Full Job Description
Dimagi is a social enterprise and Benefit Corporation that builds software solutions and provides technology consulting services to improve the quality of essential services for underserved populations. Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Dimagi partners alongside governments, leading NGOs, and foundations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, and the World Bank to tackle complex health and social inequities. Our open-source technology platform, CommCare, is the world’s most widely-used and researched mobile data collection platform for frontline workers. To date, Dimagi’s team of project managers, engineers, and health experts have supported over 2,000 projects in 80 countries.
About the Position:
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.
Dimagi is looking for a Backend Engineer to join our Global Technology team and contribute to our SaaS division. This position will be based out of our Cambridge 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.
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.
Responsibilities of this role:
Hardening Dimagi’s offerings by using modern best-practices such as version control, continuous integration, automated tests, daily deploy and cloud infrastructure tools
Improve the capabilities and efficiencies of our security and compliance control mechanisms by developing new software features and introducing automation
Work together with our platform lead in managing the interface between our application and infrastructure with a focus on security
Collaborate with our multicultural development and implementation teams around the globe
Who You Must Be:
3 - 8 years of software development experience
Experienced in developing enterprise-quality software in a high-level language such as Python or Ruby
Familiarity with building backend software for the web
Fluency in written and spoken English
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Authorized to work in the United States
Familiarity with common security approaches at both a cloud appliance and software development practice level
Bachelors or Masters Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent experience
Enthusiasm about working in public health and international development
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
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
Dimagi is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate and support diversity and are committed to providing a work environment that is inclusive and free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, family or parental status, veteran, or disability status.