Posted on April 14th, 2021 | Last day left to apply | 26 views
Founded in South Africa in 2007, Praekelt.org builds mobile technologies to improve the wellbeing of people in low and middle income countries. We work with governments, international NGOs, foundations and social enterprises to create and deliver essential information and vital services.
We are looking for an exceptional Software Engineer, with experience in building open source software and leading a team, to help us build the next generation of transformational mobile products. If you're highly skilled with innovative, unique development ideas, and an analytical trouble-shooting mindset, we want you to join our development team.
You'll be kept busy implementing core product functionality and deploying world-class architecture, as well as engage with the different teams within our organisation. You should be passionate about clean, concise, readable code.
What will set you apart from other applicants:
Relevant Skills: (The ideal candidate combines most of these)
This role has a large amount of autonomy, so applicants should be entrepreneurial in nature and comfortable managing their own work schedule. Please send your CV and cover letter telling us about your experience and why you think you’re a good match.
Given that Praekelt.org is a non-profit company, and it is best practice to offer fixed term employment contracts, this contract is a one year fixed term contract. However you will be eligible to receive standard company benefits (including Discovery benefits) which are more substantial than the minimum prescribed in law for an employment contract. Furthermore, with a long business development pipeline in place, we expect, subject to our usual probation and performance management processes, to be able to propose a further contract, whilst still keeping it aligned to relevant project funding that has been (and will be) secured.
Praekelt.org is committed to creating a fully inclusive and diverse environment that embraces difference, cultivates inclusivity and is committed to people feeling like they belong within all teams in the organisation. We actively encourage applicants of all races, ethnicities, religions, ages, genders, sexual orientations and abilities however preference will be given to under represented groups in terms of the company’s Employment Equity plan.