Software Developer (Data System Integration Specialist) At BluesSquare

Job Description

Why Bluesquare?

Bluesquare is a rapidly growing tech company dedicated to improving global health through innovative digital solutions. Our work spans 30+ countries, partnering with organizations like the World Bank, WHO, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Join us to make a positive impact on global public health in a collaborative and flexible environment.


We are currently seeking a highly skilled Software Developer with specialized expertise in data system integration to join our team dedicated to the DATIM project. The ideal candidate will possess a strong background in software development and a proven track record of successfully integrating data systems within the context of DATIM, a critical global health initiative.

DATIM is a US government funded project with the aim to collect all PEPFAR (AIDS relief programme) data in one DHIS2 powered data management system. This means integrating data flows from all government programmes and partners, but also, where possible, working with ministries of health is foreign countries to create an inclusive data repository.

Start date:1 December 2023, contingent on contract award.

Location:The location can be remote, but the hiree will be expected to work partly at EST times (i.e. accommodate client meetings at that time). The team will be located across several African countries, Belgium and Washington D.C.

Roles & responsibilities

  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to design, develop, and implement data integration solutions that facilitate the seamless exchange of information across DATIM’s complex software ecosystem.
  • Develop and maintain custom scripts, APIs, connectors, and applications as needed to support data integration efforts specific to DATIM requirements.
  • Work in tandem with business analysts and data stakeholders to comprehend data needs, perform intricate data mapping and transformation, and ensure the highest level of data quality and accuracy within DATIM.
  • Proactively identify and resolve data integration challenges within the DATIM project, collaborating with technical support teams to implement effective solutions.
  • Create, maintain, and update comprehensive documentation related to DATIM’s data integration processes, system configurations, and development activities.
  • Implement rigorous testing and validation procedures to guarantee the integrity and reliability of data integration solutions within the DATIM context.
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Key skills

  • Expert proficiency in software development languages and tools relevant to DHIS2 customization and development.
  • Advanced understanding of DHIS2 principles, data models, and configurations.
  • Strong expertise in DevOps principles, automation, and infrastructure management practices.
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills for addressing complex technical issues and optimizing DHIS2 hosting and DevOps processes.
  • Meticulous attention to detail to ensure precise software development and hosting/DevOps tasks.
  • Keen eye for detail for working with large, complex, interconnected systems
  • Flexibility and comfort with multi-tasking
  • Experience working remotely with dispersed teams
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Team player with good interpersonal skills
  • Clear, structured spoken & written communication


  • Ability to obtain a Moderate Risk Public Trust Clearance (MRPT)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • 2+ years working directly with DHIS2, or 3+ years hosting other open source projects utilizing Apache Tomcat and PostgreSQL (please be prepared to elaborate)
  • 2+ years of hands-on programming experience.
  • A foundational understanding of DHIS2 or relevant health information management systems.


  • Possession of a Moderate Risk Public Trust Clearance (MRPT) or of a secret/top secret clearance (preferred)
  •  If you do, please flag this in your application!
  • Located in or close to EST time zone. If you are, please flag this in your application!
  • Demonstrated experience in architecting and customizing DHIS2 solutions for health information management in various settings or projects.
  • Proficiency in DevOps tools, contributing to the efficient execution of data system integration tasks.
  • Expertise in server management, cloud platforms, or virtualization technologies.
  • US Government Experience or International Public Health Background, PEPFAR experience is favorable
  • Working experience in Africa, Asia or Latin America is a plus
  • Working experience in Global health, Health financing or Monitoring and Evaluation in another sector is a plus

What we offer

  • Competitive Salary and benefits package as a contractor or freelancer. We offer generous PTO and sick leave, as well as other benefits.
  • Flexible work hours and remote working
  • Exciting projects: use data to solve major issues in low- and middle-income countries (Health, Education, Waste management and more)
  • Impact : manage data platforms impacting the lives of thousands of people
  • Network: work in collaboration with a wide variety of actors within countries (Ministries, Donors, NGOs, Implementing partners, field staff, etc.)
  • Hands-on experience: on-site visits and in-depth situation analysis
  • Exciting work environment: join a result-oriented, dynamic & diverse team committed to improve the accessibility and quality of health services around the world

Apply by sending us your CV and a short introduction of yourself

Job criteria for job ad : Software Developer (Data System Integration Specialist)
Job category :
IT, new technologies
Industries :
Associative activities
Social, public and human services
Employment type :
Permanent contract – Fixed-term contract
Region :
Ashanti – Brong Ahafo – Central – Eastern – Greater Accra – Northern – Upper East – Upper West – Volta – Western
Experience level :
2 to 5 years
Educational level :
Key Skills :



April 2024