As a Data Scientist at ActBlue, you will act as a subject matter expert on all things small-dollar donor, from conversion rates on our contribution forms to trends in campaign finance data. Data scientists at ActBlue empower teams across the organization to magnify the impact and improve the experience of small-dollar donors, create data products for the campaigns and organizations using our tools, and serve as advocates for the small-dollar donor movement.

Data Scientists work as part of cross-functional teams alongside Data Analysts. We collaborate to solve for descriptive and prescriptive stakeholder needs  and provide data services and products to ActBlue and its users using SQL (PostgreSQL, Redshift, MySQL), R, Python, dbt, and Looker.


  • Be of service. Work with colleagues and external partners to answer questions about ActBlue’s tools and the impact of small-dollar donors, surfacing trends and insights from domain-specific data (i.e. feature analytics for product teams, financial and operational analytics, and campaign finance data).
  • Build shared power. Strengthen analytical capacity across the organization, including by improving reporting workflows, assessing and collecting requirements for new analytics products, and training end users on the use of internal data products.
  • Practice curiosity. Be proactive in identifying insights that have the potential to have a positive impact and in communicating those insights to teammates.
  • Nurture trust. Effectively and empathetically communicate the knowns and unknowns of our analyses and data products to teammates across the organization.
  • Adapt with intention. Manage and prioritize multiple requests and workstreams, some with tight deadlines and some with loosely defined instructions and desired outcomes.
  • Foster belonging. Commit to being a member of a diverse and inclusive team. Provide mentorship to junior teammates, offer respectful feedback, and celebrate team wins.
  • Take care. Serve as a conscientious steward of our data, being as thoughtful with donor and user data as you would hope someone would be with your own.


  • 2+ years experience or equivalent as a data scientist or data analyst, during which you independently extracted meaning from big data sets.
  • Experience building and productizing machine learning or statistical models.
  • Intermediate proficiency with R (tidyverse, ggplot2) or Python (pandas, matplotlib).
  • Expert in SQL with mastery of complex logic, coding best practices, query performance, and SQL-based data pipelines.
  • Ability to use a combination of statistical analysis, exploratory analysis, A/B testing, and multivariate and time series analysis to discern meaningful patterns from outliers.
  • Comfort distilling complex insights into compelling narratives for senior executives, both verbally and visually.
  • Fluency using business intelligence tools to generate data visualizations that communicate complex insights. Looker preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to confidently share insights with a variety of audiences.
  • Excellent teamwork skills. You thrive on collaboration, shared learning, and problem-solving.
  • Scrappiness, a can-do attitude, and resourcefulness.
  • Excellent peer and code review skills.
  • Pluses:
    • Previous political experience, either professional or volunteer.
    • Experience with dbt, especially creating or modifying SQL models.
    • Experience with GitHub and source code control best practices.
    • Experience creating data products for external stakeholders.


This posting is for a full-time, remote, salaried position. Travel may be required on a limited basis to attend all-staff and departmental retreats (1-2 times per year). Additional travel may be required for select positions. ATS is currently authorized to support remote work employees in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C. and Wisconsin.

Salary Range Details:

Salary Range: $136,611 – $151,437

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