Job ID: 18905

Location: Nationwide Texas

Data Engineer- Remote


Are you passionate about harnessing the power of data to drive meaningful change? Are you ready to make a difference and be part of something bigger? If so, we want you to join our client’s dynamic team!


Houston in Action operates on the belief that we can do greater things together than we can apart and that the more influence our communities have over the systems and services meant to support us, the better we are to lead the lives we want to live. Houston in Action membership comprises representatives of community-based organizations, grassroots leaders, academic and research institution staff, and philanthropic partners. We bring together community partners in the private and public sectors, including government, health, and business.


Best-in-Class Benefits and Perks:

We value our employees’ time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by a competitive compensation of $75-90Kannually, depending on experience, and an extensive benefits package including:

  • Comprehensive health coverage: Medical, dental, and vision insurance provided.
  • Robust retirement planning: 401(k) plan available with employer matching up to 6%
  • Financial security: Life and disability insurance for added protection.
  • Flexible financial options: Health savings and flexible spending accounts offered.
  • Well-being and work-life balance: Paid time off, flexible schedule, and remote work choices provided.


Plus, we work to maintain the best environment for our employees, where people can learn and grow with the company. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where everyone feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning, and culture.


As a Data Engineer at Houston in Action, you will spearhead developing and managing our data infrastructure. You’ll work with our collective learning team to ensure our teams and partners have the insights and tools they need to build and run transformative campaigns.


We are looking for a Data Engineer with a combination of the right technical expertise and a passion for helping nonprofits develop non-partisan issue-based and electoral campaigns succeed. You will work with a tech stack that includes AWS (S3), SQL, Redshift, Python, Github, and Google Looker Studio. You’ll also work with our campaign-specific stack that includes, but is not limited to, platforms like CIVIS, BigQuery, NGPVAN, EveryActon, MiniVan, Impactive, Salesforce, DS Political, Meta Business Manager, Meta Ads Manager, FiveTran, and Mobilize. We are looking for someone who is flexible and willing to revisit projects and connections. 


To thrive/succeed, you should have:        

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in SQL, Redshift, and Python, with expertise in deploying and managing data pipelines.
  • GCP Experience: Storage.
  • Demonstrated ability in quantitative problem-solving and attention to detail, with multitasking capabilities.
  • Comfortable utilizing advanced formulas and familiar with data modeling within Excel/Google Sheets.
  • Previous involvement in political campaigns or nonprofit issue-based organizing is highly valued.
  • Knowledge of AWS, GitHub, and Google Looker Studio is strongly preferred.
  • Familiarity with R, ShinyApps, and political CRMs like NGP/EveryAction is strongly preferred.


Your responsibilities as the Data Engineer will include:        

  • Develop and Optimize Data Systems: Build and manage high-performance, secure, and reliable data systems for storing, transforming, and analyzing large datasets.
  • Engineer and Maintain Data Pipelines: Create and optimize data pipelines, ensuring efficient data movement, integration, and accessibility using AWS, SQL, and other technologies.
  • Collaborate with Stakeholders: Work closely with internal teams and campaigns to address data needs, troubleshoot issues, and support cross-functional data initiatives.
  • Drive Process Improvements: Enhance data delivery, automate tasks, and improve data management practices to boost efficiency and quality.
  • Ensure Data Quality and Integration: Maintain high data quality and reliability standards and facilitate effective data integration with external vendors and platforms.


This can be a consultant position with a defined timeline, but we’d prefer a full-time, permanent role. Houston in Action has a physical office located within the Museum District of Houston, Texas, and staff currently work remotely, handling responsibilities that include in-person meetings and events. We are open to the candidate being outside Texas but must be willing to become familiar with Texas politics.


Houston in Action is working towards building a data culture rooted in racial equity. We acknowledge that this work is about people and communities; each number represents incredible efforts and people. Our work is rooted in love for our communities and our people. We spent many years of conversations, building trust with our partners, building systems, and building capacity internally and externally. It is time for our data system to grow and evolve as our network grows and becomes more familiar with data.


To them and their communities first, our responsibility is to create systems and data visualizations that honor that intent. To embed this intent into our everyday work, we include the following job responsibilities around equity and inclusion:

  • Constantly learning & actively participating in programs, training sessions, and discussions regarding racial inequities, exclusions, and oppressions.
  • Appreciation and willingness to work with and advocate for people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Work with historically marginalized racial groups in the U.S., particularly Black, Indigenous, Latinx groups, AAPI, LGBTQ+, youth, and women, to ensure that data practices and outcomes serve their communities.


Ready to make a difference?

If you’re ready to use your data engineering skills to create a positive impact, apply today and join us in our mission to build a brighter future together. 


We are an equal opportunity employer that welcomes and encourages diversity in the workplace. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

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