Software Developer- Head of Mobile Development

DepartmentEngineering and Design

LocationAccra, Kumasi


Learn About Farmerline

Do you want to improve millions of lives and leave a lasting legacy at the same time? Do you want to use your talents and skills to make a difference and not just a living? Do you want to help feed the world now and in the future? Farmerline works to reinvent how the world thinks and invests in the lives of small-scale farmers. We are working to help farmers produce and sell food. We are bold and systemic thinkers but operate lean and nimble.

Since 2013, Farmerline has directly helped farmers to improve their productivity and profit in Ghana and also provided technical support to other organizations to do the same. Farmerline started its operations serving 800 farmers in the Ashanti Region of Ghana with information via mobile information services. We have supported many organizations with our tools and knowledge to improve the way they work with farmers. Over the past 8 years, Farmerline and its partnership network has profiled and served over 1million farmers and digitized over 1,000,000 acres of farmland across 16 countries in Africa. 

Farmerline is a learning organization and you will have the chance to apply your ideas and creativity to solve problems every day.  If you work well in a dynamic collaborative culture, set high standards, and meet challenges with determination and a sense of humour, you’ll thrive at Farmerline. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and encourage applications from all candidates. We believe that diverse perspectives help our teams to create innovative solutions and understand our global clients’ needs. In alignment with our values, we are committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse global workforce without discrimination. 

About the role

The  Software Engineer (Head of Mobile Development) will take part in the development and implementation of functional mobile applications throughout the software development life cycle and offer excellent technical support. The engineer shall be a team player with a keen eye for details and possess exceptional leadership, problem-solving and debugging skills. Experience in Agile frameworks and working knowledge in relevant coding languages are essential. The goal will be to lead the mobile development team in building efficient programs and systems that serve user needs.


Key Responsibilities

  • Support the entire application lifecycle (concept, design, test, release and support)
  • Produce fully functional mobile applications writing clean code
  • Write unit and UI tests to identify malfunctions
  • Troubleshoot and debug to optimize performance
  • Ensure high quality and inclusive recruitment, overall team development and retention
  • Be a leader, make decisions and own them, help the mobile team to drive outcomes
  • Liaise with Product development team to plan new features
  • Ensure new and legacy applications meet quality standards
  • Research and suggest new mobile products, applications and protocols
  • Stay up-to-date with new technology trends
  • Collaborating with web developers to build stable APIs
  • Supports team strategy in development approach
  • Document user requirements, and specifications


Required Qualifications

  • At least 4 years hands-on experience in designing interactive applications
  • BSc. / MSc. in Computer Science or Engineering and any other related field
  • Some DevOps experience particularly in working with CI/CD pipelines
  • Experience leading cross-functional mobile development teams in a fast paced, delivery focused environment
  • Experience with strategic roadmap and implementation planning
  • Strong experience in working with REST APIs
  • Strong people management skills
  • Collaboration and coordination skills
  • Experience with test-driven development
  • Excellent analytical skills with a good problem-solving attitude
  • Ability to document requirements and specifications



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