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Washington - 8 jobs in May 2015

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Nava - Washington DC

I'm part of a small team of expats from Silicon Valley that came out to DC last year to help fix healthcare.gov. (Mostly Stanford, Google, Y Combinator folks) We've learned a ton, and see an opportunity to create software that radically improves how our government serves its people - we've started our company, Nava, to chase that vision. In the last 6 months, we've launched 2 major projects:

- App 2.0, the new insurance application for healthcare.gov. It's processing 70% of apps coming through the marketplace, and: converts 35% more people than the old app, gets them through in half the time, is mobile-friendly (20% of apps), sits on robust, scalable infrastructure, etc etc. It was the first system that CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service) ever hosted on Amazon AWS.

- Scalable Login System (SLS), the new identity management system for healthcare.gov. Sadly, the main achievement here is that the system is actually up and available, unlike its predecessor. It's now saving the taxpayer $70M in annual maintenance costs.

Here's a Wired article from last summer about us: http://www.wired.com/2014/06/healthcare-gov-revamp/

We're just starting on a few major new projects that have a huge potential to improve our government. We have the technical experience to do things the right way, and the relationships and trust inside government agencies to get things done. Our momentum is strong, the problem is important, and we're looking for good people.

If you're the type that would get fired up about reimagining broken government experiences and technology, please drop us a line at jobs@navahq.com, we'd love to hear from you!

Specifically, we’re looking for:

- a product manager with a technical background

- a senior devops engineer

- a senior full-stack engineer


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NGP VAN - Boston MA or Washington, DC - Many Positions

* Software Team Lead

* Software Engineer

* QA Engineer

* QA Analyst

* SQL Developer

* Technical Product Manager

NGP VAN is the world’s leading political technology firm, providing campaign and organizing technology to Democrats, progressives, and non-partisan organizations. We offer an integrated platform that combines the best fundraising, compliance, organizing, and digital products available. We built the voter contact and volunteer management tools used by Obama for America. Nearly every State Democratic Party in the United States distributes our VoteBuilder tools to Democrats up and down the ticket, and we provide industry-leading organizing tools that enable labor unions, environmental groups, pro-choice advocates, civil rights activists, and progressive political parties to win their campaigns around the world. Our fundraising and compliance software is used by the majority of Democrats from the Presidential level on down, and our fast-growing digital platform has become the most-used toolset for Democratic campaigns as well.

NGP VAN has been recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in America by Inc. Magazine for seven years in a row, and one of the top 50 fastest growing companies in the DC area by both the Washington Business Journal and SmartCEO. We are a successful and growing company with a passion for our employees’ career advancement. We are an open-minded, flexible workplace that values learning and contributions of many different kinds.

Company Site: http://ngpvan.com

We are open to interviewing across a pretty wide range of experience levels. Hit me up at dmiller at ngpvan dot com for more info or to apply. I'm the VP of Engineering here.


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Naval Research Lab - Washington, DC

Roles:  Java developer, GIS specialist, RF engineer

Our team at NRL is looking for a couple more talented software developers and RF / electrical engineers.  Our work focuses on visualizing geospatial and scientific data, integrating it with various software, and scientific computing.  We work primarily with Java, but try to make the best of it by using the new Java 8 features (lambdas, optionals, streams). Ruby, Python, and Matlab are sometimes used as well.

There are no stock options at NRL, but there are interesting problems, good co-workers, flexible hours, excellent continuing education opportunities, and stability.  US citizenship and the ability to hold a security clearance are required.  All work is on-site.  A B.S. in a technical subject (preferably computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, or physics) is required with GPA > 3.0.  Internships for students working toward a technical degree are also available.

For more information about our group, please visit http://www.nrl.navy.mil/tewd/organization/5770/5774. Send resumes or questions to buildersupport at nrl dot navy dot mil.


