About One Acre Fund
One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the financing and training they need to grow their way out of hunger and poverty.
Instead of giving handouts, we invest in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We supply a complete service bundle of seeds and fertilizer, financing, training, and market facilitation—
and we deliver these services within walking distance of the over 800,000 rural farmers we serve. We measure success in our ability to make farmers more prosperous and we always put Farmers First.
This Software Developer position is available in
Our database uses a distributed client / server model where field offices can perform data entry and run reports offline while syncing with a central server as needed (e.
g., during times of poor internet connectivity). On the back end, the technologies used are SQL server 2014 with merge replication to field offices, while on the front end we use MVC.
Net, Breeze.js, and Angular.js. As we are growing, we are looking to :
Improve our existing tools to capture a wide variety of program configurations per country
Provide central management and reporting tools while maintaining a focus on field usability
Build out efficient bulk data entry functionality with a heavy focus on data quality control, as well as field-facing mobile and tablet data entry, and reporting where appropriate
Produce a field-facing, mission-critical Program Management System
Participate in the continued development of our mission-critical custom database, that has an impact on every aspect of the organization’s operations
Develop features allowing for flexibility in the way individual countries run their operations, while still focusing on reusability across countries
Maintain a long-term perspective when faced with urgent operational demands
Work with our small team of developers
Maintain coding standards and participate in peer code reviews
Experiment with a variety of technologies to improve operations. Investigate appropriate solutions for deploying upgrades, database scaling, and interacting with 3rd party software providers
Become familiar with every aspect of our field operations and identify areas for improvement in the tools we develop to support the field
2+ years of work or internship experience
Sound programming skills. C# / MVC.Net / Breeze.js / Angular.js preferable, but not required
Knowledge of database concepts and SQL / Linq
Strong self-manager. After an initial six-month period of heavy mentorship, supervision will consist of one weekly check-
in. Therefore, we need someone who is very well-organized and can manage their work independently
Willingness to commit to the position for at least two years
Experience living in a developing country is desired, but not a requirement
Language : English required, French is a plus