The Center for New Data is a civic tech nonprofit dedicated to unlocking insights from big data to build a stronger democracy. Our work has been profiled by The New York Times and Fast Company; introduced as testimony to the U.S. Congress by Stacey Abrams; supported investigative features by the Washington Post and Center for Public Integrity; and helped reopen polling locations in Georgia’s 2021 Senate runoff election. Our current programs focus on fighting voter suppression and gerrymandering, leveraging location data from 30 million mobile devices and a national volunteer corps of 200+ data scientists, engineers, project managers, and software engineers.
We are hiring a full-time data engineer to join our founding team and play a key technical and leadership role in redefining big data analytics for voting rights. Working with the Executive Director and Head of Data Science & Analytics, you will help advance the organization’s data-driven strategy to combat voter suppression. There is a tremendous opportunity to work as a strategic thought-partner providing creativity, inspiration, and technical expertise to solve complex problems, and to help shape the roadmap and patterns of an emerging data-for-good organization.
At the Center for New Data, we help make equity-driven and evidence-based change possible by sharing insights from big data with public problem solvers. We are committed to closing the data divide by ensuring the same big, novel datasets currently used to target ads and power consumer apps can also be used to reveal social inequalities and power evidence-driven solutions.
We believe that in order for voting rights to be protected, they first need to be measured. We use new data to identify where in-person voting access is most problematic, which populations are most affected, and which solutions are most effective. Partnering with voting rights groups across the country, our data products detect voting rights violations at the local level and also paint a big picture about causes and patterns of voter suppression at the state and federal level.
Please submit your application online via Breezy. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting November 28 with an expected start date in January 2023.
Center for New Data is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.