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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:

Field Coordinator - Bangladesh based

Vaccination is a cost-effective way to promote children’s long-term health. However, ensuring all children receive their full complement of vaccines on time continues to be difficult, and inconsistent data about what children have been vaccinated and when makes improving vaccination rates challenging. Biometrics has the potential to help address this challenge by giving healthcare practitioners a unique way to identify children over time. While progress has been made in labs, as of yet there is no readily available fingerprint biometrics solution for very young children that can operate in frontline contexts.

To address this gap, Simprints, the world’s only nonprofit biometrics company, has partnered with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and the technology company NEC on a research and development initiative to create and pilot fingerprint biometrics that work well for young children and that would ultimately support improvements in immunisation coverage.

Simprints is seeking a field coordinator to track the use of biometrics within the immunisation programme and share key insights from implementation to improve the process further. This role is initially fixed term until March 2023 with the possibility of extension.

Fundraising and External Communications Consultant

As Simprints grows, we need to increase our marketing outreach and target specific types of funders. Ideally we would like a consultant that has experience of scoping funders, in this case philanthropic (major gifts) giving, particularly US based, and can initiate an initial conversation by phone or email. As a start, we would require the consultant to produce a philanthropy fundraising strategy.

At present we do not have a specific marketing strategy and would require assistance in developing this.

The Simprints website - needs a refresh. We have done some preliminary work in-house scoping what needs to be done. We would need the consultant to review our scope of work and propose next steps including making the changes we would need.

Senior Project Manager - Burkina Faso based (French & English speaker)

We are looking for someone who is passionate about delivering and growing technology-based solutions in the health sector in Burkina Faso, through a partnership approach with the Ministry of Health and implementing partners. There is an opportunity to expand and grow within the organisation, whilst having an exciting role scope and the ability to contribute to social impact objectives.

You will work closely with Simprints’ partners on the implementation of a large electronic community health information system (eCHIS) connecting the CHW workforce to the primary healthcare facilities of Burkina Faso, ensuring that the biometric supported elements of the project are delivered to the highest possible standard. This role is unique in its breadth, offering the opportunity to collaborate with almost every team at Simprints. You’ll work closely with Simprints partnership managers to develop a deep understanding of our partners' needs, work with our engineers to implement our technical solutions, lead our coordination in Burkina Faso in collaboration with the leadership team, and analyse data with monitoring & evaluation (M&E) specialists.

This role will report to a Global Technical or Project Manager based in the UK, whilst maintaining close working relationships with the Director of Delivery and with the Director of Partnerships. We expect the ideal candidate to grow with the company and country operations. This role is ideal for someone seeking a route to a leadership role.

This post is based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, with frequent deployments to project sites. The post is fixed term for two years with the possibility of extension.

Android Engineering Lead- Remote

We are looking for an Android-focused engineering lead to join our growing tech team, working on either our core Simprints ID platform or specific projects. You will be responsible for the design, development, and maintenance of Simprints applications and their integrations, both with our internal back-end services and with external data collection applications. You will work on an agile, collaborative team with a commitment to clean code and robust design, along with a strong culture of continuous learning and improvement. You will help the project management team assess feature feasibility and create a plan of action. If building technology for global health sounds exciting, we want to meet you!

This is a fullyremote role.


  • Design technical infrastructure to help Simprints scale to support projects all over the world
  • Team with other Android engineers to write robust code that is easy to test and maintain, and runs reliably in challenging settings
  • Work on cross-functional projects by collaborating with back-end engineers, data analysts and project managers
  • Mentor junior engineers by guiding them through code reviews and making design decisions
  • Lead a small to medium team (2-5 engineers) and assess risks
  • Work close with project management to establish timelines and allocate resources
  • Participate in interviews and support hiring of new engineers
  • Create specification documents that outline designed solutions and a plan of action to achieve them

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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.