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Job Summary

Seeking a Senior Software Engineer specializing in integration. The role involves designing, developing, and maintaining APIs for real-time sync, scaling, and concurrency. Critical for syncing vast data across numerous devices and edge databases.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 6 years

Job Description/Requirements

About One Acre Fund

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies 1 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. Our 8,000+ team is drawn from diverse backgrounds and professions. With operations across six core countries in Africa, we make farmers more prosperous by providing quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural training to improve harvests. On average, the farmers we serve harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund. 

To learn more about our work, take a look at our Why Work Here blog for more information.

About the Role

As a Senior Software Engineer specializing in backend integration at One Acre Fund, you will be an important member of our Middleware Engineering Team. Your primary focus will craft backend solutions crucial to our field operations, specifically dealing with system integrations in an event-driven manner to ensure seamless data communication across different platforms



  • Promote the development of APIs that facilitate real-time access to inventory data, stock levels, and other crucial information across our rural retail shops and warehouses.
  • Implement and oversee real-time synchronization solutions to ensure seamless data communication between our Odoo-managed retail operations and SAP-managed warehouse systems.

Integration and Event-Driven Architecture:

  • Engage in the development of event-driven architectures.
  • Produce and consume events to ensure scalable system integrations.

Technical Collaboration:

  • Collaborate within an agile team of dedicated developers to ensure seamless progression of projects.
  • Participate in the Agile team's lifecycle, including sprint planning, reviews, and retrospectives.

Optimization and Scalability:

  • Collaborate on optimizing our backend infrastructure to ensure it’s scalable, efficient, and able to handle concurrency challenges.

Knowledge Sharing and Mentorship:

  • Share knowledge, hone skills, suggest innovations, and provide mentorship to junior members to contribute to departmental growth.

Project Independence:

  • Independently work on projects ensuring delivery of high-quality work meeting organizational standards.

Career Growth and Development

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.


Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:

  • 6 years in Software Development with a focus on backend integration and middleware engineering.
  • Excellent proficiency in C# .Net
  • Proficiency in one or more of tech stacks including OpenFaaS, Kubernetes, RabbitMQ, Redis and Node.js.
  • Emphasis on API design, system synchronization, real-time event-driven architecture, and distributed transactions.
  • An orientation towards testing and automation to ensure the robustness of system integrations.
  • Experience working in Agile environments with a thoughtful understanding of Agile principles and practices.
  • Handle scaling challenges, ensure system resiliency, and work on traceability of distributed transactions.
  • Capability to work independently on projects ensuring delivery of high-quality work.

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible.

Job Location

Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Ethiopia, Malawi, Nigeria, Burundi, Zambia, or Tanzania 


Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits


This role is only open to citizens or permanent residents of our countries of operation (Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia, Nigeria, and Ethiopia)

Application Deadline

31 January 2024

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 @oneacrefund.org address. Please report any suspicious communication here (globalhotline@oneacrefund.org), but do not send applications or application materials to this email address.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI), and anti-racism are deeply connected to our organization’s mission and purpose. One Acre Fund aspires to build a culture where all staff feel consistently valued, represented, and connected – so that our team can thrive as professionals, and achieve exceptional impact for the farmers we serve.

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.

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