Technology Development (Java) Fellow

The application window for the Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity Fellowships is now closed.

Interested in putting your data, policy, programming or analytic skills toward improving the lives of your fellow New Yorkers?

The challenges faced by social service clients can cut across the purview of different City agencies. Many times, however, different agencies are unaware that they are working with the same clients. NYC Opportunity’s Enterprise Data Solutions (EDS) team attempts to break agency siloes through meaningful data sharing, integration, and analytic initiatives that help City agencies achieve better outcomes for individuals and families. We do this by identifying the core policy questions a new project is intended to solve, understanding the legal and technical challenges that need to be met, and building integrated data solutions that meet those requirements.

Fellowships are intended to be hands-on, paid apprenticeships. Fellows must be able to commit to working for a minimum of 6 months, full or part time, with a minimum of three days per week. The fellowship is paid by the hour and will begin in early to mid-February.


The Technology Development Fellow will work with our Technology and Integration Services team to help build new data products and enhance existing solutions. `

  • Use technology solutions to solve business problems.
  • Contribute to new technology projects as assigned and provide operations & maintenance support for existing applications.
  • Develop custom code and web services that allow seamless integration between systems.
  • Unit test newly developed code and support system testing efforts.
  • Be responsible for working with City’s Cyber Command unit to pass application security accreditation.
  • Troubleshoot errors, defects and other system issues.
  • Maintain system document and source code repositories.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  Skills We're Seeking

Commitment to the mission of advancing greater equality and opportunity.

Strong oral and written communication skills.

Solid grasp of Java program development.

Ability to self-direct work.

Highly organized and detail-oriented.

  Education and Experience

Fellowships are open to undergraduate, graduate, and recent graduates in statistics, economics, information technology, data science, finance, political science, urban studies or a closely related field.

Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. We are unable to provide sponsorship to fellow.

  How to Apply

The application window for the Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity Fellowships is now closed.