Mobile VAS Developer


Looking for challenges in a high-growth, high-impact market? Ready to start an exiting journey in a new place? Ignitia has a small team of dedicated scientists, developers and meteorologists that now wish to expand with expertise in mobile VAS development tasks.

Ignitia AB has a vacancy for a full-time Mobile VAS Developer to work with both the technical team and with the mobile marketing manager.

Main duties will include:

• Service-oriented architecture software development
• Development and maintenance of Ignitia’s VAS platform
• Integration of several new mobile network operators’ systems
• Database management and development
• Develop, maintain and modify various APIs

Other duties may include (commensurate with any relevant experience):
• Front-end web development (HTML, CSS, Javascript)
• Unix system administration tasks on colocation and cloud virtual machines, such as server deployment and security, and network management (VPN)
• USSD development


In addition to having a university degree (at BSc or MSc level), we expect you to have experience and skills in:
• Service-oriented architecture software development (SOAP, REST, messaging)
• Proficiency in Java, Python, SQL
• Experience with the SMPP protocol
• Unix environment and shell scripting
• Experience of PHP, Kannel, XML, JSON
• Database modelling and management

Beneficial skills include experience of:

• Perl
• System administration, server security, software deployment and network management
• Amazon Cloud
• Front-end web development

In addition you should:

• Work efficiently both independently and in our technical team
• Maintain focus under rapidly changing work tasks and time pressure
• Have a positive attitude
• Have good written and communication skills


About Ignitia

The company Ignitia is an entrepreneur led business that offers critical decision support in West Africa. Based on several years of development and market traction, our science-based innovation is designed for the agriculture sector. We have developed a weather forecasting model for the tropics that is twice as accurate as existing models, allowing us to provide daily, monthly, and seasonal forecasts for farmers in the developing world through SMS to their mobile phones. Using our forecasts, small-scale farmers have the ability to double yields and incomes, reducing food insecurity and poverty for some of the poorest in the world. To date we have reached over 400,000 farmers and are on track to reach 1 million by the end of this year! Due to our pioneering position and proven track record, we now offer the right person the opportunity to grow with the company internationally.

Remuneration & terms of employment

Salary commensurate with skills, expertise and experience. Other employment terms and conditions will be agreed during contracting phase.

Last date for applying is 31 July 2018. Contact for questions: Andreas Vallgren, Chief Science Officer [email protected]


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