JOBS

Senior Software Engineer

Primary responsibilities:
Be part of a team to develop and deploy practical, open AI systems. This role would involve managing other software developers and managing larger software projects.

Personal specification:
We are looking for someone with practical development experience who can produce good quality, reliable code, and has creative technical problem solving skills. Experience in AI systems (e.g. training neural networks, curating training data, debugging and visualising outputs) is an advantage but not necessary; the role could be suitable for a competent developer wishing to move into AI from another field. Demonstrable experience in managing software teams will be a requirement for this role.

We are also open to persons being based in a different location with periodic travel to Uganda. We prefer candidates with extensive experience of the African context.

Core skills:

  • Python (with data processing libraries, e.g. NumPy, pandas)
  • Linux/Unix
  • Software engineering workflows (e.g. testing, version control, documentation, issue tracking and maintenance)
  • Technical project management

Extra experience which would be an advantage:

  • Machine learning (e.g. PyTorch, TensorFlow, scikit-learn)
  • IoT and embedded hardware
  • Natural language processing
  • Mobile app development
  • Online data visualisation
  • (For candidates proposing to work remotely) Experience of working independently from a remote location.

Salary scale is dependent on experience, in the range USD 1500-2500 per month.

To apply, please use this form. If possible, please include links to any code repositories (such as GitHub profile). The final selection will include coding interviews for shortlisted candidates. For queries, please email info@sunbird.ai.

Closing date: February 21, 2021.

Embedded Systems Hardware Engineer

Primary responsibilities:
Be part of a team to develop and deploy practical, open AI systems. This role will involve actual hands-on hardware design, development, testing, deployment and maintenance. The hardware role is comparable to the hardware design and development works at AirQo. Candidates who can be physically present in Uganda are preferred for this role.

Personal specification:
We are looking for someone who is passionate about innovative application of embedded systems to solve complex problems and with practical hardware development and electronics experience involving IoT/Embedded systems projects hardware design, fabrication, deployment, testing, and maintenance. Experience in software engineering and AI systems is an advantage but not necessary. Demonstrable experience hardware design or IoT/embedded systems in production will be key.

We prefer candidates with extensive experience of the African context.

Core skills:

  • Embedded systems and sensors
  • IoT systems and platforms
  • Hands-on electronics/microelectronics e.g., microcontrollers, audio electronics, voltage regulators and power supplies etc.
  • Embedded Python and C/C++ programming
  • Linux/Unix
  • PCB design, development and assembly

Extra experience which would be an advantage:

  • Machine learning (e.g. PyTorch, TensorFlow, scikit-learn)
  • Creating 3D designs
  • IoT communication protocols such as LoRA
  • Past experience in deploying IoT systems in harsh outdoor environments

Salary scale is dependent on experience, and is in the range USD 500-1200 per month. For more experienced candidates, part-time commitments are possible within this same salary range.

To apply, please use this form. If possible, please include links to any code repositories (such as GitHub profile). The final selection will include coding interviews for shortlisted candidates. For queries, please email info@sunbird.ai.

Closing date: February 21, 2021.

Web designers/Front-end developers/Communications specialists/Graphics designers

Sunbird AI is interested in recruiting a suite of contractors (individual consultants and/or companies) for the roles of web designer, front-end developer, content developer, graphic designer. Candidates applying to be pre-qualified for these roles should clearly indicate which role(s) they are applying for.

Primary responsibilities
Be part of a team to develop and deploy practical, open AI systems. Be professional, able to work independently with minimal supervision and provide outputs in a timely professional manner. Sunbird AI will engage different contractors as and when the need arises on a contractual basis.

Core skills:

Web designer

  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • WordPress

Front-end developer

  • Site deployment with Heroku/AWS
  • Data visualisation/dashboards
  • Javascript/CSS an advantage.

Communications Specialist

  • Content Management Systems
  • Social media content development
  • Newsletters
  • Media briefing/policy briefing

Candidates are asked to provide evidence of their experience by giving links to examples of their work in the online application.

Salary scale:
This is not a salaried position, a fixed cost will be determined per work package and payments made as per a contract.

To apply, please use this form. If possible, please include links to any code repositories (such as GitHub profile) as well as your web development/design/graphics or communications portfolio. The final selection will include practical interviews for shortlisted candidates. For queries, please email info@sunbird.ai.

Closing date: February 28, 2021.