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What we do

Technology for good

Life is short. We believe work should be meaningful, inspiring, and fun.

Technology for challenging contexts

Technology must be fit for purpose. We solve challenges creatively and build powerful solutions for complex problems.

What is working at Simprints like?

We don’t have time for “boring”. Instead, we’re building a team of the most passionate, adventurous, and creative people imaginable and giving them the space to take on global challenges.

Context is key

6 Reasons our tech is unique

Cutting-edge tech alone doesn't cut it. To reach the most vulnerable populations in the harshest environments, solutions need to be built for context and appropriate for purpose.

Building scalable tech
With a lean team, we build software and hardware that can easily reach millions of people worldwide.
Remaining agile
Our targets are insanely ambitious. We stay agile, enabling our team to own what we build, iterate, and deploy.
Pushing the limit
We take modern tools and apply them, where appropriate, to developing-world contexts.
Learning from the best
We cultivate deep relationships in and around "Silicon Fen", the heart of science and tech in the UK.
Solving end-to-end
Hardware, software, business, operations, we do it all. Join us and experience the full stack.
Leveraging tech for good
We're a technology nonprofit, not a nonprofit with an IT department. Tech is what we do.

We want you

6 Reasons to work for Simprints

Among many, here are a few teasers. Do we have your attention?

Clear impact

Behind the diverse backgrounds, interests, and perspectives our team brings to work, we hold a shared purpose. We believe that every person counts—no matter the place or circumstances they were born into. So we fight to improve global development through better tools, better technology, and better systems. It’s incredibly challenging, but real lives are on the line. Join us, and do work that really matters.

Learn like it’s your job

Because at Simprints, it is. Self-directed learning objectives, external mentors, and regular one-on-one feedback keep continual learning at the heart of our talent strategy. And we put our money where our mouth is: all team members have an unlimited budget to spend on any courses, trips, or projects that power professional (and personal!) development. Join us, and you will grow faster than at almost any other job.

Accelerated career growth

Simprints provides opportunities to expand and grow within the organisation. As a rapidly-scaling nonprofit, we need our team members to proactively take on new roles and responsibilities as they arise. Are you eager to contribute to our strategy in tech, business, operations, and beyond? Are you looking to lead a team of your own? We're the right place for you.

Work flexible hours

Hate pointless rules and bucreaucracy? Want the freedom to work autonomously? At Simprints we don't dictate hours, and this is no 9-to-5 job. We work incredibly hard, and trust each other to be responsible with how, where, and when. In the end, we care about quality results. Join a fast-paced "scrum" culture with unlimited paid time off and no fixed hours. Throw in a wellness budget to cover your self-care needs, and you can build the work day that works for you.

Unlimited paid time off

We set ambitious quarterly targets, and then let you and your team decide how to achieve them. That's it. No deducting hours at the dentist from a limited PTO allotment, no bending over backwards to maximise time spent with family and friends—at Simprints, we're (mostly) responsible adults. We trust you to know when and how to recharge.

Fieldwork around the world

We work on the frontlines of international development. With a growing global network of partners, our work takes us from the dusty savannahs of Zambia to the narrow slums of Dhaka, or the pristine beaches of Zanzibar to the political corridors of Washington D.C. No assignment or trip is ever quite the same. And we make sure that every role—from software engineer to strategic partnerships lead—gets a chance to travel with the team and see our impact in person.

DEI at Simprints

Simprints is an equal opportunity employer. We pride ourselves in our strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in our workplace. Our aim is to attract, hire, grow and retain the most qualified candidates regardless of race, gender, disability, religion, nationality, age, or sexuality. To this end, our DEI task force works towards making Simprints a more inclusive, equitable and diverse workplace for all.

How to join the team

Sharp and passionate?
We're looking for you

We also very occasionally consider unsolicited applications for other roles. Our selection process includes technical tests, remote and in-person interviews, and ‘trial days’ spent with your potential future team (don't worry, we're nice people).

Current positions:

Director of Engineering

Simprints builds innovative technology aimed to help some of the world's most vulnerable and marginalised populations access essential services. We work to radically increase transparency and effectiveness in global development, making sure that every vaccine, every dollar, every public good reaches the people who need them most. We design and develop both hardware and software by applying modern tools and pioneering technology in new, challenging contexts where there is little to no internet connectivity. Simprints is currently on track to help over 1.4 million people access critical services by 2021.

We are looking for a Director of Engineering who is passionate about delivering great technology and building a high-performing engineering team. Since Simprints has multiple engineering disciplines covering mobile, cloud, firmware, and hardware, we are seeking someone comfortable working with engineers of many stripes to deliver technology at scale. The ideal candidate will bring a mix of technical and managerial skills to build and support their team of 10-15 staff, using people management, hiring, and culture as primary levers for enabling team success. If building technology for global health sounds exciting, we want to meet you!

