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Hi! You’re reading the Pittsburgh edition of This Week in Jobs (TWIJ), a weekly newsletter written by our team at in partnership with InnovatePGH and the Pittsburgh Innovation District. Each week we put together for you a slate of news and fresh job opportunities in the ‘burgh. If you’re not already subscribed, you can do so here.

Huzzah! Not a single student in Pittsburgh Public Schools will receive a failing grade for the final quarter of the school year, which honestly feels like a major accomplishment right now. Struggling parents have gotten a lot of deserved attention through this crisis, but kids are also hidden heroes here for putting up with the changes — and for figuring out Microsoft Teams.

Rewards are in order. What better time than now to be watching your first R-rated movie, which all child psychologists in the world agree should be “Speed,” starring Keanu Reeves. Studies show kids love buses and Sandra Bullock taking control of a tough situation. And it’ll help them prep for their next pop quiz, hot shot.

You can maintain whatever velocity you like as you read TWIJ, but remember that yes, companies are indeed still hiring. The proof is below.

The News’s conference Introduced, a pillar of Philly Tech Week, is going virtual, transforming, like a humble caterpillar to a glorious butterly, into Introduced|Virtual. Pittsburgh is well represented this year — InnovatePGH Executive Director Sean Luther, Abridge AI cofounder and CTO Sandeep Konam and Niche’s Luke Skurman will all be featured speakers. Tune in Thursday, when much of the lineup will address head-on all the new business challenges that have arisen with COVID-19. Register for free here.

TechCrunch profiled Niche’s huge jump last year, when a recast business model paid huge dividends.

Also check out coverage of Duolingo’s decision to take on a new capital partner, General Atlantic, as its business delves into child literacy and other new venues.

Last week’s TWIJ Show episode talks to two CEOs about maintaining a “growth mindset” even during an economic downturn.

And here’s some insight from the Post-Gazette on the local business climate, and how public companies in the area are struggling to predict the future for shareholders.

The Jobs

Don’t ever want to leave your tulips that just bloomed? These jobs are remote:

  • Scalable Path is searching high and low for a remote TypeScript Backend Developer to work on a tracking system for California cannabis businesses. The company is also looking for a Backend Developer to get in on the video-conferencing app race.
  • Quick! Trumid Technologies needs a junior to mid-level React Developer for its work on streaming applications.

The End

All right, class dismissed. 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’s jobs board any time. See you next week.

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