Hi There

Field designs and builds innovative solutions for improving child survival and access to health commodities in several African countries, with a focus on innovative logistics solutions. Our team works from Berlin, Abuja, London, and Nairobi. We’re looking for engaged people to work with us on the technology which powers our projects.

We believe that only diverse teams can build strong solutions to the often wicked problems that health systems in emerging contexts face. We believe people matter the most - those we work with and that we work for. We believe in the power of careful design, incorrigible curiosity, and respect for the people and challenges we engage with. Our aim is to make a meaningful, positive and lasting impact on communities’ access to healthcare.

If this sounds like a place you'd like to come to work, we humbly suggest we could do some great things together. Please get in touch with a CV or portfolio at [email protected].

Dev and Data Ops

We’re looking for someone with a love of ops and data engineering to work with us on the country-scale, mission critical logistics and program analytics services which we provide to public and private health supply chains. You’ll help design and develop internal data management and analytics infrastructure. You’ll also help help us keep our national-scale services secure, stable and snappy.

You will work closely with our development teams in Nigeria and Berlin, supporting them in deployment ops and monitoring, ensuring they have stable powerful data manipulation tools at their disposal, and supporting ad-hoc data manipulation needs.

This is a full time 12 month contract position based in Berlin or Abuja. Full time employment also an option.
 

Required

  • Attention to detail and a drive to investigate real-world systems through data
  • Professional experience with client- and server-side Javascript and document-oriented databases (Elasticsearch, CouchDB a plus)
  • Professional experience with AWS (Lambda, Kinesis, API Gateway), ELK stacks, and some form of CI/CD
  • Professional experience as a data engineer or DBA, handling production data
  • Experience working with enterprise applications featuring complex business or information processing rules
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to play multiple roles in a team
  • 4+ years work experience in commercial software development, including considerable professional experience working in a team
  • High creativity and problem solving abilities
  • A penchant for creating internal tools
  • Experience with core modern Javascript development tools (npm)
  • Location: Berlin (Abuja optional)
  • Language skills: English (fluent)

 

Bonus

  • Love of data visualization
  • Supply chain experience
  • Strong gif game

 

Senior Software Engineer (Javascript)

We’re looking for a senior software engineer to help us build and maintain our suite of country-scale logistics and program intelligence systems. You’ll help investigate user needs, design solutions alongside our team of technology and domain experts, then architect, build and ship features within our mission-critical health commodity logistics services.

Your job will include architecting, building and supporting clean, modular, well tested code to address a variety of real world supply chain and public health challenges, as well as applying and extracting design patterns to address the unique challenges of distributed, offline-first systems for emerging markets. You will work closely with other developers in Berlin and Nigeria, supporting each other and collaborating through frequent code reviews and strong adherence to best engineering practices, and will be supported by a team of domain experts, deploying and supporting your solutions in the field.

Required

  • 4+ years professional experience building and maintaining live enterprise systems
  • Professional experience architecting software to address complex business needs (supply chain a plus)
  • Professional experience with client- and server-side Javascript, and document-oriented databases (CouchDB, AWS experience a plus)
  • Excellent communication skills including experience working in cross-cultural settings
  • A deep curiosity about information architecture, design patterns, and critical evaluation of new technologies
  • Experience with serverless and event-driven application architectures
  • MS/BA/BS in computer science, or comparable work experience
  • High creativity and problem solving abilities
  • Location: Abuja or Berlin (travel encouraged but not required)
  • Language skills: English (fluent)

 

Bonus

  • Experience with data-driven decision-support systems
  • Experience in designing for offline-first solutions or environments with unstable internet connections
  • Experience in remote work with distributed teams
  • Front-end (javascript, css, html5) software development skills

Team Support

Field's international team is growing and our tech group, centred in Berlin, is in need of support! We are looking for a creative, motivated professional to provide (initially) part-time finance, admin and operations support to keep things running and help us ensure Field is a great place to work.

