Backend Java Developer

Are you a problem-solver with a background in software development? Do you want to be a part of an innovative team who use their technical skills to make a positive impact? Then this role could be for you!

The Company

We are a fast-growing non-profit social enterprise with offices in the Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa, India, Kenya, and Ethiopia. Triggerise builds digital platforms that motivate users - primarily young women and adolescent girls - to make positive choices. We work together with local communities and use nudges like reminders, discounts, and reward points to encourage our users to access and use health products and services. We also support our users in becoming entrepreneurs and adding value to their economies.

All of our Triggerise offices are comfortable, open spaces filled with enthusiastic, international colleagues. Whether you are working from our biggest office in Nairobi, the fast-growing office in South Africa, or from home, our people are young, and our culture is global and dynamic. Our work environment is fast-paced, informal, and friendly.

For this position, we are open to remote work and will happily accept applicants from any Triggerise Location (Portugal, South Africa, Amsterdam, Kenya, Ethiopia, India).

The Job

You will form an integral part of our Agile tech team who are responsible for creating and maintaining the software that allows our platform to function. You’ll also be responsible for:

  • The maintenance and development of new features on our software platform.
  • Applying the principles of software engineering to the design, development, maintenance, testing and evaluation of our software.
  • Ensuring that the software you develop is secure and safe when it comes to data protection.
  • Working closely with team members, on development and other projects.

About you

You have in-depth development experience using Java and building software from the ground up. You’re a logical thinking and a natural problem solver who wants to use your technical skillset to make an impact.


  • You hold a minimum of 2 - 6 years of experience in a software development role.
  • You have worked extensively with a number of backend tools and frameworks including Java or Scala.
  • Experience within Micro Services, AWS, and Fraud will be an advantage. 
  • You have the required technical skills & knowledge required to effectively program our software.

The Rewards

In return for your hard work and dedication, we offer you:

  • A competitive salary and good secondary benefits 
  • A personal development budget.
  • Unlimited holidays, if you can make it work with your team you’re good to go
  • Growth opportunities
  • A product to help shape as we grow, to leave your mark on how we do things.
  • A vision that we trust that you will do your job without us having to invent unnecessary rules and regulations.
Triggerise is a tech-powered, Netherlands-based non-profit operational in 10 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and India. We motivate our users - primarily young women and adolescent girls - to make positive health choices. We use nudges like reminders, discounts, in person and digital follow-ups, and reward points to encourage our users to access and use health products and services. We also support them in becoming entrepreneurs and adding value to their economies. What are nudges? Nudges might include discounts, digital or in-person conversations, follow-ups, reminders, or rewards points that users can redeem in local stores. We also give our users the power to rate their experiences, which provides credibility and allows us to personalise offers. The result? A relevant journey for the user, created around her needs, which simultaneously strengthens local economies How? Using the Triggerise platform. We are a digital platform. Imagine Netflix. But instead of films and tv shows, we aggregate another kind of content - sexual reproductive health solutions - which we provide for people in developing countries and emerging markets. The goal? Motivating healthy behaviour. Our platform includes two kinds of infrastructure: 1) Technology: The websites, apps, SMS, and membership cards that people use to engage with our platform; and 2) Partnerships: Service providers, entrepreneurs, content creators, retailers, wholesalers, and product distributors support us in providing key offerings. The platform reaches all potential users regardless of technology access, proficiency, or even literacy.