Kiva Software Engineering Intern, Mobile (128-557)

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Kiva Microfunds
875 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA
Application Deadline: May 4, 2014
Position: Part-time, Unpaid

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The Company:
Called the "hottest non-profit on the planet" by FORTUNE magazine and a Top 50 Website by TIME, Kiva ( is the world's first and largest online microfinance lending platform with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. To date, it has facilitated over $475 million in loans to more than a million borrowers. Kiva's interns have been integral to this success since Kiva was founded in 2005. With our interns’ passion, drive, ideas, and expertise, we are able to expand our reach and make a real impact.

Kiva Software Engineering Mobile Intern Role:
The Mobile Application Developer is responsible for developing mobile applications built on Kiva's Public API using HTML5/JaveScript. This is an unpaid internship and will be a remote role, coming into Kiva HQ twice a month for meetings.

This is an unpaid internship.

Job Responsibilities:

Continuing development of our upcoming mobile form factor application for Android and iPhone.
Ensuring high overall product quality.
Delivering the completed application.

Position Details:

Gathering requirements from the Product team.
Turning requirements in to specifications for sign-off.
Liaising with the Design team regarding UI layout and interactions.
Coding the application.
Regular code reviews with the Engineering team.


Experience with designing, developing and publishing a mobile app on iPhone or Android using HTML5/JavaScript/PhoneGap
Familiarity with open-source calibration with Git
History in clean UI design and seamless UX
Experience with Adobe Photoshop/Adobe Illustrator a plus
Skilled at working collaboratively with multiple teams in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
Excellent interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills
Strategic thinker with the ability to balance competing needs, generate creative approaches, and manage uncertainty
Ability to think about long-term content strategy and operations, as well as juggle multiple short-term deadlines
Is self directed, eager to meet and exceed objectives, and excited to take


Casual work environment
Opportunity to join the team of the world's first online person-to-person lending platform
References gladly given for successful participants

Resume and cover letter required. Please specify your availability in the cover letter.

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