SF Recruiting as Part of Digital Services Expansion
The positions the city is filling include a visual designer, a senior UX designer, a senior product strategist, a Drupal engineer, and a senior Web engineer. All positions, of course, will be based in San Francisco.
San Francisco Chief Digital Services Officer Carrie Bishop has announced the intention to expand on Twitter, noting that this just might make the city’s team the largest of its kind in the nation.
“For those who are wondering what this means,” Bishop wrote, “San Francisco is committed to making services digital, and is building an internal team that can deliver. We are looking for designers, engineers, and product strategists from all walks of life, and who represent [San Francisco] at its best.”
The city has posted a first wave of job openings online. That list of positions includes a visual designer, a senior UX designer, a senior product strategist, a Drupal engineer, and a senior Web engineer. All positions, of course, will be based in San Francisco. On that page, the city notes that there will be more openings to come, and it gives interested parties a chance to sign up for an email list that will provide updates as the team continues to hire for new roles.
On Twitter, Bishop also went on to note that this expansion effort is focused on a number of innovative ideas within local government, including the internal joining of services to make processes seamless for residents, getting the city’s permitting processes online, and more.
San Francisco is in an enviable hiring position, housing as it does what is likely the largest concentration of private-sector tech expertise in the nation. Given national sentiment that has slowly begun to call for more responsible private-sector tech practices, it’s not hard to envision tech talent being increasingly of a mind that lends itself to local government work.
This report first appeared in Government Technology, Techwire's sister publication.