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We’re a motivated team of software developers, political nerds, digital enthusiasts, customer service champions, and lawyers. Together, we’re working to build state-of-the-art fundraising infrastructure for Democratic campaigns, progressive organizations, and causes of all sizes.

We set the bar high for ourselves. ActBlue, a nonprofit, is the largest source of funds for Democrats. Every day we handle tens of thousands of contributions from small-dollar donors. That’s our mission in action. And it wouldn’t be possible without a collaborative work environment that values professional growth and innovation.

Each department uses modern best practices with a dash of elbow grease and teamwork to get the job done. Our tech team uses Rails, PostgreSQL, Redis, and Node.js combined with excellent test coverage and efficient code to develop the software that powers ActBlue.

Interested in helping power a grassroots movement? Check out our openings below.

We offer a supportive workplace filled with dedicated, razor-sharp, and creative people and all of the following benefits:

Competitive Compensation
Including a 401(k) with generous matching.

Top-Notch Medical Coverage
Fully-paid, trans-inclusive health, dental, and vision insurance for you and your dependents.

Flexible Work Schedule
We know everyone runs on different schedules, so we do our best to accommodate the working hours that suit you.

Professional Growth
Everyone gets a professional development budget to attend conferences, seminars, or trainings, enroll in courses, and/or join a professional organization.

Generous Paid Time Off
We believe in work-life balance and encourage you to use your time off. We don’t track individual vacation days.

Paid Parental Leave
3 Months of fully paid time off and one month of part time, fully paid flex time. All genders qualify equally, and the policy includes adoptions.

Commuting Options
Your choice of a monthly MBTA pass, business parking pass, commuter rail discount, or bicycle reimbursement. We also provide secure bike parking and tools for repairs on the go.

We’ve seen that a fun and relaxed environment has a direct and positive impact on our collective creativity and productivity. Plus, we really enjoy spending time together!

ActBlue believes that a diverse, inclusive staff and movement is a fundamental strength. Towards that end, we’re committed to hiring people of all races, ethnicities, religions, ages, sex, genders, sexual orientations, or gender identities. Women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and members of other minority or marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Jobs at ActBlue Technical Services

Jobs at ActBlue

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Jobs at ActBlue Technical Services

DevOps Engineer

ActBlue powers the fundraising of the political and social left. If you’ve ever given online to a Democratic candidate or progressive organization, chances are you’ve used our software. We are seeking a full-time devops engineer to join our existing devops team. You’ll have significant responsibility right out of the gate and a voice in designing our architecture. We offer autonomy, responsibility, and amazing in-office and remote colleagues geeking out about politics and tech all day, plus generous benefits. You could work remotely from anywhere in the US, or from our office in Davis Square, Somerville MA.

What you'll be doing:

  • Managing, monitoring, extending our mission critical web application infrastructure across multiple datacenters in a no downtime environment.
  • Being part of an on-call rotation. When alarms ring we respond immediately and effectively.
  • Learning from alarms. After an event, we learn from it, improving our infrastructure, monitoring, or applications to keep the same issue from ringing alarms again.
  • Working with application developers and product “customers” to deploy and monitor new services repeatably, at scale, in cloud services.
  • Building visualizations of our data, to understand the performance of our systems and recommend improvements to remove bottlenecks and points of failure.
  • Discovering, testing, deploying upgrades to or replacement of components of our infrastructure, from simple OS packages, to database version upgrades, to wholesale replacements. (Maybe it’s time to move from Apache to nginx? Choose between monit and upstart?)

What you'll be working with:

  • Our stack: Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, Node.js, Redis, Graphite
  • Hosting: Rackspace and AWS clouds.
  • Configuration Management in Chef
  • Monitoring: Statsd, Graphite, New Relic

What you'll bring:

Very experienced with Linux system administration. We run Ubuntu. Substantial experience with a programming language like Ruby or Python. Experience developing and monitoring mission critical web applications. Knowledge of and a passion for repeatable configuration management using tools such as chef, puppet, or ansible. We use Chef. Bonus: experience configuring and monitoring CDNs. We use Fastly. Bonus: experience tuning and administering PostgreSQL databases. To apply, email a resume and cover letter to techjobs@actblue.com.

ActBlue believes that a diverse, inclusive staff and movement is a fundamental strength. Towards that end, we’re committed to hiring people of all races, ethnicities, religions, ages, sex, genders, sexual orientations, or gender identities. Women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and members of other minority or marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.



Permanent Open Positions at ActBlue Technical Services

ActBlue Technical Services is always on the lookout for great software engineers who want to influence politics, help charities, and build the best organizing tools around. If you're a Senior Rails Engineer, a DevOps professional, a Front End Engineer, or a U/X expert who wants to build world class technology while making the country a better place, drop us a line! We'd love to hear from you!

