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Adobe Air (Flex) Freelance Software developer1

  • Company: Futures Group
  • Deadline: Monday 20th June 2011
  • Location: Nairobi
Job Description


Regional HMIS Advisor


Futures Group Global is an international organization headquartered in Washington, DC, that provides management, marketing, research, and strategic planning for large multi-national companies, governments and universities. Founded in 1971, Futures Group Global specializes in public health and social issues, working with more than 60 developing countries. We help build local capacity and solve critical development issues such as family planning, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections, safe motherhood, poverty alleviation, education, and the environment. For more information please see:


We are looking for a skilled, motivated and creative freelance Adobe Flex/Air developer to augment our software development team. We are looking for outstanding individuals that can work independently to solve complex problems. A good work ethic and attitude is required and candidates must be prepared to deal with non-core activities such as assisting our business analyst and team manager with documentation requirements and level of effort estimations, , activity logs and sundry administrative documentation, and some staff training. Candidates should have at least 3-5 years software development experience. International development or health care experience is a plus. The candidate will be leading a new effort to build software using the Adobe AIR platform. As such, the candidate must have experience designing the software architecture with the Adobe AIR platform in conjunction with a relational database back end. The candidate will also be transferring knowledge to at least one core team member. 


  • 3-5+ years of applicable work experience 3+ years experience with Adobe Flex and / or AIR architecture and Flash Builder development environment
  • Experience designing and writing bespoke applications using AIR Adobe
  • Experience in Source Code Management
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent


  • Develop Adobe Air / Flex applications, including
  • Be familiar data import / export to / from various formats
  • Implement software design components including coding, code documentation, unit testing, debugging
  • Write technical documentation related to the project
  • Follow software best practices in an Agile / SCRUM environment
  • Reports to the Senior Technical Lead
  • Be a good communicator (Email, Skype, Telephonic)
  • Be prepared to work with a diverse international team from Africa, Caribbean, India and USA

How to apply


Ed Robinson Regional HMIS Advisor, Futures Group