Java Jobs at IRD Research
Position: Java Programmer
Total Positions: 5
Job Type: Full Time/Permanent
Job Location: Karachi, Pakistan
Minimum Education: Bachelors
Career Level: Entry Level
Required Experience: Fresh – 1 Year
Interested candidates should email their resumes at firstname.lastname@example.org
with the words “Java Programmer” in the subject.
Interactive Research and Development (IRD) is looking to hire Java Programmers.
IRD is a non-profit grant driven organization that focuses on research
and service delivery in low resource, low literacy areas around the
Should you sign on with IRD, you will be working with the Informatics
team. The Informatics Team works on Java development efforts both
within the organization and in collaboration with our global partners
in the open source community.
Java Programmers will work with our global partners and groups within
IRD to contribute towards open source projects geared towards
collecting, organizing, and analyzing health information and other
data in a resource efficient and widely applicable manner primarily
using mobile devices.
Here’s a loose description of the sort of person we are looking for:
•Exceptional problem solving skills
•Leadership skills and the ability to take initiative
•Should be able to think from a bird’s eye perspective
•The ability to disagree politely
•Good writing and oral communication skills
•Must not be a loner. If you think you work best alone, then you are
probably not right for this position
•Should be able to multi-task
•Should have a can-do attitude
•Should be fluent in English and Urdu. Other languages a plus
•Should be willing to travel to remote destinations both
internationally and locally.
•Must be passionate about making a difference through your work
Java Programmers typically have a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer
Science with experience of programming in Java. Working Knowledge of
Android, J2ME, Spring, and Hibernate are a definite plus.
What does IRD do for you?
•Great environment, great people. And yes, we really do mean that.
•Staying on at IRD almost inevitably entails international travel at
some point or the other. This gives you the opportunity to network at
a global level. For example, with our consortium members and partners
which include: University of Bergen in Norway, MIT Poverty Action Lab,
Johns Hopkins, University of Southern Maine etc in USA, Makerere
University in Uganda, Nokia and soon.
•Historically, employees at IRD have moved on to Master’s and PhD
programs in the USA at universities like Harvard, Columbia and
Stanford or in Europe at places like the University of Bergen. You
could also choose to move on to other international non-profits
•You are given a fairly large degree of freedom about how you approach
your task. As long as you get your work done