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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:

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



Senior Android Engineer- Remote
Full-time

We are looking for a Senior Android Engineer to join our growing tech team, working on our core Simprints ID platform. 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. If building technology for global health sounds exciting, we want to meet you!

This is a remote job, with a possibility to work in our Cambridge based office for UK permit holders.

Responsibilities
  • 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
  • Create specification documents that outline designed solutions and a plan of action to achieve them

Android Engineering Lead- Remote
Full-time

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 remote job, with a possibility to work in our Cambridge based office for UK permit holders.

Responsibilities

  • 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

Solution Architect
Full-time


The Solutions Architect role helps bridge the needs of our partners with the exciting potential of Simprints’ technology. It is a key position within the company that involves close interaction with our prospective partners as well as involvement in the evolution of our product and services. You will oversee the gathering, design and negotiation of requirements on exciting and complex international development opportunities. Working next to your peers in Sales, Project Delivery, Engineering and Product you will be helping chart a clear solution to best optimise social impact for our partners.

Simprints wants someone who is passionate about designing technology-based solutions in service delivery and research projects around the globe. There is an opportunity to expand and grow within the organization, whilst having an exciting role scope and the ability to contribute to social impact objectives.

Responsibilities

This role will report to the Director of Delivery, whilst maintaining close working relationships with the Director of Partnerships and with the Chief Product and Engineering Officer.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Serve as the technical solution lead across several Simprints engagements, carefully weighing the balance between introducing new feature design and platform complexity to maximize partner impact realization
  • Demonstrate mastery of our platform feature flexibility and limitations
  • Understand common integration points (Commcare, ODK, DHIS2, etc..)  and recommend technology pairings for complete use cases
  • Helping to qualify and close opportunities (alongside the partnerships team) through developing a deep understanding of client needs.
  • Demonstrating excellent stakeholder management and attention to detail whilst designing bespoke custom solutions and providing technical input into donor (funding) proposals.
  • Maintaining strict control over new project sign-off to ensure all project commitments are ethical and have undergone appropriate feasibility and impact assessments.
  • Collating and analysing technical market intelligence to contribute to the continual refinement and improvement of Simprints’ value proposition and understanding of the market.
  • Supporting project start-up phases until project teams are recruited.

Simprints will process your data for the purposes of recruitment and selection. We may give your data to third parties (e.g. our applicant tracking software provider). We would also like to retain your data for a period of six months after your initial application. Please opt in by submitting your application. If you want to know more about our approach to privacy and security of your data, please see our Privacy Promise and General Privacy Notice.

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.