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18F (aka The Federal Government) (18f.gsa.gov)

[DC, SF, NYC, Chicago, or REMOTE]


* Developers

* Engagement Managers

Mission 18F is a civic consultancy for the government, inside the government, working with agencies to rapidly deploy tools and services that are easy to use, cost efficient, and reusable. Our goal is to change how the government buys and develops digital services by helping agencies adopt modern techniques that deliver superior products.

We are transforming government from the inside out, creating cultural change by working with teams inside agencies who want to create great services for the public.

We are a trusted partner for agencies working to transform how they build and buy tools and services in a user-centered way.

We will accomplish our mission by: putting the needs of the public first, being design-centric, agile, open, and data-driven, deploying tools and services early and often.


We're about to come out of a self imposed hiring slowdown, which gave us the time to improve our internal hiring processes to speed up the system. We're going to be posting more specific job positions soon, but until then...

If you have any questions, let me know. Would love to help answer them!

Is it REMOTE only for inside the US, or anywhere in the world? Also, do remote workers need to (legally) be able to work in the US?

Great question! Remote is only inside the US, and you must be able to legally work in the US. These are restrictions we must deal with as part of the federal government.

USAID and DOD's DIA usually have cool IT/dev gigs.

The other thing is to become a military supplier for development, either like Booz Allen Hamilton contractor or independent shop can work. I worked on a couple of Rails apps for socom/specops. The money is grreat if you need consulting/ish work.

Working with NSA/CIA can become morally ambiguous.

What's the best way to find these jobs? A quick scan over their websites did not reveal much.

is 18F hiring junior level engineers?

We're mostly focused on people who can dive in and start delivering, and helping agencies deliver, better. We help each other improve, but it depends on what you mean when you describe yourself as "junior."

But it's worth a shot!

SES or GS?


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