Named the top D.C. startup to watch in 2016, 2017, and 2018, Quorum is software built for public affairs, providing one place for stakeholder engagement, legislative tracking, and grassroots advocacy. Thousands of public affairs professionals use Quorum for their work in Congress, all 50 state legislatures, major U.S. cities, and the European Union. Quorum remains entirely bootstrapped, having never raised venture capital funding, and works with organizations like Coca-Cola, the United Nations Foundation, Sierra Club, General Motors, Lyft, and the National Restaurant Association. Founded in 2014, Quorum is headquartered in Washington, D.C. with an international office in Brussels.
Called “The Moneyball Effect on K Street” by the Washington Post and “Google for Congress” by the Huffington Post, Quorum has been featured in over 50 news outlets and is used by Walmart, Coca-Cola, Apple, the United Nations, and many other companies, trade associations, and advocacy groups.Our engineers work the full stack using tools like React, Redux, React Native, Django, PostgreSQL, Ansible, and much more. Our testing stack is equally robust — we use Jest, Enzyme, Django/Python unit testing, Sentry, and more. You will be working in an interdisciplinary, teamwork-oriented environment where you will help build the most powerful advocacy platform on the market.
- You care deeply about shipping high-quality and bug-free software that is easy for users to learn & use
- You have the technical ability to write automated test cases in Python or another scripting language but aren’t afraid to jump in and test manually when automated testing isn’t feasible.
- You’re excited about writing code on a daily basis and developing and improving your programming skills
- You have some (1-2 years) of experience in a testing role and a Bachelor’s degree in a technical field or a similar experience
- You’re a highly-motivated self-starter who wants to make valuable contributions to a team from day 1
- You’re an engaged learner — you want to expand your skills, get your hands dirty, and find solutions to challenging problems that require tradeoffs
- You want to work in a fun environment where you can form real friendships with other professionals and where you have a strong sense of belonging at a growing startup
- You’re excited to pitch in & use your skills wherever needed, whether improving the stability of our backend code, running tests, or helping with recruiting
- We’re a small team that works fast. Iterating and shipping code quickly is in our DNA. Done is better than perfect, but we do our best to build systems that let us move quickly without breaking too many things.
- We support many different products but internally think of them as one system with a single unified codebase. Our goal is to build centralized systems that handle the hard stuff for multiple features and products.
- We live on the cutting edge of software engineering in both our frontend and backend. We rely heavily on open source tools but aren’t afraid to dig in and make something better ourselves.
- We’re very close as a team — we work together, hang out together, eat together, and some of us even live together. Previously, The Washingtonian described us as “DC’s nerdiest group house… shaking up Washington’s oldest trade.”
What You’ll Do
- First week: you’ll design & implement test cases for a new feature
- First month: you’ll build an automated performance testing system for our API that compares performance between different releases
- First 6 months: you’ll take ownership of our pre-release testing system and gather feedback from various stakeholders in the company before releases
- First year: you’ll help guide our team as we make broad technical decisions impacting our stack, our products, and the growth of the entire company
If you’d like to learn what it’s like to have a real impact at a fast-growing company that is changing the way the advocacy process works, drop us a line. We’d love to talk to you!