Technical Data Analyst

Change Research, a Public Benefit Company
Title: Technical Data Analyst
Status:  Palo Alto, CA, Washington, DC, or remote
Location: Palo Alto, CA; remote will be considered

Salary: $60k-90k annually, commensurate with experience; plus equity; health, dental, and vision insurance; flexible PTO plan and company holidays

You are committed to giving back to your community, fighting for what you believe in, and making impactful choices in your everyday life. You wish your career could reflect your commitment to civic engagement, but you’re not sure if there are really jobs that equally value social impact, tech innovation, and business success. There are.

In 2017, we figured out a new way to quickly, affordably, and accurately measure public opinion online. We use this technology to guide forward-thinking candidates and causes and create winning strategies with them. 


Change Research is innovating to solve critically-important problems at the intersection of data, social science, and politics. And in doing this, we hope to make our democracy better.


Ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other is core to our values. We invite folks with different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer. Join us.


About the role:

As a Change Research technical data analyst, you will be responsible for many of the technical and analytical components of conducting a poll. Change Research employs a fast-paced, scientific approach to polling, and you will have the opportunity to make our polls as fast-paced and scientifically rigorous as possible. This is an ideal position for someone who loves doing social science research, is well versed in technology and data analysis, and wants to get their hands dirty in pursuit of a good cause.


Your work will include:

  • Using your technical skills to weight and break down survey responses and generate crosstabs

  • Analyzing the results of polls, and preparing presentations and reports for clients, guiding them on what the data shows.

  • Surfacing insights on our data to help forward-thinking candidates and causes

  • Creating technical tools to streamline all aspects of the survey process, from respondent recruitment to presentation of results

  • Assisting survey data analysts with technical tasks

  • Collecting data on political districts, candidates, and issues. 

  • Working with our data science and engineering teams to create best practices around weighting and analysis


You are:

  • proficient with spreadsheets, SQL, and Python or R

  • well-versed in the language of data

  • Ideally, experienced in politics or social science

  • Comfortable working from the command line

  • rigorous in your attention to details

  • able to explain data and numbers in simple language

  • able to quickly understand technology-based problems with your innate savvy 

  • enthusiastic and professional 

  • startup-minded: you plug holes, get things done, and think of ways to improve systems

  • calm and collected in the face of deadlines

  • excited to be part of a team committed to making a difference in our country’s political climate

Compensation and work environment:  

Ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other is core to our values. We invite folks with different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives. Our workplace is both casual and professional, and we are committed to learning, fun, and excellence. We are an equal opportunity employer. This full-time position includes equity, health, dental and vision insurance, commuter benefits, flexible PTO, and company holidays.

How to apply:  

Please send a cover letter, LinkedIn profile, and resume to Email subject line: "[Your Name] / Technical Data Analyst"

No phone calls, please.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including women, people of color, gays and lesbians, transgender people, veterans and people with disabilities.

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