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Who's hiring in Pittsburgh? Sprout Fund, Pipitonegroup, Bombardier and more

Each week Pop City reports on the latest hiring news.

The Sprout Fund is launching the Remake Learning Corps, a new program to connect tech-forward experts with afterschool and out-of-school educators to move education into the future. Sprout is looking for a program associate to work closely with Sprout's community-building team and direct the Digital Corps and their toolbag of resources. Tech-savvy people who are passionate about innovative learning need apply.

Pipitonegroup is looking for a digital marketing expert, preferably someone who knows their SEO from a hole in the ground. Experience with digital marketing tools is key.

Conservation Consultants is hiring a weatherization program coordinator responsible for the Peoples Natural Gas Weatherization program.  Applicants should send resume and cover letter to: micheller@ccienter.org.
Wrecking Crew Media in Pittsburgh is hiring a director/producer/editor with strong concept and writing abilities. Motion graphics experience is a must.
Mylan Inc. is looking for a promotion review editor to ensure consistent application of copy standards in multiple marketing projects across various brands among other tasks.
Bombardier in Pittsburgh seeks a mechanical engineer with five years of experience to assist in project evolution from the bid phase through design.

Kurt J. Lesker in Jefferson Hills has more of an entry-level mechanical engineering position, requiring two years of experience in mechanical design.

Robert Morris University seeks a program coordinator for the School of Nursing and Health Services.
Vocollect in Penn Hills seeks an elearning project manager to manage the development of elearning training offers. The positions requires lots of experience in elearning instructional design and development.  
Have hiring news? Email Pop City and include the links.
Writer: Deb Smit

Who's hiring in Pittsburgh? ModCloth, Animal, Carnegie Learning, evolveEA and more

Each week Pop City reports on the latest in company hiring news.

Animal VFX in Pittsburgh, a production company and post production house, is looking for a full time motion designer. Animal creates commercials, short films, music videos and documentaries and was behind "Blood Brother," a film that won the Grand Jury and Audience Award at Sundance.
LightSide in Shadyside, a startup building tools to automate the assessment of writing in academic and business settings, is hiring a web and JAVA developer. A special interest in web platforms for educational technology is required.
ModCloth, the online vintage retailer, founded by Eric and Susan Koger of Pittsburgh, has announced the hiring of 50 new employees at its Crafton office and fulfillment center. Not all are posted as of yet. Current openings range from software engineers to freelance creative stylists, models and project managers.
Red House Communications on the South Side has four open poisitions: a junior and senior account executive, a director of account services and a social media manager. Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume.
Carnegie Learning, makers of educational tutoring software, is hiring a game programmer and a research programmer.
evolveEA, self-described as a “nimble” practice at the intersection of sustainability and built design, currently has two positions, a building rating systems manager and building rating assistant.
WYEP-FM's Allegheny Front is looking for a reporter/producer with at least three years of professional news experience, particularly in reporting on the environment in Pennsylvania.
Nutrition and health company GNC is hiring a franchise communications and marketing coordinator to enhance franchise communications.
Edison Learning in Pittsburgh seeks a technical writer and documentation specialist to assist both technical and non-technical applications for this educational solutions provider.
Have hiring news? Email Pop City and send the links.
Writer: Deb Smit

Who's hiring in Pittsburgh? Heinz History Center, School of Rock, Eaton and more

Each week Pop City reports on the latest in company and hiring news.
The Heinz History Center and Sports Museum, the Fort Pitt Museum, and Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village have a range of full-time and part-time job opportunities: development events manager, museum shop and visitor services assistant manager, security officer, events associates and a part-time customer service associate.
The new School of Rock in Wexford—you heard right—is looking for talented instructors in voice, piano, guitar, bass and drums. The school, founded in Philadelphia, has expanded to 100 schools in five countries.
Eaton Corp. is hiring a senior software developer for its electrical sector headquarters who will serve as a lead analyst in IT.
Allegheny County Economic Development has an open for a project manager 1 position and authorities administration manager. 
Looking to get into manufacturing? VEKA, the German maker of PVC profiles used for windows and doors, has selected Fombell, Pa., for its U.S. headquarters. The facility will bring 38 new jobs to the region so stayed tuned.
Tucker Auto-Mation is expanding its operations with a 10,000-square-foot facility for its headquarters and manufacturing in Beaver County. Twenty-five new jobs will be in the offering soon.  
Pittsburgh-based The Resumator is looking for a director of business development to power the company forward through a broad array of activities.
Vandalize says it's turning the keyword universe into one of crowdsourced tags. What does this mean? Check out the listing for a full-time technical co-founder and CTO; college students need apply.
Have hiring news? Email Pop City and include the links.
Writer: Deb Smit

