Senior Software Developers at Kimetrica

On Friday, August 7th, 2015
Background: Kimetrica is the leader in developing innovative software applications for humanitarian and development organizations working in some of the world’s most vulnerable locations.  
We are in the midst of an exciting time due to our rapid growth.  We are looking for Senior Software Developers who has Python/Django experience.  
We are looking for a problem solver with a strong software engineering background, and the ability to learn things quickly.  Our teams work virtually and physically in the same location; however, we do not make location a constraint to employment. 
At least one position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya or in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia but the other positions can be in any time zone.
Position Details: As a member of a team, you will manage large and complex software projects mainly in but progressively transitioning to Django/Python with substantial redesign and adoption of open source components. 
The selected candidate will provide a substantial input in the re-design of the core software projects and ensure adherence to quality standards and compliance with agile software development processes.
Your work will include managing client relations, sprint planning, preparation of briefs, budgets and project proposals for customizations. In addition you will coach and build staff skills and learning, particularly in Python.

You will report to the Chief Information Officer

Required Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrated agile software development project management
  • Experience with Redmine and GitLab or similar tools
  • Excellent communications skills in English, including an ability to negotiate at high level with clients
  • Extensive experience with .Net development and C# and/or Django/Python
  • Excellent architectural and database design skills
  • Experience of high-end data analytics and business intelligence preferred
  • Preferably strong knowledge and experience of database development with Postgresql
  • Strong interest in new technologies and open source software
  • Passion for innovation and Interest in application of technology to social problems
Our Company: Formed by a group of former humanitarian and development workers in 2006, Kimetrica is a social enterprise focused on providing policy-makers and project managers with the tools and skills they need to do their jobs well.  
Our work centers on providing knowledge management solutions for governments, bi-lateral donors, the World Bank, and not-for-profit organizations in the areas of performance management and disaster risk reduction.   
With a headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya and project support offices in Ethiopia, Moldova, and the US, Kimetrica employs 60 full-time professional staff and an extensive network of sector specialists with expertise ranging from early warning and contingency planning to social protection and research and data analysis.


If you have the skills we are looking for, please apply today.  
We are currently conducting the first round of interviews.
 To apply:
  • Fill out our application form HERE. Please attach a CV and cover letter titled with your first name and last name.
  • Ensure that your CV and cover letter describe your background and experience as related to the job responsibilities and skills. Also, let us know where you found our job posting.
Closing Date: 21st August 2015
Note that Kimetrica will only contact eligible candidates for interviews.
Displaying No Comments
Have Your Say

Leave a comment

XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>