Senior .NET Software Engineer

Jembi Health Systems NPC is looking for a Senior .NET Software Engineer to join our cutting edge agile development team. Jembi is working on a long term project with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, based in the Western Cape, South Africa. The successful candidate should have a minimum of 7 years experience working with Microsoft Web Technologies, including ASP.NET and MVC, in production enterprise environments.

Required Skills and Experience:

Solid understanding of web technologies and protocols

Experience as a senior software engineer

Excellent coding skills and understanding of software design patterns and architecture, using C# programming language

Front End development experience with javascript, HTML, CSS and relevant web platforms and libraries

Use of Agile development practices

Expertise in MS SQL Server database development

Ability to take ownership of the software deliverables and work unsupervised with other senior developers

Responsibility for risk management of the overall software product

Mentorship of of other software engineers

Additional Skills and Experience:

Ability to lead a development team an advantage

Experience in the public health sector

Previous work with Electronic Health Record systems

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 organisations like MSF, the Rockefeller Foundation, UNICEF, CHAI, MSH, CDC and USAID to provide software solutions to improve health outcomes in low resource settings.  Most of our code is open source (check us out at, and we run a tight-knit, awesome agile team consisting of 20 developers, each with particular skills. 5 have master’s degrees in computer science, and have worked at web-scale companies like MySpace and Quantcast. We run our sprints using JIRA.

Other tools: Ansible, Docker, Vagrant, Jenkins, Travis and lots and lots of EC2 and Digital Ocean VMs.

Applicants must have a strong background in computer science and experience working on enterprise software systems. They should be self-motivated, hardworking, and keen to learn and be interested in public healthcare.


The successful candidate will be appointed to a one year contract (renewable) which is available immediately. Jembi offers a highly attractive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Enquiries and Applications:

I Interested applicants are invited to submit an application to and include a comprehensive CV, covering letter and motivation including how the candidate matches the person specification and job function, described above.

Please use the recruitment reference number when applying for the post: JEM/BMGF1. The closing date for applications is 14 August 2017. Should you receive no response to your application for this position within two weeks of your application; please consider your application unsuccessful for this specific position.


The position is a one-year contract position that may be renewed for further defined periods depending on funding and performance. Remuneration will be negotiated in accordance with qualifications and experience. 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 in place and the candidates applying meeting the criteria required to fill this position.

Preference will be given to SA citizens and permanent residents.

Applicants who are not SA citizens or permanent residents must be in possession of a valid work visa enabling the Applicant to work for Jembi Health Systems for the entire contract period.

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

Jembi Health Systems is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin age or disability.