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Lead Developer

@ Akoma Health



Contract Typepermanent
Experience Level6Year (s)

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About The Company

Akoma Health is a funded health tech startup currently building out our products and systems from the ground up. Our mission is to bring access to therapy to everyone in Africa. Our engineering team is building mental health democratisation tools to help match clients to professional therapists. The systems being built cut across first-of-its-kind tools (user-facing apps), therapist tools (provider-facing apps), as well as several other great software that helps drive our internal operations. Our ultimate goal is to build software that removes all barriers to accessing therapy all over Africa.

About The Role

You will come on board to set the technical vision, manage the technology stack and prioritise software hygiene, ensuring the highest technological standards are being met. In addition, you will be in charge of recruiting, managing and mentoring the growing engineering team, in addition to performance tracking.

About You

● Expert-level knowledge in Javascript and specifically, Typescript. In addition, you enjoy working with Node.js and React.

● Experience building secure REST APIs and dynamic back-end systems in conjunction with developer tools.

● Proficient in GitHub tools, continuous integration and deployment. Familiarity with Google cloud suite including Google Cloud Run, Appengine, and Firebase products

● You have managed technical teams before but we prioritise candidates who are hands-on i.e. you will write some of the code and configuration yourself.

Nice-To-Have Requirements:

● Non technical/business/management-related qualifications.

● You are experienced in project management and managing timelines.

● You have prior start-up experience.

Why You Should Join

A career at Akoma Health is an opportunity to work with the most ambitious people invested in the future of mental health access and education. You will learn a lot, not just about mental health in Africa but also about the various technologies in our stack. You will be helping us build a company from scratch. You will be able to help shape the choices for software tooling, organisational culture, as well as every important detail in accomplishing our mission.

Comp & Benefits

● Competitive Remuneration (to be negotiated with the current management team).

● Flexible work hours and work from home.

● Internet allowance.