Description

Alloy is a non-profit building data and technology for the Progressive Movement. 

As part of our commitment to protecting the right to vote and helping mobilize voters, we are continuing to recruit and hire talented professionals dedicated to the ideals at the heart of the progressive movement. 

All over the progressive community, people have mobilized to build power and protect democracy. We equip them with data and technology tools to help them win. 

Our diverse team of designers, data scientists, engineers, and product managers spend their days understanding the needs of people on the front lines of our movement, assembling data, and building infrastructure that progressive causes and campaigns can depend on, long into the future. Join us!

Alloy is looking for experienced Software Engineers to help build tools, services, and infrastructure for Alloy’s data platform and a variety of progressive organizations. Ideal candidates will have a background building web services, back-end application services, and distributed systems.   

As an Alloy engineer, you will be:
  • Playing an important role in our iterative product development process
  • Working closely with our Product Management, Data Science, and Design teams to define, scope, and build Alloy’s data products and infrastructure
  • Creating and maintaining tools to help our users explore and unlock the value of their data

Your projects could include some or all of these tasks: 
  • Implementing cloud-based application services and APIs which make Alloy’s data products available to partners and other members of the progressive ecosystem
  • Enhancing the feature set and performance of Alloy’s overall service and data infrastructure, including the data pipeline (ingestion, transformation, warehousing, etc.)
  • instrumenting and troubleshooting distributed systems running across tens to hundreds of machines, prioritizing reliability and performance

You will be joining a team of peers who:
  • Are committed to building software for impact
  • Are dedicated to technical excellence and human-centered design
  • Understand that data quality is as important as code quality
  • Prefer straightforward solutions to clever ones

You should also feel comfortable working with most of the tools in our technology stack.  We primarily use Go on Linux blended with AWS services and various databases (relational and otherwise).

A background in political and/or data products is great, but not required, since we want to draw experience from a diverse set of industries and backgrounds. We are happy to hire great candidates that are strong in some of these skills and ready to learn in others.


Inclusive Hiring Practices
Alloy values diverse team composition and an inclusive work environment.  We provide general descriptions of our job requirements to be helpful, but individual roles will vary and we encourage all candidates to apply if they meet a significant number of our requested qualifications.  It is not necessary that your resume check every box, as long as you are willing to learn.


Benefits
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision care paid for by Alloy. We cover 100% of many health plans for employees and heavily subsidize family plans.
  • Fully paid parental leave of up to 18 weeks.
  • 20 vacation days each year starting on your first day as an Alloy employee, plus 10 Federal holidays.
  • A sick time policy for your physical and mental well-being as well as that of your loved ones that doesn't take away from your vacation days.
  • 401k with a 3% employer contribution.

Non-Profit
Alloy is a taxable non-profit technology corporation with offices in Washington, DC and San Francisco, CA. This means that we don’t have shareholders to return profits to -- but we do aim to offer salaries competitive with for-profit companies. You may want to know, however, that we are a DC non-profit, and not a 501(c)3 or 501(c)4 federal non-profit, and are not eligible for the programs those federal non-profit organizations enjoy.

Alloy does not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. 

Details

  • Location:
    Washington
    ,
    DC
    Although our team is working remotely at this time, we are looking for hires in DC or San Francisco for when we head back into the office.
  • Salary: , Alloy is a taxable non-profit technology corporation with offices in Washington, DC and San Francisco, CA. This means that we don’t have shareholders to return profits to -- but we do aim to offer salaries competitive with for-profit companies.
  • Deadline:
    2020-09-11

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications