Contract Web Developer

MapLight, an innovative, award-winning nonprofit that tracks money’s influence on politics, is looking for a Contract Web Developer with MEAN stack experience. In this role you will work in a small, dynamic team developing new web-based tools to support our research team and journalists.

Required qualifications:

  • Experience with modern NodeJS, JavaScript tools and frameworks including Express and React.
  • Strong understanding of core programming concepts.
  • Experience developing JSON and RESTful APIs.
  • Demonstrated high-end UI/UX experience with examples.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, constantly evolving environment.

This is a contract position and can be remote for the right candidate. MapLight is located in downtown Berkeley (near BART). Our hardworking but casual office environment includes quality-of-life perks such as a fully-stocked office snack bar, bi-weekly team lunches, delicious fair-trade coffee, ergonomic workstations, and bike storage on the premises. Come work with us on the cutting edge of government transparency and accountability!

To Apply:

Interested candidates should send a resume and samples of work to the attention of Leon Smith, Technical Director, at, and reference "Contract Web Developer" in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. No phone calls please. MapLight is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity and encourages all qualified applicants to apply.

About MapLight:

MapLight is a nonpartisan research organization that reveals money's influence on politics. Our groundbreaking transparency website,, combines lobbying and campaign contribution data with how every legislator votes on every bill, making connections between money and votes that would previously have taken days or weeks to uncover available to the public at the click of a mouse. Our widely-disseminated, evidence-based findings highlight the relationship between campaign donations and legislative outcomes for the specific issues people care about, focusing citizen outrage and political energy on the root cause of government’s failure to serve the public interest: our broken system of campaign finance.

Since our founding in 2005, MapLight has reached over 315 million people with our data highlighting the impact of political influence. We've also launched Voter’s Edge, a comprehensive, nonpartisan online voter guide for the 21st century, and won a James Madison Freedom of Information Award, a Knight-Batten Award for Innovations in Journalism, a Library Journal Best Reference Award, an American Library Association MARS: Best Free Reference Web Site Award, and a Webby Award nomination. For more about MapLight's work, check out the Stanford Social Innovation Review’s profile of MapLight ( or visit and