Global Technology Division Team
South Africa

Associate Engineering Manager

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Associate Engineering Manager

South Africa

Global Technology Division Team - Full-time

About Dimagi

Dimagi is an award-winning social enterprise and a certified B-corp and Benefit Corporation. We build software solutions and provide technology consulting services to improve the quality of essential services for underserved populations. Our open-source technology platform, CommCare, is the world’s most widely-used and researched mobile data collection platform for frontline workers. Our choice to be a certified B-Corp and to legally incorporate as a Benefit Corporation sends a clear signal to our partners, our team members, and our communities that we not only believe but also take action in using business as a force for good. This approach combines our passion and commitment to tackle complex health and social inequities and work towards a brighter future for all.

About the Position:

Dimagi is seeking an ambitious candidate with a technical and project management background. This position is open to remote employment within South Africa or can be based out of our office in Cape Town. This position will collaborate with team members in the US and may require some of your working hours to overlap with EST working hours.

The work will be challenging, but in the right ways - you'll have an opportunity to quickly dive into and learn from multiple project areas, all while making a real, positive impact. We are looking for a reliable team member who excels in execution and bringing a team together.  A person who makes time for project management guidance, people management, and mentoring to improve the team’s effectiveness.


As an Associate Engineering Manager you will: 

  • Manage a team of engineers and technical staff to enable their potential and help shape the growth of the team, while also ensuring timely execution of team deliverables and helping to guide their resourcing
  • Work with our Product team and Engineering Manager to help understand the priority of technical asks and drive the engineering roadmap for the assigned areas
  • Perform Scrum Master role alongside the Engineering Manager to manage agile sprints, and work with the team to continuously identify and improve processes 
  • Work with the support team to continuously improve processes in collaboration with other divisions
  • Lead management of our third party development partners to implement project features, guiding the technical process and working with the project team from scoping to delivery
  • Lead the execution of internal team initiatives around process improvement and team planning

Relevant Skills

At the core of this position, we are looking for smart, capable, and impact-driven individuals. For that reason, please consider the following requirements listed as  general “guidelines” vs. strict qualifications:

  • 2 to 5 years of experience working on and leading software teams
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Direct people management experience, as well as demonstrated experience leading multi-person technical projects
  • Project management experience
  • Planning and organizational skills that result in successful implementation and follow-through
  • Must be eligible to work in South Africa

Bonus Points:

  • Product management or software development experience 
  • Familiarity with some components of our tech stack (Python, Django, SQL, Javascript/jQuery, HTML5/CSS, Knockout, CouchDB, Postgres)
  • Enthusiasm about working in Public Health and International Development

Benefits and Compensation:

We aim to make a difference, not just as a company but also as an employer. We are transparent about salaries at all levels of the organization and have a standard, global pay scale for all positions that is non-negotiable. The salary for this position which is affiliated with Dimagi's Cape Town office is 939 370 ZAR annually. 

The benefits we offer are geared towards having a strong impact on our staff’s well-being. A few of our key benefits are outlined below:

  • 100% employer-sponsored medical insurance 
  • 5% match to Employees’ Retirement Fund 
  • Employee stock option plan
  • 30 days paid time off inclusive of holidays
  • Unlimited sick time and excellent parental leave policy
  • Access to a flex-time policy that allows employees to work based on a flexible work schedule
  • Professional Development Benefit
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through Magellan Healthcare

EEO Employer/Veteran/Disabled

Dimagi is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate and support diversity and are committed to providing a work environment that is inclusive and free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

If you are interested in applying for employment and need special assistance or a reasonable accommodation during the application or interview process for a posted position, please contact us at 617-604-2123 or send an email to detailing your request.

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