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Living Goods   |   Nairobi, Kenya   |   Log in or register to see the closing date

Director of Engineering

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Engineering, architecture
  • Executive (director)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

This is an excellent opportunity for a driven candidate to take on a leadership role where you would be committed to building and maintaining highly productive software engineering teams instilled with the ethos of delivering quality solutions. In return, you will enjoy an exciting, innovative environment that supports flexible and agile working. You would be driving the overarching software engineering strategy and setting the direction for all software engineers within the organization.


• Lead the architecture, design, implementation and deployment of products, working with delivery teams to ensure effective translation of requirements into technical specifications, delivery of products to schedule with high quality.

• Collaborate with senior engineering staff to define and implement reliable, scalable, efficient and secure architectures operating in a cloud environment.
• Deliver high quality, high availability, highly reliable, scalable, and secure systems.
• Define and manage the entire software development lifecycle in an agile delivery environment focusing on continuous deployment at pace while maintaining quality and performance of software systems including supporting systems in production, responding to production incidents and managing unplanned work.
• Grow, mentor, manage and inspire a growing team of software engineers, providing clear and constructive feedback and creating opportunities for learning and growth.
• Collaborate with other LG teams (e.g. Health, Operations, Innovation, Business Development, CHST, etc) to define and build new features and products.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Engineering, architecture
Seniority: Executive (director)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 10 years
Required skills: Project management; Linux; System and network security; Software architecture; HTML; JavaScript; Programming
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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Living Goods

Non-profit, social work

At Living Goods we empower people to improve the health of their families, friends and communities. Living Goods supports networks of ‘Avon-like’ health entrepreneurs who go door to door to teach families how to improve their health and wealth and sell life-changing products such as simple treatments for malaria and diarrhea, safe delivery kits, fortified foods, clean cook stoves, water filters, and solar lights. By combining the best practices from business and public health, we are dramatically lowering child mortality AND creating livelihoods for thousands of enterprising women.

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