Engineering Fellow

The application window for the Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity Fellowships is now open!

An Engineering Fellowship with the Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity is an opportunity to grow your expertise in creating digital services and applications to help improve the lives of millions of New Yorkers. We are seeking individuals with an interest in improving our current digital services, prototyping new applications, and participating in the New York City civic technology community, using a human-centered, iterative, data-driven approach. Fellows will gain an understanding of working within the New York City Government and learn more about the initiatives of the Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity. Projects will focus on the delivery, on-going success, and continuous improvement of government services.

Fellowships are paid by the hour, full or part time, with a minimum of three days a week beginning on March 4, 2019 through August 23, 2019.


Based on your skills and interests, responsibilities will include some but not all of the below:

  • Prototype and test new applications, services, and enhancements.
  • Contribute to our growing collection of open source repositories on Github within the City of New York Organization.
  • Participate in planning meetings, daily stand ups, and developer SCRUM.
  • Collaborate with teammates and take ownership of major feature development on our digital products.
  • Lead technical discussions and communications on our work and/or modern technology that can be integrated into our infrastructure.

  Education and Experience

Fellowships are open to undergraduate, graduate, developer bootcamp or other training program students and recent graduates.

Note that all applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. We are unable to provide sponsorship to fellows.

  Skills We're Seeking

Commitment to the mission of advancing greater equality and opportunity through best-in-class digital products and human-centered design practices in government.

Experience with HTML/CSS, JavaScript, External APIs, Design Systems and server-side programming languages like Node JS, Ruby, Python, PHP, Java, C#, .NET.

Experience with Git, Github or other versioning systems.

Experience with relational databases and SQL queries.

Experience with development methodologies like Agile, SCRUM, Waterfall, etc.

Interest and/or experience working with open source community.

Basic knowledge of SOAP or RESTFUL web services.

Familiarity with WordPress and Cloud services is a plus.

Familiarity with containerized systems (Docker, Kubernetes, Virtualbox) is a plus.

  How to Apply

Please fill out the application form. The form will prompt you to upload a resume. Applications are due on February 1, 2019.

Successful candidates will be invited for an initial phone screen. Due to the volume of applications received we may not be able to respond to every application.