One Acre Fund
About the organization
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.
As development operations engineer, you would be responsible for increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of the development team- your job would be to make everyone else’s job easier. This involves coordination with the IT Operations, Quality Assurance and Development teams, with the primary goal of automating manual tasks. You would be involved in reviewing and altering processes/procedures across the organization, reviewing and integrating third-party tools as appropriate and maintaining the test servers used internally. After training, you would also help automate the production server environment and react to problems as they occur.
CAREER GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll 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. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.
We are seeking an exceptional employee, ideally with a demonstrated passion for our mission. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
2+ years of technical work experience required. Examples include a demanding professional work experience or entrepreneurial experience. Bonus points if this work was in a developing country or NGO-related.
Strong educational background; Bachelor’s or higher degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field
Strong, demonstrable technical skills in the C family of languages (C# preferred, related languages such as Java acceptable), SQL (MSSQL preferred) and shell scripting (Powershell preferred)
Knowledge of Network Architecture and Server Administration (IIS/Windows tools)
Knowledge of Cloud Platforms (Azure preferred)
Knowledge of Software Development Process and DevOps Tools, including:
Version control software (Git preferred)
Build automation tools (Jenkins preferred)
Deployment tools (Octopus Deploy preferred)
Automated Testing Tools (JMeter, Katalon and Selenium preferred)
Configuration Management tools (Docker, Otter preferred)
Monitoring Software (Splunk preferred)
Strong communication skills and ability to work independently/self-manage
Demonstrated leadership experience at work, or outside of work, enthusiasm for learning, and openness to feedback.
Motivated problem-solver with a history of taking on independent side-projects.
Equal Opportunity Employment
The posting employer has certified that this announcement complies with Peace Corps’ Equal Opportunity Employment policy:
The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Peace Corps policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.
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