Freelance Python Software Engineer

Freelance Python Software Engineer (1 month, flexible working hours, 80%-100%) – starting immediately 

Are you looking for a way to effectively help survivors of domestic violence? And/Or are you looking to be part of cutting-edge technologies used for good?

This is your chance! We are looking for a Python Software Engineer to join our team immediately for the next month to launch our second prototype of our chatbot “Sophia”. 

About us:

Kona Connect is a young value-driven NGO that connects human rights and tech to empower individuals in need through practical technologies. Our team is currently developing the world's first messaging-chatbot to help survivors of domestic violence gather potential evidence and seek help. You can find more information here:

At Kona we strive to empower others, remain curious, ensure inclusiveness, practice integrity, impact, and compassion in our interactions. Make time for fun while fighting to make our world a better place. Read more about our value here.

About you:

  • Extensive experience with Python, FastAPI, and working with restful APIs and predefined models from external SDKs.
  • Experience with modules within Python, both as handling external dependencies and developing them locally
  • Technical understanding of the request/response model within the web
  • Comfortable working in Git and following the git-flow methodology 
  • Knowledge of SQL
  • Ideally experience with SQLite and Python
  • Comfortable with ORMs
  • Experience with webhooks
  • Experience with deployment and configuration of a testing and deployment pipeline (currently using Docker and Github Actions).
  • Some knowledge of Cloud computing is nice to have but not essential.
  • You have a self-starting work ethic. 

About the role: 

  • Flexible working hours.
  • You’ll be working with Zendesk’s Sunshine Conversations to implement a chatbot backend for handling conversations from various users, implementing and making technical decisions about:
  • User management across multiple platforms/apps (in terms of identification and retrieving existing data)
  • Securely storing and retrieving user provided content
  • Responding to webhook events and ensuring event handling is not duplicated
  • You’ll be collaborating with a multicultural, fast-paced start-up team of volunteers spread across the globe.

Why you should join us:

  • Support us launching the world’s first messaging-chatbot for survivors of domestic violence and make a direct contribution to their global protection.
  • Actively help shape the future of a young tech NGO with a vision to empower people in vulnerable situations through innovative technologies.
  • Be part of a multinational and highly motivated team.

Employment Type

One month freelance contract. Salary to be discussed based on experience. 


We need someone to start immediately, therefore we tale applications on a rolling basis.

Please send us your CV and a short paragraph on why you are a good fit, with either:

  • A Github/Lab profile;
  • Examples of relevant previous work (either as a repository or live websites);
Kona Connect is a non-profit organization. By combining human rights & Artificial Intelligence, Kona Connect aims to empower individuals in vulnerable situations through practical tools.