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Senior Product Designer

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On January 3, 2019, we launched Numero. We didn’t have customers. We didn’t even have code. But we did have an idea: what if we could build financial software that powers our democracy? 

Running for office is hard work – the outdated software that runs campaigns makes it even harder. We believe it doesn’t have to be that way. That’s why we built Numero, a modern financial platform that Democratic elected officials and candidates at all levels of public office can use to manage the $4.5 billion in annual contributions to their political campaigns.

There’s been a 40% increase in the number of people running for office in recent years. Inspired by the current state of politics, people from every background imaginable have stepped up to run, including our CEO, Brian, who ran for Congress in 2018. Our other two co-founders, Susie and Karan, led the finance and technology arms of his campaign. They learned firsthand the painful process of manually stitching together critical finance and compliance data using outdated campaign software.

Our mission is to change that painful process and liberate hard-working candidates, campaign staffs, and volunteers, letting them focus on their most important work: talking with voters and representing their constituents in their communities.

In our first two years, we’ve already helped more than 200 campaigns raise $832 million. And there’s much more room for us to grow. The US has more than 500,000 elected officials, and many more candidates run for office at all levels of government. 

Admittedly, we’re surprised at how quickly Numero has grown and inspired by how much more we could do. Numero is being used by the biggest campaigns in the country, and we need your help to expand it to everyone else. 

We’re looking for a Senior Product Designer who is excited to help us build out the financial software used by some of the country's highest profile political campaigns – come join us!

About the Job

For the past 2 years, we’ve been building our core suite of campaign tools and learning from users how we can best meet their needs. 

Now, we’re looking to hire a Senior Product Designer to lead every design-related aspect of the business as we continue to grow. That role includes, over the next 24 months, designing four major new products to complement our existing suite of campaign finance tools.  

We’re looking for someone to work closely with the three co-founders and some of the top political candidates and campaigns in the country to design these products.

Within the first month, here’s how you’ll learn about our products and customers:

  • Joining product sales demos to see why our customers buy our products
  • Working with our customer success team to understand where our current product design choices fall short
  • Recommending design updates to our current products based on your learnings from our candidates, sales, and customer success team
  • Collaborating with the CEO on the marketing website and sales collateral

Within the third month, here’s how you’ll be designing your first major product:

  • Sharing your initial design thinking with the co-founders by stating upfront the design goals and user flows you are solving for and verbalizing why certain choices were made, including the pros/cons of any alternatives you considered
  • Showing prototypes and high-fidelity visuals to our customers to get their feedback
  • Ensuring everything we build feels effortless to use and creates moments of delight
  • Collaborating with the engineering team to translate between the user needs and the technical realities to ensure high-quality implementation

Within the sixth month, you’ll have standardized our UI design system across our products and begin work on our second major product.

About You

You relish the responsibility that comes from being part of a small team where you’re the only designer. You also love the idea of getting a front row seat for what it takes to grow a seed stage startup backed by some of the top investors in Silicon Valley.

You’re the perfect fit for this opportunity, given your robust skill set that includes the following:

  • Strong systems thinking, information architecture, and interaction design skills
  • Affinity for consistency, color use, typography, and layout 
  • Keen eye for subtle details developed from working in larger startups and a desire to apply those skills to a fast-growing startup
  • Design stack expertise with fluency in Photoshop, Illustrator, Figma, and other design and prototyping tools

You might also have engineering knowledge and the ability to write HTML/CSS, even if it’s not required.

Your ideal job gives you the autonomy to lead projects while working directly with co-founders who provide regular feedback and mentorship.

You’re excited about working at a fast-paced start-up where everyone works like responsible adults because it was started by responsible adults. You’re not looking to eat ramen and pull all-nighters. Instead, you’re looking to work in a calm company with a clear sense of purpose. A company where everyone respects each other's expertise and time.

Most importantly, you have a strong sense of your place in history and want to make an impact on the most important elections in modern times.

About Us

We’re a team of technologists, software engineers, and financial professionals who have previously founded and scaled several startups. Our CEO, Brian, served as a Senior Tech Advisor in the Obama White House, taught at MIT, and co-founded one of the largest phone companies in Nicaragua. Our CTO, Karan, oversaw the technical infrastructure of 80 campaigns and is a 3x startup CTO. Our CFO, Susie, was the Corporate VP of Finance & Accounting for AECOM, an 87,000-person company.

We’re backed by Y Combinator, Initialized Capital, 776, and prominent angel investors including the co-founders and leaders of Instagram, Reddit, Codeacademy, Netflix, and WIRED.

We believe our democracy is strongest when it’s represented by the diversity of our country. Similarly, we believe the strength of our company will come from the diversity of our employees – that's why we've worked hard to ensure that our cap table is fully diverse and that half of our angel investors are women. If you share our values and enthusiasm for strengthening our democracy, you’ll feel at home at Numero!

What We Offer

We are a small, tight-knit, and diverse team, building products that are used every day by some of our country’s most important elected leaders and their staff. In addition to offering challenging projects and rewarding work, we offer competitive salaries and generous equity.

We know that early employees like you are taking a chance on us as much as we are on you, so we compensate you accordingly.

  • Salary Range: $120K - $140K + Equity

We also want to empower you to do the best work of your career. To do that, we provide the following benefits:

  • 🏖 Flexible PTO (including a minimum of two weeks of required leave each year)
  • 🏥 High quality medical, dental, and vision benefits
  • 🐣 Eight weeks of paid parental leave
  • 💻 New Macbook Pro with your choice of monitor, accessories, and headphones
  • 🏡 $500 for your work-from-home setup (we currently work remotely); please note that while we currently work remotely, future travel for company events and meetings is to be expected.

You’ll also have the opportunity to work closely with our founding team and angel investors who have deep experience at the intersection of politics and technology.

Interested?

To apply, send us a note at [email protected] with a link to your LinkedIn profile, portfolio, and short 3-4 sentence answers to each of the following questions:

  • What is most appealing to you about this opportunity?
  • Why do you want to work at Numero and not somewhere else?
  • What bothers you about campaigns (as a voter, donor, volunteer, or campaign staffer) and how would you leverage working at Numero to fix it?
  • A description of a well-designed experience you had recently, and what made it great?
  • A time you taught yourself a new skill to complete a job or project?
  • A link to your design portfolio.