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Tech Lead for a mobile-based rewards program with social impact


Date Posted20 Mar 14
Job TypeFull Time
Last Date to Apply31 May 14


We are looking for a creative, dedicated and unconventional engineer. This is a fantastic opportunity to play a lead role in building innovative technology solutions to empower underserved communities in a fast growing social startup that is taking an award winning innovation from concept to reality.  You will gain exposure to the exciting space of mobile-based social innovations, and have the invaluable chance to get field experience and build networks in the social venture space. 

Your responsibilities

  • Develop and manage a multi-year technology roadmap, serving as project manager for the deployment of architectural solutions that are secure, scalable, comprehensive and maintainable
  • Design and implement an engaging and user-friendly mobile-based platform to serve as the core of our users’ experience, capable of interacting with users, managing information, and delivering content-based rewards – by working closely with team and spending time with members in pilot communities
  • Quickly develop and iterate prototypes for various simulations in pilot phase, and for future scale
  • Create a back-end learning engine for data analytics, data mining, and generating sophisticated insights towards the goal of gaining a comprehensive understanding of our users and communities
  • Conduct surveys of the ever-changing technology landscape and communicate technical knowledge and vision of both current and future technologies related to m.Paani’s vision
  • Grow technical development team through pilot and for scale
  • Contribute to the overall growth of the company from key strategy decisions to administrative tasks


The Individual

We are looking for a candidate with the following skills, experience and attributes:


  • Passion for using the power of technology to positively impact underserved communities
  • B.S. or Masters in computer engineering or related discipline, from reputed university
  • Experience in leading the full cycle of web and mobile application development processes, from design to implementation
  • Successfully developed and launched a new technology product/service, working in a small team and/or start-up environment
  • Experience with Python development and object-oriented design
  • Experience building web applications using MVC frameworks (Django is a plus)
  • Knowledge of databases like PostgreSQL, MySQL
  • Familiarity with JavaScript (jQuery)
  • Good grasp of Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience with SMS, USSD or other protocols for mobile communication standards, particularly GSM
  • Loves the intensity, chaos and passion of start-ups, and wants to work with a fun-loving team who truly enjoy working together to realize a shared dream
  • Team player who is takes ownership of work, is detail and deadline oriented, with a strong work ethic
  • Keen interest in behavioral sciences, design thinking and human-centered design


  • Experience working in a startup and/or in the social impact space
  • International education/work experience, with experience living and/or working in India



(Category: Social Enterprise)
m.Paani is an award winning social enterprise that implements life changing, mobile-based, loyalty programs in underserved communities.m.Paani is an award winning social enterprise that designs and implements mobile-based loyalty programs that empower underserved communities by connecting their spen...
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