With a workforce of over 25,000 people, and opportunities in more than 1,000 different job categories, the City of Philadelphia is the fifth largest city in the United States and one of the largest employers in Southeastern Pennsylvania. As an employer, the City of Philadelphia operates through the guiding principles of service, integrity, respect, accountability, collaboration, diversity and inclusion. Through these principles, we strive to effectively deliver services, to resolve the challenges facing our city, and to make Philadelphia a place where all of our residents have the opportunity to reach their potential.
The Office of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is a new section of government tasked with bringing innovation to key enabling functions of city government. The CAO supervises and coordinates the operations of eleven City departments and functions, including the Office of Open Data and Digital Transformation.
The Office of Open Data and Digital Transformation (ODDT) believes in a City government that understands the needs of its people and empowers them through transparent, efficient, and effective services. ODDT’s approach is two-fold: 1) help departments publish open data; and 2) collaborate with departments, the public, and other stakeholders—employing human-centered design methods—to create digital services that support the success and well-being of all Philadelphians.
4.7 million people visit the City of Philadelphia’s website, phila.gov, every year. Whether they’re looking for information on the Philadelphia Marathon, checking whether trash pickup is on-schedule, looking for after school activities, or applying for public assistance programs, for many Philadelphians, their experience on phila.gov represents the image they have of government. We understand that the current phila.gov isn’t easy to use. So we’re in the process of creating a new site from the ground up—with simple, mobile-friendly designs, more intuitive organization, and clearer content. You can see the progress so far at beta.phila.gov.
As a Front-end Developer in the Office of Open Data & Digital Transformation, you'll work closely with other members of ODDT (specialists in design, engineering, analytics and content) to translate user and stakeholder needs into product features on the beta.phila.gov roadmap, and design and implement them. Improvements will be made continuously based on feedback from users.
You’ll join a city government that has the largest GitHub organization among cities, work in the open, and leverage open source tools and cloud infrastructure to improve the experience of interacting with city government online.
- At least 3 years’ experience developing software
- Experience turning Photoshop designs into functioning websites/templates
- Experience with a front-end CSS framework like Foundation or Bootstrap a plus