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Ilara distributes new, AI-powered diagnostics to primary care doctors in Africa

Full Stack Javascript Developer

$18k – $30k • No equity
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Description of Role

Ilara Health is seeking a full stack javascript developer to play a critical role in the development of a React + Express PWA for the clinics we work with. You will be joining a small development team and be responsible for delivering production quality code at regular intervals, assisting with application architecture design, and are ideally comfortable with participating in the UI/UX design process. Ilara is still very early stage, and you’ll have the opportunity to help build a product from the ground up. We’re looking for experienced engineers (this isn’t a junior position) who can jump in and make significant contributions to the app’s development quickly. You’ll be working on software that has a real impact on the health outcomes of the people we serve, and play an instrumental role in helping Ilara achieve its goal of improving patient care across East Africa


  • Make significant contributions to the PWA’s front-end using React
  • Assist with backend development in Express and Node.js
  • Assist with API development and design
  • Work with the engineering leads to define and improve application architecture design
  • Assist with front-end UI and UX design where necessary
  • Be a coding chameleon! Ilara is a super young company, and we’ll need help with engineering tasks outside of the React app
  • Work with the CTO and technical lead to define engineering team workflows and best practices
  • Write clean code and effective documentation when necessary
  • Assist with dev-ops where necessary
  • Assist with training and mentoring junior engineers as our team expands

About you

  • Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering Computer Engineering, Math or other technical degree, or equivalent professional experience
  • 3+ years of professional software development experience required 1+ years of Javascript development required, preferably in React and/or Node.js
  • You have experience developing and shipping production-level software
  • You have at least a basic knowledge of best-practices for designing secure, private systems
  • Experience with human centred design a plus
  • Ability to pick up new languages, frameworks and systems easily
  • Experience building software systems for healthcare is a plus
  • You have entrepreneurial drive, creativity, are resourceful and have a sense of humour
  • You get energy from working with a mission-driven team who are passionate about improving healthcare in Kenya

Meet your team

People you would work with in this role

Emilian Popa

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Investor and Entrepreneur with 10+ years of successful launching, fund raising, growing, exiting more than 20 technology ventures in Africa, Asia, ME, Russia

Ilara Health at a glance

Ilara distributes new, AI-powered diagnostics to primary care doctors in Africa

Ilara Health focuses on Healthcare. Their company has offices in Nairobi. They have a small team that's between 11-50 employees.

You can view their website at https://www.ilarahealth.com

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