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Local Government Evangelist

Seneca Systems is looking for a passionate and charismatic leader to push local government forward. As an early member of the team, you will be afforded significant autonomy, equity, and room to grow with the company. We are driven by our values to build incredible software which empowers local governments and dedicated public servants.

You Are Looking For:

  • A Phenomenal Growth Opportunity

    You want to grow alongside an incredible business. We focus on high-potential individuals and give them the autonomy, support, and resources to reach their potential. You only invest yourself in causes you believe in—to make the world a better place and yourself a better person.

    In your career, you look for unique and challenging opportunities. As the first local government evangelist at Seneca Systems, you will be a core part of executing our mission to elevate democracy at the local level. You will work directly with the CEO to shape the future of Seneca Systems and our engagement with the broader public service community.

  • Leadership As Invested In Your Success As You Are

    We actively structure the company to benefit our employees, our customers, and our mission; even (and especially) when that means giving up control to our employees.

    We don’t just talk about the positive benefits of transparency, we post our salaries to encourage fair pay and open source our employee handbook.

    We don’t just talk about taking a long-term view of building a company, we take time to rethink our product to better fit our customers needs — even if that means not shipping features for another week.

  • Work That Actually Matters

    You’re sick of hearing about how revolutionary SnapChat is or how a sock company is “build[ing] a new platform to tell the stories that deserve to be heard.”

    Seneca Systems is rekindling passion for public service for tens of millions of government employees and the billions of constituents they represent. We aim to be proud of what we have built ten, twenty, and one hundred years from now. We focus on people, both internal and external to the company.

  • A Passionate Team With A Long Term Vision

    We wholeheartedly believe in what we are doing. We understand that building the software foundation for representative democracy isn’t a problem that everyone is interested in.

    That’s okay.

    We’re looking for passionate individuals who love being surrounded by similarly dedicated peers; who want to push themselves and their team to be better human beings.

    Seneca Systems is structured to make a lasting impact on democracy. We are more interested in what our children will think two decades from now than anything in TechCrunch or ProductHunt today. Our team could work anywhere they wanted, and do.

Your Day-To-Day Will Look Like

Your role is similar in mission and substance to that of America's founding fathers (though ideally more diverse.) From The Federalist Papers to Constitutional Conventions, you will balance a long-term vision for the future of local government with in-the-moment engagement to the people who dedicate their lives to public service.

From speaking at local government conferences to writing thoughtful and inspiring prose, you will be a public leader for the future of civil service.

To be clear, much of what you do will not be directly about Romulus or other products built by Seneca Systems. Moving local government forward—socially, technologically, operationally, and (most importantly) humanly—is a mission unto itself. While our software contributes to our vision of better democracy, your focus will be on educating and engaging local government leaders.

Romulus is the Forum and we're looking for our Cicero.

As you meet leaders around the country, you will naturally talk about your work at Romulus and the vision of the company. If you think Romulus can help a individual, department, or entire municipality improve constituent services, you can get them started (i.e. set up for a demo, answer questions etc.) However, your primary focus should be on impacting the future of local government.

Candidate Sketch

  • 5+ years of experience in local government
  • Excellent communicator: speaking, writing, and presenting.
  • Ambitious, creative, and self-motivated. You're not afraid to push boundaries to do the right thing. You're comfortable with experimentation.
  • Empathetic. You care about people and want to learn how you can help them.
  • Self-aware. You want to get better, which sometimes means identifying areas of weakness.


Salary: $90,000

Equity: 1.5% option grant

Benefits: Health/dental/vision insurance, $500/yr charity matching, 401k, and more.


If you're interested in applying, please reach out directly to our CEO, Chris Maddox, at [email protected]