Global Technology Division Team

Associate Engineering Manager

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Associate Engineering Manager


Global Technology Division Team - Full-time

About Dimagi

Dimagi is an award-winning social enterprise and a certified B Corp and Benefit Corporation. Our primary product, CommCare, is the most widely-deployed open-source digital platform for enabling Frontline Workers. Since 2002, Governments and organizations across all sectors have built customized mobile, web, and SMS applications on CommCare to deliver services to underserved populations. Dimagi is more than a tech company. We are an impact-first team of compassionate people from all parts of the world and all walks of life, dedicated to using business as a force for good in global health and development.

About the Position:

Dimagi is seeking an Associate Engineering Manager with a team and project management background to join our tech team in Africa. This position is open to remote employment within Africa or can be based out of our offices in Cape Town. You 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 while making a real, positive impact. We are looking for a reliable team member who excels in execution and bringing a team together. The Associate Engineering Manager will be responsible 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 Director of Technology to help understand the priority of technical asks and drive the engineering roadmap for the assigned areas
  • Ensure timely execution of team deliverables and help to guide their resourcing
  • Perform Scrum Master role to manage agile sprints and work with team to identify and improve processes continuously 
  • 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 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. 

  • 2 to 5 years of experience working on and leading software teams
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Direct people management experience and demonstrated ability to lead and inspire teams to achieve common goals 
  • Project management skills with demonstrated experience leading multi-person technical projects
  • Planning and organizational skills that result in successful implementation and follow-through
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and adapt to changing priorities
  • 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 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 
  • 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 and home office benefit
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through Magellan Healthcare

Equal Opportunity Statement

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.


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