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2021-01-21 3:47:35 PM  
2 votes:
Pretty sure we had an article about doing this in his campaign site too so not such a shocker.
2021-01-21 10:54:33 PM  
1 vote:

FormlessOne: phimuskapsi: That line was there during the Obama admin as well.

And for the same reason - they're still looking for folks. It's been up there for six years now, and they're not getting asses in seats. That's a mayday.

They need to do that with dollar signs, not comments in the HTML. No one works for them because the pay is crap and it isn't exactly a prestigious government job. From what I've heard it is also a nightmare of mismanagement.
2021-01-21 7:48:55 PM  
1 vote:
USDS sounds great if you're single, able to travel, and don't mind getting sent all over the place to fix shiat other folks have broken. I'm seeing a lot of buzzwords, but not a lot of info, even when you specifically ask for it.

I've seen startup sites like this my whole career. Lots of demand for project managers, "innovators", "engineers," etc., but no testers, usability experts, tech writers, localization, and so on. Lots of projects with vague descriptions & red flags.

This, for example, is their description of how they're going to modernize the Medicare payment system. I've done EHR/EMR work for Microsoft & Caradigm, workflow automation for Nintex, and copious amounts of infrastructure dev & docs, so the user story or business flow or whatever they intend that diagram to be looks both wildly incomplete and wildly optimistic. There's a lot of "a miracle occurs", it seems, in that flow. I worked as a dev on a project just like this for CIGNA about a quarter of a century ago, and, oooh, the hell that was involved with projects like that isn't represented here at all.

I'd love to help them, but I think that way lies madness for seasoned professionals - this looks like the typical "second gig," the one to which you apply after you've gotten your newly-minted CS degree or cert and had a successful 12 to 18 month run at an actual production shop from which you didn't get options or a better gig.
2021-01-21 6:37:48 PM  
1 vote:
That line was there during the Obama admin as well.
2021-01-21 3:18:09 PM  
1 vote:
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/well the old administration would have done it.....
2021-01-21 3:10:06 PM  
1 vote:
I once got Google to offer me their weird not really a secret backdoor job interview process.

If you google enough coding things they'll eventually offer it up.
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