LaunchPGH, a comprehensive online guide to the city's startup scene

Navigating the groundswell of entrepreneurial activity in Pittsburgh is easier with the arrival of LaunchPGH, an online resource that has streamlined a wide range of information for the startup community.  
The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and Powerup Pittsburgh created an easy to navigate, visually appealing portal for entrepreneurs, investors and developers looking for information on startups, incubators, accelerators and networking opportunities in Pittsburgh.  
“Our hope is to make it easier and more dynamic for entrepreneurs in the city to gain access to not only organizations but also people,” says Tom Link, director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the URA. “Our goal as an economic development organization is to help small businesses grow, all the co-working spaces, accelerators and meetup groups.”
The mobile-friendly website is divided into three circles—Biz, Buzz and Burgh—providing users with event and company listings, fun facts and a photo gallery. One of the most dynamic features is the Startup Genome, a map that puts the entrepreneurial activity on a city map and includes sliders for details like company size and money raised.  
Over time, the information will grow and become more comprehensive as more startups and entrepreneurs sign on, notes Link. So far 118 companies are listed along with the names 236 rising entrepreneurs.
The website was designed by Wall-to-Wall studios with the help of an advisory panel including entrepreneurs and business leaders with a vested interest in creating a more robost environment for entrepreneurs.

It was intentionally designed to work best on an iPad or on a mobile phone, giving anyone a quick read of where to go and find investment opportunities, says Link.
Writer: Deb Smit
Source: Tom Link, LaunchPGH

Who's hiring in Pittsburgh? MAYA, Reed Smith, The Design Center and more

Each week Pop City reports on the latest company expansion and hiring news. 
Cardinal Resources, a manufacturer of solar-powered water purification systems, has closed on a $65 million deal to supply its system to Nigeria and two others to build systems in Senegal and the Republic of Cameroon. As a result, the company is hiring and doubling in size, adding 12 people to its staff of 14. Hires will be in the areas of technical and financial support, engineers and scientists.
MAYA Design downtown is hiring five. The firm has a unique opportunity for an entry-level motion designer and filmmaker to be a part of a team within MAYA Design that will help clients tell compelling stories about the future of their products and services. Other positions include: IT support, a senior visual designer, software design engineer and lead researcher.
Industry Weapon, now in Greentree, has seven openings: web developer, technical support engineer, sales administrator, inside account executive, software engineer, quality assurance agent and an in-house Windows developer.
Reed Smith is looking for a document and application specialist, someone to assist with administrative support with a range of duties firmwide.
Lucas Systems, provider of voice-directed logistics solutions for retailers, wholesale distributors, and manufacturers, is hiring six and looking for two interns:  software and product engineers, technical support analysts, project manager, software test engineer and a software support intern and software engineer intern.
PPG Industries is looking for a corporate marketing manager to manage all aspect of PPG’s global corporate brand and reputation.
The Design Center, a community planning and urban reinvestment nonprofit, is looking for a community programs manager to provide project management and technical support to consultants with the program.
Axiom Health Intellect Systems, a startup company focused on hospital analytics and business analytics software products, is hiring two sales account executives.
Aquion Energy, a Pittsburgh-based manufacturer of aqueous hybrid ion batteries, is looking for a strong writer with a marketing or related degree to assist the marketing director in moving out the message of this sustainable industrial battery.
Deeplocal in the Strip District is hiring a treatment writer and designer, a part-time contract position.
Flying Cork Media, a strategic marketing communications firm, seeks a full-time creative writing to assist in client campaign writing.
Have hiring news? Email Pop City and include the job links.
Writer: Deb Smit

Who's hiring in Pittsburgh? Branding Brand poised for major expansion and more

Each week Pop City reports on the latest company and hiring news.

