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Software Development


2015-09-10 17:25


In preparing for the opportunities and challenges ahead of us — through the 2016 election and beyond — MoveOn is investing even more deeply in technology that can help amplify ordinary people’s voices in our democracy, and we are hiring passionate problem solvers who will take our technology platform to the next level. Do you have great ideas and the enthusiasm to build them? Join our team! Together we will brainstorm, collaborate, design, build, and ship code that handles massive scale. Work alongside MoveOn’s core team of organizers, campaigners, data scientists, and operations and media professionals, on projects that make the world a more progressive place!

MoveOn is a community of millions of Americans from all walks of life who use innovative technology to lead, participate in, and win campaigns for progressive change. For more than 17 years, the MoveOn family of organizations have used online tools to lower the barriers to participation in our democracy, so American citizens have a voice in a political process where big money and corporate lobbyists wield too much influence.

The MoveOn team considers technology to be a core part of our DNA. MoveOn pioneered mass online petitions, some of the first mass distributed online-enabled house parties and remote phone banks, and user-generated online campaigning. MoveOn’s millions of members generate site traffic that would make most startups jealous. And MoveOn has terabytes of data that all staff have been trained to query with SQL. At MoveOn, making decisions with data is a core part of how all work gets done.

The MoveOn team also considers our distributed staffing model to be a core part of our DNA. MoveOn staff can live wherever they want in the country, giving families tremendous flexibility in where they live. MoveOn staff are embedded in the communities that make up America, and we pursue the healthy development of community and social connections outside our work lives.


  • Write code and lead projects that span the entire software stack, including prototyping, rich front-end apps, APIs, high-performance back-end applications, database design, and cloud architecture.
  • Create and contribute to open source projects that share MoveOn’s innovations back with the larger developer community.
  • Contribute to software architecture discussions and decisions.
  • Come up with ideas for new innovative distributed organizing applications.
  • Learn, grow, and succeed in your career.

Required skills and experience:

  • Fluent in at least one programming language and web development platform.
  • Interested in learning and diving into new languages, tools, frameworks.
  • Determined and thorough- can see a project through from idea to prototyping, design, production, scaling and beyond.
  • Curious, and a fearless learner and problem solver.
  • Familiar with agile software development methodologies.
  • Ability to be effective in an organization whose staff all work remotely.

Location: Position may be based anywhere in the continental United States.

Classification, Salary, and Benefits: Full-time, competitive salary including benefits such as 100% employer-paid medical, dental, vision, and life insurance for all staff and their children, 4 weeks accrued paid vacation time per year, 10 days accrued paid sick time, and reimbursement of office expenses.

To Apply: Click here to submit your application, resume, and cover letter.

MoveOn.org Civic Action and MoveOn.org Political Action provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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Position may be based anywhere in the continental United States.

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