Atlas Public Policy is looking for a highly qualified senior data engineer to join our exciting policy tech firm. Atlas equips businesses and policymakers to make strategic, data-informed decisions that serve the public interest. We build analytical tools, dashboards, and visualizations using powerful, accessible technology, and offer expert advisory and convening services to tackle the pressing issues of today.

A qualified person must be sharp, passionate, and capable of adapting to the evolving demands at Atlas. This position can be based in Washington, DC or San Francisco, CA. Staff in DC are following a hybrid work model and those based in the Bay Area are currently following a work-from-home model. For a highly qualified candidate, we would consider making the position fully remote to be based anywhere in the United States.

Atlas’s core clients are involved in the climate policy space, including public agencies from all levels of government, leading climate advocates in the non-profit sector, and top companies working on clean energy technology. Our work includes cutting edge research and development on critical climate-related policy issues, products that equip stakeholders with actionable information on clean energy markets, and strategic advising services for key leaders in the climate space.

Atlas began in 2015 and has grown with increasing demand from our core set of public interest-focused customers. We engage all our staff in internal strategy development, and believe in work-life balance, career development, and cohesive, team-oriented work.

The Work

  • Propose and develop new, compelling ways to collect, organize, and communicate data and spark change in Atlas’s focus areas including climate change, transportation and building decarbonization, and disinformation.
  • Serve as technical lead on projects and product development for the data team.
  • Bring advanced analytics software to a non-technical audience using databases and dashboards.
  • Serve as lead architect for Atlas tools built with Microsoft Power BI and Azure suites and open-source software where appropriate.
  • Create and manage data pipelines for Atlas’s products, including EV and Buildings Hub.
  • Advise policy team on the use of data tools for original research.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in computer science, electrical or computer engineering, or closely-related field required;
  • 5-7 years of experience building and maintaining extract, transform, load (ETL) processes using SQL and a scripting language such as Power Query/M, Python, and/or R required;
  • 5-7 years of work experience with database design and development required;
  • 2-3 years of work experience with Microsoft Power BI or similar data visualization/dashboarding software (Tableau or Qlik) required;
  • Passionate interest and experience in using data to solve complex problems;
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and strong communication skills;
  • Strong interest in realizing Atlas’s mission;
  • Experience in climate and/or energy policy preferred;
  • Ambitious, self-directed, but knows when to pause and seek assistance; and
  • U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States or other U.S. work authorization (please specify details in your application. Atlas does not offer sponsorship for permanent residency).

Starting Date: As soon as possible

Application Deadline: June 15, 2022

Time Commitment: Full time

Compensation: Annual salary of $110,000-$140,000 and generous benefits (health insurance, vacation, and retirement).

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Atlas strives to create a diverse and inclusive workplace. We also understand that having a staff that reflects the communities impacted by our work provides experience and knowledge that is essential to informing data-driven and equitable policy solutions. Our work, providing rigorous and nuanced analysis on electrification and other key policy challenges, requires the knowledge of environmental, economic, and historical policies and practices. Atlas is also committed to becoming a champion for diversity, equity, and inclusion in public policy.

Women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans and military spouses, formerly incarcerated people, religious minorities, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community are strongly encouraged to apply. We consider qualified applicants regardless of any legally protected characteristics.

Reasonable accommodations can be provided at all phases of the application and employment process. If we can offer accommodations for you in the recruitment process, please contact