Join 18F

Help transform how the federal government does technology.

We’re looking for candidates passionate about our mission, with top-notch software development, design, content, and operations skills to match.

We’re a remote-first team with offices in DC, New York, Chicago, and San Francisco, and we have teammates working all over the country. Read more about how we make our distributed model work.

If you have any questions, please contact our Talent Team at

Open positions

Links below will take you to the Technology Transformation Services join page to apply.

Cloud Consulting Technical Lead
Cloud Platform Lead

How to apply

To apply to positions at 18F and elsewhere in the Technology Transformation Services, you’ll need:

You can find links to these document and more information in individual job postings.

Most 18F positions are in the Excepted Service and are “not to exceed” (NTE) positions, which means they are two-year terms and can be renewed once, for a total of four years. To apply for these Excepted Service positions, you must be a United States citizen or national (residents of American Samoa and Swains Islands) and you must not be a current GSA employee or contractor.

See all open positions and full instructions on the Technology Transformation Services join page.

TTS is an equal opportunity employer

We’re building a team that reflects the United States. We don’t discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.

Compensation and benefits

Government pay grades

18F team members are hired for specific position descriptions at a specific grade level from the federal general schedule (GS) (excluding SES positions). The GS system is a pay system for civilian employees in the federal government; evaluation and compensation varies by grade level. The qualification requirements for each position at a specific GS level are based on education, background, accomplishments, and experience. The specific requirements will always be listed in the job posting. Salaries of federal employees are public information, and your salary may become publicly available on sites like

Understanding grade levels

Federal employees on the general schedule range from GS-1 to GS-15. Find out more about the GS system from the Office of Personnel Management.

GS grade levels specify a fixed compensation range for a particular position, in particular geographic localities, within the federal government. Understanding the relationship between GS grade level, location, and compensation is important to understanding how salaries work at 18F.

Each GS grade level contains a series of 10 steps. New employees are usually hired at Step 1 of a GS grade. However, in special circumstances, agencies may authorize a higher step rate for a newly-appointed federal employee based on a special need of the agency or superior qualifications of the prospective employee.

The annual salary cap for all GS employees is $164,200 per year. You cannot be offered more than this under any circumstance. Use this OPM General Schedule (GS) Salary Calculator to help you understand how GS level, step, and locality affect compensation.

Raises and bonuses

A step increase is the most common kind of raise for GS employees, and the amount of time between step increases is dependent on the step. As a GS employee, you have to wait one year to increase to a step 2, 3, or 4. Similarly, you must wait two years before increasing to step 5, 6, or 7. Lastly, you must wait three years before increasing to step 8, 9, or 10. This means that if you join TTS at step 1, you’ll proceed to step 2 the following year. If you join TTS at step 6, it will take two years to progress to step 7.

Bonuses generally come after the year-end review process in late September and are awarded based on your performance review results. You must be a TTS employee for at least three months to get a performance review. Bonuses are either a small percentage of your annual salary or additional paid time off.

Benefits and leave

The benefits package for federal employees includes medical, vision, and dental insurance, FSA accounts, life insurance, paid leave, and the Thrift Savings Plan (the government version of a 401K) with up to five percent matching. Our telework policy affords increased flexibility, and employees who use public transit to commute may claim commuter benefits.

18F also supports employees’ ongoing professional development by providing training opportunities and encouraging employees to participate in conferences, consortia, and other industry events.

More information

For more information on how to apply, head over to the Technology Transformation Services Join website. You’ll find more information on open positions, the interview process, backgrounds checks, and our hiring process. In addition, you can read the TTS Handbook for more information about working at 18F, including: