Overview

WHO WE ARE:

ActBlue is a nonprofit that builds tech and infrastructure for Democratic campaigns, progressive-aligned causes, and people trying to make an impact in order to fuel long-term, people-powered change. If you’ve ever given online to a Democrat or progressive organization, chances are you’ve used our powerful online fundraising platform.

We put power in the hands of small-dollar donors and help thousands of groups — from presidential candidates to environmental organizations — build grassroots movements. We envision a democracy where everyone looking to make progressive people-powered change can easily and effectively deploy their resources, energy, and creativity to shape our country and futures. Each and every one of us, from the political activists to the tech innovators to the customer service pros, is fully committed to our mission.

THE OPPORTUNITY: 

As the Engineering Manager for Data Products, you will be joining the newly formed Data Product team within the ActBlue Technical Services (ATS) Data Department. Your primary role will be to develop, maintain, and support the data platform(s) that serve the ActBlue application. The platform will serve up real-time aggregations that power user-facing dashboards, predictions that drive personalized user experiences, and eventually much more. You will also work with ActBlue leadership to build reporting structures, manage Data team members, and collaborate across departments to deliver projects incrementally and on time. You will report to the Director of Engineering, Data.

This role will serve as a player/coach within the Data Department and Data Product subteam. You will work in tandem with other managers to ensure teams have clarity of vision and alignment on solutions. You will also develop processes that enable continuous improvement in the team’s functioning.

WHAT YOU WILL DO: 

  • Serve as a leader in the Data Department, providing input on department strategy and goals.
  • Manage and oversee the work of the Data Product subteam.
  • Collaborate with Product Management to build a prioritized backlog.
  • Manage the delivery of data products with efficiency and a high standard of quality.
  • Maintain data products in production, ensuring they continue to meet the needs of our application and our users.
  • Lead and coach continual process improvement in the Data Product team.
  • Mentor and support team members in their professional goals.
  • Promote psychological safety in the team, as well as in the larger department and across ActBlue.
  • Coordinate with ActBlue leadership to establish measurable goals and consistent metrics.
  • Work collaboratively within the department and across ActBlue to help achieve organizational goals.
  • Assess knowledge gaps in ActBlue’s workforce and strategize filling data needs that will further institutional knowledge and information sharing.
  • Direct project management and delegate large, complex projects as assigned.

WHAT YOU BRING:

  • At least 5-7 years of experience in data engineering or related roles.
  • At least 3 years of staff management experience is preferred.
  • Experience collaborating and building relationships with teams across an organization.
  • Experience creating robust work plans and executing large-scale project management.
  • Proficiency in SQL.
  • Experience with data pipelines and data engineering technologies.
  • Experience with real-time analytics.
  • Experience with serving ML models.
  • Experience maintaining and deploying server-side web applications.
  • Experience with security, reliability, scaling, monitoring, and other aspects of production platforms.
  • Familiarity with either R or Python.
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts to a non-technical audience.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion in working with teammates and partners.
  • A team player mentality: You keep the end user in mind and enjoy hearing feedback from your teammates, but you know when and how to defend your own ideas in a respectful manner.
  • Comfort collaborating with a distributed team of many remote colleagues.
  • An inclusive, generous working style: You like to mentor, collaborate, and elevate your team by supporting your peers.
  • Excitement for your own learning and growth and the learning and growth of your teammates.

 

BONUS POINTS IF…

  • You’ve worked with ML platforms such as Sagemaker, Tensorflow, and Modelbit.
  • You’ve worked with real-time analytics platforms such as Clickhouse, Rockset, and Timescale.
  • You’ve worked with Business Intelligence, and/or Data Science tools.

WHAT YOU'LL BE WORKING WITH:

  • Stack: Python, Terraform, Kubernetes, SQL, Ruby
  • Tooling: Fivetran, dbt, Github, PagerDuty, DataDog, Hightouch
  • Hosting: AWS
  • Databases: PostgreSQL, Redshift

LOCATION AND COMPENSATION: 

This posting is for a full-time, salaried position. This can be a fully remote position, or can work out of the ActBlue’s office located in Davis Square in Somerville, MA, just a few blocks from the MBTA Red Line.  ActBlue is authorized to support remote work in these states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C., and Wisconsin.

Salary Range Details:

Salary Range: $173,676 – $192,209

ActBlue is committed to consistent compensation practices across our organization.  Final salary offers will take into account factors such as candidate experience, interview performance and current team salary parity.

BENEFITS:

  • Flexible work schedules and an unlimited time-off policy.
  • Fully paid and trans-inclusive health, dental, and vision insurance for employees and their families.
  • Automatic 2% 401K contribution, plus up to 6% match.
  • Three months paid parental leave for all new parents, adoptions included; 4 weeks of a fully paid flexible work schedule; plus an additional one week of paid leave and an additional one week of flexible work schedule for every full year the employee has worked for ActBlue.
  • Commuter or home-office benefits, including a $1,000 home-office setup allowance for all new full-time remote employees.
  • Additional perks including monthly snack deliveries and digital subscriptions to the Boston Globe & New York Times.

ActBlue is unable to sponsor work visas at this time.

Supervisory role not part of the Bargaining Unit position: Certain employees who report to this position may be covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

INCLUSION STATEMENT:

ActBlue is deeply committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity. We commit to retaining, developing, recruiting, and hiring a diverse staff community. We honor the dignity of all. We celebrate their unique qualities. And we recognize the wide range of human differences, backgrounds, and intersectional identities that enrich the workspace and help us better meet our mission. If you feel a connection to our mission and see your interests reflected in this job description we encourage you to apply – even if you don’t meet every requirement. 

ActBlue is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the interview and employment process, including using our online system to apply for a position. If you would like to request an accommodation, please contact us at recruitment@actblue.com to get started.

*ActBlue will never ask candidates to buy equipment, nor will we email from anything other than an actblue.com or actbluetech.com email address. 

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