Full-Stack Software Engineer // mTOMADY

February 11, 2019

The rise of mobile money systems has leveraged the development of new innovative mobile health applications aimed at eliminating barriers in healthcare financing. For the fully funded project “mTOMADY“, Doctors for Madagascar is offering the experience to work in a dynamic social start-up. We are a diverse team coming from software engineering, medicine and international development working at offices in Berlin and Antananarivo.  The project introduces a mobile money-based payment, accounting and data collection tool to Madagascar and beyond. The tool itself is fully integrated into the mobile network and mobile money infrastructure in Madagascar and is live since October 2018. It already serves a focus group of a few hundred pregnant woman and is currently being rolled out in one pilot region.

At mTomady you will be part of a team to:

  • Build, test and ship various tools for patients, health care providers like hospitals and governments
  • Enhance the existing product and take it to the next level
  • Work in a diverse, mission-driven team of engineers, doctors, economists and design thinkers from Madagascar and Germany


  • BSc or MSc Computer Science or related subjects or proven work experience
  • At least 3 years of experience in software engineering
  • Strong entrepreneurial mindset
  • Very strong analytical skills
  • Expert skills with one or more languages and tools like SQL, Ruby on Rails, Go, VueJS, Java, Kotlin, Docker
  • Fluency in English
  • Write high quality, well tested code

Nice to Haves:

  • Experience with building GSM/USSD based applications
  • Experience with fault-tolerant distributed systems and microservices
  • Experience with using mobile-money systems
  • Previous international experience preferred but not required
  • Knowledge of Domain-Driven Design
  • Proficiency in German, French and/or Malagasy would be beneficial, but not required

What We’re Building

The lack of accessibility to basic healthcare due to financial barriers is increasingly recognized as a substantial and growing public health problem and the UN has recently included financial risk protection and access to affordable essential care and medicines among its Sustainable Development Goals. Yet, the tools available to governments and other stakeholders remain few and ill-defined. This project aims to develop a platform for financial inclusion in healthcare, primarily focusing on the poor who struggle to access healthcare. It enables people to save, send, receive and pay money for medical treatment through a mobile health wallet on their phone. It is a closed loop with conditional funds that can only be spent on healthcare at selected healthcare providers.

About the organisation:

Doctors for Madagascar, registered in Germany, the UK, and Luxembourg, is an international Non-governmental Organization (NGO) working to improve healthcare in Madagascar since 2011. Since 2015 Doctors for Madagascar has been running a project to reduce maternal and newborn mortality in the rural south of the country. mTOMADY is implemented within this framework aiming to improve access to life-saving medical and surgical care. For more information please visit doctorsformadagascar.com

Send your application to: [email protected]

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