Branding Brand, the Pittsburgh-based creator of mobile sites and apps for some of the largest brands in the world, is expanding and hiring more than 13 people in a variety of positions: director of engineering, account manager, front-end developer, iOS developer, lead engineer, lead software engineer, production support engineer, systems analyst and junior feasibility engineer, vice president of finance and vice president of mobile commerce project management.

Oh, and for recent grads, an entry-level integration tester and quality assurance engineer.

The Pittsburgh Tribune Review is hiring an assistant metro editor to manage the metro desk.

Pittsburgh economic development nonprofit Urban Innovation21 is hiring a vice president, a person responsible for overseeing programs and services and assisting with day-to-day operations. The position requires an effective leader with excellent organization and management skills, an ability to be culturally competent and equipped with excellent communication skills.

Innovation Works is seeking a Program Manager for its AlphaLab accelerator program, a position responsible for many of the day-to-day operations of the program including managing key partner relationships, programming of educational talks and networking events, application process management, internal systems and processes, and facility logistics.
Pittsburgh marketing agency Brunner is looking for a social community manager and trend spotter, a position that will be responsible for helping brands manage their social media presence and engage their followers.
Songwhale in Lawrenceville is looking software engineers, product managers and developers.

PPG Industries is looking for someone with corporate communication and relationship building skills to be its next corporate communications manager.
Carnegie Speech is looking to hire a software engineer to help develop and maintain its language teaching products.

The Pittsburgh Jewish Film Forum--JFilm--is looking for a dedicated, detail-oriented, experienced administrator to help coordinate all phases of this big-thinking, small arts organization including a successful and critically acclaimed annual film festival and numerous other year-round activities. The position is part-time averaging 20 hours per week (except for peak times) and includes evenings and weekends as needed. 
SCA Technologies, a leading provider of category sourcing and cost management solutions, has openings for three including a office manager, sales account executive and customer service rep. Those applying should have enterprise level software sales experience and experience in selling supply chain solutions to the food industry.

USA TODAY Sports Media Group is seeking a reporter for its high schools division in Pittsburgh to cover the field  24/7 and has a proven background of producing industry-leading coverage.

Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board (3RWIB) has rolled out a new online tool that connects job seekers to free or low-cost training programs designed to prepare people for quick entry into well-paying jobs in health care, energy, and manufacturing.  Called Quick Train for Jobs, the site is a  clearing house for free or low-cost, high-quality, brief training programs with some of the region’s most recognized institutions.

Is your company growing and expanding? Have hiring news? Email Pop City and include the links!

Writer: Deb Smit

Who's hiring in Pittsburgh? NetHealth, Panopto and City of Asylum

Each week Pop City reports on the latest company expansion and hiring news.
Panopto, a growing company working to bring people together in industry and education through software for webcasts and video presentations, is looking to expand its team of developers, marketers, sales and support. The company recently raised $2.4 million for further product development and international expansion.
Two positions are currently posted for application engineers.
City of Asylum/Pittsburgh, the writers' residence that is building an international community of writer’s, artists and readers, is hiring three: account manager, administrative assistant and program-project manager.
Strip District-based Net Health, developers of health record systems for specialty outpatient clinics, has announced major expansion plans. The firm plans to double its workforce of 110 by next year, a company spokesperson confirmed. Positions will be announced soon, says a company spokesperson.

Industry Weapon, a digital media and communications firm, has seven openings: technical support engineer, web developer, sales administration, inside account executive, software engineer, quality assurance agent and windows-contractor.
Thermo Fisher Scientific is hiring a digital designer, a position that requires a bachelor’s degree and five years experience working in a corporate environment. The position requires the ability to provide brand guidance for all digital projects. 
Dick's Sporting Goods in Findlay is getting ready to recruit staff for its new Field & Stream store opening in August in Cranberry Township. Dick’s has announced the hiring of outdoor enthusiasts, especially hunters and anglers able to offer professional assistance in selling a wide range of outdoor gear.
West Penn Allegheny Health System is hiring for many medical positions: medical technologist, echocardiography technologist, respiratory therapist, phlebotomist as well as nurses and nursing assistants and administrators.
Quantum Theatre is looking for a part-time social media consultant to raise brand awareness and deliver traffic to the theatre company's website, social media destinations, live productions, and special events.
Chemistry Communications is looking for a Fall Intern to begin in September working with the public relations and social media department.  Responsibilities will include building media lists, daily media monitoring, drafting press releases, and social media work. Candidates must be able to receive credit and should e-mail Darice Case at darice@visitthelab.com.  
Writer: Deb Smit

