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Senior Software Developer2

  • Company: Atomite
  • Deadline: Wednesday 30th October 2013
  • Location: Nairobi
Job Description

The selected software engineers will play an integral role in the technical build out of Atomite, a start-up enterprise that sits at the intersection of emerging markets, mobile communications and reward-based digital ad targeting.  (See last paragraph below for expected deliverables and required skill sets but, given that Atomite is a start-up, the selected software developers should expect to be called upon to wear many technical hats).

At a high level, upon exiting stealth mode, Atomite will serve as a patented mobile-based rewards platform for consumers in emerging markets, rewarding those consumers who engage in certain actions (e.g., completing consumer surveys, trying new products or serving as brand ambassadors) with market-relevant consideration subsidized by brands (e.g., free mobile minutes, digital coupons for brand products, free wireless access to the mobile versions of social media networks or mobile vouchers for upgrades from feature to smart phones).  In return, brands gain access to invaluable market intelligence in emerging markets---for many companies, the next commercial frontier---as well as the halo effect of improving the daily lives of millions of people.  A percentage of Atomite’s revenues will be plowed back into the community by way of contributions to causes selected by the same consumers who complete brand-sponsored surveys.

The selected software engineers will participate in building a platform for managing clients, users, surveys and digital rewards, as well developing algorithms to analyze survey results.  The project will utilize industry standard technologies including REST, Java, HTML 5, Hadoop, and Scala.  Tasks will include designing and implementing data models and mobile focused client applications.  Familiarity with mobile carrier back-end payment gateways and billing platforms a strong plus.

Compensation will be market and equity-based.

How to apply

Send email containing resume and cover note to