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 chage. 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 a Staff Data Engineer, you will be joining the newly formed Data Product team within ActBlue’s Data department. The Data Product team’s mission is to integrate ActBlue’s internal data platform into our user-facing products. The team will work on projects from data streaming to Machine Learning, all with the end goal of unlocking the value of our data to better serve the political entities and donors who rely on ActBlue’s platform.

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

  • Work with application developers and database administrators to create the infrastructure needed to deliver high-performance data insights in our applications.
  • Design and lead implementation of new data systems to meet our organization’s and users’ evolving needs.
  • Identify our end users’ data needs and build efficient and scalable data pipelines to enable them to make data-driven decisions.
  • Create frameworks and services that will be used by other ActBlue engineers and data scientists.
  • Work with other engineering teams to create and optimize our data infrastructure and tooling.
  • Work with our data scientists to implement a production-level Machine Learning platform.

WHAT YOU BRING:

  • At least 7 years of experience in data engineering or related roles.
  • Experience implementing both real-time data products and production ML systems.
  • Experience maintaining and deploying server-side web applications.
  • 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 with, and elevate your team by supporting your peers.
  • Eagerness to learn and grow and to support your teammates’ learning and growth.
  • An understanding of performance, scalability, and security concerns.

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.

WHAT YOU'LL BE WORKING WITH:

  • Stack: Python, Terraform, Kubernetes, SQL, Ruby
  • Tooling: Looker, dbt, GitHub, PagerDuty, Datadog, Fivetran, Hightouch
  • Hosting: AWS
  • Databases: Redshift, PostgreSQL

OUR ENGINEERING VALUES: 

  • We believe that ideas are more important than technologies.
  • We understand that the tools we build have real-world consequences for millions of people and take that responsibility seriously.
  • Security is at the center of everything we do. We are always on the lookout for ways to further harden our platform.
  • We know that code isn’t just a set of instructions for machines, but communication with other humans; style, elegance, and respect are important.
  • We believe that an ability to balance paying off technical debt and rapidly completing a project contributes to the health of the codebase, engineering team, and organization.
  • We believe that being correct isn’t enough; respect for your colleagues and users is fundamental.

LOCATION AND COMPENSATION: 

This posting is for a full-time, remote, salaried position. Travel may be required on a limited basis to attend all-staff and departmental retreats (1-2 times per year). Additional travel may be required for select positions.  Our roles predominantly require availability during established business hours (Mon-Fri). Employees in this role are expected to be a part of an on-call rotation which will result in working nontraditional hours as needed.

ATS is currently authorized to support remote work employees in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C. and Wisconsin.

Employees can expect to work with distributed teams across all U.S. time zones. Our roles require extended technology usage, and proficiency with virtual communication tools such as Zoom and Slack. Regular attendance in virtual meetings is inherent to every position.

Salary Range Details:

Salary Range: $191,679 – $216,566 

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; plus fully-paid health reimbursement arrangement to use for out of pocket expenses and fully-paid short- and long-term disability 
  • Fully paid basic and AD&D life insurance and a voluntary supplemental life insurance option
  • Dependent and health care flexible spending account options
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) benefits for employees 
  • Automatic 2% Employer-paid 401K contribution, plus up to an additional 6% match on employee contributions
  • A minimum of three months paid medical, family and parental leave (for all new parents, adoptions included)
  • Commuter or home-office benefits, including a $1,000 home-office setup allowance for all new full-time remote employees
  • Additional perks including quarterly snack deliveries and digital subscriptions to the Boston Globe & New York Times

ActBlue is unable to sponsor work visas at this time.

Bargaining Unit position: The terms and conditions of this position are subject to a collective bargaining agreement with the Communications Workers of America, the exclusive bargaining agent of covered ActBlue Technical Services employees.

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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