Bootstrapping Tech Innovation @SEIU

As a Senior Engineering Manager at SEIU from 2009-2014, I helped the organization–a complex bureaucracy operating in a highly-regulated environment–transform its approach to technology. Beginning as a data engineer, I ultimately assumed managerial roles in procurement and technology strategy. After building trust and fellow tech-transformation champions among organization leadership, I conducted a build vs buy process which resulted in the creation of a cross-functional internal team of five, who delivered a custom financial and membership data system (the core software system for our org). The software we developed was later adopted by SEIU locals in other parts of the country. Afterwards, I maintained good working relationships with key figures at SEIU, allowing me to pursue collaborations with the org throughout my time at Harvard and MIT, which included delivering funded work as a research manager for MIT’s CoLab.


Collection Credits

Boston FOIA Redesign

James Moffet
Erica Pincus
Jon Truong
Thad Kerosky
Jackie Chea

Outvote App
James Moffet
Nadeem Mazen
Naseem Makiya
Lizzie Devane

Critical Mass
James Moffet
Morgan Starkey
Alexander Tepper

All Else
James Moffet