At eHealth Africa we use technology and field operations to strengthen health delivery systems and to detect and respond to public health emergencies. Known for our programs in Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Liberia, we have partnered with governments and donors in their efforts to eradicate polio and to respond to acute emergencies such as the 2014 Ebola outbreak. Using high-resolution data we pinpoint the availability and accessibility of health facilities and services and deliver information to support programs that help underserved communities.
The Senior GIS Developer provides dedicated support to the eHealth Africa’s GIS application development projects. S/he develops eHA’s Web GIS environment and builds web and mobile apps to support targeted workflows, projects and programs being supported by the GIS Department. The position could be based in Kano, Abuja, or Lagos.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Lead the development of organization-wide GIS applications (desktop, mobile, and web) leveraging technology stack and programming languages utilized by the organization.
Lead the development of web services and data portals at eHealth Africa.
Collaborate with eHealth Africa’s Software development team to ensure adequate support for all GIS development needs. Responsible for working with the team as needed throughout every stage of software development process.
Mentor junior developers providing them with technical guidance. No direct supervisory responsibilities are anticipated in this role.
Liaise with internal and external clients to perform proper requirement gathering
Contribute to the development of OpenSource GIS applications, tools and capabilities at eHealth Africa
May frequently travel between company work-sites. Some international travel may be required.
Perform any other duties assigned by management
Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Geographic Information Systems, Surveying and Geoinformatics, Geography or other related field.
Minimum of 5 years of experience in building Geospecial Applications and software engineering.
Experience working within Agile environment is highly preferred.
Experience in developing web and mobile GIS applications using open source GIS solutions e.g. PostgreSQL, Geoserver, MapServer, OpenLayers.
Practical knowledge of software development life-cycle and experience developing restful web services and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)
Experience working in a team environment with github (creating branches, merging branches, cherry picking commits, reverting commits, stashing, squash merging, tagging, etc.)
Familiarity with test driven development and with best practices in coding and design including enterprise patterns.
Cultural sensitivity, sound judgment, and strong interest in working in a demanding and intellectually challenging environment, with the organizational ability to handle multiple tasks around ambitious deadlines
International work experience is a plus.
Ability to identify and promote best practices
Excellent interpersonal communication skills, organizational skills and great attention to detail. Ability to work in collaboration with others on a project team and independently on tasks
Must be able to work as a leader and member of a team and possess good problem solving skills
Good learning ability. Action oriented and resilient in a fast-paced environment
Working knowledge of open Source GIS stack (QGIS, PostGIS and Geoserver), data transformation tools (FME Desktop and/or Kettle) and Commercial GIS stack (ArcInfo, ArcView, ArcCatalog, ArcToolbox), ArcSDE, ArcGIS Server
Strong programming skills using at least 1 Python web framework (preferrably Django)
Working knowledge of carto visualization platform
Ability to use Source Code Versioning Systems (Git is desired)
Working knowledge of Agile development tools (JIRA)
English is the spoken and written language
Ability to read, analyse, proof and edit documents, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, or government regulations
Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from executive and senior managers, employees, the general public and clients/partners