Jobs Career Advice Signup

Send this job to a friend


Did you notice an error or suspect this job is scam? Tell us.

  • Posted: Jun 13, 2019
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Ona is a social enterprise that builds the data infrastructure to drive change. We believe technology affords new opportunities for governments and development organizations to be increasingly data driven, collaborative and accountable. Our goal is never simply to build a great product, but to support great outcomes.
    Read more about this company

    Software 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.

    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.


    • 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.


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


    • Define client needs, system requirements, dependencies between requirements, and expected timelines
    • Design, architect, build large scale data collection and visualization systems
    • Coordinate and balance priorities of multiple projects and deliverables.


    • Minimum 3 years programming production web applications
    • Minimum 3 years programming in Python, JavaScript, or Java
    • 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.


    • Experience with Clojure, Java, JavaScript, and Python
    • Experience with Django, React, Redux, Postgres, Superset, NiFi, Kafka
    • Experience working with remote teams

    Method of Application

    Please send the following to

    • 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.

  • Send your application

Never miss a job with our real-time & personalized push notification
Subscribe Now
Back To Home

Career Advice

View All Career Advice

Subscribe to Job Alert


Join over 125K happy subscribers

Send your application through

Yahoomail Gmail Hotmail