JOB DESCRIPTION: Senior Data Scientist

Clarity Campaign Labs ( provides fully integrated analytic solutions to Democratic campaigns, progressive non-profits, and select corporate clients. Our team consists of experts across the fields of campaign strategy, political data, and analytics. The convergence of these skill sets represents what we are all about: providing the right data and analytic approach to meet the unique needs of each of our clients, while ensuring that the resulting tools and information integrate seamlessly into the overall campaign strategy.


We are looking for an experienced data scientist to help lead our growing team based in our brand new Washington, DC office. This position will have the opportunity to create models and analyze data for various high profile Democratic campaigns and progressive organizations in 2016. We work with national Democratic party committees, major progressive non-profits, candidates, and ballot campaigns all over the country. We also have a growing international political practice. This position will provide a technical leadership role within the Clarity team. An ideal candidate will be willing to commit to long hours during election season as well as understand the importance of work/life balance in between elections.

Job Functions

  • Use advanced statistical methodology and machine learning techniques to create a variety of  voter contact models.

  • Design new and more efficient tools or methods of analysis and work with the Clarity partner team on additional product offerings for the firm.

  • Responsible for running projects from creation of the survey instrument to final analysis, communicating and working in collaboration with the client throughout the process.

  • Make effective memos and presentations, provide recommendations to clients based on the results of your analysis or models.

  • Provide leadership and subject matter experience within the Analytics team.


  • Four or more years work experience with machine learning and statistics

  • Advanced experience using R, Stata, Python (sci-kit), or similar languages or software is a must

  • Experience with political campaigns, campaign strategy, and working with voter files

  • Experience manipulating large datasets in an efficient manner

  • Experience with relational databases such as PostgreSQL, MySQL/MariaDB, or Vertica

  • Knowledge of *NIX command line environments

  • Perl, PHP, C++ or other software development experience is a plus

  • Strong communication skills, particularly with technical subjects

  • Diplomatic, professional approach to problem solving

  • Ability to manage several tasks and projects concurrently and to prioritize work effectively

  • Must be a self-starter and willing to work long, irregular hours as needed

  • A strong commitment to progressive and charitable causes is a must

Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include health, dental, vision, and profit sharing. To apply, please email (include the job title in the subject line) a copy of your resume and a cover letter to: Clarity Campaign Labs is an equal opportunity employer.