Analytics Engineer (Remote) at DNC

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The Democratic National Committee’s Tech team is hiring an Analytics Engineer to clean, repackage, and build pipelines around data to help Democrats win elections and empower progressives across the country.

Who we are:
We are a fully remote, distributed team living in 19 states and from a variety of backgrounds. Some of us have worked in political campaigns, others in public sector tech, and others in industry. We value diversity in perspective, lived experience, and the many paths one may take into working in political technology. We believe deeply in the promise of breaking the boom-bust cycle of political tech work and building technology infrastructure that will support campaigns from cycle to cycle and will improve with every iteration.

Who you are:
We're focused on equipping Democratic candidates and campaigns around the country with the data and analytics resources they need to win, and are looking for Analytics Engineers with a diverse range of backgrounds and skill sets to help us tackle numerous projects. Whether 2020 was your first time volunteering for a campaign or you've been working with electoral data teams for multiple cycles, we'd love to talk to you.
Good candidates are willing to get nerdy about the details while staying focused on our goal of electing Democrats. On a day-to-day basis, our team cares about things like geocoding polling places, tracking Census Bureau data releases, assessing phone number quality, and promoting inclusive labeling practices, to name a few.

Among other things, in this role you could help us:

  • Enhance and expand DNC data products with a focus on making them accessible and intuitive for a wide range of users. Help us continue building upon and improving the data we provide, and build data pipelines to get the right data into the hands of decision makers who are driving Democratic campaigns from the school board to the presidential level. For example: find a better way to group households of voters together, with an eye towards inclusivity and diversity.
  • Find and build datasets that will help campaigns leverage data in new ways. Work with our product and community teams to understand the end users of Democratic data and provide the support and resources that best meet their needs. Help us think about how we can make data, analytics, and data science products more impactful and accessible to the campaigns that rely on them. For example: build tables that organize all early and absentee voting activity during the election and update minute-by-minute.
  • Find and evaluate new data to improve our offering. Help us identify opportunities to augment our current data store with a focus on helping campaigns efficiently identify and reach target voters, and measure the effects of their programs. For example: find a new way to buy high quality phone numbers for voters and build a pipeline to ingest them.

Some things that might make you right for this role:

  • Good candidates might check many of these boxes, but don’t let this list stop you from applying:
  • You are proficient in SQL and comfortable reasoning about very large datasets
  • You have experience working with political data like state voter files, election results, or data on voter, volunteer, or donor engagement
  • You have used SQL to create reusable processes or pipelines with tools like Airflow or dbt
  • You have experience tackling new, messy datasets, and structuring them for quick analysis and insights
  • You are comfortable with one or more of the following tools: Python, R, data visualization tools (e.g. Tableau, Periscope, Google Data Studio), workflow management tools (e.g. dbt, Airflow, Mistral, Prefect) or political CRMs (e.g. Votebuilder, NGP, BSD)
  • You have strong written and verbal communication skills, and experience explaining technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • You can turn independent analysis projects into sustainable, documented workflows, and have experience building systems that can be used across teams and are designed with longevity in mind
  • You are curious, collaborative, and humble – ready to work with a diverse, distributed team to solve interesting problems together

This is a remote position that can be based anywhere in the United States.

Salary: The salary for the Analytics Engineer Lead position is $80,000 - 90,000 on an annualized basis, commensurate with experience and qualifications. This position is not overtime eligible.

The DNC offers a generous benefit package, including:
- More than 30 days of paid time off, including Federal holidays, vacation, and personal days;
- Health and dental insurance for employee and dependents;
- 90% paid by the DNC, 10% paid by employee;
- Supplementary vision plans available to employees for purchase;
- Up to a 4% employer match DNC 401(k) plan;
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP) available to DNC employees and their dependents at no cost to staff;
- Pre-tax Flexible spending account benefits available to employee and dependants.

Physical Requirements:
The DNC is committed to supporting employees of varying abilities and to providing reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to succeed at the DNC. The requirements of this role, related to its physical demands, described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

All DNC employees must be able to operate a computer and use a cell phone. For roles at the DNC that include frequent business travel expectations, we can discuss reasonable alternatives to travel in some instances. Most roles also require communicating with key external stakeholders of the organization in person, via the telephone, or via email. We welcome applicants with questions about accommodations to request to speak with our Human Resources Department. When an applicant with a disability requires an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to compete for this position, they may request it in writing by emailing our Human Resources Department.

Essential functions of the role include:
- Working from a computer for long periods of time; and,
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee may also frequently be required to communicate using the telephone, email, and in person with stakeholders.

You must receive the full course of one of the CDC-recommended vaccinations against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law. If you seek a reasonable accommodation in relation to the DNC’s COVID-19 policy, you should speak to the HR team prior to reporting to an office location.

The Democratic National Committee (DNC), is committed to diversity among its staff, and recognizes that its continued success requires the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that provides the best quality services to supporters and constituents. The DNC is an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity or expression, ethnic identity or disability, or any other legally protected basis. The DNC is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities in the hiring process and on the job, as required by applicable law. The DNC will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination and any such conduct is strictly prohibited.

More Information on DNC
DNC operates in the Other industry. The company is located in Washington, WA. DNC was founded in 1848. It has 556 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Dental Benefits, Paid Holidays, Paid Sick Days, Diversity Program. To see all 28 open jobs at DNC, click here.
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