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Senior Developer


As a dynamic, experienced and well-qualified Senior Developer, we’d love to have you join our vibrant technology team; adding your own impact to supporting local and international digital health projects in the public health technology sector.

Working within Agile teams, reporting to a Team Lead, you’ll use your social EQ and technical expertise to help us deliver impact across many Jembi projects. You’ll need a minimum of 5 years experience working with Java and Javascript technologies in production enterprise environments along with relevant education for this role.

Required skills & experience
  • You’re an expert in your chosen technology stack with, excellent coding skills and a solid understanding of web technologies and protocols

  • You have extensive experience with NodeJS or Java

  • You have Front End development experience with javascript, HTML, CSS and relevant web platforms and libraries (such as AngularJS, Spring MVC, React)

  • You use Agile development practices

  • You’re the expert in relational database development (with a focus on MySQL)

  • Your ability to work independently, owning the software deliverables means you don’t need constant supervision

  • You like sharing your knowledge i.e. you’re a mentor to team members

  • We’d prefer an in-depth understanding of health interoperability standards and patterns

  • You’re good at Troubleshooting

  • You’re always excited to learn, picking-up health domain knowledge, new frameworks /technologies independently

  • You’re not afraid to voice ideas for improvements and getting it done - better

Beneficial skills & experience
  • Experience in the public health sector and Electronic Health Record Systems

  • NoSQL database development

  • Applies QA principles to their work i.e. shows an awareness of the standards and quality requirements - buggy code (in terms of logic, syntax, resource bugs) is not cool

  • Is able to assume client-facing responsibility; conveying professionalism in respect of appearance, communication, etiquette, attitude, punctuality and attention to detail, engendering client confidence


Senior Developers contribute to our culture through:

  • Helping and motivating other team members when the opportunity knocks

  • Temporarily wearing the mantle of additional responsibility, assisting their Lead, Line Managers or fellow Jembians when the load gets too heavy

  • Proactively finding ways to get involved - especially, when you’re keen to learn more


Jembi offers a highly attractive remuneration package commensurate with qualifications and experience.

What we offer:

● Jembi attracts top talent and offers an unparalleled opportunity to work with accomplished professionals at the forefront of global digital health and develop innovative programs in low resource settings.

● An opportunity to travel in Africa and make a real difference to strengthening health in low resource settings.

Please note

● Jembi may appoint this position at a different management level commensurate with the skill and experience of the successful applicant/s and, depending on qualifications.

● The role description, above, is not intended to be all-inclusive and will change to meet the ongoing needs of the organisation.

Enquiries and Applications:

Interested applicants are invited to submit an application to and include a comprehensive CV; together with your motivation for wanting to join our teams. Applicants may also request to speak with a senior person at Jembi to clarify any aspect of the position. Enquiries can be directed to Jembi Health Systems, Human Resources in Cape Town on +27 21 701 0939.

Jembi reserves the right to not appoint the position if it does not find a suitable candidate.

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Closing date:

31 Aug 2023



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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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