Sr. Software Engineer - Full Stack


The Global Fulfillment Team is responsible for the software that drives Zipline’s operations, customer experience, and client experience. This team owns the software that doctors and nurses at hospitals use to place orders, that our operations team uses to manage inventory and fulfill incoming orders, and that our key stakeholders use to understand what deliveries we’ve made and when.

As this team’s first full-stack software engineer in Africa, you will work closely with our local operations teams in Rwanda and Ghana. You’ll also engage with our external customers. On a day-to-day basis, you’ll work with a distributed team of full-stack software engineers based in the US, building products that will make a difference in all aspects of Zipline’s operations. You’ll own projects end-to-end, from conception to MVP to production. Your work will have an immediate and lasting impact on the future of Zipline.


  • Developing an interface for Zipline’s partners to have visibility into the hospitals that are benefiting from Zipline’s services
  • Designing a simple and dependable system for doctors and nurses to order life-saving supplies from Zipline, regardless of their internet connectivity
  • Empowering our operations teams with amazing software tools to track inventory, process orders, prepare aircraft, and monitor flight status
  • Building out the Ghana-based full-stack engineering team and driving the future of the products that this team owns


  • 3+ years experience in a software engineering role, 1+ years in a senior role
  • Expertise in Python and JavaScript (bonus points for React and TypeScript)
  • Experience building production web services with consideration for security, scalability, and reliability
  • Experience using application server frameworks (bonus points for Django)
  • Experience rapidly prototyping new product concepts, and excitement to work in an environment where you’ll be learning quickly from your users to define a product
  • Understanding of automated testing practices and the ability to apply them to produce solid code that can be iterated on quickly
  • Knowledge of database fundamentals like indexing, SQL queries, schema migrations, and managing backups and strong data model design skills
  • Experience managing production services (bonus points for building services to work in low-connectivity situations)


Zipline is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws or our own sensibilities.

We value diversity at Zipline and welcome applications from those who are traditionally underrepresented in tech. If you like the sound of this position but are not sure if you are the perfect fit, please apply!

Do you want to change the world? Zipline uses drones to deliver critical and lifesaving medicine to thousands of hospitals serving millions of people in multiple countries. Our mission is to provide every human on Earth with instant access to vital medical supplies. Join Zipline and help us make this a reality for billions of people.