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Lead Product Engineer



New York, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, June 21, 2024


A payment network connecting nonprofits to the $229B in DAFs

Lead Product Engineer

$160K - $210K
New York, NY, US
Job Type
6+ years
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Aaron Kahane

About the role


🚀 Chariot is a charitable payments company that’s revolutionizing the philanthropic financial system. We believe more money needs to move to nonprofits faster so we are building tools that activate more philanthropic dollars and transform nonprofit operations to be more efficient.

We are currently backed by YC, Maveron, Spark Capital, SV Angel, and top-tier angel investors like Mike Massaro, Adam Grant, and Angela Duckworth. Our team is made up of passionate and talented individuals with prior work experience at Blackrock, Apple, Bain, Goldman Sachs, Palantir, and Forage (YC21).

🗽 We are fully in-person in New York City, which helps us maintain our extremely collaborative and caring team culture.

The Role

Chariot is looking for a lead product engineer to help us develop, prioritize, and make data-driven decisions along our multiple product lines:

  • Define and communicate a clear product vision and strategy that aligns with business goals and market demands for the products that you own.
  • Leverage your technical background to deeply understand the complexities of our products, including architecture, development processes, and technical constraints.
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive product roadmap that outlines key milestones, timelines, and dependencies.
  • Develop new and improve existing user facing features and products.

About You

  • 4+ years of experience building user facing products.
  • Be highly proficient working with web technologies including Node.js, TypeScript and React.
  • Experience with SQL, REST APIs, and data analytics.
  • Strong technical background, with a deep understanding of software development processes and technologies.
  • Passion for startup culture with a strong ability to take ownership and operate independently.
  • First-principled thinker who is able to communicate opinions clearly, and willing to be convinced otherwise through thoughtful discourse.
  • Previous work in fintech, payments, and the nonprofit sector is a plus.
  • Bachelor’s Degree, ideally in a technical field, or relevant work experience.

About the interview

  1. Intro chat with COO to share what we are building and learn about your interests. We are searching for creativity, enthusiasm, and ownership. (30 mins)
  2. Two technical interviews with members of the team (45-60 mins each)
  3. Second call with CEO to learn more about your experiences and dive deep into some of your past projects. (30 mins)
  4. Meet the team in our NYC office in Midtown (1 hour)


About Chariot

Chariot is a payment network for the $229B+ in Donor Advised Funds. We build the financial infrastructure that connects these complex charitable assets to nonprofits. Chariot is doing for charitable transactions what Visa did for the entire banking industry in the 1950s. Every line of code pushed helps move millions of dollars to charity.

We are currently backed by Y Combinator, Spark Capital, SV Angel, and top-tier angel investors like Adam Grant, Adam Nash, and Angela Duckworth.

DAFs hold $229B+ 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.

If what we're doing speaks to you, we’d be thrilled to meet. Come join our core team and build the future of philanthropy.