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Senior Software Engineer

Posted on November 27

at The Earth Institute at Columbia University

Job Description
We are looking for a skilled Senior Software Engineer to join our Lab and to work on data systems, including on an open source dynamic data analysis web service built for development practitioners.

We build software to make development process smarter and to bring new services (health and energy) to people that need them most (primary focus on Africa and India). We work directly with governments, non-profit organizations, and other institutions in the developing world, and help solve real-world problems with software. The problems we tackle are often related to data and data flow; the tools we build incorporate geospatial planning, open-data webservices, operational optimization algorithms, mobile phone-based data collection, data dashboards, and the like. We are primarily looking for deep Python experience for this position, but looking for people with a passion for software engineering above all.

You will get to work with a dynamic team in New York, and travel to field sites in Africa and India to develop and implement solutions on the ground.

Some projects we´re currently engaged on include:
  • formhub - Mobile data collection made simple. (
  • bamboo - Dynamic data analysis. (
  • - A pre-paid solar energy solution being deployed in rural Africa (
  • - An SMS-based approach for improving child and maternal health (
  • Network Planner - Spatial planning software used for infrastructure (electrification) planning. Used for large-scale planning in Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, Liberia and Indonesia. (
  • Spatial Planner - Spatial planning software used for facility-based planning (

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New York, NY

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