Senior Software Engineer

Cambridge, MA
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About Dimagi,Inc:

Dimagi is a social enterprise and Benefit Corporation that builds software solutions and provides technology consulting services to improve the quality of essential services for underserved populations. Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Dimagi partners alongside governments, leading NGOs, and foundations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, and the World Bank to tackle complex health and social inequities. Their open-source technology platform, CommCare, is the world’s most widely-used and researched mobile data collection platform for frontline workers. To date, Dimagi’s team of project managers, engineers, and health experts have supported over 2,000 projects in 80 countries.

About the position:

When COVID-19 came to the US, Dimagi sprung into action. They were among the first on the scene to support efforts in the United States, rolling out a web-based contact tracing system for the City of San Francisco in a few weeks. Today, their US Health Division works on COVID-19 Response to roll out statewide and local contact tracing technology and is expanding into a variety of public health use cases across the US. This position will be part of Dimagi’s US Health Division’s Technology team, a set of skilled engineers, product managers, application engineers, and data specialists supporting current and future project work by continually improving Dimagi’s CommCare platform and related software.

This position is ideal for someone who enjoys small organizations, multi-tasking, and a highly flexible work environment. Their developers share a passion for making things work in challenging situations and seeing the impact of their work first-hand.

Dimagi is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join their Global Technology team. This position will be based out of their Cambridge, MA office but is open to remote employment within the United States.

Their Global technology team helps develop and improve their platform’s architecture design for expressing end-to-end system workflows, both at the functional and technical levels. Since CommCare is used for applications related to many different types of problems, from agricultural extension education to improving delivery outcomes at birth, the software is written as a portable application engine. That means they don’t often build custom code for specific projects.

Responsibilities of this role:

Build new features using modern best practices such as version control, continuous integration, automated tests, and daily deploys
Collaborate with their multicultural development and implementation teams around the globe
Build software usable by groups of people facing unique challenges (remote locations, low literacy levels, no experience with technology, etc.)
Mentor and coach junior engineers
Brainstorm ideas on how to improve their software design and development process continually
Work as part of a team to deliver product features and functionality

Who You Must Be:

5+ years of software development experience
Experienced in developing enterprise-quality software in a high-level language such as Python or Ruby
Familiarity with the Django framework
Background in building software for the web with open-source technology
Fluency in written and spoken English
Experienced in leading architecture and design decisions
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to mentor and assist junior developers
Able to work within the United States

Bonus Points:

Familiarity with components of their tech stack. They use Python, Django, Postgres, CouchDB, Elasticsearch, Javascript, and HTML.
Bachelors or Masters Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent experience
Enthusiasm about working in public health and international development

Benefits Provided:

They aim to make a difference, not just as a company, but as an employer as well.  The benefits they offer are geared towards having a strong impact on their staff’s well being. A few of their key benefits are outlined below:

100% employer-sponsored medical insurance paired with a generous Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) fund
Access to voluntary dental and vision insurance plans
A 401K plan with up to a 4% employer match
30 days paid time off inclusive of holidays
Unlimited sick time and an excellent parental leave policy
Access to a flex-time policy that allows employees to work based on a flexible work schedule
Access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through Magellan Healthcare
10 personal initiative days

Dimagi is an Equal Opportunity Employer. They celebrate and support diversity and are committed to providing a work environment that is inclusive and free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, family or parental status, veteran, or disability status.