Django & VueJS Software Engineer

Tech · Nairobi, Nairobi
Department Tech
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Position: Django & VueJS Software Engineer

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Preferred start date: As soon as possible 


About Pula:
At Pula, we are radically restructuring agricultural insurance, using technology to insure the previously unbanked, uninsured, untapped market of 1.5 billion smallholders worldwide.


In 2019, we facilitated crop insurance cover to over 1.3 million farmers across Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Nigeria, Mali, Senegal, Zambia, Ethiopia and Malawi. In 2020, despite the pandemic, we expanded this to 1.7 million farmers, and doubled our sum insured. At present we work in 12 countries across Africa and Asia, expanding to new countries and continents each and every year.


Pula is fast-paced, constantly adapting to new opportunities and challenges. We are a high-performance, multi-cultural team. We expect our team to value performance, results and professionalism.


At Pula, we are:

  1. Customer Obsessed: Pula’s insurance protects those who feed the world, and we are obsessed with delivering value to smallholder farmers as we build the systems that protect them against catastrophic risks together with global insurers, businesses and international NGOs. 
  2. Groundbreaking: We stretch the limits of what’s possible, bringing agricultural insurance to places where it has never been before. 
  3. In the trenches together: financially sustainable businesses for agriculture in Africa are tough to build and rare to achieve success, and so we have each others’ back as we build this new Africa. 
  4. Make it happen: We execute at a high level, even in complex circumstances and with tight seasonal deadlines, with the goal of building a sustainable and profitable enterprise


We have been funded by venture capital investors (TLCom, Omidyar Network, ACCION, MercyCorps) and global philanthropic institutions (MasterCard Foundation, CGAP/World Bank as well as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation).


The Pula Innovation Team

Technology is key to Pula’s insurance service delivery. All aspects of our award-winning insurance products are backed by in-house technology, from the design and pricing of our insurance offering, to the widespread field operations that have seen us register over a million farmers every year for over three years running.


In addition to the underlying tooling that enables our business, Pula is constantly exploring new ways to serve our existing customers, as well as potential new areas to apply our existing expertise and technology tooling.


All this software tooling is developed in-house by Pula’s Innovation Team. We are an outfit of product designers, software developers and quality assurance engineers who work on this diverse set of products, using varied tooling but with a focus on Python/Django and VueJS on the back-end, as well as Kotlin & Flutter for our mobile apps.


Our innovation team has a total of 12 members at present, though we will grow closer to 20 in the course of this year. The team is based in Nairobi, but day-to-day we work remotely, with most of our software developers doing the majority of their work from home. We pride ourselves on being a high-performing team, based not only on our technical ability, but our approach to work with an emphasis on collaboration, open communication, and deep understanding of the context in which we work.


The Software Engineer role 

To execute on our ambitious product roadmap for 2021, our Innovation team is looking to hire an experienced engineer with deep familiarity with our core web development tooling: Python/Django and VueJS.


Experience with our mobile tooling Kotlin and Flutter would be a bonus, as it would let you work on both our web and mobile stacks. Pula’s web services are deployed on AWS using Ansible, so any past experience with either would also be favourably considered.


The successful candidate will join as a mid-level or Senior Engineer, depending on the skills they demonstrate in our hiring process and the experience they bring.


If this sounds like you, and you are looking for an exciting opportunity to apply your in-depth Python & VueJS towards solving real problems for farmers across Africa and beyond, apply today!


The right applicant would have the following skillset:

Required: 

  • Several years’ industry experience building with Python and Django
  • Industry experience using VueJS for client-side development (highly skilled React or Angular devs who are interested in working with Vue will also be considered)


Nice-to-have:

  • Mobile development experience with Kotlin and/or Flutter
  • Experience with Ansible
  • Experience using AWS to deploy web applications, including concerns for scalability
  • Database administration/optimization experience, with MySQL and/or PostgreSQL


Benefits and compensation

Pula will offer a competitive remuneration package to the right candidate with benefits such as pension, health and life insurance as standard. Pula supports remote work with benefits including largely self-scheduled work time, internet allowances, and hardware for working from home.


To learn more about Pula:


We accept applications on a rolling basis but recommend applying as soon as possible. 

If interested, please send your resume, cover letter, and anything else that helps you stand out

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  • Location
    Nairobi, Nairobi
  • Department
    Tech
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced