Junior Software Developer at Jacaranda Health

Jacaranda Health is a social enterprise and operates as a 501(c)3 in the US. Our mission is to transform maternal health care in East Africa and make pregnancy and childbirth safer for women and newborns.

As a Junior Software Developer, you will take ownership, responsibility, and accountability for running, maintaining, and troubleshooting the organization’s codebase, systems, and data flows.

Specific Responsibilities

Software Development

  • Build and maintain data flows and integrations between various platforms and databases, including but not limited to messaging and ticketing platforms, GCP, AWS, MongoDB and more.
  • Create and maintain MongoDB and PostgreSQL databases for organization’s data.
  • Prepare technical specifications as well as documentation for software engineering analysis.
  • Develop and evaluate technical design, architecture and framework.
  • Contribute to the entire software development lifecycle inclusive of collection, design, analysis, development technologies and version control etc.
  • Conduct application testing of parts, modifications and entire systems.
  • Prepare and execute training plus documentation for software engineering applications.
  • Support task plans, estimation, schedules and staffing.
  • Direct and review software engineers plus consultants work on project teams.
  • Design and develop technical solutions on the basis of functional specifications.
  • Design code, install, maintain, unit test and retrofit software programs.
  • Evaluate code non-conformities and prepare code enhancements.
  • Develop documents for use through internal and external clients.
  • Provide technical support and information to various team members.
  • Review software design ideas and present work estimates.
  • Work closely with other members of the technical team, developers, UX designers, business, and systems analysts.


  • Collaborating with management, team leads, and team members to design and implement new processes, to resolve issues, and to ensure solutions are viable and consistent
  • Structuring and prioritising business requirements and communicating plans with stakeholders for review and approval
  • Maintaining and updating processes and procedures
  • Training team members on technical and non-technical subjects.


  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations

Skill Requirements

  • Proven experience as a Software Developer, Software Engineer or similar role.
  • Extensive experience with Python development in a fast-paced business environment.
  • Experience creating and maintaining MongoDB and PostgreSQL databases.
  • Experience working with Cloud Services (AWS, GCP, Azure.)
  • Experience with Docker
  • Experience with Machine Learning platforms.
  • Extensive experience with RESTful Web Services.
  • A background in data science or data engineering will be considered a strong bonus.
  • Experience with software design and development in a test-driven environment
  • Knowledge of other coding languages (e.g. C++, Java, JavaScript) and frameworks/systems (e.g. AngularJS, Git.)
  • Experience with databases and Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) frameworks.
  • Familiarity with UI toolkits and frameworks.
  • Ability to learn new languages and technologies.
  • Resourcefulness and troubleshooting aptitude.
  • Very strong attention to detail.

Education: The candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in Software Development, Computer Science, Data Science, Information Technology, Information Systems, Statistics, Applied Math, or any other related field.

Experience: The candidate must have at least 3-4 years’ experience in a software development position, preferably working as a software developer in a fast-paced and dynamic business setting. A background in data science or data engineering will be considered a strong plus. Experience working in the Health sector will also be considered a plus.

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