Write code. Change Washington. A developer job opportunity with the Obama campaign

Now that we know who the Democratic nominee will be, it's time to go to work...


Obama for America is looking for exceptionally talented web developers who want to play a key role in a historic political campaign and help elect Barack Obama as the next President of the United States. (Interested in a security expert position?)

This six-month opportunity will allow you to:

  • Create software tools which will enable an unprecedented nationwide voter contact and mobilization effort
  • Help build and run the largest online, grassroots fundraising operation in the history of American politics
  • Introduce cutting-edge social networking and online organizing to the democratic process by empowering everyday people to participate on My.BarackObama

You must have:

  • At least 5 years of professional web development experience
  • A deep understanding of LAMP development processes and best practices
  • Experience building complex applications using PHP and MySQL
  • Advanced or expert CSS, Javascript, and AJAX skills
  • An abiding desire to put your technical wizardry to work for democracy and for our country

Special consideration given to candidates who have:

  • Experience scaling large LAMP applications
  • Posses deep knowledge of MySQL performance and query optimization
  • Strong practical knowledge of web application security
  • Created highly usable user interface/experience for complex web applications
  • Worked in a fast‐paced web development environment and have proven their ability to write outstanding code under tight deadlines

Successful candidates will join the development team in Boston, MA. Candidates should be willing to commit to work through the election in November. This is a salaried position. Housing assistance may be available for those not located in the Boston area.


Click here to apply!