We’re building a community engagement platform that is unlike anything in the market today. We’re focused on strengthening democracy, civic engagement, and civil society with purposeful technology. It is less political than you think as it can be used for non-profits, schools, clubs, businesses, unions, etc. as well. Our mantra is simple civic engagement and strong leader-community relationships. Even the busiest people should be able to participate if we can give them a powerful, purposeful tool set. Definitely check out our (in progress) website!
I am looking for a technical co-founder who can get behind our mission, contribute to our vision, and serve not solely as a developer, but as a leader and communicator as well. From a technical perspective, LAMP experience is required and full-stack is preferred. We work with PHP, Node, NPM, Grunt, Strider CI, Bitbucket, AWS, Kharma, Symfony2, Doctrine, Kharma, RabbitMQ, PhoneGap/Cordova, and many other interesting technologies and frameworks to keep our code clean and understandable.
We are in a significantly less-risky situation compared to our initial start. The app is built and in the app store, the concept has been validated, and customers and partnerships are lined up. There’s still a lot more work to be done to improve the system and bring us closer to our vision, but it’s a great opportunity to join a start-up in a relatively low-risk situation. No cash out of pocket is needed although you will need to support yourself until we’re generating enough revenue, etc.
In the interest of transparency: We are looking for a technical co-founder at this time because our previous contracted developer has to leave to focus on family issues. You will be joining two relatively new part-time developers who you will eventually lead and manage. Our team is small, remote, and we’re trying to keep it that way as long as possible – we’re trying to bootstrap as long as possible. If we do seek outside funding, it will be impact-focused. The ideal co-founder is located in the greater NYC area and has either skills, connections, or ideas to contribute beyond development. There must be a strong affinity with our mission. You can start at part-time, but starting at full-time is preferred.
On a personal note, I enjoy working out, surfing, wine, cooking, philosophy, and hanging with friends. As committed as I am to the project (working well over 40/week on it), I do make time to be social and give back to the world beyond work/family/friends with, no surprise, involvement in various civic organizations. If you’re interested in this collaborative opportunity, I would love to chat. If you want to provide advice, contribute pro bono, or explore a potential part-time opportunity, definitely reach out, too. Thanks for reading!