Data Services Engineer

Catalist | On-site| Remote| Remote Possible | Permanent

Date Posted

03/21/22

Job Role

Client Services, Data & Data Management, Technology

Organization Type

Technology Provider, Vendor or Service Provider

Location

On-site, Remote, Remote Possible

District of Columbia (DC)

Salary Range

$41,000-$60,000 | $61,000-$80,000

How to Apply

Data Services Engineer

Catalist | On-site| Remote| Remote Possible | Permanent

Position Summary

For more than 15 years, Catalist has been a leader in civic data and data science innovation. Our mission is to provide progressive organizations with the data, software, and services needed to better identify, understand, and communicate with the people they need to engage and mobilize. Our clients include the largest, most influential organizations in the U.S. active in civic engagement, advocacy, and political campaigns.

Catalist is home to a dedicated, creative team of technologists, data scientists, and campaign experts committed to using our talents and technology to nurture a vibrant and growing progressive community.

As a Data Services Engineer (DSE) at Catalist, you will have a leading role in providing support and creating solutions for a wide array of Catalist clients and partners as well assisting or leading efforts to  manage cross-departmental projects. The DSE supports the Client Services team by providing reports, data for visualizations, lists, and appends that the Catalist suite of  tools cannot readily provide.

The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual with excellent technical skills, a strong desire to learn new skills, and an interest in progressive politics. Catalist values creativity and problem-solving. Our work is on the cutting edge of data-driven politics, and your support will help Democratic candidates and progressive organizations conduct successful advocacy and electoral campaigns.

This position reports to the Director of Data Services. While Data Services Engineers work closely with the Client Services, Analytics, and Tech teams, they are a part of the growing Data team that supports all underlying work at Catalist.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Acts as an advanced user of all internal and external Catalist tools, data, and products for the purpose of supporting client requests and internal projects as needed
  • Gains an understanding of client needs, political implications, and scope by interacting with the Client Services, Analytics, and Technology departments on a regular basis
  • Oversees all projects assigned from start to finish; successfully delivers reports, lists, and other material requests on time, accurately, and in a client-friendly format with actionable insights
  • Executes requests for new business development support from Marketing team
  • Escalates issues and concerns to the Director of Data Services as needed
  • Creates and maintains documentation to support all deliverables for future replication

Preferred Skills & Abilities:

  • Willingness to be a problem solver and produce results in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to focus on details and make productive suggestions on ways to streamline and improve processes
  • Ability to be creative and personable, and articulate ideas clearly
  • Ability and willingness to learn new skills quickly
  • Ability to become an internal subject matter expert on various datasets and support other Catalist departments/teams on usage of those datasets

Desired Skills & Abilities:

  • Interest, familiarity or experience with SQL, Python or other relational database programming  language
  • Experience in the following a plus: Terminal, R, or using a Unix command line interface
  • Experience managing projects
  • Familiarity with Catalist data, progressive politics, voter files, and/or commercial data

Education & Experience:

  • BS or BA  or relevant experience
  • Background check required

Salary:

This is a full-time job, located in Washington, DC. Catalist is currently working remotely due to the pandemic. Compensation will range from $57,000-63,000 per year, commensurate with experience. Catalist offers a strong benefits package, detailed below.  This position is included in our CWA bargaining unit.

Catalist offers a competitive salary and a strong benefits package. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to with the subject line “Data Services Engineer.”

Date Posted

03/21/22

Job Role

Client Services, Data & Data Management, Technology

Location

On-site, Remote, Remote Possible

Salary

How to Apply

Position Summary

For more than 15 years, Catalist has been a leader in civic data and data science innovation. Our mission is to provide progressive organizations with the data, software, and services needed to better identify, understand, and communicate with the people they need to engage and mobilize. Our clients include the largest, most influential organizations in the U.S. active in civic engagement, advocacy, and political campaigns.

Catalist is home to a dedicated, creative team of technologists, data scientists, and campaign experts committed to using our talents and technology to nurture a vibrant and growing progressive community.

As a Data Services Engineer (DSE) at Catalist, you will have a leading role in providing support and creating solutions for a wide array of Catalist clients and partners as well assisting or leading efforts to  manage cross-departmental projects. The DSE supports the Client Services team by providing reports, data for visualizations, lists, and appends that the Catalist suite of  tools cannot readily provide.

