• Job Opportunities at Busara Center for Behavioral Economics

  • Posted on: 18 July, 2017 Deadline: Not Specified
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    The Busara Center for Behavioral Economics is an advisory and research organization focused on evaluation and implementation of behavioral interventions in understudied countries and populations. Busara's mission is to work with researchers and organizations to advance and apply behavioral science in pursuit of poverty alleviation. This involves the application of research and rigorous methods to enable partners to improve program design, evaluate existing programs, and optimize internal processes. To this end, Busara has worked with a variety of organizations in an advisory capacity to apply behavioral insights, build analytical models, and develop new products. In addition, in its research center capacity, Busara operates a Nairobi-based lab capable of implementing advanced experiments in psychology, behavioral economics and other academic disciplines.

    Senior Backend Developer


    Your role and responsibilities;

    • Work as a part of a team of talented and motivated backend, frontend and UX developers.
    • Implement and maintain the backend components, APIs etc.
    • Participate in architectural development and think process of software development.
    • Advise and develop best backend practices.


    • Experience and deep interest with at least two of the tech stacks Python/Django, Linux, Rails, Postgres, MySQL, node.js or something similar
    • Experience with the cloud (aws, gce, azure, heroku etc)
    • Front end knowledge
    • Are business-minded and geared towards results and know when something is good enough
    • Are a team player who has the ability and experience to work in a multicultural virtual team setting
    • Have excellent collaboration and communication skills, both verbal and written, in English
    • Have a real passion for code, developing and owning products


    We offer you a competitive salary, health insurance and a dynamic work environment with opportunity for growth.

    Senior Front End Developer


    Your role and responsibilities;

    • Work as a part of a team of talented and motivated backend, frontend and UX developers
    • Implement and maintain the frontend components, APIs etc. of the Busara Center
    • Participate in architectural development of software stacks.
    • Advise and develop best front-end practices.


    • Have a very solid understanding of separation of concerns, design patterns and testing
    • Have excellent Javascript skills, CSS3, HTML5 and cross browser issues.
    • Have used module bundlers before: Grunt, Gulp, NPM
    • Knowledge in ReactJS, Vue, Angular will be an added advantage.
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Knowledgeable about current trends and tools
    • Experienced in UI / UX fundamentals and best practices
    • Have the ability to run tests (automated or manual) on his / her own work.
    • Have a real passion for code, developing and owning products


    We offer you a competitive salary and health insurance, dynamic work environment with opportunity for growth .

    Method of Application

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