If… you want to make a difference, you really care for the products and projects you’re involved in, and you want to use your technical skills to change the world, …then please read on!

We are a small but mighty non-profit in the education technology sector – think start-up office atmosphere – with a big impact. We are now growing our team and are looking for the right person (rather than the right CV) to develop web-based applications to support the scaling of our software.


Our goal is for children to turn the world upside down, but first they need the fundamentals of an education. They need to be able to read fluently, to write with confidence and to be fully numerate. We are a non-profit based in London building software to transform the learning of children in reading, writing and numeracy. All in their own language, and at their own pace. We develop innovative pilot projects to find the best ways of bringing quality education to marginalised children. We work with partners to implement and scale technology-based learning initiatives that see children learning through our software. In Malawi, the Unlocking Talent initiative is reaching over 30,000 children every week.

What you’ll be working on

  • Development of new backend data analytics and front-end dashboard systems to support the Unlocking Talent initiative in Malawi and beyond.
  • Building cloud-based remote monitoring systems for upcoming technology pilots in several African countries.
  • A thorough redesign of our organisational website.
  • Development of an online ‘translation engine’ that will be used by our localisation team to get our content into many more languages, in parallel.
  • Developing internal tools to support our iOS and Android app development.



  • Experience and proficiency in a variety of backend MVC frameworks
  • Advanced HTML, CSS and JavaScript knowledge
  • Experience working with SQL databases, writing custom queries and designing schemas.
  • Experience developing in a modern front end framework, with ability to adapt to new frameworks quickly.
  • Dev-ops experience (linux server administration, software build and deployment automation).


  • Passionate about technology, product and user experience.
  • A keen interest and belief in technology as a catalyst for scaleable, quality education.
  • Ability to work independently, plan your own solutions to problems and iterate quickly.


  • Salary negotiable based on experience.
  • Working with a diverse team of authors, educators and developers.
  • Knowing that what you’re working on has the potential to unlock the inherent talents every child possesses.
  • Possibility for international travel.

Your application

  • Provide links to any open-source projects you’ve worked on.
  • What are your expectations for this role?
  • What makes you the right team member for onebillion? This is about you as a person. Don’t put anything that we can also find out through your CV.


Please, absolutely no recruiters!



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