dutch electronics giant will certainly play an outsized role in equipping the world’s health systems with very in-demand equipment. Philips Respironics is in the middle of moving its regional headquarters from Monroeville to Bakery Square.


Last week we mentioned how the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Vaccine Research was part of the global effort to develop a vaccine for COVID-19. Well, a consortium including the center won a $4.9 million grant to continue that research, which aims to modify a measles vaccine for illness caused by the coronavirus. This could be the shot in the arm the development process needs (sorry), and Pittsburgh already gave the world the polio vaccine, so maybe the next Jonas Salk will help us with this new threat.

Even if you’re not getting any spontaneous concerts outside your window, Netflix and Hulu are not your only options for entertainment. The Post-Gazette put together some virtual options from local artists who are keeping live performance alive. Living room dance parties FTW!

The Jobs

  • Honeywell is looking for an experienced software developer to join its newly formed robotics team.
  • Data specialists, business software company Vortalsoft needs an R Programmer who’s also got some Python under their belt.
  • App developer OpenArc needs a Software Engineer to be part of the development process.
  • More into hardware? Pittsburgh-based Smith Micro Software needs a Senior Network Engineer to help manage network-related infrastructure.
  • Is your model train collection not doing it for you anymore? Hitachi Rail has an open for a System Engineer that’s based in Pittsburgh.
  • Want to get in the middle of life-saving action? Philips needs a Supply Chain Analyst to help drive efficiency in the delivery of medical devices.
  • Attention new graduates! Duolingo wants a spring chicken to be its Product Designer.
  • If you have a taste for finance, PNC Bank is looking for a Software Manager to work in the mortgage field.

Is working from home now an appealing lifestyle choice to you?

These jobs are remote all year round:

  • Conspiracy theories and society-destroying disinformation campaigns get your goat? You might make a great Remote Senior PHP Developer for Debunk EU.
  • Radish Lab needs a jack-of-all-trades Full Stack WordPress Developer to help design digital products for some pretty well-known nonprofits.
  • Mon ami, Paris-based PeopleDoc needs a remote Front End Developer who knows their Javascript.

The End

That’s it for this week. Be safe, be a good neighbor and take care of yourself.

Remember, social distancing and all that protects everyone else as much as it does yourself. And if you see them, thank a nurse, doctor, mail carrier, delivery driver, grocery clerk, sanitation worker, pharmacist and anyone else keeping society running.

As always, you can check out any openings from across the mid-Atlantic on’s jobs board any time and we’ll see you next week.


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