Who's hiring in Pittsburgh? A+ Schools, PMI, Wrecking Crew Media and more

Each week Pop City reports on hiring news in Pittsburgh.

A+ Schools is hiring for two positions, a community organizer and a program manager. The Community Organizer is responsible for building, managing, and mobilizing adult networks to improve public education in Pittsburgh. The position requires passion for social justice and a strong generalist skill set.
The Program Manager, a new position, will be responsible for developing program materials, training parents, facilitating parent volunteers through decision making processes and assisting them in designing, implementing and evaluating their program.
PMI-TV has two openings. The broadcast and video studio is seeking an experienced digital strategist with a background in advertising, public relations and digital work. Also an experienced interactive-UX developer capable of leading projects and teams. (Read all about PMI in Pop City this week.)
Pittsburgh Business Group on Health (PBGH), an employer-led, non-profit coalition of organizations representing various business segments including private and public employers, government and education, is hiring an executive director to take the helm of the company.
Marc USA, a national advertising and integrated marketing agency, is hiring a freelance interactive designer charged with all aspects of integrated design.
Lucas Systems has six openings in engineering and IT and two internships. Positions include: project engineers, software engineers, project manager, software test engineer and two software engineer interns.
Wrecking Crew Media in Pittsburgh is looking to add a full time director/producer/editor to our growing staff. Strong concept and writing skills are very important, as well as motions graphics (AE) and better than good lighting skills.

Chester Engineers, an industry leading engineering firm, is still looking for engineers for its Pittsburgh office. Chester provides energy, water and wastewater solutions to public and industrial clients across the United States and internationally.  
WordWrite Communications has a paid part-time position for an intern this fall, a journalism, public relations or communications college junior or senior.

Have hiring news? Email Pop City and include the links.

Writer: Deb Smit

Who's hiring in Pittsburgh? ExOne and Walking Thumbs and more

Each week Pop City reports on the latest in hiring news and company growth.
3D manufacturing company ExOne in North Huntingdon is hiring eight for a range of positions: accounts payable clerk, custodian, machine build/ mechanical technician, program manager in chemistry, program manager-FEA, QA inspector, research and development associate and research materials science scientist.
Oakland startup Walking Thumbs is looking for five people to take on leading roles in Android and iPhone development within our team. Under the radar to date, the startup is “stable and growing” as it builds its messaging platform and ecosystem of applications surrounding it, says founder John Feghali.
Positions include chief technical officer, android developers and iOS developers. For more details applicants may email Feghali at john@walkingthumbs.com.
In case you were under a rock and missed it last week, Dick’s Sporting Goods is expanding again on the heels of having opened a spanking new offices no less than two years ago. Naturally hiring is indicated. Dick’s has openings for 12 at present, including developers, analysts and a marketing content manager.

Attack Theatre is looking for a finance and development associate who can work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
Towercare, developers of a suite of products for nonprofits, is hiring a software developer.
Business Forward, a business process improvement consultancy, is looking for solutions analysts who are able analyze, design, develop and implement cross functional business solutions.
Bombardier in West Mifflin is hiring a technical writer and trainer to research and author technical manuals and corresponding training manuals to support Bombardier products. 
Pittsburgh-based Intermedix, providing technology-enabled solutions in health and safety, is hiring a technical writer to prepare and maintain assistance materials for several emergency preparedness software products. 
The Pittsburgh Penguins are looking for a staff writer for a multimedia internship for the Fall of 2013. This position is unpaid and based at the Consol Energy Center.
Having hiring news? Email Pop City and include the career link.
Writer: Deb Smit

Who's hiring in Pittsburgh? Google Pittsburgh announces major expansion and more

Each week Pop City reports on hiring and job news in the region.
Google Pittsburgh is expanding again and will hire between 100 to 200 people in the coming year. Google Inc. announced this week it is leasing another 50,000 square feet of office space in Bakery Square and will begin aggressively hiring for 75 open positions, many in the shopping and commerce division.
Google Pittsburgh has grown rapidly since establishing a presence in Pittsburgh, having hired 50 people in the last year alone. Positions include software engineers as well support staff.

