Senior App Developer

  • Full Time
  • West Africa
  • Sep 30, 2022

Website Medic Mobile

Senior App Developer

We are searching for a Senior App Developer in West Africa to contribute to our team, mission, and impact. This is a unique opportunity to bring together your passion for technology and global health. As  App Developer, you will be responsible for creating and managing digital health applications using a combination of PostgreSQL, Javascript, ODK, and Java. You will also be involved in partner-facing activities such as leading our response to emergency incidents and leading capacity building workshops.
As a senior, we also expect you to serve as mentor for junior developers and to capacity build technical staff within partner organizations. We expect that you are a quick learner, quick to adapt to new and changing technologies, and able to build talent in others. You will work closely with designers and project teams.
Our team of Application Developers in West Africa are focused on:
  • Providing accessible care to populations in Mali, in partnership with Mali’s Department of Health and Social Development (MSDS) and Muso Health.
  • Niger’s national-scale monitoring and alert platform in partnership with Médecins Sans Frontières and Epicentre.
  • Monitoring and alerting infrastructure for high-risk populations in Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • Several additional small-scale projects and pilots.
All mobile apps are built using the Community Health Toolkit, a collection of open-source technologies and open-access resources.
This is a unique opportunity to strengthen health systems in some of the hardest to reach communities. If you are an experienced developer, excited to join our multicultural and amazing team, this job is for you.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop interactive data visualizations. Work with designers and partners to define and measure key performance indicators.  Build interactive data visualizations using a combination of tools including PostgreSQL.
  • Manage project technical development: Work alongside partnerships leads, project managers, and designers to define scope, design, write technical specifications, and build public health applications.
  • Contribute to a growing code base of PostgreSQL, JavaScript, technical documentation, and interactive data visualizations. Take up online courses and be aggressive to learn the latest technology
  • Write automated tests. Guard against regressions, and ensure code can be maintained through automated unit and integration tests for JavaScript and SQL.
  • Manage client timelines. Help the team create and adhere to evidence-driven timelines.
  • Support end users and stakeholders on technology issues. Ensure our digital tools are working well for our partners, our users, and our funders. Monitor user behaviour and technical indicators to ensure it is performing as expected.
  • Travel to the field (Mali, Niger, DRC) to test app in its realistic operating environment.
  • Support in proposal writing, publications, present Medic Mobile in meetings, seminars, summits & forums when called upon to do so.

Skills Knowledge and Expertise

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
  • Proven skills in developing data visualizations tools.
  • 3+ years of progressive experience in similar roles with demonstrated technical leadership.
  • Fluency in written and spoken French and English are required.
  • Proficient with relational databases, Postgres or MySQL.
  • Proficient in Javascript or other programming languages.
  • Have experience using command-line tools on Linux (preferred) or another UNIX-like operating system.
  • Be committed to frequent and timely communication, both in person and online (via email, Slack, and other online chat applications).
  • Have interest in working with and learning from a globally distributed team of mHealth technology experts.
  • Have good communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to pass on information clearly to users and to grasp difficulties perceived by users.
  • Strong user support orientation with an attitude of wanting to assist people and pass-on their knowledge and experience to others establishing a good working relationship with users/partners.
  • Ability to work under high pressure, meet deadlines, monitor and follow-up on pending matters under minimum supervision.
Additional Skills
  • You’re a woman fitting this position, you’re encouraged to apply!
  • Skills as a teacher or mentor are a plus.
  • An outgoing personality  is a plus.
  • Experience with DHIS2  is a plus
  • Experience with data analysis and data visualization languages (eg. R/Matlab/Python) is a plus
  • Be familiar with Android SDK, NoSQL databases.
  • Project work experience with open source technology.
  • Good logical diagnostic skills and ability to exercise good judgment in the resolution of problems.
  • Passion for digital health system

Why Medic?

Purpose & Impact
  • Ability to create and see real impact in your work
  • Freedom to take initiative and innovate, bonus of an agile, small team
  • Work for a globally awarded social enterprise recognized for developing a solution that can create global systems change in the health sector
      The Team
  • Work with a value and mission driven team that is consistently described as warm, incredibly kind and supportive
  • Exposure to a diverse team: over 15 different nationalities
  • Opportunities for global travel: all team meet-up + functional team meet-up + field visits
      Work/Life & Growth
  • Generous leave time: vacation, maternity/paternity, bereavement, & sick days
  • Professional development funds & opportunities + 5 days off for prof dev
  • Home Office Set up Stipend.
  • Flexible, remote schedules

About Medic

Medic is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2010 to advance health and human flourishing with and for the hardest-to-reach communities. We envision a more just world in which health workers are supported as they provide care for their neighbors, universal health coverage is a reality, and health is a secured human right. Practically, we have advanced our mission by building, implementing, and supporting open-source digital tools that support Community Health Workers, managers, and facility-based health workers. Along with our partners, we build and apply software that helps health workers deliver high-quality, equitable care in redesigned health systems. Our team and partners support more than 28,000 frontline health workers caring for an estimated 15 million people in 18 countries across Africa and Asia.
Each member of our team was drawn to this mission and emboldened by a vision of global health equity. Our diversity of skills and experiences helps us tackle complex challenges – we look forward to hearing from you and exploring ways to work together.

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