Diversify Tech #271

Connecting underrepresented folks in tech with career opportunities

Hey all! Happy New Year!! Welcome to Diversify Tech's Professional Edition. This newsletter is for underrepresented people in tech. Every Tuesday, we share jobs, events, and other career opportunities.

In this week's edition,


Software Development

React / React-Native Engineer, MANUAL
🌏 Remote - US
💰$115k - $140k
MANUAL is a digital personal development and mental wellness platform designed to inspire young men to become the best versions of themselves. You’ll work on Manual’s React Native web/mobile app, participate in feedback sessions from customers and users, participate in their hiring process, collaborate with their Head of Engineering on backend and frontend projects and play a key role in sharing their engineering process and culture.

Software Engineer, Block Party
🌏 Remote-US
Apply by January 18th
You’ll be part of a small but mighty engineering team and help bring our products to market. You’ll work closely with the (technical) CEO and teammates on engineering, design, growth, and go-to-market to prioritize the product and tech roadmap; you’ll also be a critical part of the engineering team responsible for building and shipping.

Technical Studio Lead, Sanctuary Computer
🌏 New York City & Remote-US/ Americas/ Europe/ Africa
As a Studio Lead, your primary responsibilities include fostering a high-performance engineering culture, ensuring project quality, and establishing efficient processes. You'll work with other Studio Leads on strategy, coach an apprentice Studio Lead, and participate in business development, focusing on internal projects and technical innovation rather than direct client work.

Principal Software Engineer, Code for America
🌏 Remote - U.S. only
💰$143,884 ~ $176,138
As Code for America's Principal Engineer, you'll lead product development stages, from design to government system integration. Responsibilities include simplifying product designs, mentoring engineers, and ensuring high software quality. Requires deep software engineering experience, cloud computing expertise, and agile development knowledge. The role involves collaboration, strong communication skills, and reports to the Sr. Engineering Manager or Director of Engineering.

Staff Software Engineer, Code for America
🌏 Remote-US
💰$128,945 to $157,850
As a Staff Engineer at Code for America, your role includes simplifying complex specs into technical designs and strategies, developing robust software, prototyping, and mentoring junior engineers. This position requires a Bachelor's in Computer Science or related field, 6 years of OOP and cloud computing experience, and agile development skills. Familiarity with pair programming, TDD, and government service improvement is a plus. You'll report to the Sr. Director of Engineering or VP of Engineering.


Assistant Professor of Practice in Technical Game Design, The University of Texas at Austin
🌏 Austin, TX
As the Assistant Professor, you'll teach undergraduate game design courses, including prototyping and systems design. Your role involves interdisciplinary collaborations, industry connections for students, and diverse teaching formats. Expertise in game system development, software engineering, and 3D engines is essential. Professional game development experience, especially in non-gaming contexts, is preferred. A terminal degree in a related field is required for this position.

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Julia Evans, a software engineer and writer in Montreal, is transforming tech education with her engaging, informative Wizard Zines. She specializes in making complex programming topics, from networking basics to kernel hacking, accessible and enjoyable. Julia's approach has significantly demystified challenging programming concepts.

Her influence goes beyond zines. Julia's blog showcases her journey and emphasizes the importance of understanding technology's foundational systems for innovative problem-solving. Her experience at the Recurse Center in 2013 was crucial in shaping her fresh, accessible tech education perspective.

Additionally, Julia contributes to the tech community with insightful conference talks, like her recent Making Hard Things Easy, which simplifies complex topics like DNS.

Visual learners interested in programming and software development will find Julia's latest zine, How Integers and Floats Work, extremely helpful, along with her comprehensive zine collection here.




💻 Arc browsers convo with Iheanyi Ekechukwu

☁️ Building a Cloud Project from Zero by Cloud with GPS

🧑🏽‍🔬 These 10 scientists are on the cusp of changing the world

👩🏽‍🦱 Eva Reid ’96, shares her journey as a senior IT data manager and agency data officer for DC Health

🎙 Deirra J. Footman launched a new podcast, Thrive in Tech


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