We use best in class tools and methods:

  • Backend: Rails 4.2/Ruby 2.2, Node.js, PostgreSQL, Redis
  • Frontend: Bootstrap, jQuery, Sass, D3, Highcharts
  • Operations: Chef, Rackspace cloud and AWS
  • Tools: Github, Solano CI, Bugsnag

While this is a list of what we currently use, we are open to hearing from great people who come from different stacks. You’ll be an essential contributor to a small team of professionals either in our Davis Square office or working remotely. You’ll have significant responsibility right out of the gate and a voice in designing our architecture. We offer autonomy, responsibility, and an amazing in-office and virtual workplace (full of people geeking out about politics and tech all day). Some neat things about us:

  • ActBlue is a nonprofit that is well capitalized. This gives us the freedom to explore new organizing technology without influence from big donors or investors. We are an established, thriving 12 year old organization.
  • We have a startup / political campaign mentality without the pressure and long hours. Our engineers balance their work impacting the country with being parents, marathon runners, pet owners, radio DJs, and more. Sustainable, full lives are valued.
  • Our work to change the country expands beyond our code. We sponsor AlterConf, Code 2040, RailsBridge Boston, and other groups focused on increasing diversity in technology. We also host regular Metor.js meetups and are excited to incorporate the passion projects of our staff into our giving back to the technical community.

Interested in learning more? To start the conversation, email a resume to techjobs@actblue.com.

ActBlue is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against candidates on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and members of other minority or marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.



Jobs at ActBlue


Compliance Associate

Reports to: Compliance Manager

The Compliance Associate’s job is to help operate one of the most demanding and most efficient compliance shops in politics, and to help manage one of the most complex political financial operations in the country. This is a full-time, entry-level position, perfect for someone with an interest in politics as well as campaign finance and/or the law generally.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The Compliance Associate will be responsible for a variety of regular and special projects related to campaign finance reporting. The position will offer opportunities for professional development and advancement.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Researching campaign finance regulations and deadlines
  • Communicating with regulators
  • Preparing campaign finance reports to a variety of state agencies
  • Data entry
  • Reconciliation duties

  • Qualifications:

    The successful candidate will be hard working and reliable, team-oriented, and a self-starter. This person will also have:

    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Superior computer skills (basic HTML, SQL, Excel skills a plus)
    • Experience with data entry
    • A knack for problem solving and process improvement
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Ability to manage projects independently
    • Willingness to learn new skills

    • Location & Compensation:

      ActBlue’s office is located in Davis Square in Somerville, MA, just a few blocks from Boston’s MBTA Red Line train. This posting is for a full-time, in-office, salaried position. We offer a competitive salary and a generous compensation package, which includes commuter benefits, fully paid health, dental, and vision insurance, an employer-sponsored 401k contribution plan, and a flexible time off policy.

      ActBlue is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against candidates on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and members of other minority or marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

      To Apply:

      Send a cover letter in the body of your email with the subject line “Application for Compliance Associate” to compliancejobs@actblue.com and attach your resume as a PDF. Applicants will be contacted if selected for an interview.

      ActBlue cannot at this time sponsor work visas.



      Customer Relations Associate (remote)

      Reports to: Director of Customer Service (supervises remotely)

      The Customer Service Team’s role is to serve as the front line of support. Team members are the chief brand ambassadors to ActBlue’s many thousands of donors and campaign users. The Customer Relations Associate will be a member of a small team that offers efficient, accurate, and friendly assistance to users who contact ActBlue. ActBlue’s headquarters are located in Somerville, MA, and the direct supervisor for this role is based in San Francisco, CA. This is a full-time remote position that operates during standard East Coast business hours. This position requires a commitment through the 2018 mid-term elections (approx. January 2019).

      Roles and responsibilities:

      Day-to-day user support including:

      • Responding to incoming email messages
      • Transcribing voicemails and returning phone calls
      • Monitoring queue of contributions needing further review
      • Proactive donor support and outreach
      • Other tasks and projects as assigned by the Director of Customer Service
      • Coverage of user support over specific weekend dates will be required on occasion for important end-of-month and end-of-quarter deadlines

      Qualifications:

      • Excellent communication skills, with a passion for helping people
      • The ability to independently manage tasks and conquer goals with little supervision
      • Experience in a customer service role
      • The ability to work effectively as part of a team to meet, and exceed, customer service goals
      • Comfort handling a high volume of emails and calls and problem-solving over the phone
      • The ability to learn how to monitor, track, and appropriately escalate possible technical issues
      • A four-year degree is preferred, but candidates with different educational backgrounds and related customer service experience are strongly encouraged to apply

      Location & Compensation:

      This is a fully remote position. ActBlue offers generous, competitive hourly compensation, and provides fully paid health, dental, and vision insurance, and an employer-sponsored 401k contribution plan. ActBlue will also provide the technology and hardware needed to do the job. We are looking for folks willing to work a full-time (40 hour) schedule Monday through Friday, during the East Coast business day. Coverage of user support over specific weekend dates will be required on occasion. This position requires a commitment through the 2018 mid-term elections.

      This job is guaranteed through January 2019, with the potential to extend.

      To Apply:

      Send application materials in an email with the subject line “Customer Relations Associate - Remote” to csjobs@actblue.com. Please attach your cover letter and resume as one PDF. Be sure to tell us where you found this job posting in your cover letter. Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will only be contacted if selected for an interview. No phone calls, please.

      ActBlue is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against candidates on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, disability, sex, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and members of other minority or marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

      ActBlue cannot at this time sponsor work visas.



      Internships

      We are not currently hiring interns. Check back later this summer for fall internships.

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