At ActBlue Technical Services, we build and power the premier online fundraising platform for Democratic campaigns, progressive organizations, and nonprofits working to create a better future. We put power in the hands of small-dollar donors and make giving online as easy as possible. Since 2004, campaigns and organizations across the country have raised over $3 billion using our tools, with an average contribution size of $40. Thousands of groups from presidential candidates to environmental organizations to local school board members count on our fundraising tools to fuel their organizing work.

If you’ve ever given online to a Democratic candidate or progressive organization, chances are you’ve used our software. With the 2020 elections already on the horizon, we’re busier than ever helping small-dollar donors resist Trump’s administration.

We are seeking a Security Expert who also has a strong background in Rails to keep us protected against ever-evolving software, hardware, and social engineering attacks. We offer autonomy, responsibility, and amazing in-office and remote colleagues geeking out about politics and tech all day, plus generous benefits. You could work remotely from anywhere in the U.S., or from our Boston area office in Davis Square.

"This position is great for a person who has a broad range of interests across security domains. We are reshaping the appsec practice throughout the organization, implementing new processes and tooling to ensure that ActBlue’s mission is well-supported now and in the future. On a daily basis, you’ll face challenging architectural, implementation, and business logic concerns, the solution for many of which will have a direct impact on our democracy!" - Darian Patrick, ActBlue SecEng Lead

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING: - Overseeing security aspects of the evolution of our public facing rails platform - Managing our PCI auditor relationship and annual compliance audits - Running our responsible disclosure bug bounty program - Supervising technical aspects of office IT security


  • Our stack: Ruby on Rails, React, PostgreSQL, Node.js, Redis
  • Hosting: Rackspace and Amazon clouds
  • Our team of passionate, curious, innovative professionals


  • Experience with OWASP principles, Content Security Policy, CORS, HSTS, etc.
  • Experience (and passion for), hunting vulnerabilities in web apps.
  • Proficiency in Ruby, JavaScript, or Python


  • We believe that ideas are more important than technologies.
  • We understand that the tools we build have real-world consequences for millions of people and take that responsibility seriously.
  • We know that code isn’t just a set of instructions for machines, but communication with other humans; style, elegance, and respect are important.
  • We believe that an ability to balance paying off technical debt and rapidly completing a project contributes to the health of the codebase, engineering team, and organization.
  • We believe that being correct isn’t enough; respect for your colleagues and users is fundamental.

"High Volume" means different things to different sites. To us it means ten thousand simultaneous active users, handling over $1M a day, processing four credit card transactions per second, mailing checks/doing wire transfers to 2000+ groups a week. We use best in class tools (rails, node, postgresql, react, sidekiq/redis, chef) and methods (github, extensive automated testing, continuous integration, deployment, cloud hosting) to deliver the best technology in politics.

We’re a small (but growing!) team that has a big impact on the future of our country. Each and every one of us is fully committed to our mission and we are looking for new team members who match our passion and are ready to dive in! If you're interested, send your resume to!

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We offer a competitive salary and a generous compensation package, which includes commuter benefits, fully paid health, dental, and vision insurance, an employer-sponsored 401k contribution plan, and a flexible time off policy.

Women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and members of other minority or marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply. ActBlue is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against candidates on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, or veteran status.

ActBlue cannot at this time sponsor work visas.

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