We’re seeking passionate individuals, regardless of background for our DevOps and Technical Support Engineer position.
Accra, Ghana or Mumbai, India
Mobile technology is revolutionizing how organizations engage with people. More than 96% of the world’s population has access to a mobile phone, meaning it is now possible to reach nearly every single person on the planet.
And yet 3 billion people living in emerging markets still lack access to relevant, timely, and engaging information in their local languages, and their voices remain underheard. The organizations that serve them lack the technology and capacity to reach them, and many are unaware of the power of mobile technology to meet their organizational goals.
Human Network International (HNI) and VOTO Mobile are joining forces to catalyze a mobile movement, connecting non-profits, governments, and businesses to the people they serve using the digital technologies they have in their pockets. Our new social enterprise – coming in Quarter 1 2017 –envisions a world where all people have access to the information they need to make decisions for healthy, prosperous lives.
With more than 8 million people reached to-date, we are well on our way to meeting our goal of reaching 100M people by 2021.
We are looking for exceptional individuals to join our fast-growing team. If you are motivated to use your skills to tackle some of the world’s toughest challenges, and do it at a place where you can learn and grow, we want you on our team.
As one of the first employees of our new joint entity, you will be joining more than 100 colleagues working to amplify the voice of the underheard through mobile technology. You will be asked to problem-solve on a daily basis, work to develop yourself and those around you, and help shape a young, ambitious company that is powering a global movement.
About the Role
VOTO’s global SaaS platform for mobile engagement enables thousands of organizations to share information and gather feedback from the citizens they serve in the most challenging environments. Usage of the platform grew by over 10X in the past year, while we’ve added new countries, new channels, and new features. Reliability, scalability and customer satisfaction are key success factors our growth and this is where you come in. In this role, you will contribute to the overall reliability of the VOTO Platform. Reporting to the DevOps and Technical Support Manager, you will build, integrate, monitor and respond to monitoring and alerting tools and implement reliability initiatives while responding to client reported issues.
- Respond to reports from clients on downtime or software issues
- Follow team best practices on handling client issues within our Service Level Agreements
- Communicate critical bugs, server or infrastructure downtime to stakeholders to help them make business decisions.
- Diagnose, replicate and detail software issues and escalate them to the Engineering team
- Respond to and resolve alarms from our DevOps monitoring tools
- Write checks and automation to prevent issues from reoccurring, or respond faster to them
- Work closely with the Infrastructure Engineer to successfully deploy, commission and maintain new servers and MNO (Mobile Network Operator) Integrations
- Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering or related field
- 3+ years experience as a Software Engineer or Development of customer-facing, high-availability applications or related field
- Relevant experience in Linux systems administration (Ubuntu)
- Knowledge of scripting languages – Bash, Python, Ruby, etc.
- Experience working with a DevOps team is a plus
- Experience working in a Technical Support Role would be great
- Experience working with with PHP Laravel Framework, Sensu, Chef, Git, MySQL is a plus
Why Work With Us
Purpose + Ambition
We are solving one of the world’s toughest challenges: connecting organizations to people in low-resource settings in a meaningful, respectful, and equitable way. And we’re doing it at a global scale: We aim to reach 100M unique individuals by 2021, creating a movement of more than 2,000 organizations who are using our products to engage with people.
Autonomy + Responsibility
As a young organization, every person on our team plays a critical role in creating the organization they want to work at. Our people work with their managers to create their KPIs and are responsible for meeting their goals with little direct oversight. If something doesn’t exist, it’s because one of us hasn’t created it yet.
As a distributed team, we work extra hard to stay connected. We have virtual parties across 15 time zones, use Slack, Skype, and WhatsApp to collaborate and share internet memes, and have formed rituals that remind us who we are and why each of us does the work that we do.
Who You Are
- Enjoy working with a diverse team of DevOps and Technical Support Engineers from multiple countries
- Share an attitude of ambition, diligence, attention to detail, and pragmatic perfectionism
- Have excellent problem solving and analytical skills, with strong sense of ownership, urgency and drive
- Share a commitment for 24/7 reliable systems
- Have a strong sense of empathy for clients and desire and ability go the extra mile to resolve an issue on time for them
- Can quickly identify process and knowledge gaps and adequately address them
- Can self-manage, and are skilled at prioritizing long-term outcomes while meeting short-term deliverables
You are passionate about the potential for technology to create social change, and believe that access to information leads to better decision-making.
You know the challenges of working in emerging markets and are eager to tackle them. You thrive on learning new skills, and are motivated to learn and grow. You are intellectually curious, but also like to roll up your sleeves and get things done.
You want to be a part of building something new, and are looking for a fast-paced, dynamic environment where you can take ownership of your work and be a core part of a global team.
With more than 100 employees and a growth rate of more than 50% each year, we are the largest and fastest-growing mobile engagement provider in Africa and Asia. We have regional offices in Accra, Antananarivo, Mumbai and Washington, D.C, and field offices in more than 15 countries.
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Why We Love Working Here
Every day, I get to use my tech skills to help people in communities like the one I grew up in.
– Shirish, Mumbai
I love the commitment and support for staff’s professional growth.
– Jojoo, Accra
I love that we’re an organization that wears ugly Christmas sweaters to hold a global Christmas party across eleven timezones on Skype!
– Adam, Dakar
My favorite moment was witnessing our Partner Success Team in Accra conduct a virtual training for election monitors in Caracas, from my desk in Toronto. There’s no doubt we are a global company!
– Levi, Toronto
There’s rarely a day when I don’t feel like I’m learning something new. It keeps me on my toes and ensures I’m always growing.
– Shamiso, Harare
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