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Help us change the way government works.

Why Skylight?

Our mission matters

We're more than a company. We represent a movement to reinvent how the government serves families, patients, veterans, immigrants, and many others in today's digital world. Everything about us — our structure, values, services, work, thoughts, and team — is designed with that purpose in mind.

You matter

It's people like you — with talents in research, design, product, engineering, data, and more — who can make a difference. We've created an environment that empowers you to unleash your skills for public good, whether that's improving early childhood outcomes or helping to save veteran lives. You'll work alongside a team of a team of extraordinarily-talented people who strive to bring out the best in you and each other. You'll also be taken care of with a well-thought-out compensation and benefits package. We want you to be happy, fulfilled, and well-supported.

We're just getting started

We're still in startup mode, and our future is bright. We're doing impactful work, building an amazing team, and improving every day. Everyone is given the opportunity to shape the company in some way. We'd love for you to join us in creating something special.

Charlye Tran

"I love being able to work somewhere that empowers you to hone in on solving the right problems in an increasingly complex environment, alongside some of the most inspired and talented folks in the industry."

Charlye Tran, Product Manager

Shashank Khandelwal

"I appreciate Skylight's holistic approach to helping agencies achieve digital mastery, which is what the government needs more of from industry."

Shashank Khandelwal, Digital Transformer

Laura King

"Skylight gives me ownership over my work and allows me to carve a path where I can make the biggest impact."

Laura King, UX Designer

Care package

We hire good people and support them with the best compensation and benefits possible. We keep an open dialog with everyone on the team to make what we offer even better.

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Compensation

We offer a competitive salary, a stake in the company's success, performance bonuses, referral bonuses, publication bonuses, public speaking bonuses, a quick-pay program, and HUBZone resident stipends.

Future

We match your 401(k) dollar-for-dollar up to 10% of your salary. We also offer a budget of up to $2,000 per year for professional development, which includes conferences, training, travel, and materials.

Health

We cover 90% of your medical premium, 100% of premiums for vision and dental, and 50% of premiums for dependents. We also provide life insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance, healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts, and a health savings account.

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Parental leave

We offer a minimum of 9 weeks paid time off for all eligible new birth, adoption, or foster parents.

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Time off

We offer a minimum of 29 days paid time off, which covers any type of leave (such as holiday, sick, vacation, and extra parental leave) that you need or want to take.

Flexibility

We give you maximum flexibility to decide when, where, and how to get your work done. We're a distributed and remote-friendly team, currently spread out across 20 different states. How do we make that work? Check out this guide.

Tools

We provide an annual tech budget of up to $750 for anything, such as a new computer, that you think will help to do your job better. Most software that you need will be provided by us.

Code of conduct

Everyone deserves a safe, inclusive environment. We live by our Code of Conduct, and actively look for ways to make it even stronger, as well as reinforce expected behaviors.

Community

We give you pathways to engage with a growing community of organizations and individuals working to change how the government works, such as the Digital Services Coalition, which we co-founded.

Open positions

Below are the roles that we're actively hiring for:

Product

  • Product Manager

    Remote

    Multiple positions open. Help the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services respond to the COVID-19 crisis and protect public health, or work with the U.S. Air Force to modernize how personal protective equipment is managed.

Design

  • UX Designer

    Remote

    Help the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services respond to the COVID-19 crisis and protect public health.

  • Content Strategist

    Remote

    Help the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services respond to the COVID-19 crisis and protect public health.

Research

  • UX Researcher

    Remote

    Help the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services respond to the COVID-19 crisis and protect public health.

Engineering

  • Sofware Engineer

    Remote

    Multiple positions open. Help the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services respond to the COVID-19 crisis and protect public health, or work with the U.S. Air Force to solve critical problems such as how personal protective equipment is managed.

  • Sofware Engineer (Mobile)

    Remote

    Create a mobile application development platform to accelerate the development of native mobile apps across the U.S. Air Force.

  • DevOps Engineer

    Remote

    Work with the U.S. Air Force to solve critical problems such as how personal protective equipment is managed.

Data

  • Data Engineer

    Remote

    Help the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood better leverage data in support of families with young children.

Business Strategy & Operations

Don't see your role? Don't worry, we could be hiring sooner than you think, so we'd still love to talk. We typically hire people with skills in research, design, product management, engineering, data science, security, procurement, digital transformation, and client engagement management. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us.

For most roles, we also offer paid apprenticeship opportunities for post-graduate professionals and paid internship opportunities for current or recent college graduates. If you're interested in an apprenticeship or internship, please get in touch.

Interview process

If you apply for a position, here's what you can expect in terms of the process:

1. Application review

After you submit your application, we'll evaluate your information against the qualifications of our open positions and communicate next steps. (We encourage you to include links to samples of your work, if you have any.) If you look like a potential match, we'll begin the live interview process.

2. Preliminary screening

The interview process begins with a 15-minute or 30-minute preliminary screening call by phone or video. Plan to talk about your skills and experience, what you're passionate about, and what Skylight is like. The call will also cover the interview process, structure, basic employment requirements, and employee benefits. If the preliminary screening call goes well, we'll schedule you for a skills interview and a behavioral interview. Both interviews are generally held by phone or video.

3. Skills interview

The skills interview lasts approximately one and a half hours. You'll be asked a variety of questions about your experience and skills, and how you'd apply them within the context of Skylight's work.

4. Behavioral interview

The behavioral interview lasts approximately one hour, and will assess how you interact with colleagues and get work done.

5. Additional interviews (if needed)

In some cases, we'll conduct additional interviews to evaluate areas we'd like to know more about.

6. The offer

If all the interviews go well, you'll receive a preliminary offer followed by an official offer, including an agreed-upon start date!