Senior Software Engineer

Join our Team

Maisha Meds is hiring! We’re looking for an experienced software engineer to improve health care in East Africa!

Maisha Meds is an organization dedicated to improving health care in Africa. We began full-time operations in 2017 and over the past few years has grown to support over 1.5million patient encounters annually across Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, and Zambia with our suite of software products. Our focus is increasingly on helping global health funders pay for health outcomes at the last mile, with a focus on malaria case management (and results from a RCT with UC Berkeley due out later this year), injectable contraceptives, HIV self tests, prenatal care, and COVID testing and vaccination.

Our work is funded by USAID Development Innovation Ventures, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, Pfizer, and others, and we are starting to build partnerships with larger global health funders, pharmaceutical companies, and national health insurance funds. We use data from our point of sale software to design programs that leverage financial incentives to improve uptake of high impact health products at the last mile. And we measure our success by our ability to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare diagnosis, treatment, and prevention for low-income patients across Africa.

What We’re Looking For

We’re entering an exciting new phase of our loyalty program and are looking for a strong lead. Not only are we collaborating with researchers, we’re aiming to expand this program to multiple countries this year! We would like the lead to scope the backend and web-based work and deliver on the project, with the support of the tech team.

We’re looking for an engineer (preferably experienced in Ruby on Rails) to collaborate with our tech team, lead development for new and exciting features.

The ideal candidate has:

  • 4+ years of building quality applications,
  • A history of writing clean and well-documented code with automated tests,
  • Experience building REST APIs,
  • Ability to scope large, abstract problems to small, concrete tasks
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well with a culturally diverse team (we’re a mix of Kenyans and international team members)
  • Experience building systems for environments with limited or intermittent Internet connectivity is a plus

Our preferred technology:

  • Ruby on Rails
  • React and Vue.js

Our headquarters is in Kisumu, on the shores of Lake Victoria. Many members of our organization are remote across Kenya and internationally, especially on the tech team. We were remote before COVID and we’d certainly be open to remote work afterwards. We would love to have you join us on-site in Kisumu (for a flexible amount of time) once it’s safe to travel again.  We also offer competitive salary and benefits, including health insurance, 401(k) / pension, [in the future] stock options, and sponsorship for work visas in Kenya.

We’re a small, friendly team that values open communication and mentorship.

Apply online!