We’re hiring passionate, energetic people to help us solve interesting problems with real-world impact. From federal government agencies to MIT’s Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab and non-profit activists, the organizations that use Captricity are doing amazing and important work that helps people and communities far outside the usual reach of Silicon Valley.

The team comes from all over, and we all share the conviction that what we do here has real, palpable impact on the lives of those who are much less privileged than we are. We believe that access to data can transform organizations and communities, and we work hard to make that happen.

Our investors share our passion, including Chamath Palihapitiya (Social+Capital), Jeff Fagnan (Atlas Ventures), the Knight Foundation, Dave Goldberg, and Mitch Kapor.

Read more about our ambitions in recent press: AllThingsD, FastCompany, TechPresident, O’Reilly Strata.

Compensation: You’ll earn a competitive salary and benefits, as well as equity befitting the responsibility of the position. More than this, though, the biggest thing we can offer is the experience of doing it and the chance to really change the world.

How to apply: Send an email to jobs@captricity.com with the name of the job in the subject line. Include your resume and a brief paragraph describing why you’re applying. Add anything else you think might help.

Frontend member of technical staff

Are you passionate about building great products with the user in mind?

We need you to build usable and beautiful interfaces that allow everyday users to control our complex data extraction machinery. You’ll hack on the entire stack, from Django to Backbone to HTML/CSS. Got UX chops? Even better.

We run a tight ship around here: that means code reviews, unit tests, and bi-weekly production pushes. The releases are now named after the “best cheese bands of the 80s” (of course after we exhausted historical figures with glorious mustaches A-Z).


  • You have experience building and improving products with real users
  • You have great taste and attention to detail to match
  • You take ownership without being bossy, and get stuff done right the first time.

Intern member of technical staff

Our interns design, implement and ship features. If you know our technologies (Django/python, Backbone.js/Javascript, Postgresql) — great, but it’s not essential, as long as you learn quickly. Come learn with us.

Member of field services staff

Whether in rural Namibia or Washington, DC, the Captricity field services team is the vanguard of many organizations’ digital future.

Also known as a consulting engineer or solution architect, the member of field services staff will:

  • Design, implement, administer and support large Captricity deployments, and provide direct technical support for the planning, coordination, and implementation.
  • Monitor and tune deployment performance, plan for capacity / workload.
  • Regularly interface with technical and business customers, and serve as technical point of contact on customer engagements.
  • Create and execute test plans, identify potential opportunities, and generally exceed our customers’ expectations.


  • Experience delivering complex technical solutions including planning, development, implementation and support
  • Consulting experience
  • Knowledge of data capture / OCR technologies, data management concepts, distributed systems, linux/python/javascript beneficial
  • Ability to provide customer training when needed
  • Effectively adapt to rapidly changing technology and apply it to business needs
  • Troubleshoot unknown IT systems
  • Travel up to 50%, internationally

Customer and Operations Support Superstar

Are you great with people, patient and empathetic but a quick learner and worker? Captricity is seeking one or two super-stars to help with our customer support and daily operations. This is the perfect opportunity for the right person to get in on the ground floor and potentially grow with our rapidly-expanding startup.

The primary focus of this job will be to keep our customers smiling while giving the best possible experience on our site. You will:

  • Be customers’ first point of contact via email and occasionally phone.
  • Answer questions you can precisely, clearly and quickly in a friendly, personable tone.
  • Properly triage, escalate and communicate issues you cannot solve.
  • Support in operational and administrative tasks as needed

Employment is available on a full-time or part-time basis, with a flexible start date. Still a student? We’re happy to work with you to find a schedule that fits your class schedule, with fulltime work beginning June or July 2014.

Personal Qualities

Because we are a startup, you may have the opportunity to support in some sales, marketing, PR and other roles as our needs and your interests align. We are a small team that collaborates closely, and we encourage you to take initiative and grow within the job and company. Similarly, we all occasionally take on tasks outside our immediate jobs and will occasionally expect you to do the same. As such, we seek someone with the following skills.

  • Patient, detail-oriented and well-organized
  • Able to work quickly and efficiently in a fast-paced and occasionally high-pressure setting
  • Highly motivated and self-sufficient, but also able to collaborate closely in a team
  • Flexible and adaptable to an evolving environment, and a quick learner
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, able to communicate both problems and solutions clearly, effectively and kindly
  • Upbeat, positive, even-tempered and empathetic, able to easily connect with people of different backgrounds
  • Can-do attitude with good problem-solving skills
  • A desire to help make this world a better place by increasing people’s access to important data


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Prior experience in a startup, retail, food service and/or hospitality is a plus
  • Computer- and tech-savvy is a plus
  • College Degree

No position below but you still think you’d be a great fit? Drop us a line.