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Come work with us!

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 non-profit, 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.

Available Positions

Jobs at ActBlue

Fall internship

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 Fall as we head into the 2016 election!

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 supporting Democratic 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
  • A 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 paid position 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 indicating your availability in the body of an email with the subject line “2016 Fall Internship” to 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 July 29th. No phone calls please.

Jobs at ActBlue Technical Services

Senior Rails Developer

DevOps Engineer

UX Designer

All positions full time in Boston (actually Somerville) MA. Remote a possibility for the right candidate.

ActBlue powers the fundraising of the political and social left. If you’ve ever given online to a Democratic candidate or organization, chances are you’ve used our software. We are growing like crazy! We need a few more good software engineers who want to influence politics and online organizing.

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 in our Davis Square office. You’ll have significant responsibility right out of the gate and a voice in designing our architecture. We offer autonomy, responsibility, an amazing workplace (full of people geeking out about politics and tech all day) plus these benefits:

  • Extremely competitive salary
  • 401K matching
  • 100% paid medical, dental and vision benefits for you and dependents!
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Public transit pass (Charliecard or Commuter Rail)
  • Professional Development (conferences, classes, etc...) 100% paid
  • Choose your own computer setup
  • Family friendly flexible schedule
  • Healthy and not-so-healthy snacks

Some neat things about us:

  • ActBlue is a nonprofit that is well capitalized. This gives us the freedom to explore new electoral technology without influence from big donors or investors.
  • We are an established 10 year old organization. We have a startup / political campaign mentality without the pressure and long hours. Sustainability is valued.
  • Our employees have lives outside of work. We have parents, dog owners, marathon runners, RC plane pilots, Artisan Asylum members, radio DJs, and German linguists.
  • We sponsor RailsBridge Boston, a recurring workshop designed to encourage more women to become Ruby developers in Boston, and other events about improving diversity in technology. We also host regular Metor.js meetups. We are excited about hearing your ideas for additional ways we can give back to the community.

ActBlue is the software and operations engine that powers the fundraising for thousands of Democratic and progressive campaigns and committees. In the 2012-2014 election cycle we moved over $315 million for nearly 5,000 campaigns with an average contribution size of $44.54. Our fundraising software is used by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and countless Senate, House, State and Local campaigns in all 50 states.

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.

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