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As part of our 2021 editorial calendar, May is Tech for the Common Good month here at Technical.ly. Echoing last year’s coverage of healthcare technology solutions in the early days of the pandemic, we’re spending the month focusing on the ways tech can intersect with social initiatives, or bring the benefits of technology to more people.
That doesn’t have to be limited your local volunteer work or building a coding project on the side. Check out these companies hiring for mindful tech roles full-time (or looking to improve the industry itself).
SecondMuse has an opening for an associate position in its new DC branch of the GET (Gender Equality in Tech) Cities program (non-coders interested in work involving the tech industry, this one’s for you). The role, which has the potential to turn into a management position, will consist of working with stakeholders, community engagement and event planning. GET launched in the DMV area in March in partnership with Pivotal Ventures.
GET Cities DC Managing Director Ayanna Smith said that since the program is still so new, GET DC has yet to decide which programs it wants to build out. She hopes the new candidate can help determine some of the gaps that still need to be filled to avoid duplicating work that’s already been done.
“We want to figure that out by just listening, but what I can say is that I would like someone who has strong leadership qualities in that way,” Smith said, adding that an ideal candidate would be someone “who will identify opportunities to just step in and take a leadership role and help us build out a strategy and a plan for supporting and accelerating the work that’s already being done in the region.”
Though some programs are still in the works, Smith said current goals include increasing the number of women receiving computer science degrees and getting promoted to leadership positions in tech.
Racial justice organization Color of Change is scaling up its technology department and needs a CTO to head the initiative. This person will identify technology needs within the organization to help with its mission of improving the lives of Black people, on top of leading a team of engineers, product managers, IT staff and UX designers.
Color of Change is looking for someone with team and project management experience, as well as familiarity with online ads, tools like Periscope and Tableau, along with TargetSMART, NGP VAN and EveryAction.
The position is open to remote candidates, but D.C. is one of the preferred locations for the role.
D.C.-based social fundraising and education engagement platform GiveCampus is in search of a full stack engineer to join the team. Interested applicants should be familiar with MVC frameworks and SQL database. Bonus points if you have experience shipping code for the support of over 10,000 users.
The developer in this role will build new features in the back and front-end and work the full stack, from database performance all the way to UI elements. They’ll also be taking on technical issues in the stack and contributing to the code base.
Following Elizabeth Lindsey’s announcement that she would be stepping down in early April for a role at Urban Alliance, Byte Back is seeking a new CEO. The tech education nonprofit is looking for someone highly visible in the DMV tech for a position in community-focused program development, advocacy, PR and day-to-day leadership.
The new CEO will have at least eight years of experience in nonprofit leadership and preferably experiences in digital equity, plus some familiarity using data to improve program performance. (P.S., if you’re not into the the C-Suite, Byte Back is also on the hunt for an IT manager and an adjunct instructor in Baltimore).
D.C. think tank Brookings is looking for a senior project manager for its Workforce of the Future data team. Candidates should have a master’s degree in economics, computer science, statistics or related fields and five years of experience in regional economic development, labor economics or workforce development. A familiarity with public policy research is a plus.
The person in this role will coordinate stakeholder input and oversee the Workforce of the Future research team, providing data on workforce development and mobility for policymakers. Project goals include researching the growth and decline of industries and worker transitions to find economic mobility paths.
Here are more #dctech openings, courtesy of the Technical.ly jobs board:
- Specialist, Cyber Security Sr. at CareFirst*
- Lead Software Architect at CareFirst
- Customer Experience Director at eqhq
- Data Quality Engineer at Axios*
- Back-end Engineer at Axios
- Senior Mobile Engineer at Axios
- Creative Services Manager at The Brand Guild
- Senior Site Reliability Engineer at Penn Interactive*
*Denotes a Technical.ly Talent client. Talent clients get guaranteed inclusion in our monthly On the Market series.
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