Software Developer

Telecommute · Engineering

Description

This is a 100% remote position but focussed on hiring in timezones between UTC -10 to UTC -3.

We are looking for a passionate software developer to join our team. You will be focusing on improving Ushahidi's open source products (Ushahidi and Rollcall) and supporting our diverse user base.

Why you should apply

You are a thoughtful, creative software developer with a few years of work experience and an interest in international development and social justice. After hacking away at your own projects and/or busting your chops for a while in the corporate world and startups, you’re looking to use your skills to develop software that has a tangible social good.

New cultures, people and experiences give you energy; you work effectively and efficiently on distributed teams with diverse experience across many time zones. Given the freedom to work anywhere, you are self-guided and can work autonomously. You bring bring empathy and effective communication to you day to day work. Chaos gives you joy, order is your satisfaction.

We strongly encourage people from traditionally underrepresented populations in tech - such as women, People of Color, People with Disabilities, and LGBTQ+ people, etc - to apply!

About Ushahidi

Ushahidi, which translates to “testimony” in Swahili, was developed to map reports of violence in Kenya after the election in 2008. Since then, thousands have used our crowdsourcing tools to raise their voice. We’re a technology leader in Africa, headquartered in Nairobi, with a global team.

Ushahidi - the software - is a crowdsourcing and data collection tool that helps communities, activists, companies, and humanitarian organizations gather and share critical information with the people that need it most. Ushahidi uses visualizations like maps and lists to help you understand what happened, when, and where.

We are remote organisation, we have an office in Nairobi but even staff there spend some time working from home/cafes/etc

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We strongly encourage people from traditionally underrepresented populations in tech - such as women, People of Color, People with Disabilities, and LGBTQ+ people, etc - to apply!

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