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DevOps Engineer II

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United States
Base Salary
137k-151k USD

Job Description


ActBlue is a nonprofit that builds tech and infrastructure for Democratic campaigns, progressive-aligned causes, and people trying to make an impact in order to fuel long-term, people-powered change. If you’ve ever given online to a Democrat or progressive organization, chances are you’ve used our powerful online fundraising platform.

We put power in the hands of small-dollar donors and help thousands of groups — from presidential candidates to environmental organizations — build grassroots movements. We envision a democracy where everyone looking to make progressive people-powered change can easily and effectively deploy their resources, energy, and creativity to shape our country and futures. Each and every one of us, from the political activists to the tech innovators to the customer service pros, is fully committed to our mission.


We are looking for a DevOps Engineer to help foster the success of product development at ActBlue. As a member of one of our engineer enablement teams, you and your colleagues will support our product development teams as they maintain and build new services that can scale to meet the demands of each election cycle. Your work will serve to increase the autonomy of ActBlue’s product development teams by growing their capabilities and co-developing solutions to address their pain points.

Our engineering and product organization is made up of 110+ people (and growing!), and we are organized into cross-functional teams of 3-6 people with clear areas of product focus. We work with Kubernetes, Docker, Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, Node.js, Redis, and other technologies. ActBlue Technical Services (ATS) hosts on AWS, manages our infrastructure with Terraform, and monitors with DataDog.


  • Work with application developers and the campaigns and organizations that use our product to deploy and monitor new services repeatedly at scale and in cloud services.
  • Make our system performance data more readily accessible through monitoring and visualizations. Recommend improvements to remove bottlenecks and points of failure.
  • Build tooling to streamline the development and deployment process for product teams.
  • Practice and encourage a people-focused engineering mentality when working cross-functionally.
  • Improve the performance and maintainability of our platform through quality code, comprehensive testing, monitoring, and effective documentation.
  • Engage and contribute to technical discussions around new solutions and architecture.
  • Grow professionally and increase your impact within ActBlue and for the progressive movement with the support of your manager and other senior leaders.
  • Champion a collaborative and inclusive team culture.


  • Some professional experience with Linux (Ubuntu) system administration.
  • Some professional experience with a programming language like Ruby, Python, JavaScript, or Golang.
  • Experience with version control systems (Git).
  • Some experience with AWS or cloud-native applications.
  • A track record of collaborating with other engineers to resolve ambiguity and prioritize the most impactful work.
  • A demonstrated ability to write extensible, maintainable, and scalable code.
  • An inclusive and empathetic working style in a remote and distributed work environment.
  • An eagerness to learn and grow your skills.
  • A passion for repeatable configuration management and for ActBlue’s mission to build people-powered movements.


  • You have experience configuring and monitoring CDNs (especially Fastly).
  • You have experience administering PostgreSQL databases.
  • You’ve worked with Terraform.
  • You’ve worked with Kubernetes.


  • Stack: Ruby on Rails, NodeJS, React, TypeScript, Golang
  • Tooling: CircleCI, Jenkins, Bugsnag, Github, Gitlab, PagerDuty
  • Hosting: AWS, Heroku
  • Monitoring: DataDog
  • Databases: PostgreSQL, DynamoDB, Redis


  • We believe that ideas are more important than technologies.
  • We understand that the tools we build have real-world consequences for millions of people and take that responsibility seriously.
  • Security is at the center of everything we do. We are always on the lookout for ways to further harden our platform.
  • We know that code isn’t just a set of instructions for machines, but communication with other humans; style, elegance, and respect are important.
  • We believe that an ability to balance paying off technical debt and rapidly completing a project contributes to the health of the codebase, engineering team, and organization.
  • We believe that being correct isn’t enough; respect for your colleagues and users is fundamental.


This posting is for a full-time, remote, salaried position. ActBlue is currently authorized to support remote work employees in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C., and Wisconsin.

Salary Range Details:

Salary Range: $136,611-$151,437

ActBlue is committed to consistent compensation practices across our organization. Final salary offers will take into account factors such as candidate experience, interview performance and current team salary parity.


  • Flexible work schedules and an unlimited time-off policy
  • Fully paid and trans-inclusive health, dental, and vision insurance for employees and their families; plus fully-paid health reimbursement arrangement to use for out of pocket expenses and fully-paid short- and long-term disability
  • Fully paid basic and AD&D life insurance and a voluntary supplemental life insurance option
  • Dependent and health care flexible spending account options
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) benefits for employees
  • Automatic 2% Employer-paid 401K contribution, plus up to an additional 6% match on employee contributions
  • A minimum of three months paid medical, family and parental leave (for all new parents, adoptions included)
  • Commuter or home-office benefits, including a $1,000 home-office setup allowance for all new full-time remote employees
  • Additional perks including quarterly snack deliveries and digital subscriptions to the Boston Globe & New York Times

ActBlue is unable to sponsor work visas at this time.

Bargaining Unit position: The terms and conditions of this position are subject to a collective bargaining agreement with the Communications Workers of America, the exclusive bargaining agent of covered ActBlue Technical Services employees.


ActBlue is deeply committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity. We commit to retaining, developing, recruiting, and hiring a diverse staff community. We honor the dignity of all. We celebrate their unique qualities. And we recognize the wide range of human differences, backgrounds, and intersectional identities that enrich the workspace and help us better meet our mission. If you feel a connection to our mission and see your interests reflected in this job description we encourage you to apply - even if you don’t meet every requirement.

ActBlue is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the interview and employment process, including using our online system to apply for a position. If you would like to request an accommodation, please contact us at [email protected] to get started.

*ActBlue will never ask candidates to buy equipment, nor will we email from anything other than an or email address.

Advice from our career coach

As an experienced professional seeking a DevOps Engineer position at ActBlue, it's crucial to showcase your expertise in supporting product development teams with maintenance and scaling services. To stand out as an applicant, highlight your experience with Linux system administration, programming languages like Ruby or Python, and version control systems like Git. Additionally, emphasize your ability to collaborate effectively with other engineers, write quality and scalable code, and demonstrate a passion for the organization's mission of people-powered movements. Here are some specific tips to help you standout:

  • Highlight your experience with AWS or cloud-native applications.
  • Showcase your ability to address ambiguity and prioritize impactful work.
  • Demonstrate an inclusive and empathetic working style, especially in remote environments.
  • Emphasize your eagerness to learn and grow your skills.
  • If applicable, mention any experience with CDNs, PostgreSQL databases, Terraform, or Kubernetes for bonus points.

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