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This Week in Jobs DE: School’s out! For … not much longer

Can we work in naptime?

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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”). Below is this week’s edition; it’s meant to live in your inbox. Sign up for the newsletter here.

Pack those bookbags

College students are starting to file back to schools around the city, and the School District of Philadelphia’s first day of classes is a measly week away. The bout of high school freshmen make up the upcoming Class of 2025, which is a slightly terrifying figure.

Even more haunting is that an onslaught of students means summer is coming to an end and a new season is coming. Time really seems like it’s been playing tricks on us since 2019, huh?

As a proud (maybe slightly deflated) Class of 2020 graduate, I can’t help but reminisce on those college days. Sleepless nights? Long days at work and then class? An online graduation? The good ol’ days.

Just kidding, kids — stay in school, get that degree, and go forth and conquer the world. Learning something new is never a bad thing, so keep reading for the latest and greatest in hot-off-the-press tech jobs.

The News wants your feedback: Take our community survey to help us better meet your local tech info needs. As thanks, we’re picking a handful of survey takers to win a $50 gift card or a signed copy of Guy Raz’s book, “How I Built This.”

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Put your head down and crack open some quality reporting, and we’re not referring to (even though we would get straight As for journo skills, just sayin’). For a low monthly subscription fee, the startupSpotlightNews gives you access to a library that combines student and professional journalism. It was founded by a Temple University alum.

Higher ed is ripe for job development for women, who account for just 25% of jobs in collegiate tech departments. Dr. Kristin Austin of the nonprofit Rewriting the Code is doing work to fill those gaps. She gave us the deets in the latest #ama interview on our public Slack channel. Tune in on Thursday, Aug. 26, when our reporters Holly Quinn and Paige Gross will lead a discussion with women-in-tech meetup organizers from across the mid-Atlantic.

Before you’re saved by the bell, one last lesson: Here’s what CTOs are looking for when hiring.

The Jobs

Shoot for the stars at Comcast:

Remember the “Clean-Up Song“? Inspire made an equitable tech business out of clean energy:

Be a trendsetter from the first day at Perpay as a Marketplace Buyer.

Win the “Best Dressed” superlative at URBN. The company is hiring a Software Engineer — Customer Success.

Build a team at the K-12 education nonprofit KickUp as a Head of People Operations.

Microchip Technology Inc. is seeking a Principal Engineer of Product Marketing.

Command a robot or two at Exyn Technologies. The company is hiring a Director of Marketing.

There’s no cafeteria food when you work from home. Check out these remote opportunities:

The End

Alright, class dismissed. And wipe that drool off your desk.


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