Systems Engineer

03/24/2020 04:09:14 PM

Are you a Systems Engineer who wants to help African governments improve efficiency and accountablity?

Apply to join the team here.

Are you motivated by seeing direct impact of your work? The ideal candidate will be team oriented and have the proven ability to coordinate our focused team of developers. You will manage system releases based on requirements gathered by our in country specialists who engage with the client on a daily basis.  The position requires a lot of innovation and the Engineer/Developer will be at the forefront of resolving some of the most strategic challenges in Africa today.

RDF software solutions have gone through several major releases, user feedback and re-building. Most systems are now based on a stable web-based platform that provides a solid basis for further development. As we continue to grow and develop solutions for our existing sectors we are also looking at further developing new solutions for upcoming projects.


Lead Developer for web-based applications and mobile software solutions
Delegate issues and manage development sprints.
Manage the JIRA Issue Tracker and country team requirement 
Discuss and identify requirements with country teams
Delegate development tasks within the development team.
Help design application features and make sure that scalable/sustainable frameworks are implemented. – “ future proofing”
Quality control and deployment support


Bachelor degree in Computer Science or equivalent
Strong knowledge and implementation experience of Java-based programming language (JREE), Hibernate, Apache Tomcat/Spring environment.  Products are built using Groovy/Grails Open Source Web Application Framework for JVM. Eclipse IDE
Ability to work with open source DBs such as PostGres, MySQL etc.
Knowledge of windows based deployments. Most clients run windows based architectures.
Some knowledge of Google Android environment for mobile solutions
Understanding of web application architecture and data models
Proficient in the English language both written and spoken
Some experience with Agile, release management, CVS and Amazon Web Services
Ability to work independently and with remote teams

What We Offer

An opportunity to help resolve some of the most strategic challenges in Africa today
Flexible working hours and environment
For the more adventurous we also offer the opportunity to travel to support in country installations and training.
The opportunity for you to give back in a sustainable manner!
A reasonable salary with a huge dose of job satisfaction.