Who we are
eHealth Africa designs and implements data-driven solutions and technologies to improve health systems for and with local communities. eHA’s technology works in low connectivity settings, and smartly uses data to drive decision-making by local governments and partner agencies to get optimum results.
We leverage our staff and department expertise across five programmatic areas:
Health Delivery Systems
Public Health Emergency Management Systems
Disease Surveillance Systems
Laboratory & Diagnostic Systems
Nutrition & Food Security Systems
In each of these programmatic areas, we partner with governments, communities, nonprofits and other stakeholders to generate holistic solutions, because we believe that every community deserves access to the types of tools that can enable them to lead healthier lives.
Purpose of the position
The Senior Software Engineering Consultant is responsible for developing and supporting projects, functions and completing specific client work, projects, and miscellaneous tasks. This highly responsible position involves using established work procedures to analyze, design, develop, implement, maintain, re-engineer and troubleshoot applications.
What you’ll do
Directs technical aspects of operations related to client accounts or high severity issues
Participates in the evolution of company-level software best practices, standards, and policies
Defines objectives by analyzing user requirements; envisioning system features and functionality
Works closely with developers and end-users to ensure technical compatibility and user satisfaction
Collaborates with product owners, technical architects, and other software developers to plan, design, develop, test, and maintain web and mobile-based applications
Provides thought-leadership as to emerging technologies and integrate them into business operations
Assists in the estimation and assessment of the feasibility of solutions for upcoming projects
Who you are
Bachelor’s degree from a college or university in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems Technology or a related field. A postgraduate degree is desirable.
Minimum of 5 years of experience in Software Development or an equivalent of education and experience.
Well familiar with the whole software development life cycle (e.g. requirements, analysis, design, implementation, testing, and documentation) and execution models (e.g. Waterfall, Agile, etc.).
Strong understanding of data structure and algorithms and how it affects application performance.
Strong understanding of Python and desirably Django.
Thorough understanding of RESTful API design, usage and best practices.
Good understanding of asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, and AJAX.
Good understanding of databases and SQL. Exposure to NoSQL Databases ideal.
Familiarity with front-end build tools, such as Grunt, Webpack and Gulp.js.
Understanding of accessibility and security compliance.
Knowledge of user authentication and authorization between multiple systems and environments.
Understanding of fundamental design principles behind a scalable application.
Understanding of the differences between multiple delivery platforms, such as mobile vs desktop, and optimizing output to match the specific platform.
Strong unit test and debugging skills as well as a proficient understanding of code versioning tools (Git).
Experience in the creation and review of software and architecture designs.
Fluent in English.
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organisation's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Supervises assigned Project Management staff.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can become louder at times due to group discussions or activities. eHA is a tobacco-free environment.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
We believe strongly in our mission and values, and our teams are most successful when they do also.
IMPACT & QUALITY:
We push ourselves to maintain high standards ensuring that we produce the most meaningful results in everything we do, no matter how big or small.
INNOVATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING:
We maintain a worldview driven by possibilities, not limitations. We take smart risks and foster an environment where creativity and innovation thrive.
We are honest and truthful in our work. We always do what is right, even when it is not easy. We put our values into practice and hold each other accountable.
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