18F is a technology consulting office inside the government, for the government. We work with agencies to build and buy digital services that meet their needs, and we educate federal employees about how to move to high-functioning, efficient, and user-centered software development techniques.
We are currently hiring front end designers, visual designers, software developers, product leads, and technical account managers. You can read more about each of these roles here: https://pages.18f.gov/joining-18f/roles-and-teams/
Most of our team is distributed across the country in places like Chicago, New York, Raleigh, Tucson, Austin, Dayton, Philadelphia, San Diego, Seattle, and Portland. Read more about how our work culture supports distributed teams: https://18f.gsa.gov/2015/10/15/best-practices-for-distribute...
Submit an application to one of our current openings here: https://pages.18f.gov/joining-18f/roles-and-teams/
Please include links to your portfolio, GitHub account, and any other work samples. Let us know why you want to join 18F and how you heard about us. If you have any questions, email our Talent Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Looks like there aren't too many software engineering positions open. Would be an amazing fit for this veteran.
Another note that the federal pay scale is determined in part by your location. More details here https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries...
What "grade" would candidates for "Software Developer" have? What determines the "step" ?
They are very open about all this during the process.
The government should be making services that work with every kind of device, out of the box.
Given the kind of services the government is likely to build, a website is way, way more cost effective. And Googleable!
Plus, accessibility requirements mandate services that can be read by the blind, hearing impaired, etc, all of which is possible with the web and much harder with native mobile.