Technology Manager – Operations at Living Goods

On Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

At Living Goods, we believe that our technology and data systems will become our most transformative tools for success: empowering our agents to sell and earn more, dramatically lowering our cost to market and monitor, enabling real time sales force management and igniting social connections that drive impact and business success. Living Goods’ future success increasingly depends on the mastery of data, communications and the latest mobile tools, apps and technologies.

We are seeking an energetic and resourceful Technology Manager – Operations. Reporting to the Director of Technology Innovation, this position will be based in Uganda and shall be responsible for managing all our existing systems there and leading the deployment of new systems, services, tools, and strategies that improve our profitability and deepen our impact.


  1. Oversee the deployment design and management of Android across LG operations in Uganda by deployment of quality control, monitoring and evaluation tools.
  2. Provide project management support for the countrywide scale-up and rollout of Android through project tracking, reporting and documentation.
  3. Provide advisory and technical support to the Android development process though regular involvement and interaction with the development team.
  4. Manage the LG database on a day-to –day basis and facilitate training, data extraction and reporting as the need may be.
  5. Work in consultation with the LG country director to develop and design an I.T policy to guide operational support and I.T infrastructure management.
  6. Manage cross-departmental knowledge sharing, content design and provision on behalf of the tech-department.
  7. Act as principal coordinator in the identification, selection and management of vendors for I.T related functions.


  1. Project management
  • 4+ years of project management or equivalent experience
  • High degree of competency with project management including: planning & organizational skills, prioritization, tradeoff management, issue and risk identification and management, dependency and milestones tracking, and establishing accountability across the team
  • A passion and proven track record for shipping high quality software across all phases of the engineering cycle is required
  • Experience in Rapid Application development methodologies – agile, scrum, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience in presenting complex ideas and visions, to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Enthusiasm and interest in project management and process design Excellent oral and written communication skills and an ability to collaborate effectively across teams and locations to achieve desired outcomes
  • Expertise in Java and Android development.
  • Proficiency in data parsing (e.g. XML and JSON).
  • Experience with a version control system (e.g. Git, Subversion, etc.).
  • Experience with JUnit or other xUnit test frameworks.
  • General understanding of good UI practices and creating high-performance mobile application experiences.
  • In-depth Oracle, Access and MSSQL database development experience
  • Involvement in MSSQL database development and support activities
  • Experience in SQL server (2008 -2012)
  • Access development and SSRS/SSIS skills
  • Front end development experience (
  • 4 years+ small to medium data management environment experience
  • Perform Data Profiling and conduct Data Quality reviews
  • Validate Data and Workflows output from all test cycles
  • Review and validate Error Handling, and confirm with requirements
  • Create custom SQL in a DB2/Unix environment
  • Create source to target mapping documents for ETL development purposes
  • Flexible and willing to travel across Uganda or Kenya and stay for some nights up-country
  1. Android development and deployment
  1. Database administration and management
  • 4+ years of DBA experience
  1. Data analysis and reporting
  • Management experience a strong plus.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and drive for results.
  • Exceptional natural leader with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to work with minimal direction
  • Experience managing resources

Life at Living Goods

Living Goods is aiming to make disruptive changes, dramatically improving the lives of under-served communities. We think big, but we operate small and nimble. At Living Goods, you will have the chance to use your creativity and work with your teammates to conceive and test new ideas every day. If you work well in a dynamic, highly collaborative culture, if you set high standards for yourself and your colleagues, if you know how to fail fast and learn fast, if you meet challenges with calm determination and a sense of humor, you will thrive at Living Goods. 

How to Apply

To apply for this position please visit our career page and apply or click here – Technology Manager – Operations – to apply through our applicant tracking system. In lieu of a cover letter you will be asked to answer a few short questions that will help us learn a little bit more about you and your interest in working with Living Goods.


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