Field places a premium on transparency and team culture, and focuses on company-wide engagement in product development and problem solving. This role could grow in a number of different ways so if you have queries or ideas about how it might fit you, please get in touch!

Responsibilities

  • Assist with international and domestic logistics / travel arrangements for the team, including navigating immigration requirements
  • Support budgeting and bookkeeping procedures for the Berlin unit, in coordination with international counterparts
  • Create and update internal records and databases with personnel, financial and other data
  • Assist with German financial and regulatory activities
  • Manage upkeep of office and core infrastructure (premises, utilities etc.)
  • Coordinate team events and support office quality of life
  • Location: Berlin

 

Requirements

  • Creative problem solving, "fixer" mentality
  • Experience with project management, administration or team lead roles
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to manage own time effectively
  • Familiarity with office management procedures and basic accounting principles
  • Experience working with public sector and international development sector work an advantage
  • Fluent English, German

Product Manager

We’re looking for a product manager to help us plan, design, build, and ship our web and mobile products for healthcare, health logistics and conservation. Our product manager defines, refines and advocates for each of the system-changing products in their portfolio, interrogating and extracting stakeholder requirements, guiding our technical teams in product creation and delivery, safeguarding and critically evaluating product placement. Our product manager will have a deep curiosity about the contexts in which we develop solutions, paired with a high degree of creativity and fluency with a range of quantitative methods for design research and product development.

Day to day, our product manager will work with our technical team to decompose high-level product design into structured technical requirements for implementation, liaise with clients to ensure ongoing product relevance, decompose and analyse complex data requirements, and define, conduct and analyse research to manage product performance and high level strategy. Ultimately, our product manager will help us push the boundaries of technological intervention in complex systems, and build our product suite as a platform for social and economic empowerment.

This is a full-time position, with frequent (but negotiable) travel requirements.

Required

  • Experience with and passion for design research and cross-cultural product development
  • 4+ years' working experience in a product design or management role
  • Analytical thinker, high degree of fluency with quantitative methods, data analysis and manipulation
  • Comfortable working with complex enterprise systems and datasets
  • Professional experience managing mobile and web products through entire product development lifecycle from strategy to maintenance (portfolio required)
  • Excellent presentation skills and ability to articulate product value proposition for a range of stakeholders, facilitate development process and manage diverse stakeholder demands on the fly
  • Comfortable spinning up wireframes and clickable mockups
  • Demonstrated ability to work and interact cross-functionally with experts on technical subject matter, developers, business development, public and private sector clients
  • Demonstrated ability to decompose complex systems and data to produce comprehensive, coordinated technical requirements
  • Excellent analytical and creative problem solving skills
  • Willing to travel (Europe and Africa)
  • Language skills: English (fluent)

 

Preferable

  • Professional experience
    • in public health and/or supply chain management
    • working on data-driven decision-support systems
    • designing for novice or semi-literate users
    • working remotely and with distributed teams
    • working in West Africa, especially Nigeria
  • Front-end (javascript, css, html5) software development skills.
  • Location: Abuja or Berlin preferred, but remote work will be considered.
  • Language skills: English (fluent), French (intermediate)

Data Manager & Analyst

We’re looking for motivated data analyst and manager to support our innovative health system logistics initiatives from our headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria. You’ll help collect and manage data from a variety of health and logistics systems to produce the insights that drive our operations, shape our products, and ultimately strengthen health systems. 

Your mission will involve exploring data from operational systems for managerial and product development insights, responding to customer requests for specific extracts and report, and investigating data quality issues alongside our business, technology, and health teams to help identify and diagnose problems and opportunities, develop basic models and management tools for internal and external audiences, inform product and service decisions, and drive real impact at scale.

