Software Engineer


About One Acre Fund

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. We provide quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers homes, and agricultural trainings to improve harvests. We measure our success by our ability to make farmers more prosperous: On average, farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.

We are growing quickly. We currently serve more than 800,000 farm families in Eastern and Southern Africa, with more than 7,500 full-time staff, and we aim to serve 1 million farm families by 2020.

Job Description

One Acre Fund relies on a custom Client Management System (CMS) & Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Information System to help us run our field program. Our CMS currently handles the enrollment of close to a million smallholder farm families across multiple countries, tracks client orders, manages the delivery of seed, fertilizer, and solar lights to within walking distance of every client, processes millions of payment transactions, and creates a wide variety of business intelligence reports.

The Software Engineer will be based in Kigali, Rwanda. S/he will be responsible for the following:

  • Working as part of a small, collaborative, agile team of software developers.
  • Writing, testing, and deploying code for our Angular, NodeJS, .NET (C#), SQL stack.
  • Participating in pair programming and peer code reviews.
  • Following coding standards, and learning best practices.
  • Following an initial period of close mentorship, supervision will consist of a weekly 1 hr check-in with your manager.

Career Growth and Development

We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. Youll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. Youll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.


We are seeking an exceptional professional with 3-5+ years of experience, solid programming skills, self-management, and a knowledge of automated testing frameworks and database concepts. Candidates fitting the following profile are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • 3-5+ years of work or internship experience in a professional environment.
  • Solid programming skills. Proficiency with at least one major front-end Javascript framework: Angular, React or Vue. Proficiency in at least one major back-end language: NodeJS, .NET (C#) or Java. Proficiency with either SQL or a No-SQL database is required.
  • Experience with automated testing frameworks and continuous integration is desired, but not a requirement.
  • Very strong self-manager. Someone who is very well-organized, and can manage their communication, time, and work independently.
  • Previous experience living in a developing country is desired, but not a requirement.
  • Willingness to commit to the position for at least two years.
  • Language: English required, French is a plus.

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible


Kigali, Rwanda


Full-time job


Commensurate with experience


Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits

Sponsor International Candidates

Yes. East Africans strongly encouraged to apply.

Note: Please submit a Resume/CV, not exceeding more than 1-2 pages, which includes, Education, Work Experience, Specialized/Technical Skills, Achievements/Awards and any other Experience (Volunteering, Extracurriculars, etc). References do not need to be included, and will only be required upon request, after the final interview

One Acre Fund never asks candidates to pay any money or pay for tests at any stage of the interview process. Official One Acre Fund emails will always arrive from an address. Please report any suspicious communication here ([email protected]), but do not send applications or application materials to this email address.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.


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One Acre Fund
Kigali, RW