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TrackMaven | Software Engineer | Washington, DC (will help with relocation)

See our engineering blog at http://engineroom.trackmaven.com

TrackMaven enables marketers to identify new opportunities and track the success of their marketing strategies against their competition. Our engineers are responsible for a product that helps shape the marketing efforts of major brands from the NBA to NPR. As one of the first dozen members of our engineering team, you will have the opportunity to help define a new way to approach marketing!

We are always finding new ways to: - Store incoming data from dozens of APIs while maintaining a fast customer experience - Identify trending topics among millions of pieces of content using Elasticsearch and NLP - Create awesome visualization tools around complex and highly diverse datasets - Analyze everything from tweets to press releases to discover new marketing strategies

Python/Django, AngularJS, D3, Elasticsearch, AWS...

To apply: http://trackmaven.com/careers


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BlueLabs | Washington, DC | Software Engineer

Who We Are

BlueLabs is a data, analytics, and technology firm formed by leadership from the Obama for America re-election campaign's analytics team. Join our team of analysts, data scientists, and software engineers as we leverage our groundbreaking technology to help identify prospective voters, donors and targets for a variety of sectors including political campaigns, nonprofits and human services providers.

Who You Are

You are a passionate engineer, and you want to make a difference. You want to work at an organization where the people care about what they are doing and work hard to achieve it.

Technically, you should…

* Know your way around a SQL database

* Be proficient in a few languages - and excited to dive into new ones (expect to see at least Ruby, Python, Scala and Java around here)

* Love to learn about new technologies (Spark, Mesos, Rails, and React are all part of our tech stack)

* Geek out about data, visualization, analytics or just plain problem solving

Also hiring DevOps Engineers, Data Scientists, other positions



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Alphataraxia | Washington DC | Developer

Alphataraxia Management is a fast-growing investment management group with offices in both Washington DC and Los Angeles. We operate with a start-up model, using small teams and few layers of management to rapidly identify, understand, and capitalize on opportunities in the energy space. We deploy our investors’ capital across a diversified set of markets where rigorous quantitative analysis of big data can provide an edge.

We are looking for hard-working candidates with a strong programming background to help us continue to build out our back-end data collection and storage systems. As performance merits, the role would expand into taking ownership of parts of the firm's system infrastructure, and performing data analytics.

Our greatest advantage is that we offer dramatically higher rates-of-learning than are found in more traditional roles. We expect candidates to be given a high level of responsibility and freedom. Applicants with a strong programming background will thrive in our information-rich environment.

Duties and Responsibilities: - Automate the import of data from a variety of different data vendors and a variety of different data formats into our proprietary tools and databases - Work independently in the development, testing, implementation and maintenance of complex systems with fast turnaround. - Provide support and reactive development for the investment teams; often by creating in-house data visualization tools

Minimum Qualifications: - Strong understanding and experience with a back-end programming language - Familiarity using MySQL, Oracle or similar relational database - Ability to develop on Linux and/or Windows - Willingness to follow our code precedents, conventions, and documentation standards - At least a BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or an equivalent degree - Willingness to work in collaborative environment

Ping us at careers@alphataraxia.com


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Pascal Metrics, Washington DC (Georgetown)

We're a healthcare startup focused on improving patient safety in hospitals.

Our software platform enables clients to detect, track, and analyze patient safety issues across hospital systems.

We're looking for a software engineer to help build out our SaaS platform.

Check us out at http://www.pascalmetrics.com

Job req: https://www.smartrecruiters.com/PascalMetricsInc/81811030-fu...

If you're interested in getting involved with healthcare, improving work culture, and tackling hard technical challenges, please feel free to reach out to me directly to chat in detail.

theo at pascalmetrics.com


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HumanGeo - http://thehumangeo.com - Washington, DC - Technologists/Developers

HumanGeo creates innovative geospatially oriented products and solutions for government and commercial clients. We usually get to work on blank slates to build large scale databases and applications. We also like to brew beer and play Mario Kart.

Citizenship required.