Required

  • Professional experience in automated data analysis and manipulation for medium-large data sets
  • Expert-level spreadsheet usage, including descriptive statistical analysis, develop pivot tables, use advanced formulae
  • Professional experience in statistical programming (Javascript, Python, R or similar)
  • Professional experience conducting data queries and manipulation using SQL and Javascript
  • Professional experience using basic statistics for data analysis and decision support (distributions, statistical testing, regression, etc.)
  • Experience working with nosql databases (preferably couchdb, elasticsearch)
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to play multiple roles in a team
  • Scientific mindset, and proven ability to decompose and distil complex problems into clear testable components
  • A deep curiosity about the live sources and implications of data
  • 4+ years work experience in data analysis or related field, including considerable professional experience working in a team
  • Strong mathematical background
  • High creativity and problem solving abilities
  • Language skills: English (fluent)

 

Preferable

  • MS or BA/BS related to statistics, or comparable work experience
  • Professional experience using Github as a primary source control system, and git-flow as a primary workflow
  • Experience producing data visualizations (D3.js, openLayers)
  • Experience applying statistical machine learning techniques to real-world problems
  • Experience with business intelligence systems
  • Experience with javascript and nosql data sources

Designer

The rules for interface design focused on the next billion internet and mobile users are still being written. Established internet audiences are enjoying the fruits of the professionalisation of interaction and interface design, yet in emerging markets, the users of which carry vastly different and diverse cultural backgrounds, assumptions, priorities, and levels of technological literacy, design is too often still a cosmetic afterthought.

We believe an opportunity exists to contribute to the development of an evidence-based methodology for producing engaging, effective design for the world’s emerging markets, and as an organisation, seek to establish proven excellence in a field on the cusp of an historic explosion in demand, but currently nonetheless currently largely ignored.

We’re looking for digital designers to help us shape and achieve this vision, starting with visual and interaction design for a family of web and mobile products for healthcare, health logistics and conservation. Our designers will work closely with our developers, users and subject matter experts to investigate and synthesize requirements and opportunities, researching, designing and building comprehensive, beautiful solutions and the processes that help us reach them.

Day to day, our designer will translate high-level requirements into structured interactions and intuitive, functional workflows, as well as design interfaces and methodologies for navigating complex information. They will assist with mockup and asset production, problem solving and basic front-end development where necessary. Ultimately, our designers will be part of the team which helps us push the boundaries of design as a practice, and refine it as a tool for social and economic empowerment.

This is a full-time position, with frequent (but negotiable) travel requirements.

Required

  • Proven experience with and passion for design research, cross-cultural design, information and interaction design
  • 4+ years working experience in a fast-paced environment (agency, software development company, freelance portfolios also considered)
  • MS/BA/BS in design-related discipline, or comparable work experience
  • Demonstrated excellence in interaction, visual, and experience design. Demonstrated knowledge of design best practices and their implementation in web and mobile (portfolio required)
  • Strong communication and teamwork abilities; Field makes thorough use of design reviews and critiques - no one works in a silo!
  • Comfortable spinning up wireframes, clickable mockups and a modern front-end dev environment
  • Demonstrated ability to decompose and complex systems and data to produce effective interfaces and visualisations
  • Excellent analytical and creative problem solving skills
  • Location: Abuja or Berlin
  • Language skills: English (fluent)

 

Preferable

  • Professional experience working on data-driven decision-support systems
  • Professional experience designing for novice or semi-literate users
  • Professional experience working remotely and with distributed teams
  • Front-end (javascript, css, html5) software development skills.

Lagos, Nigeria - Supply Chain Planner 

We are looking for a talented, driven, and meticulous Supply Chain Planner interested in operational excellence, supply chain, business intelligence, and rolling up her/his sleeves to help shape our fast-growing Lagos team. The Planner will own the data and processes at the core of the system and play a crucial role in scaling Shelf Life across the Southwest. Experience and excitement required, but unique opportunities for skill development and advancement available!