Across the way, a new restaurant called Social will be holding open interviews on Thursday, June 13th, from 12-8 pm for all positions: waitstaff, cooks, hosts, managers. Social is located at 6425 Penn Avenue.

ThoughtForm, a communication design consultancy working at the crossroads of business strategy and creative thinking, is currently recruiting people for six permanent positions and one contract position. The positions include designers, developers, writers, an image specialist and project manager.

The Congress of Neighboring Communities, better known as CONNECT, is hiring an outreach and program coordinator. CONNECT, part of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh, works to bring the region’s urban municipalities together to enhance and deliver important public services.
MARC USA is hiring an advertising account executive and looking for a PR/social media apprentice. The ad exec/ new business development specialist will focus on many aspects of the agencies new business program.  The PR/social media apprentice is a paid position for a college grad in advertising, marketing business or a related degree.

Pop City is looking for a part-time person to size and load photos in Pop City's content management system every week. Deadline day is every Tuesday so availability is important on Mondays and early Tuesdays. Position requires approximately 7 hours every week. Previous online experience with photos is very helpful. Photoshop skills are a necessity.  Must have photo software.  For more info email info@popcitymedia.com

Quantum Theatre is looking for a part-time consultant to raise brand awareness and deliver traffic to the theatre’s website, social media destinations, live productions, and special events. 
KDKA-TV is looking for a commercial videographer with skills as a sound mixer and lighting director, able to support all studio and set productions in preparation for productions.
Think Through Learning is hiring a senior editor, K-2. The position is responsible for the production of web-based mathematics and instructional materials for elementary-aged students.
A.C. Coy Company in Pittsburgh is hiring a technical writer for its technical writing department to work on a complete overhaul of their documentation and must have experience with Doc-to-help and authoring tools.

The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) is opening a customer service center in Greentree that will create 150 jobs. The servicing operation offers services and counseling to student loan borrowers. Many of the positions are related to loan counseling and human resources. A recruitment event will be held on June 25. 

Still looking for the perfect job? The Allegheny Conference this week unveiled a re-imagined Imagine Pittsburgh website, a gateway to more than 30,000 jobs in the region. New features take the site beyond that of a mere job board, including  stories about the people who work and live in our region.
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Writer: Deb Smit

Who's hiring in Pittsburgh? Several companies announce major expansions

Each week Pop City reports on the latest in company hiring news:
The big news at Duolingo, the CMU  language translation spinout, was the release of its Android app. The Shadyside-based startup is busting at the seams and plans to move next door to its current digs on Walnut Street to make room for more people. Major hiring is planned. Jobs currently posted include an infrastructure engineer, UI/UX designer and UI/UX design intern.  
Financial services firm Hefren-Tillotson will be moving from its Upper St. Clair branch office in the South Hills to a new 7,339 square foot office space in Southpointe. Major hiring is expected to follow. The firm is currently hiring for four positions: financial assistant, junior accountant, investment advisory administrative support supervisor and portfolio analyst.
Baby product maker Thorley Industries recently announced plans for a $1 million expansion of its Strip District operation and major hiring. Thorley—which goes by the name 4Moms—employs 97 and will add 75 positions this year in sales, engineering, marketing and supply chain. 

Thorley is on a fast track for major growth with the popularity of its techy baby gear. It’s power-folding stroller collapses with the touch of a button and its popular mamaRoo infant seat imitates the gentle rocking sway of a parent’s arms.
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is posting seven new positions, among them a guest services manager, finance assistant, greenhouse technician and event sales supervisor.
BEA of Belgium, makers of automatic door technology, is hiring a marketing coordinator, staff accountant, information systems manager and outside sales position.  Pittsburgh is the headquarters of Bea’s American operation.

