Software Engineer

Posted May 22




We provide an end-to-end platform that enables funders to provide direct cash transfers to the extreme poor.

Background: GiveDirectly aims to reshape international giving. We provide an end-to-end platform that enables funders to provide direct cash transfers to the extreme poor. We are among the fastest-growing international development non-profits and are recipients of a Google Global Impact Award and a top rating from GiveWell.

Our unorthodox approach – allowing the poor, and not the donor, to choose how to invest – has driven debate both in press and policy circles (e.g., NPR’sThis American Life, Foreign Affairs, The Economist, New York Times, The Guardian). We are also known for our extensive integration of technology into field processes; our quantitative approach to performance measurement; and our commitment to rigorous, independent, experimental evaluation of our impact, with one Randomized Controlled Trial completed and multiple additional RCTs in progress.

We are looking for exceptional talent to help build a startup into a world-class organization. Our culture is professional, analytical, non-hierarchical, fast-paced, and blunt, and we’re looking for people that match that description. We are open to candidates from any industry; we typically recruit from top private-sector firms.

Description: GiveDirectly is looking for a full-stack developer who is ready to own, develop, and refine a broad portfolio of products, ranging from mobile and web applications to backend data integrations. As GiveDirectly’s only full-time technologist they will be responsible for developing solutions to the organization’s most challenging technical problems, and owning the resolution from end to end. While GiveDirectly is based in New York City, this position will require travel 3-6 times a year to our offices in East Africa. The position requires excellent communication and self organization skills, a degree in computer science or a related field, and 2-5 years experience developing full-stack technical solutions professionally. Successful candidates must be comfortable in a meritocratic environment with frank, honest feedback. Experience managing projects, as well as hiring and leveraging consultants is preferred. This position will report to the Head of Information Systems.

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