Kenya: Junior Software engineerNairobi, Kenya 326 views

Closing Date : 2019-11-18
Duty Station : Nairobi, Kenya
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Organization: Living Goods
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 18 Nov 2019

Do you want your work to matter? Do you want to use your skills to make a difference, not just a living? Do you want to improve millions of lives, including your own?

Living Goods works to reinvent how we improve the lives of the under-served. We think big, but operate lean and nimble. We train community health workers to bring life-saving health services and products to people s doorsteps. Services like prenatal assessments and well-baby visits. Products like medicines, fortified foods, and modern contraceptives.

We also transform community health through mobile phones. We teach community health workers how to assess maternal and child health with mobile phone apps and to treat common illnesses like pneumonia, malaria, and diarrhea. We also create predictive algorithms to make the best use of their time. And we test new tools like paperless referrals to clinics and biosensors to monitor infant and child growth.

At Living Goods, you will have the chance to apply your ideas and creativity every day. If you work well in a dynamic collaborative culture, set high standards, and meet challenges with determination and a sense of humor, you ll thrive at Living Goods.


Join engineering team tasked with continuous development of the Living Goods platform producing clean and efficient code. Develop high-quality software design and architectureIdentify, prioritize and execute tasks in the software development life cycleWork with QA engineers to Perform validation and verification testingDocument development phases and monitor systemsContribute to design, development, and maintenance of features on the Living Goods platform, including new feature development, review and fixing bugs, code review and scalability testing.Report in daily scrums on milestones, progress towards tasks, barriers needing attention, etc. Log all development activities inside LG task management system.Automate tasks through appropriate tools and scripting


Degree in Software development, IT, Software Engineering or related field.Have 2-3 year s experience in software development i.e JavaScript, Java, PythonExperience of Android development.Experience of developing, deploying, and maintaining production web applications.Ability developing backend systems using Javascript, Java and PythonExperience of AWS, SVN, GIT and Continuous IntegrationUnderstanding of concepts like MVC, Mocking, ORM, and RESTful APIs.Ability to forge ahead and independently, demonstrate effective collaboration with teams across different functions.Are productive in a UNIX-like environment: you can script your way out trouble.Are excited to work with asynchronous JavaScript in the browser and in Node.Understand the basics of database systems both SQL and NoSQL databases, and can become proficient with any one of a wide variety of them without too much trouble.Are capable of picking up front-end JS frameworks, such as AngularJS, ReactJS, even better if you are already a master with one of them.Proven experience in developing and maintaining highly scalable Node.js microservicesAre well-versed in CSS, HTML and JavaScript, as well as mobile responsive web development.Enjoy working closely with and learning from designers to iterate upon solutions and solve problems together.Experience leading and/or mentoring a small team of developersPerfectionism: knowing how it should be done and not stop until it s done right.Can communicate effectively in English over video and text chats as part of a results-focused distributed team.Ability to work through ambiguity and deal with shifting priorities


A competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience including health insurance and bonus opportunity. The opportunity to be your best while making lives better for those in need.

Living Goods is an equal opportunity employer and will consider every qualified applicant for employment. Living Goods does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

Our current job openings are displayed on our website, where you can search for open positions and apply directly. Living Goods does not offer any positions without an interview and never asks candidates for money. If you are asked for money, we strongly recommend that you do not respond and do not send money or personal information.

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