20 Nov 2020

Platform Engineer at Access Afya

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Access Afya is a social enterprise creating a model for integrated community health. We run a chain of micro-clinics in Nairobi’s informal settlements and a Healthy Schools program that delivers check-ups, treatments, and training to children in their schools. Our model makes a difference by getting essential health products and services to a population that is ill served by the current health system.

About the job

Access Afya is a social enterprise based in Nairobi that delivers tech-enabled primary healthcare to Kenyans living in informal settlements. We are looking for a Platform Engineer to come in and work directly with the Head of Product, internal teams and external partners to help us build a futuristic health tech platform currently focused on delivering quality care to underserved urban communities. The platform engineer will be working very closely with our data platform engineer and product engineers to deliver on the needs of various products. An ideal candidate will have experience building services in the back end using JavaScript based tech stacks.


  • Collaboratively design available, reliable and scalable platform services that will be serving various product needs.
  • Implement features using various stacks for different platform services mostly JavaScript based
  • Setup CI/CD for various platform services
  • Monitor platform services to make sure they are always available
  • Collaborate with product engineers to make sure platform services meet product needs
  • Participate in weekly brainstorming sessions focused on improving business services, product and engineering

Job Specifications/ Qualifications

  • B.Sc. Computer Science, Mathematics or Statistics, or related experience in Software
  • Engineering
  • Experience writing JavaScript/ Scala and Python
  • Experience working with SQL Databases and Document Databases e.g. MongoDB
  • Experience build API in REST or GraphQL (preferred)
  • Growth mindset. See challenges as learning opportunities and have a can-do attitude

Job Requirements

  • Required education: Bachelo’s degree
  • Required relevant work experience: 2 years
  • Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

Method of Application

Send your resume and cover letter (not required) highlighting your experience to

[email protected]

Note: Candidates need not have all have all the qualifications to apply

Closing Date : 30th December, 2020

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