Career Opportunities

Infrastructure Team Lead

For 15 years, Catalist has been a leader in civic data and data science innovation. Our mission is to provide progressive organizations with the data and services needed to better identify, understand, and communicate with the people they need to engage and mobilize. Our clients include the largest, most influential organizations in the U.S. engaged in civic engagement, advocacy, and political campaigns.

Catalist is home to a dedicated, creative team of technologists, data scientists and campaign experts who build best-in class data tools and science. Catalist is committed to using our talents and technology to nurture a vibrant, growing, progressive community. 

The Catalist Technology Department’s Infrastructure team is responsible for installing, configuring, and supporting the technologies used by the company. This technology stack is broad and varied, encompassing the core network, servers, operating systems, and the software our teams use to develop and deploy Catalist’s production offerings. The Infrastructure Team Lead at Catalist will be comfortable across a range of technologies both maintaining our current architecture as well as directly supporting and working with Catalist staff across all departments.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Planning and scope of upgrades and improvements to Catalist’s infrastructure
  • Maintain relationships with Catalist’s vendors to source required equipment
  • Manage and mentor Infrastructure team
  • Installation and maintenance of physical and virtual servers including both the operating system and applications
  • Provide technical guidance and support across departments on Catalist priority projects
  • Installation and maintenance of networking equipment; firewall, network switches
  • Be available for occasional work on-site at our co-located data center in Ashburn, VA, including some infrequent nights and weekends
  • Be online and available for routine evening deployments and maintenance windows on a weekly basis

Skills & Experience:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following:

  • Proactive attitude towards working and closing tickets
  • Logical problem solver who is comfortable tracking issues across the full stack of technologies
  • Detail oriented individual that believes a solution isn’t complete until documented for future reference
  • Core Technical Skills: CentOS, SQL, Scripting(Bash/Python), Working in Linux Environments, Installing and Configuring Software Packages
  • Bonus Skills: Cloudera, Cassandra, DBA Skills (Vertica or PostgreSQL)
  • Background check required


A bachelor's of science degree or equivalent experience is required for this position.


This is a full-time job in Washington, DC. Compensation will range from $110,000-$130,000 per year, commensurate with experience and relevant skill. 

Catalist offers a competitive salary and a strong benefits package. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to with the subject line “Infrastructure Team Lead.”


Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Drug coverage

Catalist offers comprehensive PPO medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug coverage. Coverage for eligible staff begins the first of the month following the date of hire.   

Group Term Life Insurance & Long Term Disability

Group Term Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability Coverage is available for eligible full-time employees  provided at no cost to Catalist’s employees. Enrollment will occur automatically on the 1st of the month following your date of employment. 

Betterment 401(k) Safe Harbor Plan

The Betterment 401(k) Safe Harbor Plan is available to all full-time employees from date of hire. Employees may contribute pre-tax or post-tax from their salary up the legal limit set forth by the IRS.

  • Employer Contribution: All participants are eligible for this contribution.
  • Catalist, LLC will contribute up to 3% of your compensation into the plan for each eligible participant.
  • Catalist, LLC 401(k) plan allows qualified employees to enroll on their first day of work.

Transit Benefits

Catalist, LLC also makes available Transit Benefits to its employees. These benefits allow you to have funds deducted on a pre-tax basis from your gross salary amount to pay for Transit.  

Student Loan PayDown or SaveUp

Catalist is pleased to offer a Student Loan PayDown and College SaveUp benefit. We have partnered with Gradifi to make direct contributions to either your student loans or 529 college savings plan. You get to choose which one will be most impactful to you!

Professional Development Benefit

All Catalist employees are eligible for an Individual Development Budget of $750 per calendar year. We have seen, and want to recognize, the immense interest Catalist staff has demonstrated in expanding knowledge and improving skills. We are committed to your professional development and are excited to support this benefit for our staff.

Personal Leave & Vacation

Catalist offers vacation benefits to all full-time, permanent staff. During the first year of employment, employees will accrue one vacation day per calendar month. Employees are eligible to take vacation leave after the initial ninety days of employment. At the beginning of the second year of employment, employees will be issued fifteen days of vacation per employment year. In addition to vacation, each employee will be allowed three personal days per calendar year, to be used as needed, but no more than one personal day may be used in any calendar month unless approved in advance by a supervisor. Personal leave may be used for medical appointments scheduled during work hours. 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Catalist commits to fostering a culture of equity, inclusion, and accessibility and to serving the community by finding strength in our diversity. We commit to data as a force for good in the world, where we use data to tell stories, effect change, and have a positive impact in the progressive community. As part of our commitment, our Diversity Equity Inclusion and Accessibility committee focuses on four key areas: Data, Talent, Language, and Training & Education. This work consistently improves our data, communication, and company culture and also benefits the larger progressive data ecosystem.

Catalist, LLC (Catalist or Company) is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, veteran's status, or any basis prohibited by the law. This policy covers all programs, services, policies, and procedures of the Company, including opportunity for employment and treatment as a Company employee.

No recruiters or agencies. Direct hires only.