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We create digital products that support global development efforts

Software Engineer

$35k – $40k
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About Us:

Dimagi was born from the belief that there’s a better way to provide services to those in need. Our mission is to create digital products that support global development efforts and help accelerate the end of extreme poverty. CommCare, our mobile data collection platform, is designed to improve data collection and the quality of frontline services in low-resource settings around the world. We work across various sectors with organizations of all sizes providing mobile solutions that put end-users first. Working with partners that include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, CARE International, and the World Bank, Dimagi has successfully implemented CommCare and supported 2,000 projects across 80 countries. Dimagi is a certified Benefit Corporation and leading social enterprise, working since 2002 towards our commitment to making an impact.

About the position:

Our Global technology team helps to develop and improve our platform’s architecture design for expressing end-to-end system workflows, both at the functional level and the technical level. Since CommCare is used for applications related to many different types of problems, from agricultural extension education to improving delivery outcomes at birth, the software is written as a portable application engine. That means we don’t often build custom code for specific projects.

Dimagi is looking for a Software Engineer to join our Global Technology team. This position will be based out of our Cape Town, South Africa office but is also open to remote employment within South Africa. This role is a 12-month fixed-term position with the option for converting to a permanent status pending re-evaluation of requirements at the end of the contract.

Please Note: This position will be required to work during US EST business hours.

Dimagi’s technology is being utilized for the COVID-19 response, and we are looking for engineers to assist with this response. This position is ideal for someone who enjoys small organizations, multi-tasking, and a highly flexible work environment. Our developers share a passion for making things work in challenging situations and seeing the impact of our work first-hand.

Responsibilities of this role include:

  • Build new features using modern best-practices such as version control, continuous integration, automated tests, and daily deploys
  • Collaborate with our multicultural development and implementation teams around the globe
  • Build software usable by groups of people facing unique challenges (remote locations, low levels of literacy, no experience with technology, etc.)
  • Participate in agile process, code reviews, and release testing

Who You Must Be:

  • Comfortable developing enterprise-quality software in a high-level language such as Python or Ruby
  • Background in building software for the web
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Ability to quickly learn development technologies (Python, Django, Postgres, CouchDB, Elasticsearch, Javascript, and HTML)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills and desire to write clean, correct, and efficient code
  • Authorized to work in South Africa

Bonus Points:

  • Familiarity with some components of our tech stack. We use Python, Django, Postgres, CouchDB, Elasticsearch, Javascript, and HTML.
  • Enthusiasm about working in public health and international development

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100% employer sponsored medical insurance

Dimagi pays 100% of health insurance premiums for employees and their dependents.

Vision insurance

Cambridge,MA - Vision Insurance is optional and paid through pre-tax payroll deductions

Dental insurance

Cambridge, MA - Dental insurance is available for employees to purchase. Cape Town, South Africa - Dental insurance is included as part of the health plan

Retirement plan

Employer match

Paid parental leave

12 weeks of paid leave for primary caregivers and 6 weeks of paid leave for non-primary caregivers.

Work-from-home friendly

Dimagi is flexible about work locations - you're able to work from home, or a coffee shop, or wherever you feel you'll be most comfortable and productive

Generous vacation time

30 paid vacation days inclusive of public holidays. Unlimited Sick days.

Employee assistance plan

Provided through Magellan this benefit includes a package of services, tools and resources to help staff and their household members meet daily challenges and get assistance for more difficult situations.

Pet friendly

Personal initiative days

10 paid personal initiative days for professional development.

Travel insurance

Dimagi covers all employees for medical and evacuation insurance on business trips

Dimagi at a glance

We create digital products that support global development efforts

Dimagi focuses on Software and Mobile Application. Their company has offices in Cape Town, Cambridge, and New Delhi. They have a mid-size team that's between 51-200 employees.

You can view their website at https://www.dimagi.com/ or find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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