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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


Data Analyst

Reports to: Director of Marketing

The Data Analyst will play a critical role in both our fundraising program and our communication with outside partners. They will work with our Marketing Team and be responsible for helping to optimize our email fundraising program, including coming up with and implementing routine tests, maintaining our email list, and working on email deliverability. In addition, they will work with members of our Outreach Team to provide data to the media and campaigns and organizations using our tools, including routine data pulls and specialized reports for both technical and non-technical audiences. The ideal candidate will be a creative and strategic thinker who can devise new ways to use data analysis to support ActBlue’s goals as an organization.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Suggest, run, and analyze email optimization experiments to maximize revenue for our fundraising program.
  • Interpret data and analyze overall trends from ActBlue’s site-wide numbers for reports, clients, and blog posts.
  • Work with multiple departments to prioritize analysis needs, and effectively manage multiple ongoing and short-term projects.
  • Understand the audience for each project, and convert results into an appropriate format for that audience.
  • Find new ways to improve your processes, and streamline projects and routine tasks.

  • Required Qualifications:

    • Working knowledge of SQL in a relational database with large sets of historical data
    • Knowledge of statistics and experience using statistical packages for analyzing experiments (R preferred)
    • Thoughtful and effective communication skills, and an ability to talk and present data to technical and non-technical staff and partners
    • Pro-active problem solver with an ability to anticipate what answers we might want to have in the future and design a testing plan to get them
    • Attention to details, including the ability to accurately collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information
    • Passion for our mission and dedication to using data to to drive participation in our democracy

    • Strongly Preferred Qualifications:

      • Experience with email testing and best practices, particularly around fundraising
      • Data visualization experience
      • Understanding of email deliverability best practices

      • 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.

        To Apply:

        Send a cover letter in the body of an email with the subject line “Data Analyst” to marketingjobs@actblue.com and attach your resume as a .pdf. Be sure to tell us where you found this job posting in your cover letter. Applicants will be contacted if selected for an interview.

        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.



        Advocacy Associate

        Reports to: Director of Outreach

        Do you want to help advocacy organizations and charities harness the power of small-dollar donors?

        ActBlue has been around for over 12 years and we have helped raise over $1.5 billion in grassroots contributions. We work with thousands of organizations and campaigns and have built a reputation for being helpful, reliable, and innovative.

        Nonprofits both big and small, national and local, are able to take advantage of our entire set of industry-leading fundraising tools. And we’re excited to bring our innovative platform to a whole new set of charitable organizations. There are nonprofits doing cutting-edge work right now, and we can’t wait to partner with them to make grassroots fundraising even better.

        That’s where you come in! We’re looking for an experienced digital campaigner who has worked in online organizing or fundraising. The Advocacy Associate will work to expand nonprofits’ knowledge of our fundraising platform while making sure they are optimizing their use of our tools.

        Major responsibilities will include:

        • Identifying and researching new nonprofit leads
        • Proactive outreach to advocacy organizations and charities
        • Consultation with existing and new nonprofits to optimize their usage of ActBlue
        • Successful candidates will be:

          • Enthusiastic about sales and outreach
          • Independent in direction
          • Collaborative in execution
          • Excited about online fundraising technology
          • Genuinely helpful and responsive
          • Skillful at troubleshooting
          • Detail-oriented
          • Able to work well with a wide variety of clients (both technical and non-technical)
          • Desired Qualifications:

            • Experience in online organizing and/or online fundraising
            • Online communication skills, including the ability to condense information and convey it clearly and concisely
            • 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 salaried position centered in our office. 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.

              To Apply:

              To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and three references to outreachjobs@actblue.com. Please send all documents as PDFs, and include “Advocacy Associate” in the subject line. Candidates will be contacted if selected for an interview. We look forward to hearing from you!

              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.



              Senior Advocacy Associate

              Reports to: Director of Outreach

              Do you want to help advocacy organizations and charities harness the power of small-dollar donors?

              ActBlue has been around for over 12 years and we have helped raise over $1.5 billion in grassroots contributions. We work with thousands of organizations and campaigns and have built a reputation for being helpful, reliable, and innovative.

              Nonprofits both big and small, national and local, are able to take advantage of our entire set of industry-leading fundraising tools. And we’re excited to bring our innovative platform to a whole new set of charitable organizations. There are nonprofits doing cutting-edge work right now, and we can’t wait to partner with them to make grassroots fundraising even better.

              That’s where you come in! We’re looking for an experienced digital campaigner who has worked in online organizing or fundraising. The Senior Advocacy Associate will work to expand nonprofits’ knowledge of our fundraising platform while making sure they are optimizing their use of our tools.

              Major responsibilities will include:

              • Identifying and researching new nonprofit leads
              • Proactive outreach to advocacy organizations and charities
              • Consultation with existing and new nonprofits to optimize their usage of ActBlue
              • Successful candidates will be:

                • Enthusiastic about sales and outreach
                • Independent in direction
                • Collaborative in execution
                • Excited about online fundraising technology
                • Genuinely helpful and responsive
                • Skillful at troubleshooting
                • Detail-oriented
                • Able to work well with a wide variety of clients (both technical and non-technical)
                • Desired Qualifications:

                  • At least 3 years experience in online organizing and/or online fundraising
                  • Strong knowledge of best practices for nonprofit online fundraising
                  • Strong online communication skills, including the ability to condense information and convey it clearly and concisely
                  • Knowledge of CRM/fundraising vendors in the nonprofit space
                  • 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 salaried position centered in our office. 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.

                    To Apply:

                    To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and three references to outreachjobs@actblue.com. Please send all documents as PDFs, and include “Senior Advocacy Associate” in the subject line. Candidates will be contacted if selected for an interview. We look forward to hearing from you!

                    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.



                    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

                    Summer 2017 Interns

                    The Intern Team’s role is to serve as the front line of support. Interns act as the chief brand ambassadors to ActBlue’s many thousands of donors and campaign and organization users. Join us for an exciting summer as we lay the groundwork for the 2018 midterm elections and continue to expand the work of ActBlue Charities in the charitable giving space!

                    Major responsibilities will include:

                    • Providing donor and campaign support
                    • Assisting with filing campaign finance reports and disbursement of funds to committees
                    • Tackling special projects assigned by the Compliance, Marketing, Outreach, or Operations teams

                    Key qualities we’re looking for:

                    • Interest in electoral politics and powering Democratic candidates to victory
                    • Enthusiasm for using technology to bring about change
                    • Excellent communication skills, and a passion for helping people
                    • Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills
                    • Willingness to ask questions
                    • Solution-oriented problem solving
                    • Sense of humor!

                    ActBlue’s office is located in Davis Square in Somerville, MA, just a few blocks from Boston’s MBTA Red Line train. This is a full-time, paid internship, which includes commuter benefits. Interns over the age of 21 have the option of opting into ActBlue’s 401k program.

                    ActBlue is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against candidates on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, 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.

                    Join us for a unique and fulfilling undergraduate internship experience! Send a cover letter with the subject line “2017 Summer Internship” to internships@actblue.com. Attach your resume as a .pdf and be sure to let us know where you found this job posting in your cover letter. We will accept applications through Monday, March 27th at 4 pm. No phone calls, please.

                    ActBlue cannot at this time sponsor work visas.

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