The Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP) seeks a full-time Software Engineer looking for a start-up environment to join our nimble, growing organization! About ASAP: ASAP sees a future where the United States welcomes individuals fleeing violence. We work alongside our members — thousands of asylum seekers — to make this vision a reality. ASAP is the largest organized membership organization of asylum seekers in the United States, with over 75,000 asylum seeker members from 140+ countries and living in all 50 states. New members apply to join ASAP each week. This hire will be our first full-time Software Engineer and will work alongside software engineer contractors and ASAP’s new 5-person membership & organizing team. This position will report directly to Co-Executive Director Swapna Reddy. Together, we will develop systems to onboard and engage more than 100,000 asylum seekers!

Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project

United States

Software Engineer

$80,000-$120,000 / YEAR


  • Build tools that work for 100,000+ asylum-seeking members.
  • Prototype applications in several environments and languages.
  • Write clean, testable code.
  • Demo to stakeholders and iterate.
  • Maintain and scale existing applications.
  • Rapidly investigate and troubleshoot problems.


  • We welcome highly skilled recent graduates as well as individuals with multiple years of full-time professional experience.
  • A commitment to putting member accessibility first.
  • Thorough and up-to-date knowledge of JavaScript and/or Python.
  • Familiarity with best practices around code review, testing, and documentation.
  • Interest in building or maintaining useful applications involving Twilio, Facebook, Whatsapp, GSuite, and/or CRMs.
  • Ability to adapt to change and be flexible, balancing multiple projects and deadlines at once.
  • Commitment to ASAP’s mission and vision.

Application Process, Salary & Benefits

  • Interested applicants should apply at this link and will be considered on a rolling basis.  Applicants who pass an initial screening interview will be asked to build a sample API in Python or JavaScript as a skills test. The salary range for this position is $80,000-$120,000, commensurate with skills and qualifications. ASAP offers an excellent benefits package including health insurance coverage at no cost, 401K matching, generous paid vacation and sick days, and paid parental leave. If you have questions, please email

    ASAP is an equal opportunity employer. ASAP strongly encourages asylum seekers, immigrants, Black people, Indigenous people, and people of color (BIPOC), Latinx people, people with disabilities, LGBTQ people, women, first-generation college students/professionals, and all marginalized individuals to apply, and recognizes the unique and valuable skills that such applicants can bring to this work.