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mPharma Launches Its Flagship Women In Software Engineering (WiSE) Internship Program

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Aug. 7, 2022, 1:16 p.m.

Today, statistics show only 5.31% of software developers worldwide are women. mPharma wants to help change this narrative. The healthtech startup is pleased to announce the maiden edition of a special internship program for female engineers in Africa called WiSE!

This internship is a 12-month virtual program that offers real-world engineering and technology experience, including design, product development, coding, documentation, and more.

“Last month, the world celebrated the International Day of Women in Engineering - but this campaign was more about a diverse workforce than just women in Engineering. We want to influence the conversation moving forward, and this program is aimed to help just do that!”

“At mPharma, we start and end our day thinking about how we can enable patients to afford their medications. We are a small but growing team of 500+ members, headquartered in Accra, Ghana, backed by world-class investors. We’ve joined hands with third-party payers, drug manufacturers, and healthcare providers to develop products and services that directly reduce the costs of prescription drugs for patients. In only a few months, we’ve managed to provide low-cost, high-quality medicines to tens of thousands of patients across nine (9) African countries (Ghana, Gabon, Nigeria, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Rwanda),” mPharma stated.

Do you want to solve business challenges through innovative technology? Do you enjoy working on cutting-edge, scalable services technology in a team environment? Do you like working on industry-defining projects that move the needle?

Description

Women in Software Engineering (WiSE) is a flagship 12-month virtual internship program that will offer real-world engineering and technology product development experience, including basic designing, coding, documentation, et cetera. Each intern will be matched to a manager and a mentor throughout the program. The interns will write real software and collaborate with a selected group of experienced software development engineers to provide the best solutions to our customers. This program lasts from October 2022 to September 2023.

The internship will focus on the following areas of software engineering:

  • Frontend engineering
  • Backend engineering
  • QA engineering
  • DevOps engineering

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Key Responsibilities

  • Work in an agile environment to deliver high-quality software.
  • Assist in designing and coding the right solutions starting with broadly defined problems.
  • Collaborate with experienced mPharma Engineers to conceive, design, and bring to market innovative products and services.

Eligibility

  • Only female applicants are eligible.
  • Applicant must have less than 2 years of relevant work experience in software engineering.
  • Open to women from any educational background with a strong interest in software engineering. Educational background in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, or related fields is preferred but not required.
  • Although no specific programming language is required – you should be familiar with the syntax of languages such as Java, C/C++, Javascript, or Python.
  • Knowledge of Computer Science fundamentals such as object-oriented design, algorithm design, data structures, problem-solving, and complexity analysis.
  • Adept at handling ambiguous or undefined problems as well as ability to think abstractly.
  • Ability to effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions.
  • Passionate about coding, cutting-edge technologies, and developing great products.

Why Should You Apply?

  • Gain invaluable relevant experience in software engineering by assisting in designing and coding the right solutions starting with broadly defined problems.
  • Work in an agile environment to deliver high-quality software.
  • Access to on-the-job training, premium learning resources, and mentorship from our senior engineers in the health-tech space
  • Collaborate with experienced engineers to conceive, design, and market innovative products and services.
  • Opportunity for full-time job placement at mPharma.
  • Monthly stipend.
  • Certificate of completion (on successfully acquired skills/track).

Apply HERE before August 17, 2022.

tag: Engineering, STEM, mPharma, women in tech, Women Empowerment, Innovation,

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