Senior Software Engineer

About Ilara

 

Ilara was founded to bring diagnostic support and essential tests to patients and providers who currently are unable to access these basic life-saving tools. We partner with companies that are disrupting the diagnostic device landscape, integrate their devices into our tech platform, and offer this diagnostic package plus smart financing to health facilities in peri-urban areas across Africa. As a result, our facilities are now able to offer their patients essential tests through our affordable, tech-enabled, point of care (POC) diagnostic suite. 

The suite of software services we are building as an overlay to the existing hardware-based platform will enable our facilities to reach a wider number of patients and drive patient engagement through what we call our closed loop patient management system. This system includes patient and provider portals, automated care programs based diagnostic device results, and a remote care platform for clinics.

You’ll be joining a fast-paced startup environment and have an opportunity to make a large impact on Ilara’s product development at an early stage. The work you do will have an impact on bringing better healthcare services to communities in peri-urban and rural areas of Kenya. 

We’re all super passionate about the work we do, and are looking for people with a drive to make real change in the world!  

 

What will you be working on?

 

We’re looking for a well-rounded senior software engineer to work on all of the components of our stack - we have tons of work to do on our React front end, Kotlin/Spring healthcare modules, Node.js messaging platform. We’re early stage, and flexible, so our approach is to have you work on what makes you the most excited! You’ll be joining a small development team and be responsible for shipping industry leading products and services, assisting with application architecture design, and eventually managing a team of junior and mid-level engineers. You’ll be working on software that has a real impact on the health outcomes of the people we serve, and play an instrumental role in helping Ilara achieve its goal of improving patient care across East Africa 

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Help build and ship industry-leading healthcare products

  • Work with the CTO and other engineering leads to develop Ilara’s technical vision

  • Help make high-level technical decisions about Ilara’s tech stack, infrastructure requirements and internal coding workflow process

  • Assist with hiring med-level and junior engineers

  • Assist with backend development in Kotlin/Spring and/or Express and Node.js

  • Assist with API development and design

  • Assist with dev-ops where necessary

  • Assist with front-end UI and UX design if interested

  • Be a coding chameleon! Ilara is a super young company, and we’ll need help with a wide range of engineering tasks.

  • Write clean code and effective documentation 


 

About you

 

  • Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering Computer Engineering, Math or other technical degree. Equivalent professional experience may also be sufficient

  • 5+ years of experience in technical roles

  • 2+ years of managerial experience preferred

  • Experience developing and shipping production-level software

  • Experience building and designing secure, robust and efficient back-end infrastructure

  • Ability to pick up new languages, frameworks and system easily

  • Knowledge of effective and efficient Dev-Ops systems

  • You have a history of hiring excellent engineers and building talented teams

  • Experience building software systems for healthcare a plus

  • You have entrepreneurial drive, creativity, are resourceful and have a sense of humour

  • You get energy from working with a mission-driven team who are passionate about improving healthcare in Kenya

 

Ilara Health
ilarahealth.com
Nairobi, KE