Data Software Engineer – Regional at Inkomoko

July 10, 2024
Application ends: July 31, 2024

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Deadline date:
July 31, 2024

Job Description

About the Opportunity

We are looking for a skilled Data Software Engineer passionate about cutting-edge technology and innovation. Join our dynamic team at Inkomoko, where you’ll have the opportunity to work on exciting projects that make a real impact. 

We are seeking a talented individual with experience in Python, database design and development, and API integration. Previous exposure to Kobo is a plus. 

As a Data Software Engineer, you will collaborate with cross-functional teams to design, develop, and implement robust software solutions. If you’re ready to take on new challenges and contribute to groundbreaking projects, apply now and be part of our journey towards excellence in technology.


  • Create and maintain software systems that handle large amounts of data.
  • Develop applications and systems to efficiently manage, process, analyze, and visualize data
  • Build infrastructure for effective data management, enabling Inkomoko to make informed decisions.
  • Database design and management, creating systems like data warehouses, data mesh, and data lakes.
  • Develop algorithms for processing data, & performing tasks like data cleaning, normalization, and transformation.
  • Execute data integration, ensuring consistency and accuracy across datasets in different systems.
  • Pull data from Kobo through API and integrate it into IMS, ensuring data accuracy.
  • Ensure real-time data availability from Kobo or other systems into IMS.
  • Develop and maintain high-quality software applications using Python.
  • Design and optimize database structures for efficient data storage and retrieval.
  • Seamlessly integrate third-party APIs into existing systems.
  • Collaborate with team members to identify and address technical challenges.
  • Participate in code reviews and contribute to continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Stay updated on emerging technologies and best practices in software development.
  • Deploy and Manage Databases including database security.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must hold a Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, or a related field
  • Min. 10 years’ experience in Software development
  • Proven experience in Python development and proficiency in related frameworks
  • Strong understanding of database design principles and experience with SQL and NoSQL databases. (including Data Modelling)
  • Experience with API development and integration techniques
  • Experience with technologies/tools such as Redis, Apache Kafka, Apache AirFlow preferred
  • Experience with Database Administration
  • Data visualization: Tableau, PowerBI, or Looker.
  • Previous exposure to Kobo or similar platforms is desirable.
  • Experience navigating the complex ecosystem of software development tools and technologies, (Django or Flask).
  • Understanding of asynchronous execution is preferred.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong communication skills and a collaborative mindset.

What You’ll Get

This role is inside a high-growth, mission-driven social enterprise. By joining, you’ll access:

  • Competitive salary, and potential Goal-based bonus
  • Incredible company culture, including deep investment in your learning and growth
  • Diverse colleagues and policies that show our commitment to equity and inclusion 
  • Talented, passionate, and committed team colleagues across the region
  • Ability to make a significant social impact to your community
  • Generous health insurance, staff savings, parental leave, sabbatical, and more benefits.