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.
Innovation can be an uphill battle. Forget about “building the better mousetrap” — oftentimes, people like to stick with what they already know instead of trying something new.
Take the shopping cart. When this 1930s Oklahoma-based innovation hit the aisles, shoppers had no idea what to do with it. In fact, when introduced by grocer Sylvan Goldman as an alternative, many shoppers ignored the shopping cart, opting to overload their hand baskets.
Eventually, the shopping cart was so underused that Goldman hired actors to wheel shopping carts around the store, modeling the technology for customers. Shoppers eventually understood the new tool and that’s why you have Goldman to thank for your overstuffed shopping cart.
Just a reminder that change isn’t always easy, and leading by example can have an incredible impact.
Now, ready to shop around for some new opportunities?
Founder Ashley Mehta’s goal in founding Nolij was to create a women-owned company to support women veterans through federal health IT tech. Nearly a decade later, the Virginia-based team has been named one of Inc.’s Best in Business.
Kleer is cutting its teeth in the dental marketplace, making it easier for patients to access care without going through an insurance provider. (Psst! The Philadelphia-based team is also hiring a variety of roles.)
Hear from graduates of Zip Code Wilmington’s coding program to learn how the Delaware nonprofit helped them advance their careers (and apply for its June cohort).
Tech-driven sustainable and efficient waste management startup RoadRunner just announced a $70 million Series D, making it the largest deal for the Pittsburgh region so far this year.
Want to work with us? Technically Media has multiple openings currently, including an Editor and Editorial Director, as well as a Reporter (via Report for America) to cover the news in Philly’s rapidly changing tech economy.
- Fulton, MD-based Kion (formerly cloudtamer.io) is developing leading cloud solutions and is hiring a Demand Generation and Marketing Operations Manager to expand its reach.
- Simple Poll is seeking a Senior Software Engineer to continue its mission to integrate polls and surveys into Slack.
- Commission tracking and compensation management platform QuotaPath is looking for a Product Designer.
- Clean energy technology company Inspire is hiring for a variety of roles, including:
- Help bring financial peace of mind to the masses with Perpay. The Philly-based team is growing rapidly and seeking a Talent Acquisition Manager to streamline the process.
- URBN is looking for a Software Engineer (Services QA) to test, implement, and review the brand’s next-generation website.
- Tempest helps local destination organizations build websites better and needs an SEO Manager to join its team.
- Wilmington University in New Castle is searching for a Front-End Web Developer to work within the Web Communications Department.
- Financial fitness tool FinLocker is searching for a Senior Software Engineer.
- Media Tradecraft is providing high-touch, custom business solutions to brands and media companies and is looking for a:
- Looking to make it in a career in media? Axios is hiring a Solutions Engineer to work at the company HQ in Arlington.
- Ready to bank on a career in finance? PNC Financial Services is seeking to fill several roles including:
- Strategic insight brand CivicScience is expanding and needs an HR and Recruiting Manager to own the process.
- The Machine Learning Department at Carnegie Mellon University is seeking a Project Manager to coordinate ongoing projects.
Here’s hoping you’ve got a cartload of opportunities this week. See you again soon.