The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual with excellent technical skills, a strong desire to learn new skills, and an interest in progressive politics. Catalist values creativity and problem-solving. Our work is on the cutting edge of data-driven politics, and your support will help Democratic candidates and progressive organizations conduct successful advocacy and electoral campaigns.

This position reports to the Director of Data Services. While Data Services Engineers work closely with the Client Services, Analytics, and Tech teams, they are a part of the growing Data team that supports all underlying work at Catalist.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Acts as an advanced user of all internal and external Catalist tools, data, and products for the purpose of supporting client requests and internal projects as needed
  • Gains an understanding of client needs, political implications, and scope by interacting with the Client Services, Analytics, and Technology departments on a regular basis
  • Oversees all projects assigned from start to finish; successfully delivers reports, lists, and other material requests on time, accurately, and in a client-friendly format with actionable insights
  • Executes requests for new business development support from Marketing team
  • Escalates issues and concerns to the Director of Data Services as needed
  • Creates and maintains documentation to support all deliverables for future replication

Preferred Skills & Abilities:

  • Willingness to be a problem solver and produce results in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to focus on details and make productive suggestions on ways to streamline and improve processes
  • Ability to be creative and personable, and articulate ideas clearly
  • Ability and willingness to learn new skills quickly
  • Ability to become an internal subject matter expert on various datasets and support other Catalist departments/teams on usage of those datasets

Desired Skills & Abilities:

  • Interest, familiarity or experience with SQL, Python or other relational database programming  language
  • Experience in the following a plus: Terminal, R, or using a Unix command line interface
  • Experience managing projects
  • Familiarity with Catalist data, progressive politics, voter files, and/or commercial data

Education & Experience:

  • BS or BA  or relevant experience
  • Background check required

Salary:

This is a full-time job, located in Washington, DC. Catalist is currently working remotely due to the pandemic. Compensation will range from $57,000-63,000 per year, commensurate with experience. Catalist offers a strong benefits package, detailed below.  This position is included in our CWA bargaining unit.

Catalist offers a competitive salary and a strong benefits package. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to with the subject line “Data Services Engineer.”

Date Posted

03/21/22

Job Role

Client Services, Data & Data Management, Technology

Location

On-site, Remote, Remote Possible

Salary

How to Apply

Data Services Engineer

Catalist | On-site, Remote, Remote Possible | Permanent

Position Summary

For more than 15 years, Catalist has been a leader in civic data and data science innovation. Our mission is to provide progressive organizations with the data, software, and services needed to better identify, understand, and communicate with the people they need to engage and mobilize. Our clients include the largest, most influential organizations in the U.S. active in civic engagement, advocacy, and political campaigns.

Catalist is home to a dedicated, creative team of technologists, data scientists, and campaign experts committed to using our talents and technology to nurture a vibrant and growing progressive community.

As a Data Services Engineer (DSE) at Catalist, you will have a leading role in providing support and creating solutions for a wide array of Catalist clients and partners as well assisting or leading efforts to  manage cross-departmental projects. The DSE supports the Client Services team by providing reports, data for visualizations, lists, and appends that the Catalist suite of  tools cannot readily provide.

The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual with excellent technical skills, a strong desire to learn new skills, and an interest in progressive politics. Catalist values creativity and problem-solving. Our work is on the cutting edge of data-driven politics, and your support will help Democratic candidates and progressive organizations conduct successful advocacy and electoral campaigns.

This position reports to the Director of Data Services. While Data Services Engineers work closely with the Client Services, Analytics, and Tech teams, they are a part of the growing Data team that supports all underlying work at Catalist.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Acts as an advanced user of all internal and external Catalist tools, data, and products for the purpose of supporting client requests and internal projects as needed
  • Gains an understanding of client needs, political implications, and scope by interacting with the Client Services, Analytics, and Technology departments on a regular basis
  • Oversees all projects assigned from start to finish; successfully delivers reports, lists, and other material requests on time, accurately, and in a client-friendly format with actionable insights
  • Executes requests for new business development support from Marketing team
  • Escalates issues and concerns to the Director of Data Services as needed
  • Creates and maintains documentation to support all deliverables for future replication

