Indiana Jones of Data ManagementOpen

Tech company in international development seeks international person of mystery who wants to change the world through better management and use of data.

What You’ll Do

Your job will be to boost the impact of international development projects by helping them use our data management software. You’ll be based in DC and will have opportunities to travel internationally. This will involve:

  • Learning our data management software inside and out
  • Explaining how to wrangle information to fit our platform
  • Learning how to interact with our SQL database to set up new clients
  • Helping folks sort out their metrics and workflows to track progress
  • Training on our software and providing ongoing support
  • Developing help materials
  • Public speaking about our work

Once you’re an expert at all that, you will:

  • Work with the team to scale up our product and implementations
  • Translate client needs to our engineering team
  • Collaborate to design new functionality
  • Manage the execution and rollout of new features

We want to be the industry standard for data management. How can we make DevResults work for anyone? You'll figure it out.

The people who succeed at DevResults are able to identify problems on their own, take initiative in finding solutions, and implement them in concert with the team. We're looking for someone with big ideas who will also sweat the small stuff – someone who is exceptionally attentive to details and prepared to work hard.

Who We Are

We make DevResults, a web-based application for data management in international development. Our software is used by nonprofits and government agencies in over 60 countries. We intend for DevResults to revolutionize the way international development programs manage their work and measure their results.

We’re all good at what we do, and we enjoy working together. You’ll have autonomy and respect from day one. No regulations or hierarchy, just a lot of interesting and challenging work to get done. We’re a small team – you will be our twelfth team member – so we all wear many hats.

We’re bootstrapped, we’re profitable, and we pay well. We offer great benefits including profit sharing, vacation, health insurance and retirement. We believe the best way to create a company is to hire smart, hard-working people and treat them very well.

We love what we do; we take pride in our work; we enjoy having clear real-world impact. This is an exciting time to be working at the intersection of data and international development, and we’re enthusiastic about DevResults’ current and future success.

What you'll bring

You love computers. You’re comfortable with spreadsheets, quantitative information, and abstract thinking.

Good: You've got solid Excel skills. You have taught yourself any software you've needed to use. New programs come easily to you. You’re the kind of person who took advanced math in high school even if you forgot it. You can think through what information really means and can tell a story with data.

Big Plus: You have familiarity with relational data and/or SQL. You've flirted with a programming language or two.

Expertise in Training or Teaching

Good: You’re excellent at explaining things—and you love it. Your background includes some training or curriculum development.

Big Plus: You've developed training programs for technical subjects. You’ve worked as an educator in challenging environments. You have an eye for design and experience with creating training and help materials.

Experience with developing management policies and practices

Good: You solve organizational problems. You have professional experience communicating with clients. You run a tight, well-structured meeting.

Big Plus: You’ve planned and implemented ideas that reduced bureaucracy. You’ve scaled up an existing initiative or optimized a sloppy one.

Experience or interest in developing countries

Good: Time spent traveling in remote or uncomfortable places. You’ll need to be able to travel anywhere in the world ~4 times per year for 1-2 weeks at a time.

Big Plus: Professional work history with a donor (USAID, World Bank, DFID, BMGF, etc.) or on a donor-funded program. Serious M&E experience - results frameworks, indicators, data collection, analysis, reporting. Professional-level proficiency in a language besides English.

What’s Next

Email Leslie at jobs@devresults.com and convince us that (a) this is the job of your dreams and (b) you’re a great match for this job and this company. Send us your resume or other evidence that you’re awesome and that we were meant for each other. (For example: your LinkedIn profile, your blog, links or documents showing work you’ve done, glowing recommendations.) There’s no deadline to apply but we’re hoping to fill the position soon.