Senior Software Engineer (Full-Stack) in Producers Direct

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Producers Direct is an award winning organisation led by farmers, for farmers. We operate globally with offices in Peru, Kenya and London, working through a network of producer organisations across East Africa and Latin America. We have been awarded grants by leading institutions such as the World Bank to bring together leaders in climate and agricultural data and help farmers respond to climate risks. Through this work we aim to collect and integrate multiple sources of data and present this back to farmers with a personalized, accessible perspective on how to adapt and respond to specific challenges.

Job functions

We are seeking someone to help us develop our digital tools, Farm Direct and Croppie. Farm Direct is a system that supports farmers and producer organisations to gather and analyse on-farm business data and monitor performance, providing data visualisations via dashboards for farmers and producers organisations. Croppie is a native mobile app which uses AI to derive yield estimations and agronomic advice from photographs of coffee plants. This is a great opportunity to use your software development skills to help deliver vital information to smallholder farmers in a way that they can access, understand and interpret to make life changing decisions on their farms.

Job Title: Senior Software Engineer (Full Stack)

Reports to: Head of Digital Programs (UK-based)

Contract: 6-month consultancy, pending the completion of a successful probationary review period. Opportunity for contract extension to a full time team member beyond the 6-months, determined by strong candidate performance during the initial 6 months.

Location: Peru (or compatible timezone)

Goal: Work with the Head of Digital and Software Developers to design and code the system architecture of our digital tools to deliver usable and actionable data to smallholder farmers.

Key tasks include:

  • Support Head of Digital Programmes and the Data & Digital Team in delivering the digital tools as part of Producer Direct’s data strategy
  • Lead the maintenance and improvement of existing tools including preparing our digital tools for growth to reach an increasing number of users across two regions
  • Develop both the front end and back end of our tools alongside two other developers as directed by Head of Digital Programmes
  • Provide guidance and advice on technical solutions in coordination with the Head of Digital Programmes
  • Support users primarily in Peru to resolve technical issues as required

Qualifications and requirements

We are looking for someone who is:

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience as a full stack developer
  • Experience with: Vue 3, Nuxt 3, Node.JS, and Flutter
  • Comprehensive knowledge of MySQL and noSQL database design
  • Familiarity with: Laravel framework
  • Eager and ready to play a key role in delivering an impactful data system for farmers
  • Passionate about our model and approach to supporting and empowering smallholder farmers
  • Confident working independently and taking ownership of feature development
  • Willing to try new things and take the unconventional (even non technical / digital) approach to solving problems


  • We are a multinational team working across Latin America, East Africa and Europe. The candidate must have professional levels of English and Spanish
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills (written/verbal), and can explain technical concepts to less technical colleagues
  • Comfortable working in a small team/startup environment
  • Self-starter, flexible and able to work on tight deadlines
  • Undergraduate degree OR relevant related experience in software development / data analysis / product design

Desirable skills


  • Experience in working in a rural setting with farmers or low IT literacy populations
  • Experience working for social enterprise / NGO / charitable organisation


What we can offer:

  • Salary: $30,000 per annum
  • Initial 6-month fixed term consultancy contract, pending the completion of a successful 3-month probationary review period, with scope for longer-term contract extension.
  • Hands on experience and responsibility from day one and the opportunity to make a real impact in a small, but ambitious organisation.
  • A dynamic, creative and rewarding working environment
  • The opportunity to travel and work with smallholder farmers in rural Peru and East Africa; and the chance to make a real impact in a small, but ambitious organisation!

Remote work policy

Locally remote only

Position is 100% remote, but candidates must reside in Peru.

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