Responsibilities

  • Supply & Demand Planning: Use Field's suite of proprietary tools to manage forecasting, demand, and supply planning and manage implementation of S&OP best practices to continuously improve Shelf Life service.
  • Data Management & Analysis: Own the relevant operations data, including pricing and planning. Maintain KPI and collaborate braodly with the team to ensure high-fidelity digital operations.
  • Sourcing & Procurement: Coordinate competitive sourcing, ordering and requisition processes from a range of suppliers over various time horizons. Also entails coordinating competitive supply arrangements from local suppliers. 
  • Logistics Planning: Planning and managing delivery, returns, and other logistics fulfillment.
  • Client Success: Support the onboarding of new clients. Manage general client communications, organization of client feedback, and pursuit of Shelf Life client success through high-quality service delivery.

Requirements

  • First degree in relevant field Preferably Business Administration, Economics, Supply Chain Management
  • Experience in Procurement or Supply Chain Management 
  • Prior experience as Operations or Program support staff is desired
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and primary local language of territory.
  • Excellent quantitative reasoning and spreadsheet (MS Excel/Google Sheets) skills
  • Exceptional communications skills
  • Customer-service oriented
  • Great attention to detail

Product Manager

We’re looking for a product manager to help us plan, design, build, and ship our web and mobile products for healthcare, health logistics and conservation. Our product manager defines, refines and advocates for each of the system-changing products in their portfolio, interrogating and extracting stakeholder requirements, guiding our technical teams in product creation and delivery, safeguarding and critically evaluating product placement. Our product manager will have a deep curiosity about the contexts in which we develop solutions, paired with a high degree of creativity and fluency with a range of quantitative methods for design research and product development.

Day to day, our product manager will work with our technical team to decompose high-level product design into structured technical requirements for implementation, liaise with clients to ensure ongoing product relevance, decompose and analyse complex data requirements, and define, conduct and analyse research to manage product performance and high level strategy. Ultimately, our product manager will help us push the boundaries of technological intervention in complex systems, and build our product suite as a platform for social and economic empowerment.

This is a full-time position, with frequent (but negotiable) travel requirements.

Required

  • Experience with and passion for design research and cross-cultural product development
  • 4+ years' working experience in a product design or management role
  • Analytical thinker, high degree of fluency with quantitative methods, data analysis and manipulation
  • Comfortable working with complex enterprise systems and datasets
  • Professional experience managing mobile and web products through entire product development lifecycle from strategy to maintenance (portfolio required)
  • Excellent presentation skills and ability to articulate product value proposition for a range of stakeholders, facilitate development process and manage diverse stakeholder demands on the fly
  • Comfortable spinning up wireframes and clickable mockups
  • Demonstrated ability to work and interact cross-functionally with experts on technical subject matter, developers, business development, public and private sector clients
  • Demonstrated ability to decompose complex systems and data to produce comprehensive, coordinated technical requirements
  • Excellent analytical and creative problem solving skills
  • Willing to travel (Europe and Africa)
  • Language skills: English (fluent)

 

Preferable

  • Professional experience
    • in public health and/or supply chain management
    • working on data-driven decision-support systems
    • designing for novice or semi-literate users
    • working remotely and with distributed teams
    • working in West Africa, especially Nigeria
  • Front-end (javascript, css, html5) software development skills.
  • Location: Abuja or Berlin preferred, but remote work will be considered.
  • Language skills: English (fluent), French (intermediate)

Front-end Developer

We’re looking for a front-end developer to join our team at Field Intelligence. You’ll be working with a cross-functional product team to build offline-friendly, highly performant mobile and desktop apps that aim to improve healthcare in Nigeria and beyond. 

We’re considering most levels of experience, from junior to mid-weight to senior. One of our main criteria for this position is expertise in CSS – we have some amazing senior developers in our team, but we need someone to work with them to focus on the really user-facing parts of the tech stack. We’re talking about all the things that affect user experience – faithfully executing designs in HTML and CSS, interactions, performance, usability. We are prioritising scalability and modularity in our apps, and that needs to include the front-end and UI components. We <3 people with strong opinions – your voice will be heard in this team. 

We’re also quite open to what this role actually looks like – a hybrid designer/front-end developer is as much an option as a senior javascript engineer with an interest in CSS. 

