Across the developing world, more children than ever are in school – but they are not learning. A recent study estimated that less than 1% of school children in Sub-Saharan Africa attend a school where the teaching meets basic standards of quality. At Rising Academies, we’re changing that, and we want your help.
We are a growing network of inspiring schools in West Africa. Our mission is to unleash the full potential of every student, equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and character to succeed in further study, work, and day-to-day life. We support more than 250,000 students across Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Ghana through a combination of low cost private schools we manage directly, and partnership schools we manage in collaboration with governments. Independent evaluations have found that Rising students make learning gains two to three times larger than their peers in comparable schools.
We have recently closed our Series A funding round and won a multi-year, multi-million dollar grant to accelerate the development of our digital ed-tech solutions for low-income students across the globe. Our ‘Bambai’ suite of digital tools already includes a school information system, school observation tool, chatbot tutor, accelerated learning program and teacher coaching app. This is just the start. We want to expand our range of digital products to help improve the quality of education for millions of students around the world. If you want to make a difference to the lives of teachers, students and parents, then we are the right place for you.
We are looking for an innovative Elixir Chatbot Developer with a strong technical background, flexibility in Elixir code base, and knowledge in chatbot development to join our Digital team at Rising. An important aspect of this role will be to integrate math and non-math content into Elixir-based “Stacks” on our multi-award winning AI-powered Math Chatbot tutor “Rori” which is delivered via WhatsApp on the Turn.io platform.
The successful candidate will work in a hands-on development role, writing code in Elixir and deploying cycles, while collaborating closely with internal and external engineering teams to suggest features and resolve issues faced in the turn.io chatbot platform. The Ideal candidate will play a key role in supporting math and non-math learning across Rising and ensure overall user satisfaction for Rori users.
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. We regularly benchmark our compensation against comparable businesses, social ventures and non-profits.
Rising’s goal is to be transparent about salaries at all levels of the organization and have a standard, global pay scale for all positions that is non-negotiable.
The benefits we offer are built to have a strong added value on our staff’s well-being and we are excited to discuss this further with you in the process.
This is a full-time remote role open to strong candidates globally. The Elixir Chatbot Developer will report to Rising’s CTO.
Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis hence we encourage interested candidates to apply as early as possible.
Rising is an Equal Opportunity Employer.We celebrate diversity and are committed to providing a work environment that is inclusive and free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, national origin, family or parental status, veteran or disability status.
Rising is committed to creating a culture within the organization, and its schools, that recognizes the importance of safeguarding children and prioritizing their rights and needs. We strive to uphold international safeguarding standards, and keep the safety and well-being of our students at the heart of what we do. All Rising employees are expected to abide by the Child Protection Policy, and to have the same level of commitment to protect children from harm. Safeguarding questions are part of every interview process and all Rising employees undergo reference checks before joining the organization.
Rising Academies is a for-purpose education company in West Africa on a mission to build schools that open doors and change lives.
Year Founded: 2014