Do you want to change the world? Zipline uses drones to deliver critical and lifesaving medicine to thousands of hospitals serving millions of people in multiple countries. Our mission is to provide every human on Earth with instant access to vital medical supplies. Join Zipline and help us make this a reality for billions of people.
ABOUT YOU AND THE ROLE
The Global Fulfillment Team is responsible for the software that drives Ziplines operations, customer experience, and client experience. This team owns the software that doctors and nurses at hospitals use to place orders, that our operations team uses to manage inventory and fulfill incoming orders, and that our key stakeholders use to understand what deliveries weve made and when.
As this teams first full-stack software engineer in Africa, you will work closely with our local operations teams in Rwanda and Ghana. Youll also engage with our external customers. On a day-to-day basis, youll work with a distributed team of full-stack software engineers based in the US, building products that will make a difference in all aspects of Ziplines operations. Youll own projects end-to-end, from conception to MVP to production. Your work will have an immediate and lasting impact on the future of Zipline.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
Developing an interface for Ziplines partners to have visibility into the hospitals that are benefiting from Ziplines services
Designing a simple and dependable system for doctors and nurses to order life-saving supplies from Zipline, regardless of their internet connectivity
Empowering our operations teams with amazing software tools to track inventory, process orders, prepare aircraft, and monitor flight status
Building out the Ghana-based full-stack engineering team and driving the future of the products that this team owns
WHAT YOU’LL BRING
3+ years experience in a software engineering role, 1+ years in a senior role
Experience building production web services with consideration for security, scalability, and reliability
Experience using application server frameworks (bonus points for Django)
Experience rapidly prototyping new product concepts, and excitement to work in an environment where youll be learning quickly from your users to define a product
Understanding of automated testing practices and the ability to apply them to produce solid code that can be iterated on quickly
Knowledge of database fundamentals like indexing, SQL queries, schema migrations, and managing backups and strong data model design skills
Experience managing production services (bonus points for building services to work in low-connectivity situations)
WHAT ELSE YOU NEED TO KNOW
Zipline is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws or our own sensibilities.
We value diversity at Zipline and welcome applications from those who are traditionally underrepresented in tech. If you like the sound of this position but are not sure if you are the perfect fit, please apply!