At Numero, we build 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 Running for office is hard work – the outdated software that runs campaigns makes it even harder.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.
We’re a team of technologists, software engineers, and financial professionals who previously founded several startups and managed a run for Congress. 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’re looking for software engineers who are excited to help us build out the financial infrastructure underpinning our democracy – come join us!
Every feature of Numero is built from the ground-up with deep empathy for our users. We get their pain points because they were our pain points.
Our core product is a CRM software suite that includes a CRM, a native mobile app, payment processor, referral tracker, and event management system to keep donations, pledges, and donors organized in a single place. We've also just launched Electables – a grassroots fundraising platform that rewards donors' support with NFTs (minted on the energy efficient Flow blockchain). Some of the exciting projects we’re working on include:
We’re looking for engineers who have at least 6 years of professional software engineering experience and for whom the following values and concepts resonate:
As a valued member of our engineering team, you’ll make an impact by doing the following:
We don’t need candidates to be able to do all of the above on day one – in fact, we expect all engineers to grow into their roles and level up over time. We’re all learners at heart and happily invest in our teammates through mentorship, pair programming, and projects that grow their technical skills. We even developed an onboarding course of all new engineers called 👨🏻🏫 Numero Escuela 🎒📓
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.
We also want to empower you to do the best work of your career. To do that, we provide the following benefits:
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.
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 staff, and volunteers, letting them focus on their most important work: talking with voters and representing their constituents in their communities.
In our first three years, we’ve already helped more than 300 campaigns manage over $1 billion in contributions. 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.
Our CEO, Brian, was 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 last cycle and is a 3x startup CTO. Our CFO, Susie, was the Corporate VP of Finance & Accounting for AECOM, an 87,000-person company.
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!
To apply, submit this application sharing a bit about why you're excited to work at Numero, your resume, and links to any public online profiles (e.g. Github, LinkedIn, etc) you’d like to share.
If it seems like we might be a good fit, we’ll schedule a quick 30 minute call to chat about your past work and go from there. Go for it! We can’t wait to hear from you! 🙂