Some examples of the systems we’re working on:

  • A responsive mobile app (PWA), built for offline performance, with supportive workflows to guide users through public health logistics work
  • A dashboard interface with data visualisations/analytical tools to analyse and forecast vaccine usage throughout the country
  • A payment system to help local pharmacies stay stocked with essential medicines
  • A mobile app to guide informal transport workers (a.k.a. drivers) in delivering vaccines and other health commodities 
     

Finally, we work mainly with React and couchdb / serverless Node backend, so we’re looking for someone who can work within a javascript-centric environment to do templating and styling, test performance, collaborate in via git, and help refine our front-end practices. 

Required

  • Experience working collaboratively with teams to ship products, but also someone who is self-organised and can work independently when needed
  • CSS and CSS pre-processors (SCSS / sass) and at least some javascript knowledge.
  • Comfort in a modern js dev environment/workflow – git, code reviews, npm, jest, webpack/rollup
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills – we are a distributed team and pay close attention to our documentation and team communication.
  • Location: Abuja or Berlin
  • Fluency in English

 

Preferable

  • Experience with data visualisation
  • Experience in designing for offline-first apps or environments with unstable internet connections.
  • Experience in remote work with distributed teams
  • French language

 

If you’re also a designer, please include a folio/some case studies in your application. We’d really like to dive into the details of your work, so we’d rather have a few detailed case studies than some shiny-looking screenshots with no context. Tell us about the goals, the context, constraints, the team, your role, the process, and the outcomes.

Design Lead

The rules for interface design focused on the next billion internet and mobile users are still being written. Established internet audiences are enjoying the fruits of the professionalisation of interaction and interface design, yet in emerging markets, the users of which carry vastly different and diverse cultural backgrounds, assumptions, priorities, and levels of technological literacy, design is too often still a cosmetic afterthought.

We believe an opportunity exists to contribute to the development of an evidence-based methodology for producing engaging, effective design for the world’s emerging markets, and as an organisation, seek to establish proven excellence in a field on the cusp of an historic explosion in demand, but currently nonetheless currently largely ignored.

We’re looking for a design lead to help us shape and achieve this vision, starting with visual and interaction design for a family of web and mobile products for healthcare, health logistics and conservation. Our design lead will work closely with our developers, users and subject matter experts to investigate and synthesize requirements and opportunities, researching, designing and building comprehensive, beautiful solutions and the processes that help us reach them.

Day to day, our design lead will translate high-level requirements into structured interactions and intuitive, functional workflows, as well as design interfaces and methodologies for navigating complex information. They will assist with mockup and asset production, and basic front-end development where necessary, but prioritise development and stewardship of our design philosophy and processes, and their realisation in the products we serve. Ultimately, our design lead will help us push the boundaries of design as a practice, and refine it as a tool for social and economic empowerment.

This is a full-time position, with frequent (but negotiable) travel requirements.

Required

  • Proven experience with and passion for design research, cross-cultural design, information and interaction design
  • 6+ years working experience in a fast-paced environment (agency, software development company, freelance portfolios also considered)
  • MS/BA/BS in design-related discipline, or comparable work experience
  • Demonstrated excellence in interaction, visual, and experience design. Demonstrated knowledge of design best practices and their implementation in web and mobile (portfolio required)
  • Comfortable spinning up wireframes, clickable mockups and a modern front-end dev environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work and interact cross-functionally with experts on technical subject matter, developers, business development, public and private sector clients
  • Demonstrated ability to decompose and complex systems and data to produce effective interfaces and visualisations
  • Excellent analytical and creative problem solving skills
  • Willing to travel (Europe and Africa)
  • Language skills: English (fluent)

 

Preferable

  • Professional experience working on data-driven decision-support systems
  • Professional experience designing for novice or semi-literate users
  • Professional experience working remotely and with distributed teams
  • Professional experience working in West Africa, especially Nigeria
  • Front-end (javascript, css, html5) software development skills.
  • Location: Abuja or Berlin preferred, but remote work will be considered.