Jobs at the Sustainable Engineering Lab, Earth Institute, Columbia University.
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We solve real-world problems in the developing world; we build software to make development process smarter and to bring new services, like health and energy, to people that need them most. We primarily focus our efforts in Africa, India and Haiti.

The problems we tackle are often related to data and data flow; the tools we build incorporate geospatial planning, open-data webservices, operational optimization algorithms, mobile phone-based data collection, data dashboards and the like. We use python, R, go, mongodb, nodejs/javascript, but above all, we're looking for people who are passionate about software engineering in a development context.

Columbia University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Official openings:

There are currently no open positions.


Have a look around our site for some of the projects we are working on, and some software tools we are building to solve the problems we encounter.

Project examples:

Software examples:

  • Formhub - Mobile data collection made simple. 1000s of users, millions of surveys collected.
  • Network Planner - Spatial planning software used for infrastructure (electrification) planning. Used for large-scale planning in Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, Liberia and Indonesia.
  • bamboo - Open Source Dynamic Data Analysis.