Careers at Kumu

As a bootstrapped startup rooted on Oahu, we simply can't compete with the lavish perks and excessive salaries you'll find in Silicon Valley.

Still with us? Great! You've already passed the first test.

Instead, we offer you the chance to be paid well and work remotely with founders who actively encourage a healthy work / life balance.

As an early hire, the more hats you can juggle the easier it is for us to hire you. Especially if you're the self-directed go-getter type that makes smart decisions on your own and doesn't need a ton of guidance.

We're open to working with skilled candidates who can't immediately commit to full time work. If you're currently employed or have other committments, don't let that hold you back from applying. If you're excited to work with us and motivated by our manifesto then we want to hear from you!

Work remotely

Salary + equity

Sane workweeks (< 40 hours)

Flexible hours, any time zone

Mandatory vacation policy

Full stack developer

Kumu is a web-based data viz platform that helps people understand complex relationships, mostly through network, systems, and stakeholder maps. We’ve spent years refining Kumu’s visualization platform, and we’re embarking on our next phase: developing a suite of specialized tools for tackling tough problems (such as building stronger communities through Weavr, building better teams through Compass, and collecting better data through Undercurrent and System Effects).

We’re currently working with some of the world’s top organizations including The Omidyar Group, Gates Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, USAID, Stanford ChangeLabs, Democracy Fund, World Bank, Humanity United and more.

  • Full-time position (remote)
  • Salary $60-80k
  • Equity 1-2%
  • Small, bootstrapped, and profitable team with recurring revenue over $300k / year
  • Flexible hours with a fun mission-driven team
  • Modern stack: react, typescript, ruby/rails, aws/cloudformation, postgres
  • Bonus points for experience with: ui/ux design, react-native, webgl, apollo/graphql, koa, webpack, babel

On a day-to-day basis you’ll primarily be working with Ryan (@rymohr) and will be involved throughout the entire development process: from the initial brainstorm to flush out the basic architecture all the way to the final stages of testing and release. We like to move fast and ship often, and we try to break work into weekly deliverables to keep everyone’s expectations and progress in check. We do a quick hangout at the beginning of each week to revisit everyone’s immediate priorities.

Once a year the whole team gets together for an adventure, with past retreats including snowboarding in Oregon, surfing in Hawaii and rock climbing in Colorado.

Please send an email to if you’re interested or know somebody we can reach out to who might be.

In your email, please include the following:

  1. Tell us a little about yourself. Who are you? Where do you come from? What skills have you mastered?
  2. Tell us about a project you’ve worked on that you’re proud of
  3. Include links where we could learn more about you professionally and personally (website/github/twitter/medium/instagram/etc)
  4. Include a recent photo of you doing something that you love