Head of Technology

Overview

Mkono

Locaton

Remote

Availability

Any day

Flexible hours

Commitment

1 year or more

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Individual

Sector

Community & Care

Adult (18+)

Development

Skills you would develop

  • Develop leadership and interpersonal skills.

  • Strengthen technical skills (programming languages)

  • Knowledge about Kenyan culture, entrepreneurship and microfinance.

Ideal for

  • Young professionals looking for an entrepreneurship / start-up experience and looking to grow their knowledge in microfinance, entrepreneurship and social impact.

Contact

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Stephanie

(514) 886-4632

Locaton

Montreal, QC, Canada

About the position

As Head of Technology, you will:


  • Oversee the tech team's activities and ensure on-time execution.

  • Lead and build the tech team (2-3 people) by providing guidance and mentorship as needed. 

  • Strategize and guide decisions on the technical roadmap related to streamlining operations. 

  • Work closely with the executive team to meet the technical needs of Mkono and collaborations with other teams.

Requirements

  • Ability to lead a team and work with a high degree of autonomy. 

  • Proficient in HTML, CSS, JS. + Proficient in front-end framework(s) (React, Vue, etc.).

  • Proficient in building single-page applications with visually appealing, simplistic designs. 

  • Experience designing robust, scalable APIs.

  • Deployment experience required.

  • Familiar with Git, Webpack, Babel.

  • Interest in Kenyan culture, entrepreneurship and microfinance.

  • High attention to detail, impeccable writing, and intellectual curiosity.

  • Be fluent in English, written and oral.

  • 4+ years of work experience in the field.

About the organization

At Mkono, we believe that young entrepreneurs in low-income countries hold the potential to achieve lasting change, drive social and economic benefits. But no significant change can be achieved alone. That’s why, we connect people from all over the world to share knowledge and resources, in an effort to empower young entrepreneurs to bring the change they envision.

Impact

Currently operational in Kenya, Mkono provides young entrepreneurs access to affordable capital and insights. Driving impact at Mkono goes beyond financial support as we believe that capital well invested multiplies its impact.

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