About the role
The Software Developer is a Product Team member in the Ecosystem team. You will develop essential components of the Community Health Toolkit (CHT), a leading open-source, global good for digital health and advanced community health systems. One of the main focuses of the Ecosystem team is interoperability with existing digital health standards. You will work with application developers and other users of the CHT directly – this includes building new features, ensuring support, fixing bugs, testing applications, and ensuring we’re working on the most impactful things. You will work with a distributed team based around the world, and you will report to an Engineering Manager.
Product Team’s Core Competencies
As a team, we have adopted a set of “core competencies” for how we show up for each other at work to be great teammates for each other.
- Reliable – Sets and communicates clear expectations about when something needs to/will be done and does it without prompting.
- Team Player – Acts in the team’s best interest and actively looks for ways to help their colleagues. Makes time to support teammates to be successful.
- Growth Mindset – Always seeking to improve. Open-minded, teachable, and coachable.
- Proactive – Sees things that need doing and takes action to keep things moving and make the team successful.
- Effective Communicator – Communicates regularly, openly, and effectively using the appropriate channels.
- Support scaling – Proactively seek new technologies or implementations that solve current problems better or more efficiently.
- Troubleshooting – Prioritize and provide remote troubleshooting support to active deployments as needed.
- Documentation – Write technical information, explain processes, clarify interactions when requested, and ensure proper documentation.
- Mentorship – Support junior team members.
Skills Knowledge and Expertise
Required Skills and Qualifications
- 2 years of experience with software development, with concrete results
- Experience in one or more programming languages
- Fluent in English and experience using it in a remote work environment, e.g., over video and text chats
- Knowledge of software development processes
- Ability to work in a remote and culturally diverse team
- You must have valid authorization to work in the country that you are based without requiring sponsorship.
We will be reviewing applications on a continuous basis, and encourage interested candidates to apply as early as possible
Purpose & Impact
- Ability to create and see real impact in your work
- Freedom to take initiative and innovate, bonus of an agile, small team
- Work for a globally awarded social enterprise recognized for developing a solution that can create global systems change in the health sector
- Work with a value and mission-driven team that is consistently described as warm, incredibly kind and supportive
- Exposure to a diverse team: over 15 different nationalities
- Opportunities for global travel: all team meet-up + functional team meet-up + field visits
Work/Life & Growth
- Generous leave time: vacation, maternity/paternity, bereavement, & sick days
- Professional development funds & opportunities + 5 days off for professional development
- Workspace and communication stipends
- Flexible, remote schedules
Medic is a global nonprofit organization with a mission to advance equitable healthcare and strengthen community health systems by building, innovating, applying, and scaling open-source, low-cost digital health tools in collaboration with communities, governments, and implementers. We envision a more just world in which health workers are supported as they provide care for their neighbors, universal health coverage is a reality, and health is a secured human right.
Medic serves as the technical steward and core contributor of the Community Health Toolkit (CHT), a leading open-source, global good for digital health and advanced community health systems. We drive increases in coverage, quality, and speed of care in the hardest-to-reach communities, improvements in health workforce performance, and greater data-driven decision-making among health system leadership. Digital health apps built using the CHT currently support over 41,000 health workers in 16 countries across Africa and Asia. To date, health workers using CHT apps have conducted over 100 million healthcare activities.
Our global team of 90+ teammates is our biggest strength. We live our organizational values of Humanity, Solidarity, Openness, Creativity and Initiative in everything we do. We are a remote-first organization that works across more than 14 countries, 32 cities, 4 physical hub locations (Nepal, Kenya, Uganda, and Senegal) and all time zones. We are dedicated software developers, researchers, project managers, designers, and operations specialists working together to reimagine care for all. Join our mission of building a more just world together!
- Job City Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Togo, Uganda