We’re growing our team!

MobilizeAmerica is a volunteer management platform and network that enables activists, progressive organizations and Democratic campaigns to connect and win elections. This year, hundreds of campaigns will use our platform to manage their supporters, tapping into progressive partner audiences in the tens of millions. We’ve closed our pre-seed round and are quickly filling our seed round. Investors include: Higher Ground Labs, a leading progressive technology accelerator, Reid Hoffman and angel investors in Silicon Valley, DC, NY and LA. 


Senior Software Engineer

Role

MobilizeAmerica is at a pivotal point in its growth. We’ve successfully proven our core product in a fast-moving and notoriously difficult market, and are now scaling to have the maximum possible impact in the 2018 midterm elections. As an early engineer on a small team, you’ll immediately have significant ownership over product direction and engineering architecture, working closely with our CTO on product strategy and execution.

In particular, you’ll work on:

  • Lead the design and development of multiple new product areas that help campaigns recruit and activate more volunteers in the 2018 midterms
  • Prepare our platform for the exponential scale we will experience this election cycle and beyond — we expect to handle millions of users by November 6
  • Build out our internal platform and APIs such that we can nimbly introduce more ways for campaigns and organizations to control their data
  • Drive high-quality engineering standards and architecture across the organization, and help up-level junior engineers to meet those standards
  • Think up a growth experiment or five, and planning prototypes to test them in the lightest way possible

Our stack is Python/Django, Postgres and React running on Heroku and AWS.

Who you are:

  • You’ve shipped quality products end-to-end, and aren’t afraid to get your hands dirty with whatever a product needs to roll out
  • You care deeply about empowering ordinary people for progressive causes. We’re a mission-driven company, and everything we do is guided by political impact. At the end of the day, we’re here to elect Democrats.
  • You have at least five–eight years of professional work experience, ideally in startups where you’ve seen things scale (and break)
  • You have a bachelor’s or master’s in computer science or a related field
  • You have experience architecting and working in scalable and fault-tolerant backend systems
  • You’re not afraid of uncertainty and aim to fail fast. We bring an ethos of experimentation to everything we build—you know it’s better to ship something early and learn than architect the perfect solution.

Join us!

To apply, send us your resume or LinkedIn and a few words to jobs@mobilizeamerica.io about why you’re the right fit and what excites you about supporting Democratic candidates. Position is ideally based in New York City, but we’re open to applicants that have a track record of successfully working remotely.

We are committed to building a workplace that reflects the diversity of volunteers across America that we exist to serve. We especially encourage women, people of color, and others who are underrepresented in the tech industry to apply.


Strategic Partnerships & Sales

TL;DR

You will be play a pivotal role to rapidly grow the network of campaigns, committees, state parties, 501(c)4s, labor unions, and other progressive organizations that form coalitions and take action through our platform. Together we can build a coalition that drive millions to volunteer and win elections up and down the ballot!

Who is this for & why you’ll love it

This is a unique opportunity to build deep relationships that increase organizing capacity in the progressive and Democratic ecosystem.

A highly goal-oriented role, you will rapidly build out the broadest possible political network around our shared infrastructure for action. You’ll be on the front lines of bringing our technology to new audiences that need it most.

We invest substantial energy in training and coaching, building a fun and supportive team culture, all while never slowing down -- because we know what’s at stake.

Responsibilities

  • Manage relationships from prospect to close with clients of all types (campaigns, c3’s, c4’s, labor unions and SuperPACs)

  • Scope complex deals in conjunction with product/engineering

  • Develop new distribution channels, e.g. reseller agreements with consulting firms

  • Develop and manage an effective pipeline management process

  • Source new partnerships through key conferences, gatherings, relationship-building etc.

Characteristics & experience

  • 5+ years of professional experience

  • Experience working in or with labor unions, national 501c4s, statewide campaigns, and/or SuperPACs

  • Have taken on and thrived in senior roles across political, organizing, digital &/or business development / sales

  • Strong ability to communicate with our technical team, to translate and communicate technical information in simple ways to a lay audience

  • You build strong relationships with partners

Logistics

  • Start ASAP

  • Based in DC, alongside Campaigns Director

  • Travel up to 2 weeks / month, with average estimate 1 week / month

  • Reports to co-founder and COO (based in NYC)

  • Compensation commensurate with experience

Join us!

To apply, send us your resume or LinkedIn and a few words to jobs@mobilizeamerica.io about why you’re the right fit for the role.

We are committed to building a workplace that reflects the diversity of volunteers across America that we exist to serve. We especially encourage women, people of color, and others who are underrepresented in the tech industry to apply.