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Ripple Data Manager

Data Science – Washington, District of Columbia
Department Data Science
Employment Type Full-Time/Exempt
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor

Who We Are...

Based in Washington D.C. with additional offices in New York City and Los Angeles, BlueLabs was formed in early 2013 by senior members of the Obama for America analytics team. We help organizations personalize their engagements with individuals, optimize communications, and achieve their strategic goals. Our team includes more than 40 data scientists, engineers, and strategists from diverse backgrounds who share a passion for using data to solve the world’s greatest social and analytical challenges. Through our work, we’ve directly and measurably improved the health and financial security of millions of Americans.

Since 2013, we’ve served more than 300 organizations, run more than 1,000 randomized/controlled experiments, built hundreds of models, generated over 6 billion touch points, reached virtually every contactable person in the United States, and driven significant improvements in some of the highest-profile private sector, advocacy, and government programs around the world. Along the way, we’ve developed some of the most innovative tools available in media optimization, reporting, and influencer outreach. 

Our clients range from political campaigns to advocacy groups, unions, government agencies, and international groups, as well as global companies in the automotive, travel, consumer packaged goods, entertainment, healthcare, media, telecom, and other industries. 


The Team:

BlueLabs' Ripple Team is a fast paced, innovative group developing products that enable like-minded organizations to identify, understand and message the influencers who matter most to their particular cause.

We’re not building a team for a sprint — this is a project for the long haul. More than anything else, we’re looking for people who are excited by our mission, love to create, are honest about what they know, fascinated by what they don’t, and relish the opportunity to work with people who value the same.

The Ripple team has a bias toward action — but also a bias toward turning ad hoc processes into systems. 

The Position:

We’re looking for a Data Manager to help the Ripple team continue to improve the breadth and depth of the data that forms the backbone of the product. This person will have primary responsibility for the identification, acquisition, and processing of raw data sources through to the end user.

In this position, you will:

  • Operate within existing systems to integrate new data sources and continuously improve the product we deliver to clients

  • Identify, acquire, clean, and process new data sources, covering everything from creative commons web scrapes to FOIA requests

  • Oversee data gathering work performed by others on the team, prioritizing and performing quality control checks on the integration of new data sources into Ripple -- from raw data through to the end user 

  • Work with project managers and the business development team to ensure that Ripple data are characterized accurately to current and future clients

  • Communicate issues, opportunities, and ideas for creative new data sources, making the case for a course of action and then seeing it through to completion



You probably have:

  • Experience working with data in a team environment. This could take the form of data analysis, interacting with data in a database, data entry, identifying or generating data for research purposes — or something else.

  • Experience working with spreadsheet programs like Excel or Google Sheets.

  • Experience keeping track of both urgent and important (less urgent) priorities over time -- strong attention to detail and personal organizational systems that help you keep many balls in the air.

  • The right person for this role will default toward assuming responsibility for the issues they encounter and bring a proactive, self-starter approach to their resolution.

You may also have:

  • Experience overseeing the day-to-day work of others. This could take the form of direct management, leading internal initiatives, project management, quality control/oversight responsibilities, or something else.

  • Experience manipulating or cleaning data in a text editor, with SQL / relational databases, or even the basics of Python, R, etc.

At BlueLabs, we're more than just a team of innovators—we're a community of  mission-driven individuals who are willing to invest, collaborate, and engage at high levels to make our team and the world a better place

We know that the best candidate may not fit neatly into the boxes we define here, so if this sounds like a place you want to work, even if you’re not confident you perfectly match this posting, we still encourage you to apply! We’re looking for diverse, out-of-the-box thinking, and we strive to create an ecosystem that facilitates innovation. If you want more information about who we are as a team, check out our Facebook page, Twitter, or Instagram.

At BlueLabs, we celebrate, support and thrive on differences. Not only do they benefit our services, products, and community, but most importantly, they are to the benefit of our team. Qualified people of all races, ethnicities, ages, sex, genders, sexual orientations, national origins, gender identities, marital status, religions, veterans statuses, and disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. As an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer, BlueLabs is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


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