Hello, we're Citizen

Citizen is a free app that keeps you and your loved ones safe. Using our unique technology, 911 alerts are made available to the public and accompanied by live stories, real-time updates, and user-generated content to provide you with the information you need to protect yourself and your loved ones.

Why Work with Us?

In defining mobile personal safety as a category, we measure our success in the number of lives we impact. We are building proprietary hardware and software in order to crack open the 911 system, which until now was closed to the public. People have used Citizen alerts to evacuate burning buildings and reunite abducted children with their families.
We are

Inspiring,

Creative &

Ambitious

An Insider's view of Citizen

What's something quirky about your company?

Citizen operates 24/7, because we’re dedicated to keeping you safe and informed around the clock. We never know when a firefighter might be called to rescue a cat from a tree, or when a wildfire might break out and quickly spread. Something unexpected is always happening somewhere.

Sam

Overnight Operations Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

Building new tools to help everyone keep the people, places, and things they love safe, and to provide unparalleled access to help in emergencies.

Cissy

Product Manager, Safety Tools

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I first joined Citizen to use technology to enhance my job as a violence interrupter, trying to stop shootings before they happen. Two years later, I am an engineer who builds hardware to enhance every violence interrupter’s job in the nation.

Prince

Hardware Engineer

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

On the content team, trust and knowing you have full permission to fail is paramount to taking creative risks. We're constantly pitching, trying new things, and building off of one another's creative energy. We're a tight team, so a win for one of us is a win for all of us. Nothing like a love of collective victory to keep you striving!

Danielle

Producer

Where we are

Financial District, New York, NY 10004

Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Eat lunch together
Health Insurance & Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Vision Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options
401(K)
401(K)
Company Equity
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous Parental Leave
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Company Outings
Professional Development
Job Training & Conferences
Job Training & Conferences
Cross functional training encouraged
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Online course subscriptions available
  • All my co-workers at Citizen work here because they actually want to make a difference and are passionate about our mission. No matter what team you are on, if you have a great idea people are willing to listen.
    Morgan
    Recruiting Coordinator
  • It’s exciting to be part of a team creating something new. We are not following a playbook to success. We are making our own rules, coming up with our own ideas, and paving the way for the future.
    Rusty
    Animation Director
  • I'm incredibly proud to work with a truly amazing group of people to build products that keep people more aware of danger near them and help them civically engage with their communities to work together to create a safer world for everyone.
    Tatiana
    Product Manager
  • At Citizen we are mindful that every day is an opportunity to help others. Our news team works tirelessly to report on stories that matter to our users, their families, and their communities.
    Diana
    Senior Operations Analyst
  • Working at Citizen allows me to constantly be challenged and embrace my intellectual curiosity. I love knowing that I’m going to learn something new or look at something from a different perspective every single day.
    Lea
    Executive Assistant
Jobs at Citizen7 open jobs
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Data + Analytics
Dev + Engineer
HR
Content
Developer
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Data + Analytics
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • GoLanguages
    • Node.jsLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • KafkaDatabases

Our funding history

  • $12M in Funding
    Investors: Sequoia Capital, Founders Fund, Lux Capital, Slow Ventures, RRE Ventures, Box Group, Kapor Capital, Haystack
  • $1M in Funding
    Investors: Founders Fund
  • $47M in Funding
    Investors: 8VC and other investors
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