Fullstack Developer


The Busara Center for Behavioral Economics is an advisory and research organization focused on the evaluation and implementation of behavioral, economic, and social interventions in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond. Busara’s mission involves the application of rigorous research methods and evaluation tools to enable partners to improve program design, assess existing interventions, and optimize internal processes.

Busara was founded in 2013 and has active operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Ghana, Somalia, Zambia, Somaliland, Egypt, and the South Pacific Islands.



As Busara grows, we are looking for an experienced Fullstack developer to join our development team. You will be working closely with an existing team of developers, project teams, and lab teams to support existing client projects and creatively develop solutions.

The role will be responsible for offering inspirational space to create the next innovation in full tech stack, the development, and maintenance of applications, and integration to backend services. The role will champion the best standards on the full tech stack.


  • Gather, document and craft technical and system design requirements

  • Design and development of otree experiments

  • Work from system requirements to develop, high-performance backends

  • Work mockups build functional, high-performance applications (web, backend & mobile)

  • Build reusable code and libraries.

  • Implementation of security and data protection policies on applications

  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the project supervisor or direct manager


  • Knowledge and experience with Python and javascript. 

  • Strong understanding of agile methodologies such as scrum, kanban, etc

  • Excellent understanding of DRY

  • Extensive hands-on experience in front-end, back-end web, and mobile technologies

  • Proficient working with relational and nonrelational databases

  • Good understanding of RESTful APIs

  • Excellent understanding of IAAS/PAAS such as AWS, Heroku, Digital Ocean

  • Create intuitive UI/UX

Busara Center for Behavioral Economics
Nairobi, KE