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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.

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

Internships



Jobs at ActBlue Technical Services


Junior Developer

At ActBlue, we build and power the premier online fundraising platform for Democratic campaigns, progressive organizations, and nonprofits working to create a better future. We put power in the hands of small-dollar donors and make giving online as easy as possible. And we work with thousands of groups -- from presidential candidates to environmental organizations to local school board members.

We are seeking a full-time web developer to join our existing team. This is an opportunity for someone who has demonstrated an ability to get stuff done in some (not necessarily technical) field and is working to transition to web development. We offer autonomy, responsibility, and amazing in-office and remote colleagues geeking out about politics and tech all day, plus generous benefits. You would work in our office in Davis Square, Somerville MA.

What you'll be doing:

  • Building skills doing full stack web development in Rails
  • Pairing with mentors and peers to find and fix bugs and implement new features

What you'll be working with:

  • Our stack: Ruby on Rails, React, PostgreSQL, Node.js, Redis, Graphite
  • Workflow: Github issues / pull requests, continuous integration, daily deploys
  • Hosting: Rackspace and AWS clouds
  • Configuration Management in Chef
  • Monitoring: Statsd, Graphite, New Relic, Mixpanel

What you'll bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • 3+ years demonstrating passion and accomplishment in your (not necessarily technical) field
  • 1+ year web development experience
  • Some familiarity working with Rails / Git / Postgres or equivalent

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.

To apply, email a resume and cover letter to techjobs@actblue.com.

ActBlue cannot at this time sponsor work visas.



DevOps Engineer

At ActBlue, we build and power the premier online fundraising platform for Democratic campaigns, progressive organizations, and nonprofits working to create a better future. We put power in the hands of small-dollar donors and make giving online as easy as possible. And we work with thousands of groups -- from presidential candidates to environmental organizations to local school board members.

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 data centers 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


Outreach Associate

Reports to: Deputy Outreach Director

The Outreach Team is responsible for attracting new campaigns and organizations and training them to use ActBlue’s software for grassroots fundraising. As an Outreach Associate you will focus on congressional and statewide campaigns as we gear up for the 2018 midterm elections, and beyond. You will be responsible for bringing on your own campaigns and organizations as well as troubleshooting with existing groups and helping them build successful digital fundraising programs.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Identify and research new campaign and organization leads
  • Proactively reach out to select federal campaigns
  • Consult with existing and new campaigns to optimize their use of ActBlue

Successful candidates will be:

  • Enthusiastic about sales and outreach
  • Independent in direction
  • Collaborative in execution
  • Excited about online fundraising technology
  • Genuinely helpful
  • Detail-oriented
  • Determined
  • Skillful at troubleshooting

Suggested Qualifications:

  • At least 1 cycle campaign experience
  • Experience in online organizing and/or online fundraising preferred
  • 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, 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:

Please send a resume, cover letter, and three references to outreachjobs@actblue.com. Please send all documents as PDFs, and include “Outreach 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.



Marketing Assistant

Reports to: Director of Marketing

The Marketing Team is responsible for managing ActBlue’s communication, as well as our online and in-person presence. That means we are the keepers of the ActBlue brand and mission. We’re always working to show just how powerful small-dollar donors are and talking about how our tools can help campaigns and organizations build powerful grassroots campaigns, from presidential candidates to city council contenders. Our major responsibilities include running our own fundraising program, managing ActBlue’s brand and design, reporting on new features and what small-dollar donors have accomplished, and helping new users discover and use ActBlue.

This is an entry-level position on the Marketing Team, perfect for someone who is passionate about both politics and marketing, and who is willing to learn a lot on the job. The Marketing Assistant will help write, edit, and publish content, assist in managing multiple communication platforms, work on strategy with the rest of the team, and research and report back on the online activism space. The ideal candidate will be incredibly organized, detail-oriented, and able to manage multiple small projects at once without dropping any balls. They will also be passionate and enthusiastic about politics and about our mission of helping small-dollar donors.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Write and edit blog posts, emails, and content for social media to report back on ActBlue’s work, feature launches, and sitewide fundraising.
  • Write and edit fundraising emails for ActBlue’s own fundraising program.
  • Use a mass mailer to code, load, target, and send emails, and a CMS platform to publish content.
  • Keep track of project details and act as quality control.
  • Bring ideas about how to grow the ActBlue brand to the table.
  • Closely follow elections and current events, and think strategically about how ActBlue can be a better partner to the campaigns and organizations working on the front lines of the resistance.
  • Be a team player and take as much pride in projects you help along as you do in projects you spearhead.

Required qualifications:

  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Incredible attention to detail — you should sweat the small stuff.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Passion for politics and organizing.
  • Interest in marketing and branding.
  • Ability to understand complex data and use it to tell a story.
  • Strong computer skills (we will teach you basic HTML, CSS, SQL, and other required programs)

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience writing in a non-academic setting.
  • Experience interning with a marketing, social media, or advertising team, or on a communications or digital team of a campaign.
  • Copyediting 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.

    To Apply:

    Send a cover letter in the body of an email with the subject line “Marketing Assistant” 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, 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


    Fall Semester 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 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 the weekly 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!

    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 is a part-time, paid internship, which includes commuter benefits. Interns over the age of 21 have the option of opting into ActBlue’s 401k program.

    To Apply:

    Join us for a unique and fulfilling undergraduate internship experience! Send a cover letter with the subject line “2017 Fall 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 Wednesday, August 2nd at 4 pm. No phone calls, please.

    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.

    ActBlue cannot at this time sponsor work visas.



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