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Software Engineer3

  • Company: Bridge International Academies
  • Deadline: Tuesday 31st January 2012
  • Location: Nairobi
Job Description

Bridge International Academies is a for-profit startup company revolutionizing education across Africa with a unique business model. The company runs a large-scale network of low-cost primary schools in Kenya that significantly outperforms other primary schools in the same areas because of our “school in a box” systems. Our schools profitably deliver this high-quality education for less than $4 per child per month, which enable the schools to cover all their costs and create a profitable central organization at scale. We have launched 37 schools in Kenya, we will double in size in the next 6 months, and plan to rapidly scale the company to serve more than 1 million students across the continent.

About the Position

We have and are continuing to develop one of the most sophisticated approaches to providing affordable education to MILLIONS of children in one of the most challenging environments in the world. We have a need to recruit for the position of Software Engineer to build software tools that will support the operations for the network of schools.


  • Writing code for new software systems and maintenance of existing software systems
  • Designing databases and writing queries in SQL
  • Testing and debugging software
  • Providing second line technical support to in-house users of software developed by our team


About You

Successful candidates must possess:

  • Good problem solving skills
  • Be detail oriented
  • Good time management skills
  • Good analytical skills
  • Ability to work with a team
  • Ability to be adaptable and flexible
  • Good communication skills


Specialist knowledge required

  • Knowledge of multiple programming languages and frameworks
  • Ability to independently develop software
  • Experience with C#, MS SQL Server, PHP, Java, Android, MySQL or SugarCRM
  • Knowledge and experience of professional software practices including source code control, defect tracking, unit testing and code reviews

How to apply

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