Software Engineer

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One Acre Fund is an agricultural NGO that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. In more than five years in Rwanda, We have grown to serve more than  180,000 farm families with 1,500 full-time staff in Rwanda. In Burundi, We have grown to serve 40,000 farm families with over 400 full-time staff. Organization wide, we are on track to serve one million farmers across 10 countries by 2020. We only serve farmers, and we always put Farmers First.


Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. We provide quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural training to improve harvests. We measure our success by our ability to make farmers more prosperous: On average, farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.

We are growing quickly. We currently serve more than 800,000 farm families in Eastern and Southern Africa, with more than 7,500 full-time staff, and we aim to serve 1 million farm families by 2020.


One Acre Fund relies on a custom Client Management System (CMS) & Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Information System to help us run our field program. Our CMS currently handles the enrollment of close to a million smallholder farm families across multiple countries, tracks client orders, manages the delivery of seed, fertilizer, and solar lights to within walking distance of every client, processes millions of payment transactions, and creates a wide variety of business intelligence reports.

The Software Engineer will be based in Kigali, Rwanda. S/he will be responsible for the following:

  • Working as part of a small, collaborative, agile team of software developers.
  • Writing, testing, and deploying code for our Angular, NodeJS, .NET (C#), SQL stack.
  • Participating in pair programming and peer code reviews.
  • Following coding standards, and learning best practices.
  • Following an initial period of close mentorship, supervision will consist of a weekly 1 hr check-in with your manager.


We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.


We are seeking an exceptional professional with 3-5+ years of experience, solid programming skills, self-management, and a knowledge of automated testing frameworks and database concepts. Candidates fitting the following profile are strongly encouraged to apply: 

  • 3-5+ years of work or internship experience in a professional environment.
  • Solid programming skills. Proficiency with at least one major front-end Javascript framework: Angular, React or Vue. Proficiency in at least one major back-end language: NodeJS, .NET (C#) or Java. Proficiency with either SQL or a No-SQL database is required.
  • Experience with automated testing frameworks and continuous integration is desired, but not a requirement.
  • Very strong self-manager. Someone who is very well-organized, and can manage their communication, time, and work independently.
  • Previous experience living in a developing country is desired, but not a requirement.
  • Willingness to commit to the position for at least two years.
  • Language: English required, French is a plus.


As soon as possible


Kigali, Rwanda


Full-time job


Commensurate with experience


Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits


Yes. East Africans strongly encouraged to apply.

Note: Please submit a Resume/CV, not exceeding more than 1-2 pages, which includes, Education, Work Experience, Specialized/Technical Skills, Achievements/Awards and any other Experience (Volunteering, Extracurriculars, etc). References do not need to be included, and will only be required upon request, after the final interview

One Acre Fund never asks candidates to pay any money or pay for tests at any stage of the interview process. Official One Acre Fund emails will always arrive from an address. Please report any suspicious communication here (, but do not send applications or application materials to this email address.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.