Front End Developer, Data Visualizations

DeveloperUnspecified18/11/2015Daily KosEast Bay, California, United StatesD3JavascriptCodingGraphicsDatavizData SkillsDesignDatabase ManagementPythonRExpert knowledge of D3/JavaScript graphing technologies; Experience in graphics programming, interactive graphics, data visualization, and data analysis; Excellent problem-solving, design, development, and debugging skills; Interest in politics, elections, and political data; Experience with large databases- ETL, RedShift or other columnar store, etc.; Knowledge of statistics; Python/RDaily Kos, the nation’s largest online progressive blogging and activism platform, is looking for a front-end developer and data visualization expert. Daily Kos is a great place to work -- You will be responsible for writing code that is used by millions of people who care about progressive politics and are working to make real political change. has an extensive feature set that extends across publishing, organizing, and political data, with some more great features to launch soon including a completely redesigned and rebuilt front page and story page, and an ambitious new destination for 2016 election coverage. We are also engaged in building a large-scale online platform for political opinion research, to further inform data-driven decision-making in politics. If you want a job that provides more than just a technical challenge, we'd love to hear from you. We especially welcome you to get in touch if you’re interested or have been active in political technology around campaigns, organizing, or survey research. We have a lot of good problems to work on. Daily Kos offers competitive salary, the latest hardware to work on, and excellent benefits including generous time off along with paid maternity/paternity/family leave, employer-paid medical insurance for employees, and a flexible work environment. You need to pick up your kids from school? No problem. You like to work out in the middle of the day? No problem. The office is conveniently located in the East Bay, close to BART. People love working here, and tend to stay for a long time. We have a great space filled with great people, and the atmosphere is energized by the day's news events and our common cause. Our engineering team is deeply committed to code quality. We maintain an extensive test suite, and automate everything we can, from infrastructure deployment to continuous integration. There is support for professional growth and development, including through regular skill shares that draw upon the diverse backgrounds of everyone on the team. You should be a front end developer with a knack for data visualization that tells a story. Our writers and analysts generate a huge amount of quantitative and qualitative political data: your role will be to bring this information together, and make it accessible to our readers in a visually appealing and intuitive way. The position combines design expertise with data journalism skills, and offers a great deal of creative flexibility. At Daily Kos, we believe that the diversity of ideas, experiences and cultures that our employees contribute to our organization help us be more effective in our work, and we are proud to be an inclusive and equal-opportunity workplace. We're a company that loves learning and supports growth and training for all our employees.Applyhttp://www.dailykos.comNo