Chester Engineers, an industry leading engineering firm, has 3 openings in Pittsburgh.  Chester provides energy, water and wastewater solutions to public and industrial clients across the United States and internationally.  

Meakem Becker Venture Capital is hiring a financial systems analyst in its downtown office.
Highmark is hiring a communications consultant to work on human resources communications programs.

The SMC Insurance company is hiring an account manager/ client specialist.
Finally, The Moving the Lives of Kids Community Mural Project, which has create murals from the city to Larimer to the Strip District and the East Busway, is hiring for its summer program. Artists and youth are paid by stipend.

Have hiring news? Email Pop City and include the links!

Writer: Deb Smit

Who's hiring in Pittsburgh? One click to a career in IT, architecture, sales and more

IKM Incorporated—Architects, Planners & Interior Designers is a Pittsburgh firm that offers architectural, planning and interior design services to companies in the mid-Altantic region. The firm has three staff position openings: architect I, project manager and architectural intern III & Illustrator.
The architect position is a full-time registered position and requires a professional with experience on institutional-type projects. The project manager should have 8-12 years of project management experience and a degree or master’s degree in architecture. The intern, full-time, is for an architecture grad on the path to licensure with three to five years of experience.
Social Media Information(SMI), developers of B2B information solutions for companies, is hiring two: a lead software developer and sales executive for their office on the North Shore. The firm is looking for a programmer to lead its development team on day-to-day coding for the front and backend systems that power SMI’s data-gathering and analysis systems.
The ideal sales professional will generate leads and new customer revenue targeting small and medium-sized business customers. Inside sales or field-based selling experience is required, plus a B.A. or B.S. degree.
West Penn Allegheny Health System is hiring a senior data analyst, quality and patient safety. The job entails facilitating activities to improve patient safety and the best clinical outcomes within the hospital setting. The provider seeks at least five years of data/business analysis experience.
UPMC on the South Side is hiring a systems analyst, intermediate report writer who will help support the Acceleration Epic Initiative Dept. This involves experience in analytical and or programming and IT experience.
The Resumator, which helps companies with their hiring needs, is hiring a director of customer success, director of product management and a sales intern.
Pittsburgh life sciences company Omnyx is advertising four positions: regulatory affairs specialist, principal scientist, principal quality engineer and project compliance and purchasing.
Wrtier: Deb Smit

The story behind TrueFit's acquisition of Gist Design in Pittsburgh

Cranberry-based TrueFit is gearing up for major growth following the news that the firm has acquired downtown-based Gist Design.
Bringing two Pittsburgh companies together really is a true fit, as the name implies. TrueFit assists companies by bringing disruptive new innovations and products to market. Gist is all about the creation of beautifully designed products, says Christopher Evans, vice president of TrueFit.
“This speaks to the collaborative nature of Pittsburgh. It’s a great win,” he says.
Gist, founded in 2002 by a team of designers from CMU’s School of Design, has worked with some of the world’s leading technology companies including Samsung, Precor and Kodak. 
The two companies have worked together on several projects. TrueFit tapped Gist’s design and research savvy on projects with BodyMedia, recently acquired by Jawbone, and Watson Institute in Pittsburgh.
We found that we were comfortable working together in the tech space, especially mobile apps and commercial web applications, Evans says. Going forward, the firm plans to focus on opportunities in the healthcare tech space.
TrueFit, currently based in Cranberry Woods, plans to move and expand its downtown footprint; hiring is expected. The company will keep the TrueFit name and its message of innovation. The firm plans to open new offices in key cities around the country.
“This is the beginning of a period of tremendous growth if we play our cards properly,” says Evans. “This really just scratches the surface of what we can accomplish. It’s a wonderful opportunity; we are very committed to the region.”
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Writer: Deb Smit
Source: Christopher Evans, TrueFit

Who's hiring in Pittsburgh? Safaba and Bossa Nova. Openings for qualified teachers!

