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This Week in Jobs Philly: A dunk in the Delaware

A refreshing (??) Saturday morning swim, and local tech hiring.

Preferable to what actually happened. (Relaxing No Stress GIF By Shane Beam via Giphy)

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.

Dear Diary …

I experienced something so terrifying this past weekend, I just had to share with all of my closest friends (you, lovely readers). On Saturday morning, underneath a shining sun, I was fully submerged in our great waterway, the Delaware River. (If you want to see the dreaded moment of impact, feast your eyes here.) Is my doctor concerned? Reasonably so. Have I taken enough showers to scrub the germs of who-knows-what-lives-in-the-Delaware off my body? I still have skin, so not nearly.

Now, this wasn’t my first time taking a dip in the Delaware, but that’s a story for another day (and my next therapy session). How may I have ended up in this predicament, you ask? I tried something new, which was my first mistake. Specifically, it was paddleboard yoga.

While there was a moment of horror, it was interesting to put myself out there, get a little wobbly and ultimately have a new scary story to share next time I sit around a campfire. So, I hope this anecdote inspires you to take the plunge this week. Or at least, remember to go about life equipped with a life jacket.

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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Capital One donated its building to Delaware State University so the HBCU can expand its footprint in the local tech industry.

You’re here to think about getting your next job. What about considering the right time to take a break from work?

Conshohocken-based Aardvark Mobile Tours is taking COVID-19 vaccinations and testing on wheels. The event marketing company’s CEO Larry Borden was also named one of Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year 2021 Greater Philadelphia awardees.

The Jobs

Destination org agency Tempest will help you get where you want to go in your career:

Move up in the world at Comcast:

Sing it with me: “Take a Chance on Me.” Or on your odds at Penn Interactive:

Do a deep dive for Vanguard as the newest Senior UX Designer of Client Experience.

Mobile Outfitters is reinventing its culture. Join the team as a Software Engineer.

Oat Foundry is seeking a Web Application Developer.

Build with FORT Robotics as a Systems Engineer.

Lead the pack at Infinite Blue. They’re seeking a Senior Software Engineer (Full Stack, Java/React).

Can you work from a paddleboard? Try it out with these remote jobs:

The End

Gotta hit the showers. Happy Tuesday!

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