24 Jan 2024

Senior Software Engineer at Dondo.ai

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Job Description


Dondo.ai is a visionary project aimed at onboarding the next billion internet users in their native language, focusing on Sub-Saharan Africa. Our initial launch will feature the Akan language, with plans to expand to other indigenous languages of the region. Our 2023 research agenda, with a particular emphasis on African womxn, seeks to explore how language technology can assist Africans in earning money, accessing critical services, and finding enjoyment and spiritual enlightenment.

Job Description:

We are seeking a talented Lead Software Engineer, proficient in Ruby on Rails and React, to develop a transformative survey platform on WhatsApp. This role is critical for creating an inclusive digital space for Ghanaians, allowing them to share their experiences with English literacy barriers in the digital age.

Technical Qualifications:

  • Strong experience in Ruby on Rails, or other high-level languages like PHP, C++, etc.
  • Front End Development expertise using JavaScript technologies.
  • Proficiency in test-driven development.
  • Skilled in API integrations and development, especially with WhatsApp.
  • Familiarity with deploying using Twilio is advantageous.
  • A minimum of 2 years of industry experience.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Passion for internet accessibility and Ghanaian culture.
  • Eagerness to work in a transformative, startup environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, catering to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Strong collaboration and independent project management skills.

Key Project Milestones:

  • Referral Infrastructure: Deployment of the multimedia survey and referral platform on WhatsApp.
  • Survey Infrastructure: Develop a bilingual survey (English and indigenous languages) accessible via WhatsApp, including voice functionality and third-party integrations.
  • Incentives Infrastructure: Integration of MTN Mobile Money Payment for participant compensation.
  • Analysis Infrastructure: Development of backend infrastructure for transcription, coding responses, and projecting analytics on a dashboard for data analysts.
  • Conduct testing and iterations for each project phase, working closely with a UX designer for user feedback.

What We Offer:

  • A competitive salary within the range of 4000 to 5000 GHC per month.
  • An opportunity to develop a project with significant social impact.
  • A dynamic and supportive work environment.
  • Potential for role extension and career growth based on performance and funding availability.




Method of Application

Dondo.ai is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds.



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