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Assistant Infrastructure Engineer

The Political Department of the AFL-CIO provides union members with opportunities to make their voices heard in the political arena, informs members about candidates' positions on important working family issues, and conducts nonpartisan voter registration and get-out-the-vote activities.

The analytics team of the political department provides a wide range of analysis and strategic intelligence to the AFL-CIO, our affiliates, and partners. This work is used to guide the Federation's resource allocation decisions, with the aim of improving the lives of working people. Using a variety of data sources, we conduct polling and build statistical models to identify important voters, and determine the best way to engage with them. We also work closely with AFL-CIO staff and allies to conduct field experiments - real world campaign scenarios used to evaluate our program and identify the most effective campaign tactics. This position provides an opportunity to work closely with people who have years of experience conducting political analysis and a commitment to using statistical methods to advance workers' rights.

The Assistant Infrastructure Engineer will assist with the analytics division's data integration, including maintaining an analytics database and writing scripts for data integration and analysis. This role will work closely with other members of the analytics division to improve upon major deliverables.


• Extensive database work in the analytics division's Vertica cluster
• Automate routine functions across various systems and networks, such as reporting and mapping;
• Create ad hoc reports and troubleshoot major projects;
• Effectively manage development timelines and defined goals;
• Present quantitative information clearly and concisely;
• Communicate infrastructure concepts to non-technical staff;
• Other duties as assigned.


• BA or BS in related field or equivalent work experience
• Basic understanding of relational databases and common programming languages, such as SQL as well as a background with scripting languages.
• Demonstrated analytical creativity, problem-solving abilities, and experience with communication via data analysis (using R, python, etc.).
• Knowledge of technology and troubleshooting resources
• Familiarity with principles of political targeting, politics and/or political campaigning.
• Demonstrated interest in progressive causes – including experience with political campaign(s), labor, government or public interest groups.
• Ability to work long and extended hours.
• Strong Microsoft Word & Excel skills and experience with several of the following programs:
     o Database interface and/or programming (SQL, etc)
     o Some experience with a statistics package (Stata, R or similar)
     o Mapping (ArcGIS, PostGIS or other)
     o Comfort working with UNIX (bash scripting, etc)
     o Other programming preferred (Python, PHP, or similar)

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