Software Engineer, Data Visualization
Job Type Full Time
Qualification BA/BSc/HND
Experience 5 years
Location Nairobi
Job Field ICT / Computer
Gro has been featured prominently alongside the company’s founder and CEO in several recent outlets including Recode Decode with Kara Swisher, Fast Company’s Most Creative People, Fortune’s Most Powerful Women in Business, and Vanity Fair’s Inside the Hive with Nick Bilton.

What You’ll Do

Develop a highly interactive, responsive front-end UI with dynamic data visualization
Bridge the gap between UX/Interaction Designer and back-end application development team, working closely with each to develop UX flows and interactions and integrating them seamlessly and accurately with back-end application data
Work with Back-end Application Developers to develop appropriate web services to support the front end UI
Work with UX/Interaction Designer and Product Designers to develop and plan the roll-out of application features
Test UI across multiple browsers and platforms
Experience You Have

Work experience/educational background in Human Computer Interaction
Javascript testing frameworks (e.g. Karma, Jasmine, Mocha)
Html, CSS (highly skilled), CSS pre-compilers (e.g. LESS, SASS)
Data Visualization tools like D3.js, three.js, and more generally, SVG, HTML5 Canvas, WebGL, etc
Experience building web applications, start to finish
Strong UI implementation experience
Knowledge of Node.js
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
5+ years relevant experience
Who You Are

Know what it takes to ship high quality code
Excellent communicator
A great team player –you have a point of view, and know how to humbly raise it
Bonus Points

Experience using RESTful APIs
Experience with quantitative analysis products
large scale systems, parallel computing, distributed storage
Understanding of relational databases and distributed databases (e.g. Postgres, Cassandra, Bigtable)
Graduate degree / Research experience
Please include any relevant work samples with your application, thanks!

Gro Intelligence is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants regardless of color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or family status, disability, gender identity or expression, veteran status, actual or presumed belonging to an ethnic group, or any other legally protected status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.


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About Gro Intelligence

Gro Intelligence is changing the way the world understands agriculture. By structuring and interpreting the world’s agricultural data, we make complex analysis simple and accessible. Our cloud-based software, Gro, pulls every scattered bit of data related to food and agriculture and classifies it using a common language, transforming fragmented data into information. Its analytic capabilities and intuitive visualizations make it easy to discover, examine and understand relevant information. Previously teams of highly trained experts required weeks and specialized software to gather and comb through such data. Today, Gro makes this information searchable to anyone in minutes. Gro arms global policy makers, investors and corporates with the clarity and insight they need to make smarter decisions and uncover new opportunities. By making information easily accessible, Gro is transforming the way agricultural markets work. Gro Intelligence is headquartered in New York City and has offices in Nairobi, Kenya. Sara Menker serves as CEO.