$53,300 - $60,000 a year
At Ello, our mission is to unlock the limitless potential within all children. We build learner-centered experiences, which put children on a path of lifelong learning, creating the foundation for their future and ours.
Ello’s founders have dedicated their careers to pioneering child development at Stanford, Google, and their own successful startups. We were part of Y Combinator’s W20 batch and have just raised a seed round from leading US and European VCs including Human Capital, Project A Ventures, Reach Capital, Khosla Ventures, Homebrew, WndrCo, and K9 Ventures.
About the Role
As a full-time software engineer on our Nairobi team, you’ll work across our stack with a wide variety of tools that make Ello work as a product end-to-end. You’ll play a crucial role in defining our early backend infrastructure and architecture choices. You should have a strong background in software engineering fundamentals as well as a track record of shipping real products. Ideally, you have several years of web and backend development experience.
You love setting up infrastructure from scratch and are ready to dive into different parts of the platform. You have deployed applications to Google Cloud or AWS and you have some experience managing docker-based microservices.
You like to follow good development practice and put a priority on making sure you and the rest of the team write well-maintainable code. You thrive working in a fast-paced early-stage environment. Most importantly, you’re excited about making an impact on child development at scale.
3+ years of software development experience
Experience with at least one scripting language (ideally Python or maybe Ruby)
Experience managing web infrastructure on Google Cloud or AWS
Experience in building and maintaining Continuous Delivery and Continuous Deployment systems
Familiarity with database technologies such as MySQL and MongoDB.
Experience with Docker / Kubernetes
Accustomed to agile software engineering processes, git flow, etc.
Nice To Have
Rudimentary design skills or some experience using basic design tools (Photoshop, Figma, Sketch)
Experience working with data-heavy applications
Experience writing high-performance, parallelized code
Experience managing business analytics from query to visualization
Some mobile app development experience
Experience using an infrastructure-as-code tool such as Terraform
We look for candidates who
Have an urge to make a real impact on child development at scale
Want to do work they are proud of and to ship products they are proud of
Value open and honest communication that is grounded in empathy
Want to build meaningful relationships at work
Take the initiative and take full ownership of their work
Balance big-picture perspective with attention to detail and creating experiences that will delight our users
Here are some reasons to join us
Be part of a rapidly growing tight-knit team with the chance to have a big voice
Tremendous opportunity to become a leader in the company on the back of demonstrated success
Do meaningful work supporting child development
Be part of an exceptional engineering team, doing exceptional engineering work
Who You’ll Be Joining
We’re a small, collaborative team that takes each other’s voices very seriously. Because our mission is to support all children, it is critical that our team is representative of the wider community; we place significant emphasis on ensuring diversity in our team and building an inclusive culture.
We want to create an environment in which we can all be our best selves, use our strengths to take Ello forward, and develop our own skills. We want to have fun while working hard to do impactful things that we’re proud of – we believe it’s possible to do both.
At Ello, we view diversity as a moral imperative and a competitive advantage. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, skin color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We plan and structure our interviews to directly assess skills and experience.
Start by completing the coding challenge found here. Email your solution and resume to James Mwangi (hiring manager) at email@example.com.