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Mid- Level Node.js Software Developer


Jembi Health Systems is a not for profit company specializing in Health Information Systems and Digital Health. We do work for Ministries of Health all over Africa (South Africa, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Uganda), and partner with international organizations like MSF, the Rockefeller Foundation, UNICEF, CHAI, MSH, CDC and USAID to provide software solutions to improve health outcomes in low resource settings. A large portion of our code is open source (check us out at https://github.com/jembi), and we run a tight-knit, awesome agile team, each with particular skills. We also run our sprints using JIRA.

Jembi Health Systems NPC, is looking for a Mid-Level Node.js Software Engineer, to join our cutting edge agile development team to work on a number of projects, with a focus on interoperability and data exchange between health systems. The successful candidate will work with a team of developers a number of these projects. They should have a minimum of 3 years working with Java and JavaScript technologies in production enterprise environments.

Required skills & experience
  • Solid understanding of web technologies and protocols

  • Experience with Node.js

  • Experience as a Mid- Level software engineer, with the ability to work within team

  • Excellent coding skills and understanding of software design patterns and architecture.

  • Front End development experience with JavaScript, HTML, CSS and relevant platforms and libraries

  • Use of Agile development practices

  • Expertise in relational and NoSQL database development

  • Ability to take ownership of the software deliverables and work unsupervised by senior developers

  • Responsibility for risk management of the overall software product

  • Mentorship of other software engineers

Beneficial skills & experience
  • Experience in public health sector

  • Previous work with Electronic Health Record systems

  • Docker experience would be advantageous

  • Experience with React.js and Typescript and related frameworks

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

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Closing date:

05 Aug 2021


Cape Town

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Please note

All new Jembi positions are linked to specific project funding and include a three-month probationary period.

There is no guarantee the advertised position will be recruited as it will depend on funding being place and the candidates applying meeting the criteria required to fill this position. Preference will be given to SA citizens and permanent residents. Applicants with work visas must possess visas which will permit them to work for Jembi Health Systems.

In evaluating prospective applicants and making the final selection, consideration will be given to Jembi Health Systems Employment Equity objective.

Jembi Health Systems is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regards to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran with respect to policies, programs, or activities.

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