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Software Developer

The Opportunity

Living Goods (LG) has an exciting opportunity and seeks a software developer to work on new and existing web and mobile applications for deployment and use by staff, agents and partners. 

The Software developer will work with designers and project managers to ensure that new systems designs are feasible and thereafter work with colleagues to build and deliver the solutions.

In addition, the software developer will provide product development support: Work with Living Good's designers to describe mHealth needs and opportunities and to ensure these needs are addressed in LG's current products or in LG's Product road map.



  • Analyze, design and implement software systems.
  • Facilitate product training sessions/workshops for new product schemes
  • Documents and demonstrate solutions by developing documentation, flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, charts, code comments and clear code.
  • Software testing and quality assurance: Responsible for developing new programs and proofing the programs to develop needed changes to assure production of a quality product.
  • Front end graphical user interface design
  • Develop web and mobile applications and web services in a scalable and reusable manner.
  • Optimize output to match the specific platforms such as mobile vs. desktop

Periodic and special duties:

  • Recommend system solutions by comparing advantages and disadvantages of custom development and purchase alternatives; Software modelling and simulation.
  • Troubleshooting development and production problems across multiple environments and operating platforms.


Desired Skills / Competence:

  • Develop web and mobile applications and web services in a scalable and reusable manner.
  • Database design and development, understanding of database systems (PostgreSQL, CouchDB, MySQL).
  • Experience with MVC frameworks and analytics frameworks.
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git.
  • Experience working in Lean / Agile Development environments.
  • Understanding of web technologies (NGINX, uWSGI, Apache etc) and familiarity with Unix/Linux.
  • Solid programing experience in Android, Node.js, Django, JavaScript, CakePHP.
  • Developing and extending Enketto engine experience a plus.


Please note that only candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will be considered.


A competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience including health insurance and bonus opportunity.  The opportunity to be your best while making lives better for those in need.


What is Living Goods?

Living Goods supports networks of ‘Avon-like’ micro-entrepreneurs who go door-to-door teaching families how to improve their health and wealth while selling affordable, high-impact products like basic medicines, fortified foods, water filters, clean cook stoves, and solar lights. Living Goods seeks nothing less than a disruptive reinvention of distribution in emerging markets, through networks of franchised micro-entrepreneurs who leverage Living Goods’ brand, buying power and mobile marketing tools to deliver vital products at accessible prices to the people who need them most. By combining the best practices from the worlds of micro-enterprise, franchising and public health, Living Goods is creating a fully sustainable system to improve the health, and wealth, of underserved communities.

Living Goods has been featured in The New York Times, NBC News, The Economist, and The Huffington Post. Check out these articles and more on our press page.

Life at Living Goods

Living Goods is aiming to make disruptive changes, dramatically improving the lives of underserved communities. We think big, but we operate small and nimble. At Living Goods, you will have the chance to use your creativity and work with your teammates to conceive and test new ideas every day. If you work well in a dynamic, highly collaborative culture, if you set high standards for yourself and your colleagues, if you know how to fail fast and learn fast, if you meet challenges with calm determination and a sense of humor, you will thrive at Living Goods.


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