Preferred Skills & Abilities:

  • Willingness to be a problem solver and produce results in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to focus on details and make productive suggestions on ways to streamline and improve processes
  • Ability to be creative and personable, and articulate ideas clearly
  • Ability and willingness to learn new skills quickly
  • Ability to become an internal subject matter expert on various datasets and support other Catalist departments/teams on usage of those datasets

Desired Skills & Abilities:

  • Interest, familiarity or experience with SQL, Python or other relational database programming  language
  • Experience in the following a plus: Terminal, R, or using a Unix command line interface
  • Experience managing projects
  • Familiarity with Catalist data, progressive politics, voter files, and/or commercial data

Education & Experience:

  • BS or BA  or relevant experience
  • Background check required

Salary:

This is a full-time job, located in Washington, DC. Catalist is currently working remotely due to the pandemic. Compensation will range from $57,000-63,000 per year, commensurate with experience. Catalist offers a strong benefits package, detailed below.  This position is included in our CWA bargaining unit.

Catalist offers a competitive salary and a strong benefits package. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to with the subject line “Data Services Engineer.”

Date Posted

03/21/22

Job Role

Client Services, Data & Data Management, Technology

Location

On-site, Remote, Remote Possible

Salary

How to Apply

Data Services Engineer

Catalist | On-site, Remote, Remote Possible | Permanent

Position Summary

For more than 15 years, Catalist has been a leader in civic data and data science innovation. Our mission is to provide progressive organizations with the data, software, and services needed to better identify, understand, and communicate with the people they need to engage and mobilize. Our clients include the largest, most influential organizations in the U.S. active in civic engagement, advocacy, and political campaigns.

Catalist is home to a dedicated, creative team of technologists, data scientists, and campaign experts committed to using our talents and technology to nurture a vibrant and growing progressive community.

As a Data Services Engineer (DSE) at Catalist, you will have a leading role in providing support and creating solutions for a wide array of Catalist clients and partners as well assisting or leading efforts to  manage cross-departmental projects. The DSE supports the Client Services team by providing reports, data for visualizations, lists, and appends that the Catalist suite of  tools cannot readily provide.

The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual with excellent technical skills, a strong desire to learn new skills, and an interest in progressive politics. Catalist values creativity and problem-solving. Our work is on the cutting edge of data-driven politics, and your support will help Democratic candidates and progressive organizations conduct successful advocacy and electoral campaigns.

This position reports to the Director of Data Services. While Data Services Engineers work closely with the Client Services, Analytics, and Tech teams, they are a part of the growing Data team that supports all underlying work at Catalist.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Acts as an advanced user of all internal and external Catalist tools, data, and products for the purpose of supporting client requests and internal projects as needed
  • Gains an understanding of client needs, political implications, and scope by interacting with the Client Services, Analytics, and Technology departments on a regular basis
  • Oversees all projects assigned from start to finish; successfully delivers reports, lists, and other material requests on time, accurately, and in a client-friendly format with actionable insights
  • Executes requests for new business development support from Marketing team
  • Escalates issues and concerns to the Director of Data Services as needed
  • Creates and maintains documentation to support all deliverables for future replication

Preferred Skills & Abilities:

  • Willingness to be a problem solver and produce results in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to focus on details and make productive suggestions on ways to streamline and improve processes
  • Ability to be creative and personable, and articulate ideas clearly
  • Ability and willingness to learn new skills quickly
  • Ability to become an internal subject matter expert on various datasets and support other Catalist departments/teams on usage of those datasets

Desired Skills & Abilities:

  • Interest, familiarity or experience with SQL, Python or other relational database programming  language
  • Experience in the following a plus: Terminal, R, or using a Unix command line interface
  • Experience managing projects
  • Familiarity with Catalist data, progressive politics, voter files, and/or commercial data

Education & Experience:

  • BS or BA  or relevant experience
  • Background check required

Salary:

This is a full-time job, located in Washington, DC. Catalist is currently working remotely due to the pandemic. Compensation will range from $57,000-63,000 per year, commensurate with experience. Catalist offers a strong benefits package, detailed below.  This position is included in our CWA bargaining unit.

Catalist offers a competitive salary and a strong benefits package. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to with the subject line “Data Services Engineer.”

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