Data for Progress

San Francisco
11-50 employees
Data for Progress is the think tank for the future of progressivism. Through polling, policy development, and more, our work shows progressive causes can win.

Special Projects Analytics Engineer (contract)

Special Projects Analytics Engineer (contract)

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Special Projects Analytics Engineer (contract, remote)

Data for Progress is bringing on a contractor for special data-engineering-and-analysis projects to help expand our mission to empower movements using data. This role will be responsible for conducting analyses and investigations in areas related to movement strategy, survey methodology, and polling results. Even if you have no strong political background, this is a great way to get exposure to political data and analysis.

Join a dynamic team trusted because of our proven polling accuracy and commitment to progressive values!


  • Collaborate closely with teammates in the DFP Tech Team and across DFP to build on our technical foundation for polling and analysis.

  • Design, execute, and take ownership of analysis of campaign finance, election, and polling-related data.

  • Write clean and testable SQL, Python, or R.

  • Set up robust data-engineering pipelines using dbt (preferred) or Civis Platform.

  • Create visualizations of data for non-technical audiences.

  • Publish and share deliverables for internal and external stakeholders on your work.


  • Parse and visualize FEC data to analyze who contributes to campaigns over time.

  • Find, assemble, and clean new data sources for use in modeling and polling weighting.

  • Design a postcard campaign to recruit rural survey respondents in a state.

  • Build a SQL pipeline that ingests census microdata and imputes missing values.

If you are unsure if you meet the qualifications for this role but are still interested, applying is highly encouraged.

The Special Projects Analytics Engineer position is a contract, remote position and reports to the Survey Methodology Lead.


Data for Progress is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, marital status or veteran status.

Moreover, we are committed to developing leaders, policies, and a team culture that embrace diversity and enhance equity. We believe that differences in backgrounds, experiences, and identities lead to healthier organizations and stronger teams.


To be negotiated per project.


Send resume and one interesting policy you’d like to see Democrats pursue in 2021 to Please include “Special Projects Analytics Engineer (contract)” in subject heading (no cover letter needed).

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