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[liberationtech] Job Opening at Dimagi

Yosem Companys companys at
Tue Aug 2 22:24:49 PDT 2011

Dimagi is a high tech company that does a lot of work in the mobile,
healthcare, and developing-world spaces.  We've had hackathon projects on
some of their technologies, and the people involved know their stuff and are
having a high impact.  Dimagi is a perfect opportunity if you're interested
in travel or coding for a cause.

Details below.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: neal lesh <nlesh at>

Dimagi is looking for exceptional software developers to join our ranks.  We
are a small and growing social enterprise based in Boston but our systems
are deployed primarily in rural Africa and Asia.  We offer a fun and
stimulating environment, a chance to see the world, and to make a difference
in places that need it most.   At Dimagi, you can do right by coding well.

We work on a broad range of issues, including strengthening community health
programs, electronic medical records, care coordination, and remote data
collection. We have projects in over 20 countries including in Zambia,
Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Ethiopia, India, Bangladesh, Senegal,
Mexico, Nigeria, Nicaragua, Kenya, Afghanistan and the United States. We are
seeking a full-time programmer to join our core team in Boston and lead or
support development on multiple projects. The ideal candidate prefers small
organizations to large ones, multi-tasking to single-project assignments,
desires significant international travel and field work, and a highly social
atmosphere. Our developers share a passion for rapid prototyping, design
iteration, learning multiple technologies, scaling our impact, and focusing
on making things work in the challenging field environments. We view our
culture as one of our greatest assets, and culture fit is as important to us
as technical expertise.  We are highly collaborative with our partner
organizations who utilize our technology, a strong advocate for open source,
and support building local software capacity in the countries where we work
through our "Coded in Country" initiative.  ****

Depending on the specific skill set and preference, the candidate would
focus on one of more of the following projects:****

- Core developer on an open source J2ME and Android mobile health
application for community health workers.
- Core developer on a Python/Django/CouchDB based web application to help
manage community health programs.
- Core developer on our SMS platforms to support patient outreach or
supply-chain logistics
- Core developer on our care coordination platform to support cervical
cancer screening and home based cancer care programs.****

Required Skills:****

- Excellent programming skills
- Excellent technical documentation
- Excellent communication skills
- Excellent problem solving and debugging skills to troubleshoot
complex deployments
- Self-managed****

Representative Technlogies (not requirements for application, though please
highlight any relevant skills):****

- Python and Django
- Java/Android/J2ME
- Javascript/jQuery
- CouchDB****

Love your work. At Dimagi, you will have a tremendous freedom to pursue your
own interests and grow your skill set as well as make a real impact across
the world.  Our developers have traveled to 20 countries in the last 5
years. The position is available immediately.  Please send your resume and
cover letter to jobs at****

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