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Civic engagement using a many-to-many network

Lead - Technology Products

₹6L – ₹8L
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Organization Profile

Indus Action was founded to bring about a systemic change in India through policy implementation. India’s complex social norms are oftentimes at odds with its collective aspirations. Overcoming such norms requires campaigns/programs that influence behaviors and mindsets. Indus Action’s aspiration is to be a role model policy implementation organization that significantly moves the needle on deep societal attitudes and beliefs.

Indus Action has been campaigning since 2013-14 for raising awareness and effective implementation of Section 12(1)(c) of Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 under the project named ‘Eklavya’. Through Project Eklavya, we have been working towards the effective implementation of Right to Education (RTE) Section 12(1)(c) which provides 25% free seats to children belonging to disadvantaged and economically weaker sections in all private, unaided schools across India. According to Status of the Nation Report by IIM A, there are over one crore opportunity seats all over India in next five years and nearly 85% of them remain vacant. After successfully supporting 7500 low income families in 2014 and 45,000 in 2015 we plan to scale our operations and reach out to ten lakh families in ten cities of India in 2017. We have identified technology as a strategic route which can help us achieve this ambitious target and solve the problem in a sustainable way.

To view our work, please see the short documentary - goo.gl/AG5vKL.

Role description

As a developer, you will be instrumental in developing and scaling products that will impact lakhs of families in marginalised communities across the country. The job will give you the opportunity to execute about all aspects of web development from ideation to development to deployment and scaling. It will also give you the opportunity to execute about all aspects of mobile app development from ideation to development to deployment and scaling.


Working on interesting, most complex problems that affects lakhs of people
Exposure to technical and other adaptive challenges in a technical startup in social space
Opportunity to build a product from vision phase to design to development and deployment
Working at the intersection of people, power, design and technology
Working with some of the brightest minds in the country
Being part of a rapid growth phase in a startup network

Key Responsibilities:

Your key responsibilities would be to execute one or more of the following projects.

End-to-end development of different modules within the campaign management webapp.
Working on both front-end and back-end.
Documenting various stages of software development.
End-to-end development of different modules within the mobile application.
Working on both front-end and back-end. Working closely with other teams.
Being part of fundraising meetings with VCs and potential donors for the products.
Advising senior team and the board on business development, strategy roadmap for the products.

Time required per week:

60 hours a week

Skill sets required:

Experience in any programming language
Ability to learn fast
Must know your way around *nix environments
Experience in Javascript and Python is a plus
Experience with server side programming is a plus
Understands the importance of good programming practices - writing test cases, code reviews etc.
Ability to pick up new technologies
Experience of working with startups is a plus

Preferred Edu. Qualifications.: Computer Science Engineer

Preferred Work Experience: 5 years