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Software engineer1

  • Company: Give Directly
  • Deadline: Monday 21st October 2013
  • Location: New York
Job Description

Start date: Flexible

Compensation: Commensurate with experience

Location: New York, NY or Kenya

Job overview: GiveDirectly’s vision is to make wealth transfers to the poor frictionless. We locate poor households in developing countries and enable individual and institutional donors to transfer money to them securely and efficiently. GiveDirectly is currently the #2 ranked US non-profit on GiveWell.

We offer you the opportunity to play a principal role in creating our software platform. This includes mobile applications, internal IT infrastructure, and donor-facing web applications. Given the small size of the team and GiveDirectly's rapid growth trajectory, there is substantial scope for you to assume diverse responsibilities. You may be required to temporarily locate on-site in developing countries to oversee the rollout of new systems.

The two hard requirements for the job are passion for the values and mission of GiveDirectly and ability to create high quality software in a variety of development environments. You should be fluent with Linux and at least one open source web development platform. User interface design expertise is an advantage. Android experience is good, too, but being the kind of person who can learn is better.

How to apply

E-mail a cover letter and CV to with "Software Engineer" in the subject line