Indiana Jones of Data ManagementClosed

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’ll work with our data team to scale up our training and implementations. We want to be the industry standard for data management. Do we need a college of data? A DIY interface? 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 tenth 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’re comfortable with spreadsheets, quantitative information, and abstract thinking

    Good: Solid Excel skills. 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: Making awesome graphs and infographics. Some familiarity with relational data and/or SQL.

    Expertise in Training or Teaching

    Good: You’re excellent at explaining things—and you love it. You have an eye for design and experience with creating training and help materials.

    Big Plus: Your background includes training, developing training programs for technical subjects, or curriculum development. You’ve worked as an educator in challenging environments.

    Experience in a developing country

    Good: Time spent traveling in remote and uncomfortable places. You’ll need to be able to travel anywhere in the world several 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.

    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 helped develop a consulting service. You’ve written successful proposals.

    Web Software DeveloperClosed

    We are looking for a full-stack .NET coder (SQL, ASP.NET, jQuery, Angular) who wants to work on software that has a clear real-world impact.

    We believe the best way to create great software is to hire great software developers and treat them very well.

    This is a distributed company; you can live and work anywhere in the world. We’re bootstrapped, we’re profitable, and we pay well. We offer great benefits including profit sharing, vacation, health insurance & retirement. We’ll equip you with the best tools money can buy.

    Must haves

    You've spent at least a couple of years building web applications using ASP.NET, jQuery and SQL Server.

    You love to write code, and you can also work directly with customers. You're a self-starter who's able to work independently. You don't mind working really, really hard.

    Although you won’t necessarily travel much, we may need you to do some international travel in order to meet our real-world users.

    Extra points for any of the following

    You've worked in the international development field, especially monitoring & evaluation (big plus).

    You've been at this long enough to remember classic ASP.

    You know your way around servers - IIS, Windows Server, SQL Server, and Azure.

    You've rewritten SQL queries to speed them up and you know how to optimize a database server's overall performance.

    You have an eye for design and advanced CSS3 skills to go with it. You know the difference between good and bad data visualization. Extra extra points if you quote Edward Tufte at parties.

    You’ve used D3.js, CoffeeScript or AngularJS

    You've worked with digital mapping and GIS systems, including the Google Maps API.

    You write software in your free time or contribute to open source projects.