Data Specialist - Los Angeles

NationBuilder is looking to fill a temporary or temp-to-hire Data Specialist position. You will work directly with our Data Services team and be based in our Los Angeles office. You will assist the team with distributing voter data, standardizing customer data, and importing data on behalf of NationBuilder customers. Data Specialists will also contribute to building and maintaining the NationBuilder National Voter File.

Data Specialists are detail-oriented problem solvers and analytical thinkers.  They are curious and pick up new technologies quickly. Data Specialists are comfortable working with large data sets including CSV and fixed-width files, spreadsheets and messy data files of all kinds. They enjoy working with data and are interested in putting those skills to use helping our customers all around the world. They are driven to produce the highest quality product possible and are relentless in their pursuit of simplicity, clarity and data cleanliness.

Perhaps you know how to write Bash scripts that manipulate data files?  Maybe you’re an Excel wizard? Can you read through a simple Ruby script and understand the gist of what it’s doing?  If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.

NationBuilder creates software for leaders of all kinds - political candidates, nonprofit organizations, anyone building a community of people to make something happen in the world. To learn more about NationBuilder, read about our mission and beliefs.


We are looking for:

  • Full-time temporary employees available through the end of October, possibly beyond

  • Experience transforming, auditing, and using big data

  • Familiarity with (or an intense curiosity about) political data

  • Someone with exceptional attention to detail and a knack for noticing the “little things” that may be incorrect in or missing from a large data set

  • Someone who understands numbers, programmatic logic, and formulas

  • Someone who learns new technologies quickly

  • Someone who takes initiative and will do whatever it takes to get the job done

  • Experience writing scripts to manipulate or transform CSV files is a plus

  • Experience using Trifacta Wrangler software is another plus

  • Someone with interests and passions beyond work. Perhaps you're a photographer, a snowboarder, a great cook or an aspiring unicyclist?


NationBuilder is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. We are committed to finding talent that is not determined on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

To apply, email your resume to with "Data Specialist" as the subject. Tell us why you're a good fit for the job in 140 characters or less (like a tweet, but you don't have to actually tweet it).

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