To catalyze the Kenyan tech community’s growth.


Software Engineer1

  • Company: Ona
  • Deadline: Monday 30th June 2014
  • Location: Nairobi
Job Description

Ona is a social enterprise that builds the data infrastructure to drive change and help address some of the world’s greatest challenges.

We're looking for technical managers who want to build foundational data systems that drive change.
Our team has worked on projects that record the social infrastructure of entire countries, tally the winners of national elections, and reduce infant mortality. We build software that solves real problems and you will too.

Qualities we are looking for:

Thoughtful coder:
You understand the importance of abstractions and interfaces. You keep modules loosely coupled and know that algorithms + data structures = programs.

You read and understand existing systems before diving in. You know how to prototype, how to iterate, and when to step back and think it through or ask questions.

You are committed to the projects you work on and need to see them through to completion. You understand that solving the user's problem is the end goal.

Lifelong Learner:
You stay up to date with the latest trends and are excited to learn new languages, tools, and best practices.

You thrive in teams and projects that span timezones and cultures.

You're ready and excited to travel in order to support projects, no matter how dusty or remote.

How to apply

Please send the following to

Note describing why you are interested in working at Ona.


Examples of your work. Link to your GitHub page, projects you've completed, or your website.

(bonus points) Build something cool using our API, or extend some software we've written.