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  • Posted: Feb 25, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Ona is a social enterprise technology company based in Nairobi, Kenya and New York dedicated to developing open source solutions to promote the smarter use of data. We believe technology is a springboard to transform international development, allowing organizations to use data to overcome the greatest challenges and identify the best opportunities.
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    Devops/Site Reliability Engineer

    We're looking for developers who want to build foundational data systems that drive change. Our team has worked on projects that record the social infrastructure of entire countries, tally the winners of national elections, and reduce infant mortality. We build software that solves real problems and you will too.

    We believe in taking the approach of applying software engineering to infrastructure automation, and manage operations. We are looking for a Site Reliability Engineer with an operations and software engineering background to help us build and run large-scale, distributed, fault-tolerant systems.

    Qualities we're looking for

    Thoughtful coder.

    • You understand the importance of abstractions and interfaces. You keep modules loosely coupled and know that algorithms + data structures = programs.
    • You read and understand existing systems before diving in, then you research and stand on the shoulders of giants to follow best practices. You know how to prototype, how to iterate, and when to step back and think it through or ask questions.

    Builder.

    • You are committed to the projects you work on and need to see them through to completion. You understand that solving the user's problem is the end goal.
    • You prefer open systems that are verifiably secure, you publish and use open source code, like we do.

    Lifelong learner.

    • You stay up to date with the latest trends and are excited to learn new languages, tools, and best practices.

    Explorer.

    • You thrive in teams and projects that span timezones and cultures.
    • You're ready and excited to travel in order to support projects, no matter how dusty or remote.

    Requirements Essential

    • Minimum 3 years maintaining production systems on Linux
    • Minimum 2 years writing production web applications
    • Minimum 1 year working with deployment or infrastructure tools, e.g. Ansible, Chef, Puppet
    • Experience working with remote teams
    • Strong attention to detail and understanding of architectural dependencies.
    • Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills.
    • Experience in monitoring resource usage
    • Experience in communicating with users, other technical, and project management teams to collect requirements
    • Good oral and written communication skills

    Desirable

    • Experience managing and automating infrastructure on AWS, GCP, and Azure
    • Experience writing Clojure, Java, JavaScript, and Python
    • Experience using Ansible, Terraform, and Hashicorp Vault
    • Experience using Docker, Kubernetes, and KOPS
    • Experience using InfluxDB, Graphite, and Grafana
    • Experience using Monit, Nginx, and SystemD

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    Senior Software Engineer (Android/Java)

    Purpose

    This position is to work on the OpenSRP team at Ona. OpenSRP is an open source mobile health platform that allows frontline health workers to electronically register and track the health of their entire client population. Read more about OpenSRP.

    We're looking for developers who want to build foundational data systems that drive change. Our team has worked on projects that record the social infrastructure of entire countries, tally the winners of national elections, and reduce infant mortality. We build software that solves real problems and you will too.

    Qualities we're looking for

    Thoughtful coder

    • You understand the importance of abstractions and interfaces. You keep modules loosely coupled and know that algorithms + data structures = programs.
    • You read and understand existing systems before diving in. You know how to prototype, how to iterate, and when to step back and think it through or ask questions.

    Builder.

    • You are committed to the projects you work on and need to see them through to completion. You understand that solving the user's problem is the end goal.

    Lifelong learner.

    • You stay up to date with the latest trends and are excited to learn new languages, tools, and best practices.

    Explorer.

    • You thrive in teams and projects that span timezones and cultures.
    • You're ready and excited to travel in order to support projects, no matter how dusty or remote.

    Responsibilities

    • Contribute and collaborate to the vibrant OpenSRP open source community
    • Define client needs, system requirements, dependencies between requirements, and expected timelines
    • Design, architect, extend and build Android client applications
    • Coordinate and balance priorities of multiple projects and deliverables

    Essential

    • Minimum 3 years programming production Java web applications
    • Minimum 3 years programming production Android client applications
    • Experience programming with APIs and service based architectures
    • Experience with databases and their integration into web and Android applications
    • Strong attention to detail and understanding of architectural dependencies
    • Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills

    Desirable

    • Experience with Clojure, JavaScript, and Python
    • Experience with OpenSRP, OpenMRS, other EMRs
    • Experience working with remote teams

    Method of Application

    Please send the following to [email protected]:

    • Note describing why you are interested in working at Ona.
    • Resume.
    • Examples of your work. Link to your GitHub page, projects you've completed, or your website.
    • (bonus points) Build something cool using our API, or extend some software we've written.

    Please note that resumes will be reviewed as soon as received. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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