About U.S. Digital Response
U.S. Digital Response (USDR) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan effort that helps governments and organizations respond quickly and efficiently to support the critical needs of the public.
Leveraging a network of pro-bono technical expertise and modern, resilient technology, USDR addresses and uncovers solutions for common, systemic challenges that public servants are facing, leaving them better equipped to deliver services and support to millions of people nationwide.
We operate with humility and deep respect for our partners and believe that modern and resilient technology applied in the public interest can deliver people-centered services at the speed of need.
During our first year, USDR built a year’s worth of deep partnerships with over 180 government and nonprofit partners, strong expertise across more than 250 projects, real-world impact to 13 million people, and repeatable processes to solve some of the most pressing challenges of this pandemic year.
We are in a moment where money and resources are being pointed to areas where these assets can provide a ton of value to people across the country. For example, a recent survey of local governments showed that 50% of their existing COVID-19 relief funds went towards IT infrastructure illustrating how modernizing tech goes hand in hand with serving people. Additionally, the Cyber Security and Information Security Agency (CISA) and the General Services Administration will use $9B to launch new major IT and cybersecurity shared services.
We are looking for team members that will join the early conversations about what our organization can look like in our second year and help us define a strategy in this new world ripe for government digital transformation.
The Engineering Lead position will help USDR build reusable, open source software for our government partners and own the strategy and vision for USDR’s technical tools and infrastructure that allow us to operate at scale.
This person will work closely with USDR's leadership team to identify new opportunities to build reusable open source software, figure out how to scale successful projects, and set a strategy for supporting and maintaining projects for the long term.
The ideal candidate has experience leading engineering teams, either as a tech lead or manager, has experience working with software deployed at significant scale, and is passionate about serving our communities by connecting experienced technologists to public servants and organizations they can help.
The ideal candidate will have excellent leadership and communication skills, respond quickly and cheerfully to changing conditions, and be grounded in the importance of the work. We’re looking for someone who is a team player and willing to jump in on tasks of any size.
We aim to be a supportive community where anyone can thrive and find a balance between working hard to make a difference and taking care of themselves in a difficult time.
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Equal Employment Opportunity
U.S. Digital Response is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
We encourage and welcome all interested potential applicants, regardless of background or prior experience volunteering with U.S. Digital Response, to apply.