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River predators are back! After a roughly 150-year hiatus, some major wildlife has returned to the three rivers. People have reported four-foot catfish appearing on their fishing rods. Okay, Bengal tigers they are not, but it’s a start for an ecosystem that is showing increasing signs of recovery 48 years after the Clean Water Act.
While nature in Pittsburgh may be returning to some form of normal, protestors and racial justice advocates are trying to keep up the pressure of the moment for tangible change not just in law enforcement, but from policymakers, employers, land developers, health care institutions, service industry leaders, news media that includes a framework that actively works against racism.
One question tech companies and employers everywhere must ask themselves, is not only whether they’re hiring people of color, but whether nonwhite workers feel comfortable enough to contribute their unique perspectives to the company culture (something research shows makes companies more productive and more profitable).
Luckily, Technical.ly has developed a rich catalog of stories and resources as part of Racial Equity Month to help company leaders make inroads. Just remember — ignoring these issues stifles innovation and economic activity.
Duolingo has given Pittsburghers yet another moment of vicarious pride. The company is featured in CNBC’s eighth annual Disruptor 50 list, along with local fintech startup Affirm.
Local TV stations are among the first to deploy a new digital broadcast standard that includes 4K picture quality and improved indoor reception. Rescan those channels, antenna users.
Authorities arrested a man in Detroit last week for the 2014 hack of UPMC’s human resources data, which included personal information of 65,000 employees.
The Local Jobs
- LifeX Ventures is looking for a vet in the life sciences field to join its Executive in Residence consulting team on a part-time basis.
- Startup Abridge AI is staffing up for its machine-learning applications in the healthcare field. If you’ve logged some time managing a team, the company is looking for a Lead Machine Learning Engineer.
- Abridge AI is on the hunt for a Senior iOS Engineer with some experience with audio data.
- To balance things out mobile-wise, Abridge also wants to add a Senior Android Developer.
- Zoom still has nearly 30 job openings for Pittsburghers, including Accessibility Specialist.
- Also check out Microsoft’s multiple openings, including a Program Manager to take on some of the business side.
- Sleep medicine startup NOCTEM is looking for the Full Stack Developer of its dreams.
- Recruiters have a call out for a Lead Developer at a local company.
- Get in on the great AV race at Argo AI as the firm’s Robotics Engineer for Hardware and Special Projects.
- Medical tech firm Smith & Nephew is seeking a Backend Software Engineer to help build its newest digital health platform.
- If flying stuff is your thing, Near Earth Autonomy is hiring a Junior Project Manager to keep things moving.
- Services firm CGI is seeking a new .NET Developer to join its team.
The Remote Jobs
- Lead a remote team at FormAssembly as its Director Of Software Engineering
- Is your podcast app not doing it for you? Be part of the solution as a Senior Python Developer at Backtracks.
- Philanthropic venture Givelify needs a Front End Software Engineer for its donor relations platform.
Stay safe on the waters. Next week TWIJ will be back with a whole new set of jobs, as always.
If you want to check on new jobs in the mid-Atlantic region, go ahead and sift through Technical.ly’s jobs board any time. See you next week.
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