Office of Design & Delivery
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Overview

Our team is working to improve a wide range of city services, which have included researching and redesigning our permitting processes (repo), prototyping ways to change behaviors around recycling and composting, building the next generation of CTXFloods (repo), and creating city-wide standards for interface design, web infrastructure, and automated testing with Austin.gov (repo).

You’ll also serve as an expert and educator in your discipline, establishing new practices that can work across departments and providing guidance and training for other fellows and city staff.

Salary

$75,000-$86,000, commensurate with experience

What will you do?

  • Contribute to Open Source Software projects using Github for collaboration and code review. For a flavor of our current stack, we maintain projects that use:
    • React.js (Javascript), Python (Django), Node.js, Jekyll (Ruby), Apollo & GraphQL, Docker, Heroku, AWS.
  • Serve as a core contributor on multi-disciplinary project teams to improve city services
  • Assist in scoping and prototyping activities for future design and development projects
  • Be visible to staff and stakeholders and regularly undertake activities to engage and build trust with people involved in area of work
  • Share knowledge of web standards and best practices related to accessibility (a11y), internationalization (i18n), usability, and writing for modern web standards
  • Engage with the wider web development community, identifying best practices we can adopt and sharing our experiences
  • Assist in recruiting, screening, and interview processes for hiring.
  • Write blog posts that share what we make and how we make it

What are we looking for?

  • 3+ of professional experience developing large-scale interfaces, experiences, and applications
  • Detailed understanding of and experience building client-side web interfaces and applications using modern JavaScript frameworks (Ex: React.js, Vue, Ember, Angular), web standards, and open source software
  • Willing to code (or at least pair) on backend data modeling and business logic in Python, Node, or Ruby.
  • Ability to engage with a wide range of digital specialists and stakeholders to define the best approaches to a problem
  • Ability to quickly become familiar with emerging technologies and practices
  • A passion for public service and a commitment to doing the hard work that’s necessary to improve our city services

Minimum qualifications

  • Two years of relevant work experience
  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in a related field. An additional 4 years of experience can substitute this education requirement.