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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:

Head of Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact
Full-time

Role Overview

The Head of Monitoring Evaluation and Impact at Simprints is responsible for leading a cross-disciplinary unit within the Delivery team. This work will interface with every part of Simprints. You will be part of a passionate delivery team working together to solve some of the world's most intractable problems. In this role, you will be responsible for co-creating and implementing strategy with your team to shape and improve the way that both Simprints and our partners approach monitoring, evaluation and impact.

Your responsibilities would include:

Develop MEI strategy, theory of change and accountability frameworks
  • Develop our Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact (MEI) strategy,  clarifying our global impact pathway and framework, and outlining a phased approach to achieving deep, measurable impact. This will involve market and partner analyses, and close collaboration with our Chief Delivery Officer and the Delivery Team’s technical lead to ensure we are positioned to make meaningful contributions to program impact.
  • Co-create  a comprehensive, integrated monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning service that can support large consortia, increasing data transparency, boosting efficiency, and improving accountability to ensure verified impact.
  • Build out our learning and accountability processes to provide meaningful information for adaptive programming, inform company improvement initiatives, and develop an evidence base for credible advocacy.
  • Contribute to the company wide annual strategy and goal setting process. Ensure business alignment through developing clear monitoring, evaluation, and learning goals for the MEI team. Further develop team level monitoring frameworks to measure success and performance.
  • Develop a project portfolio performance framework, working closely with Project Managers to ensure that specific project indicators feed into a broader portfolio oversight framework.
  • Commission strategic research, evaluations and studies that contribute to our learning and innovation agenda and ensure continuous improvement in our strategic positioning.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Partnerships to ensure that our advocacy strategy (and approaches) are informed by and align with MEI priorities.
Implement MEI strategy and build MEI capacity across the Company
  • Lead MEI team, collaborating with team to develop and enhance team processes and implement team vision
  • Measure and report on Delivery-related goals at company and team level.
  • Lead the development and implementation of tools and processes to enable consistent monitoring and reporting across all projects, and support the company in accessing and understanding high-quality Simprints data.
  • Develop and implement processes to carry out regular implementation evaluations for projects, enhancing our ability to provide the most relevant troubleshooting support to our partners.
  • Develop and implement a system to routinise learning from project monitoring and evaluation, further enhancing our ability to support adaptive programming to maximise the impact of our projects.
  • Develop and implement processes to embed accountability, ensuring insights from learning supports continual improvements across the company by providing strategy, product and engineering, partnerships and delivery-related recommendations.
  • Collaborate directly with Engineers and Project Managers to ensure project data informs project and product decision-making, championing a culture of continuous learning.
  • Lead on delivering impact evaluations with our partners and coordinate external evaluators to assess outputs, outcomes and impact.
  • Develop project specific theories of changes and ensure M&E frameworks, impact considerations and subsequent budget considerations are reflected in project proposals to our funding partners.
  • Develop a deep and wide network of global MEAL and Social Impact specialists. Support Simprints to join and participate in global alliances, forums and consortiums. Form strategic partnerships with other high impact  organisations. Drive advocacy initiatives to position Simprints as a thought leader in the MEAL space within the international development sector.
  • As requested by the Director of Partnerships, directly support different fundraising activities, providing technical support and in depth MEI expertise as part of any fundraising opportunity.


Lead on further enhancing our ability to ensure operational accuracy, conduct pre-deployment scenarios and post-deployment checks to ensure accuracy.
  • Lead an internal Impact Committee, deliver lunch and learn sessions, provide induction and coaching support to team members.
  • Ensure continued growth, learning and development for all MEI team members

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
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

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.