INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY AT One Acre Fund : Rwanda Software Developer Intern : ( Deadline : 31 May 2019 )
One Acre Fund relies on a custom Client Management System (CMS) & Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Information System to help us run our field program. Our CMS currently handles the enrollment of close to a million smallholder farm families across multiple countries, tracks client orders, manages the delivery of seed, fertilizer, and solar lights to within walking distance of every client, processes millions of payment transactions, and creates a wide variety of business intelligence reports.
Our back-end: a distributed client/server model where field offices can do offline data-entry and reporting (e.g. during times of poor internet connectivity) while syncing with a central SQL Server 2017 as needed. Our front-end: Asp.Net (C#) and AngularJS. As we grow, we are looking to:
Improve our existing tools to capture a wide variety of country program model configurations, and provide functionality for a multitude of field product and process innovations.
Provide central management and reporting tools while maintaining a focus on field usability.
Build out new functionality with a sharp focus on data integrity and quality control, as well as field-facing mobile transactions, tablet data-entry, and reporting.
The Software Developer Intern will be based in Kigali, Rwanda and their specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Working as part of a small, collaborative, agile team of software developers.
Writing and testing code for our SQL/C#/Angular stack.
Participating in pair programming and peer code reviews.
Maintaining coding standards and learning best practices.
Following an initial period of close mentorship, supervision will consist of a weekly 1 hr check-in with your manager.
Our ideal candidate will also include:
Developing features that allow for flexibility in the way individual countries run their operations, while focusing on re-usability across countries.
Participating in the continued development of our custom, mission-critical database, which impacts all aspects of the organization’s operations.
Being exposed to several technologies to improve operations, investigating appropriate solutions for deploying upgrades, database scaling, and interacting with 3rd party software providers.
Becoming familiar with our field operations and the tools we develop to support the field.
Maintaining a long-term perspective when faced with urgent operational demands.
Working at a young organization that is growing rapidly, which means pitching in to ensure the very best support and services to both our clients and team.
Career Growth and Development
We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.
We are seeking an exceptional, early career professional with 0-1 years of experience, programming skills, and a knowledge of database concepts, to develop and improve our existing technical systems. Specific qualifications include, but are not limited to:
0-1 years of research, fellowship, internship, or work experience in an academic or professional environment.
Programming skills. Asp.Net (C#) & AngularJS preferred, but not required.
Knowledge of database concepts. SQL & LINQ preferred, but not required.
Well-organized and can work both independently and as part of a team.
Citizenship in Rwanda – you will be asked to submit a copy of your passport biodata page or your national ID card.
Exceptional recent college graduates or young professional with Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering or any other related fields.
Strong interest in One Acre Fund’s work serving smallholder farmers.
Leadership experience at work, school clubs, volunteer organizations etc.
Fluent in English and Kinyarwanda
May 31, 2019
PREFERRED START DATE
Interns will be provided with a reasonable stipend for the duration of their contract. Rural area based fellows will be provided assistance in locating suitable housing. The fellowship/internship program is a recruiting initiative.
3 – 6 months
SPONSOR INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES
No; Must have existing rights to work in Rwanda.
Note: Please submit a Resume/CV, not exceeding more than 1-2 pages, which includes Education, Work Experience, Specialized/Technical Skills, Achievements/Awards and any other Experience (Volunteering, Extracurricular, etc). References do not need to be included, and will only be required upon request, after the final interview.