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Android Engineer

Maisha Meds
Full time
Apply by 14 July 2021

Job description

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

Our main product is an Android app that both operates as a point-of-sale tool and helps pharmacies manage their inventory and restock products. Our app is used by hundreds of pharmacies in Kenya, Ethiopia, and Tanzania to support hundreds of thousands of patients every year. We're rapidly expanding our user base, and are planning on expanding to more countries this year!

We also launched a program to help subsidize medicine for patients and reward pharmacists for better medical practices. We’ve helped thousands of patients in the past couple of months and we’re aiming to reach significantly more.

What We're Looking For

We're looking for an Android engineer to collaborate with our tech team to launch new programs for patients and expand our POS system to new countries.

The ideal candidate has:

  • 3+ years of building quality applications,
  • A history of writing clean and well-documented code with automated tests,
  • Experience integrating with REST APIs,
  • 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 apps for environments with limited or intermittent Internet connectivity is a plus

Our preferred technology:

  • Kotlin
  • RxJava
  • Dagger
  • Mockito

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'd certainly be open to remote work. 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're a small, friendly team that values open communication and mentorship.

If you're a fit, we'll reach out to you once the application closes.

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About Maisha Meds

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. We are building the financial and technology infrastructure to enable global health funders to 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, prenatal care, HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis, 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 multilateral 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. 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.

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