Jobs – Technology Manager – Operations at Living Goods

Job Title: Technology Manager – Operations

Living Goods supports networks of ‘Avon-like’ micro-entrepreneurs who go door-to-door teaching families how to improve their health and wealth while selling affordable, high-impact products like basic medicines, fortified foods, water filters, clean cook stoves, and solar lights. Living Goods seeks nothing less than a disruptive reinvention of distribution in emerging markets, through networks of franchised micro-entrepreneurs who leverage Living Goods’ brand, buying power and mobile marketing tools to deliver vital products at accessible prices to the people who need them most. By combining the best practices from the worlds of micro-enterprise, franchising and public health, Living Goods is creating a fully sustainable system to improve the health, and wealth, of underserved communities.

Job Summary: The Technology Manager – Operations will be responsible for managing all our existing systems there and leading the deployment of new systems, services, tools, and strategies that improve our profitability and deepen our impact.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the deployment design and management of Android across LG operations in Uganda by deployment of quality control, monitoring and evaluation tools.
  • Offer timely project management support for the countrywide scale-up and rollout of Android through project tracking, reporting and documentation.
  • Provide advisory and technical support to the Android development process though regular involvement and interaction with the development team.
  • Manage the LG database on a day-to –day basis and facilitate training, data extraction and reporting as the need may be.
  • Work in liaison with the LG country director to develop and design an I.T policy to guide operational support and I.T infrastructure management.
  • Oversee cross-departmental knowledge sharing, content design and provision on behalf of the tech-department.
  • Act as principal coordinator in the identification, selection and management of vendors for I.T related functions.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • At least four years’ project management and DBA or equivalent experience
  • Possess a high degree of competency with project management including: planning & organizational skills, prioritization, tradeoff management, issue and risk identification and management, dependency and milestones tracking, and establishing accountability across the team
  • Management experience a strong plus.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and drive for results.
  • Exceptional natural leader with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Flexible and willing to travel across Uganda or Kenya and stay for some nights up-country
  • Ability to work with minimal direction
  • Experience managing resources
  • A passion and proven track record for shipping high quality software across all phases of the engineering cycle is required
  • Past exposure and experience in Rapid Application development methodologies – agile, scrum, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience in presenting complex ideas and visions, to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Enthusiasm and interest in project management and process design Excellent oral and written communication skills and an ability to collaborate effectively across teams and locations to achieve desired outcomes

Skills in Android development and deployment

  • Highly proficient in data parsing (e.g. XML and JSON).
  • Past exposure and experience with a version control system (e.g. Git, Subversion, etc.).
  • Prior experience with JUnit or other xUnit test frameworks.
  • General knowledge and understanding of good UI practices and creating high-performance mobile application experiences.

Database administration and management

  • Four or more years of DBA experience
  • In-depth Oracle, Access and MSSQL database development experience
  • Involvement in MSSQL database development and support activities
  • Past exposure and experience in SQL server (2008 -2012)
  • Access development and SSRS/SSIS skills
  • Front end development experience (

Skills in Data Analysis and Reporting:

  • Four or more years+ small to medium data management environment experience
  • Perform Data Profiling and conduct Data Quality reviews
  • Validate Data and Workflows output from all test cycles
  • Intuitively review and validate Error Handling, and confirm with requirements
  • Ability to create custom SQL in a DB2/Unix environment
  • Create source to target mapping documents for ETL development purposes

Compensation: A highly competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience including health insurance and bonus opportunity. The opportunity to be your best while making lives better for those in need.

How to Apply for the job: 

If you so desire to join Living Goods in the aforementioned capacity, please Apply Online by visiting the web link below.

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