Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Software Engineer (Programmer) Jobs in Ethiopia
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Software Engineer (Programmer) Jobs in EthiopiaJob Description
BIRHAN for Mothers and Children Program: Morbidity and Mortality Surveillance
We are seeking to appoint a full-time software engineer/programmer to develop, coordinate and lead the data system for BIRHAN Maternal and Child Morbidity and Mortality Surveillance.
BIRHAN is a collaboration between Harvard University and St. Paul’s Millennium Medical College.
The post holder will work to develop, maintain and troubleshoot the data system for the program and work closely with an international and local team.
St. Paul’s Millennium Medical College, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
The Medical School opened in 2007; it is intended to alleviate the severe shortage of medical doctors in the country.
In line with various encouraging efforts performed by the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health in this regard, it is clear that the newly opened school, with a practical modular and integrated curriculum will be providing much-needed medical professionals to the people of Ethiopia.
Harvard University, USA
Harvard University traces its roots to public health activism. The faculty commits themselves to research as well as teaching.
The School produces knowledge through research, reproduces knowledge through higher education, and translates knowledge into evidence that can be communicated to the public, policymakers, and practitioners to advance the health of populations.The post-holder will work full-time at Addis Ababa with a frequent travel to Debre Birhan with a regular interaction with the investigators team, research advisor, clinical research coordinator and data management team.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Translate user stories into functional software
Write clean, maintainable and testable code
Assess and validate solution options against requirements
Work closely with the field and data team in the design, configuration and customization of solutions
Develop code based on coding standards and requirements
Write and refactor code for reuse, efficiency, and extensibility
Author application and system design documents (manual), document implementation and operation processes
Provide production support and fix bugs
Maintain and troubleshoot data system and participate in data management activities
Improve existing data system performance quality
Conduct regular security checks and identify exiting or potential security breaches to the existing program
This job description reflects the present requirements of the post but may be altered at any time in the future, as duties and responsibilities change and/or develop providing there is full consultation with the post-holder. The post-holder will carry out any other duties, tasks or responsibilities as reasonably requested by PI and local investigators.
A bachelor’s or master’s degree in software engineering, computer science, information technology or a related fields
6+ years of professional experience with Java
3+ years experience working on field related epidemiology research in low-income country settings
Familiar with Android app development and Ubuntu platform usage
Strong database design, advanced query writing and general optimization skills using SQL Server, Postgres, MySql or Oracle
Demonstrated experience of web application development using Java and/or Python (Django)
Experience with RESTFUL web services
Solid understanding of object-oriented concepts
Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills with ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical people
Experience with Open Data Kit
How to Apply
To Apply Send Application Letter, Cv and Credentials to:Email:[email protected]
Application e-mail subject stating “BIRHAN software engineer application”
OR mail to Saint Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College, P.O. Box 1271 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
OR Submit in person to the human resource department
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted Apply by 7th January, 2019