Software Engineer

United States of America Posted on Developer


Dimagi was born from the belief that there’s a better way to provide services to those in need. Our mission is to create digital products that support global development efforts and help accelerate the end of extreme poverty. CommCare, our mobile data collection platform, is designed to improve data collection and the quality of frontline services in low-resource settings around the world. We work across various sectors with organizations of all sizes providing mobile solutions that put end-users first. Working with partners that include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, CARE International, and the World Bank, Dimagi has successfully implemented CommCare and supported 2,000 projects across 80 countries. Dimagi is a certified Benefit Corporation and leading social enterprise, working since 2002 towards our commitment to making an impact.


Dimagi’s technology is being utilized for the COVID-19 response, and we are looking for engineers to assist with this effort. This position is ideal for someone who enjoys small organizations, multi-tasking, and a highly flexible work environment. Our developers share a passion for making things work in challenging situations and seeing the impact of our work first-hand.

Dimagi is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our Global Technology team. This position will be based out of our Cambridge, MA office but is also open to remote employment within the United States. This role is a 12-month fixed-term position with the option for converting to a permanent status pending re-evaluation of requirements at the end of the contract.

Our Global technology team helps to develop and improve our platform’s architecture design for expressing end-to-end system workflows, both at the functional level and the technical level. Since CommCare is used for applications related to many different types of problems, from agricultural extension education to improving delivery outcomes at birth, the software is written as a portable application engine. That means we don’t often build custom code for specific projects.

Responsibilities of this role:

Build new features using modern best-practices such as version control, continuous integration, automated tests, and daily deploys
Collaborate with our multicultural development and implementation teams around the globe
Build software usable by groups of people facing unique challenges (remote locations, low levels of literacy, no experience with technology, etc.)
Mentor and coach junior engineers
Brainstorm ideas on how to improve our software design and development process continually
Work as part of a team to deliver product features and functionality

Who You Must Be:

5+ years of software development experience
Experienced in developing enterprise-quality software in a high-level language such as Python or Ruby
Background in building software for the web
Fluency in written and spoken English
Experienced in leading architecture and design decisions
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to mentor and assist junior developers
Authorized to work in the country of the office for which you are applying

Bonus Points:

Familiarity with some components of our tech stack. We use Python, Django, Postgres, CouchDB, Elasticsearch, Javascript, and HTML.
Bachelors or Masters Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent experience
Enthusiasm about working in public health and international development

Benefits Provided:

We aim to make a difference, not just as a company, but as an employer as well. The benefits we offer are geared towards having a strong impact on our staff’s well being. A few of our key benefits are outlined below:

100% employer-sponsored medical insurance paired with a generous Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) fund
Access to voluntary dental and vision insurance plans
A 401K plan with up to a 4% employer match
30 days paid time off inclusive of holidays
Unlimited sick time and an excellent parental leave policy
Access to a flex-time policy that allows employees to work based on a flexible work schedule
Access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through Magellan Healthcare
10 personal initiative days
Occasional opportunities to travel internationally

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Job Information

Status: Expired Job type: Full Time Salary: Negotiable Publish date: 27 May 2020

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