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Technical Manager/Director

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Generous Benefits

About Bluebonnet Data

Founded in 2018 as the first volunteer data team for Beto O’Rourke’s US Senate campaign, Bluebonnet Data is now a woman-led organization focused on building people power in the progressive movement. We do this by recruiting, training, and organizing the next generation of tech-savvy talent for campaigns, nonprofits, parties, and other organizations in the Democratic ecosystem. We are dynamic individuals who will transform the Party for the modern era.

About the Technical Manager/Director:

We are looking for a Technical Manager/Director to manage Bluebonnet’s technical infrastructure, create and publish resources, build a research program, and establish partnerships. The Technical Manager/Director will be responsible for strategic planning and execution of all aspects of Bluebonnet’s technical development.

Key Responsibilities

Technical Infrastructure Management

Specifically, the codebase, file storage system, community resources, and internal data management. 

 

Resource Creation and Management

Documentation, example code from previous teams, blog posts, wiki articles, forum activity, and catalogs of useful external resources. 

 

Partnership Development

Foster existing relationships and build new connections to promote data and technical infrastructure in the progressive space. 

 

Research

Lead the effort to build out a robust research program in 2022.

 

Team Support

Contribute to fellowship training sessions and provide direct support to teams of fellows solving technical problems in the course of their work.

Desired Capabilities
  • Strategic leadership and agility

    • Able to think big-picture and to break those large goals into smaller, actionable steps.

    • Observes and anticipate problem areas and approach them with a solution-oriented mindset.

    • Able to think critically and challenge norms.

  • Strong communication, team management, and delegation skills

    • Able to juggle multiple projects and timelines.

    • Excellence in written and verbal communication.

    • Able to approach differences among staff with a constructive mindset.

    • Able to manage multiple internal and external relationships.

  • Familiarity with political campaigning:

    • Experience doing technical or data work within a political campaign setting – ideally, experience with organizing and other campaign activities as well.

Required Skills and Experiences

Even if you don't have these exact qualifications but think you'd be a good addition to our team, we still encourage you to apply!​

 

  • Strong quantitative and data skills:

    • Robust background in working with data in Python or R, and ideally a strong understanding of both languages.

    • Experience with conducting research, experiment design, and conducting statistical analysis.

    • A strong familiarity with Git and version control, and ideally a strong familiarity with GitHub.

    • Demonstrated project experience in data science, ideally in the civic or political spaces.​​

We'd also love it if you...
  • Care about Democratic causes and mobilizing people power, especially amongst young people, in the progressive movement. 

  • Are interested in working in a startup-type environment, helping build and shape our organization to adapt to a changing political climate. 

  • Hold a strong commitment to social, gender, and racial justice in all aspects of your work.

  • Are a great coworker who will enjoy Google Meet chats, event planning, and the occasional team retreat trip when COVID permits. 

  • Are curious and enthusiastic about your work!

Title Determination:

The job title is currently listed as Technical Manager or Technical Director. Title and compensation will be determined based on the qualifications of the applicant. There will be opportunities for advancement in salary, benefits, and title pending success within the organization.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion:

Bluebonnet Data provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. 

 

Bluebonnet strives to foster diversity, equity, and inclusivity among employees, fellows, and partners, creating a team environment that prioritizes mutual respect and fair treatment. We expect all community members to make a commitment to inclusivity and in addition to respectful discourse, to treat fellows equally and without regard to gender, race, disability, religion, or other identities. 

Classification, Salary, and Benefits:

Full-time salary ($70,000 to $85,000) commensurate with location and experience. Benefits include a healthcare reimbursement plan; generous vacation and sick time; and flexible work hours.  

 

Bluebonnet Data is a remote organization, but team members currently work between Boston (MA), Austin (TX), Houston (TX), and Washington DC.

 

Bluebonnet Data is not able to provide visa sponsorship at this time.