Each week Pop City reports on the latest in company and hiring news.
Safaba, a tech company that uses machine translation to help global enterprises localize and transcend the language barrier, is hiring four in leading product development, project delivery, marketing and sales. The positions include: sales lead, research scientist, senior software engineer and senior MT software engineer.
Carnegie Speech, developers of software that assesses and improves the pronunciation of non-native English speakers, is looking for a software engineer to help develop and maintain its language teaching products.
The Environmental Charter School in Regent Square has openings for 20 positions, many for teachers. ECS especially needs a bookkeeper and office manager. Note that applicants are urged to apply by May 15, which is today! Click here for further information.
Powercast is developing radio wave energy, harvesting technology that is breaking new ground in the remote and wireless power industry by increasing the efficiency of converting radio waves into DC power over a wide operating range. Powercast is hiring an electrical engineer.

Bossa Nova Robotics, a Carnegie Mellon spinoff, which recently pivoted its focus from robotic toys to personalized robotic products for the world, has three openings in R&D for an embedded software developer, localization/ navigation scientist and software engineer.

Aethon, a leader in autonomous mobile robot delivery technology in healthcare, is looking for an electrical design engineer to help develop advanced robotic vehicle electronics, controls and systems for autonomous mobile robotic vehicles. 
EDMC, a provider of post-secondary education across a wide range of careers, is hiring a director of business analysis and reporting, someone with strong computer literacy skills and experience with financial software programs.

Think Through Learning, a provider of online math tutoring for students, is hiring two math editors and a content development intern.

Have hiring news? Email Pop City and include the career links. Check previous Pop City listings too!

Writer: Deb Smit

Innovation Works celebrates milestones, announces regional energy alliance with NETL

Strip District-based 4Moms was the setting for the Innovation Works annual meeting last night, a celebration of milestones achieved by the region’s early-stage investment firm.
The largest crowd ever—500 by all estimates—milled about the headquarters of the growing high-tech, baby gear company, now at 88 employees. The treat of the night was a tour of the digs and a sneak peak of what’s to come: a robotic car seat, a lighter weight stroller and an infant chair with the gentle sway of a mother.
Those of you who believed that startups could fuel the region’s economy are here tonight, Henry Thorne of 4Moms told the crowd. When small companies grow into large companies and succeed, jobs are created. 
The theme, “Made by Entreprenuers,” told the story of some of Pittsburgh’s brightest new companies. Apply for a job today and chances are the listing is generated by The Resumator. IBM’s data analysis efforts are taking place in their Squirrel Hill office, once the startup Vivisimo. threeRivers 3D is making strides as one of the nation’s highest volume manufacturers of 3D scanners. FutureDerm, an AlphaLab startup, sold out of its first product in just three weeks.
“We have to feel really good that Pittsburgh is on the right track,” said Rich Lunak, Innovation Works CEO and president. Especially with a company like 4Moms that is building a consumer brand that may one day rival Apple.
Prior to the meeting, Lunak shared a major announcement. A new alliance has been formed in the region to commercialize technology coming out of the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) with several collaborative partners. Lab research will be conducted in Pittsburgh; the alliance will be headed by NETL and Michele Migliuolo, commercialization alliance manager with IW. 
Looking back, this was a good year for job growth and revenues earned by the current crop of companies, Lunak reflected. New products were launched. Strategic partnerships are underway that include a new manufacturing accelerator, AlphaLab Gear. 
Looking forward, the agile hardware sector will be a real strength for the region. While software and Internet companies are a strong sector locally, expect energy and advanced materials to make their mark, he said.
Among the other highlights:
IW invested $4.8 million in technology companies in 2012. By comparison, IW invested $4.9 million in 2011 and $4.6 million  in 2010.
IW’s seed fund and accelerator companies accounted for 65% of all Pittsburgh companies raising venture rounds, and were successful in attracting nearly $209 million from VCs, angels, corporate/strategic investors and other sources.
Of the follow-on funding, $99 million (45%) came from venture capital and the other largest share of $73 million (35%) came from angel investors.
583 jobs were created in the region and retained attributed to IW assistance.

Watch the Innovation Works video. Read the 2012 Annual Report here.
Writer: Deb Smit
Source: Innovation Works

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