Responsibilities

  • Deliver a high-quality product to our clients by leading and working closely with the product owners and engineers across the organization
  • Build and lead a team of technical leaders, including engineering managers and technical leads, cultivating an environment of psychological safety and continuous learning
  • Optimise engineering processes and resourcing across the core platform and project delivery engineering teams to deliver a sustainable and seamless flow of value
  • Optimise engineering hiring processes to ensure Simprints attracts top talent
  • Contribute to company-wide strategy and decision making as part of the leadership team

Rolling
Partnerships and Communications Manager
Full-time

Simprints is growing rapidly. We have proven that our technology can support partners in increasing the impact of their projects. With a new company strategy emphasising a clear market-led focus and expectations of growing our revenue year on year, we’re looking to take the next step and become a major player in the tech4dev space. If you think you could be the right person to be part of a world-leading partnerships team, we want to hear from you.

Your role would focus on communicating Simprints’ work, and sharing our technology, projects and impact with current and potential partners. From one day to the next you might be putting together a proposal for a new partnership with an NGO in Nigeria, gathering performance data from internal teams to report back to a funder, planning our social media content for World NTDs Day, or delivering a presentation to introduce a new partner to Simprints.

This is a remote job, with a possibility to work in our Cambridge based office for UK permit holders. We like collaboration and speak to each other several times a day - between 10am and 3pm UK time. To keep the collaborative team spirit we are looking for colleagues in GMT -2/+3 -. At the time being, we will only be considering applicants within these parameters.

Your responsibilities would include:

  • Identifying and scoping new opportunities for Simprints, such as grant funding, prizes, or new impact partners.
  • Creating persuasive and compelling written content for proposals, reports, pitches and social media.
  • Conducting calls and meetings (pandemic pending…) with potential impact partners to identify their pain points and challenges, and explore how Simprints can add value to their work
  • Working within, and actively contributing to, an awesome team of Partnerships Managers who are committed to building the most effective business development team in the tech4dev sector
Rolling
Partnership Manager
Full-time

Simprints is growing rapidly. We have proven that our technology can support partners in increasing the impact of their projects. With a new company strategy emphasising a clear market-led focus and expectations of growing our revenue year on year, we’re looking to take the next step and become a major player in the tech4dev space. If you think you could be the right person to help build a world-leading partnerships team, we want to hear from you.

Your role would focus on increasing our portfolio of partners around the world - governments, iNGOs, and funders to help us rapidly scale our impact. From one day to the next (virtually until it’s safe to travel) you might be creating synergies across multiple partners to form a public private partnership for vaccine delivery, meeting with officials of USAID in Washington D.C., scoping a community healthcare project for mothers and children with an iNGO in Nigeria, or negotiating the final terms for a nation-wide project with a Ministry of Health.

Responsibilities

  • Identifying potential partners–such as private sector companies, iNGOs, bilateral funders, multilateral organisations–and developing them into powerful strategic public private partnerships
  • Conducting calls and in-country meetings (pandemic pending…) with potential impact partners to identify their pain points and challenges, and explore how Simprints can add value to their work
  • Sourcing & owning opps through their entire lifecycle, including but not limited to building the strongest consortium, developing a winning proposal, negotiating the budget, aligning with internal teams, and ultimately closing the deal
  • Creating lasting relationships through outbound work at industry events, conferences, and meetings around the globe
  • Supporting in developing, validating, and implementing a company strategy to help maximise impact while maintaining financial sustainability
  • Working within, and actively contributing to, an awesome team of Partnerships Managers who are committed to building the most effective business development team in the tech4dev sector

Rolling
Technical Project Manager
Full-time

We are looking for a full-time Technical Project Manager who is passionate about building and implementing technology-based solutions in service delivery and research projects around the globe. You will work closely with Simprints’ partners to gather requirements and oversee the delivery of robust solutions. This role is unique in its breadth, offering the opportunity to collaborate with almost every team at Simprints. You’ll have the chance to collaborate with partnership managers to build relationships with external stakeholders, work with engineers to build custom technical solutions, coordinate on-the-ground activities with our in-country teams; and analyse data with monitoring & evaluation (M&E) specialists. This post is based in Cambridge, UK, with remote working in the near term.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee successful delivery of our projects from start to finish, coordinating activities with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Create multi-disciplinary project teams and collaboratively define detailed requirements, prioritise deliverables and feature requests, align behind implementation plans, and oversee execution (including sprint planning)
  • Actively manage the technical implementation and work closely with engineers to optimise timelines, resolve bottlenecks and understand limitations
  • Build relationships with external partners to promote understanding and use of Simprints’ biometric solutions. Provide troubleshooting and remote supervision support
  • Proactively identify and mitigate project risks
  • Collaborate with M&E to establish theories of change, define project metrics, monitor and analyse data, and close the feedback loop with partners to support successful implementation on the ground
  • Prepare and submit financial and narrative reports to partners and/or funders
  • Travel to project sites to conduct or support trainings of trainers and monitor field activities, if needed and pending a travel risk assessment



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Volunteer with us

Volunteers have played a major role in the development of Simprints. Unfortunately, at the moment we have no positions available, but will advertise them here when we do.