Product Engineer

Access Afya is a social enterprise based in Nairobi that delivers primary healthcare to the poorest communities living in informal settlements. We take a chain of low-cost micro-clinics as anchors to our model, with a mobile field health team that reaches people in the places where they already spend their time – such as schools and factories.

Access Afya is growing and we are looking to bring on board the best and brightest people to join our team. Our team is bound together by a common, compelling purpose to redefine how people everywhere can access healthcare, and living our shared values of self-drive, integrity, resilience, reliability and empathy.

About the Role

We are looking for a product engineer Engineer to come in and work directly with the Head of Product, internal teams and external partners to help us build a futuristic health tech platform currently focused on delivering quality care to underserved urban communities. The product engineer will be working very closely with our platform and other product engineers to deliver on the needs of various products. An ideal candidate will be proficient in both JavaScript and TypeScript, have experience working with React JS and using GraphQL on the client side as well as proficiency with common tooling used in client-side development.


● Collaborate with product designer and platform engineers in translating product designs into functional and usable product features.
● Write readable and testable code inline with company-wide coding style configured in linters.

● Write automated tests for all code written with good coverage percentage. Improve coverage over time for code with less coverage

● Ensure new features are continuously shipped. Automate this over time with appropriate CI/ CD tooling.

● Monitor deployed product for errors and act appropriately to make sure all deployed features are not crashing in production. Fix errors in production as soon as they are identified.

● Collaborate with platform engineers to make sure platform services meet product needs.

● Participate in weekly brainstorming sessions focused on improving business services, product and engineering.

Job Specifications/ Qualifications

● B.Sc. Computer Science, Mathematics or Statistics, or related experience in Software Engineering

● Experience writing JavaScript and TypeScript

● Experience working with GraphQL and RESTful APIs

● Experience building applications in React using custom tooling for SPAs or related SSR frameworks.

● Experience using application state management tools (redux preferred) or alternative but performant approaches.

● Experience building Progressive Web Apps in React and implementation of related caching strategies as needed for various features of the app.

● Experience build API in REST or GraphQL (preferred)

● Growth mindset. See challenges as learning opportunities and have a can-do attitude

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelors degree

Required relevant work experience: 2 years

Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

Access Afya is a social enterprise that is running high-quality, affordable primary healthcare in Nairobi's informal settlements. The anchor of our model is a chain of quality assured, low-cost micro-clinics. These site operate in slums, are run by a local care team, and are stocked and ready to work with a wide range of primary care needs, from diagnosing and treating infectious disease to family planning to first aid, and more. We also run a virtual clinic that provides comprehensive health access online. Our physical and digital health models are all supported by great software and analytics.