Founding Engineer at Chariot (S22)
$120k - $200k  •  1.00% - 1.50%
A payment network connecting nonprofits to the $160B in DAFs
New York, NY
Full-time
3+ years
About Chariot

Chariot is a payment network for the $160B+ in Donor Advised Funds. We build the financial infrastructure that connects these complex charitable assets to nonprofits.

We are currently backed by Y Combinator, Spark Capital (backed Twitter, Snapchat, Plaid, Slack, Oculus), and top tier angel investors like Mike Massaro and Angela Duckworth. The founders of Chariot graduated CS from the University of Pennsylvania and Dartmouth College with previous work experience at Blackrock, Bain & Co., and Forage (YC21).

Chariot is a mission-driven organization aiming to get more dollars into the hands of nonprofits around the world. Our first product offering is a payment network that enables nonprofits to easily accept donations from Donor Advised Funds (DAFs). DAFs hold $160B+ in charitable assets and are the fastest growing vehicle in philanthropy. However, millions of DAF users are stuck behind archaic login portals, emails, or even phone calls to make a donation.

Imagine you had to send a wire transfer to Nike every time you wanted to buy a pair of new shoes. How much less likely would you be to get those sneakers? Today, that’s what it’s like to donate with a DAF. It is estimated that this current friction represents $395B in unrealized donations over the next decade. Chariot’s easy-to-use payment option reduces the DAF donation process to just a few clicks.

About the role
Skills: Vue.js, Node.js, TypeScript, Docker

https://coda.io/@chariot/founding-engineer

Chariot’s Founding Engineer will lead the evolution of our product and technology strategy, along with building a growing team of software engineers. You will work closely with the CEO to build out a product that can scale to service all the existing and upcoming contracts in our pipeline. This will include building out an SDK that fundraising platforms can use to import our payment option, as well as an orchestration server that takes care of integrating with each Donor Advised Fund.

Role Responsibilities

Have familiarity working with Node.js, Vue.js, Docker, AWS, and Typescript. Manage and execute against project plans and delivery commitments within an Agile/Scrum environment Hiring and retaining our first-rate engineering team, developing team structure and execution strategies, while managing the overall software development lifecycle Work with the engineers to outline and develop the best technical architecture and approach

Our Tech Stack Next.js, Node.js, Express.js, Prisma, AWS, Docker, Helm, GitHub

Technology

Chariot is in a very exciting position for a ‘3-person’ startup and has already significantly de-risked the market. In our first 3 months, we have secured contracts from 12 large fundraising platforms who collectively process $1.2B+ in donations and are already working with large nonprofits like GiveDirectly and Charity:Water. We are looking for someone to join our core team of hustlers to help us meet demand and scale.

You will lead the evolution of our product and technology strategy, along with building a growing team of software engineers. You will be part of the leadership team and work closely with the CEO and co-founders. In the long-term, you’ll grow & develop the technical team to build a scalable technology infrastructure to enable Chariot’s expansion.

Role Responsibilities

Have familiarity working with Node.js, Vue.js, Docker, AWS, and Typescript. Manage and execute against project plans and delivery commitments within an Agile/Scrum environment Hiring and retaining our first-rate engineering team, developing team structure and execution strategies, while managing the overall software development lifecycle Work with the engineers to outline and develop the best technical architecture and approach

Our Tech Stack

Next.js, Node.js, Express.js, Prisma, AWS, Docker, Helm, GitHub

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